by BodyLogicMD As if there were not already plenty of reasons to cut sugar and refined carbohydrates from your diet, a new study finds that these foods can actually increase your risk of lung cancer, even if you are a non-smoker. In a press release from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, study … Continued
A delightfully toasted sesame seed bagel. Crispy, crunchy potato chips. An effervescent fountain of sweet soda. These all sound like comforting foods that can wrap you in a sensation of coziness. When making your New Year’s resolutions for a healthier lifestyle, don’t forget to carefully analyze your new diet. Your feel-good foods may make the “new … Continued
We see many patients at BodylogicMD of Sacramento who have low thyroid levels. Many of these patients have symptoms of low energy, weight gain or even hair loss. A surprising number have low thyroid conditions because of an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Many patients are untreated or under-treated by their primary care provider who … Continued
We often see patients who are already on thyroid replacement therapy ,yet continue to complain if fatigue. The may have tried various doses of commonly used medications like Synthroid, Levoxyl, or levothyroxine yet only receive partial or no improvement of their symptoms. Hypothyroidism typically encompasses complaints such as ; fatigue,weight gain ,dry hair and skin, … Continued
Multi Tasking While Eating can lead to weight gain! Texting, talking on the phone, checking emails, tweeting, watching TV, and many other “multitasking” past times are causing health problems. It has been well studied that people who participate in these activities have an increase in health risk. Not only do sedentary activities take time away … Continued
We work hard to maintain our health, but often, the environment in which we live makes this a difficult battle. We are exposed to an enormous amount of toxins in our everyday lives. There are toxins in our food, water, and air. We use tons of chemicals for countless tasks. Our workplace, home, and recreational … Continued
I was on vacation last week and read in More Magazine about the increasing popularity of combo-pilling. Then, this morning I saw a segment on the Today Show with the editor-in-chief of More Magazine and Nancy Snyderman, MD discussing combo-pilling again. This is a down-right scary practice that is undertaken by many women in their desperate fight to get control of their weight. Patients are looking for combinations of different weight loss pills to try to mimic the effects of the drug combination Phen-fen (Phentermine-Fenfluramine). Phen- fen was a very successful combination of weight loss pills that did lead to more weight loss than either pill alone, but Fenfluramine was ultimately taken off the market because of an increase in fatal pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart problems. Phentermine has not been shown to have harmful effects and is still on the market. Unfortunately for women, Phentermine doesn’t work as well by itself.
Struggling with weight gain? Tired all of the time? Well according to Dr. Kenneth Orbeck, Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Greenville, your thyroid hormones may be to blame. Thyroid imbalances affect over 200 million women and men across the globe. In light of Thyroid Awareness Month, the highly trained physicians at BodyLogicMD are shedding some light on thyroid imbalance and what can be done to ease symptoms and regain balance.
I am post-menopausal and have been for four years now. Life after menopause has it’s ups and downs. I fortunately enjoy a fantastic sex life; however, menopause has left me with a flabby tummy and fat on my back, upper hips and my lats! I eat well – low fat, quality protein, complex carbs, lots of fruit and vegetables and tons of water! What’s the connection between menopause and weight gain and what can I do about it?