October 2014

Is Obesity affecting your Sex Life?

October 8th, 2014|

When discussing obesity, it is common to focus on the well-known diseases often brought on by excess weight such as diabetes, hypertension/cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea or high cholesterol. Another side effect of obesity is sexual dysfunction for both men and women, which can originate from emotional distress and hormonal disturbances.

Many men suffering from obesity also […]

The Risks of the Crash Diet

October 8th, 2014|

It often seems appealing to lose weight quickly. For many of us, it’s easier to think about severely restricting what we do to see rapid gains in a short period of time, than it is to think about making long-term sustainable life changes. But rapid weight-loss – especially the sort that we commonly call “crash” […]

Doctor, I think I have a Sugar Addiction. Is That Possible?

October 8th, 2014|

A question we often hear from our patients is “could I be addicted to sugar?” Many of us just can’t seem to control ourselves when we’re at the pastry shop, eating two muffins before even realizing what happened.

Does this scenario sound familiar? If so, you may be wondering what leads to these feelings of helplessness and […]

Benefits of Modest Weight Loss

October 8th, 2014|

When thinking about weight-loss, one often has an “ideal” body weight in mind or an ultimate weight-loss goal. It is a very common misconception for people to think that unless they reach that goal, they will not be any healthier.

Studies have shown that health benefits resulting from weight-loss are evident with a weight reduction as […]