Are you getting enough protein?

Steven Sisskind, M.D. July 22, 2015 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page
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One of the most frustrating things about getting older is how much harder it is to lose weight. One of the main reasons for this? The loss of muscle mass. Beginning at age 30 (yes, 30!), most of us lose about 1% of muscle each year, as the body starts tearing down old muscle at a faster rate than it builds new. This is due to a host of reasons: a dampened ability…

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Why BMI is BS

Steven Sisskind, M.D. July 5, 2015 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page

Every year when I get my physical, my doctor measures my height and weight. Then he takes those 2 numbers, plugs them into a formula (weight multiplied by 703, divided by height squared, in case you’re interested) and gives me my body mass index. Otherwise known as BMI. For years, BMI has been used by doctors, personal trainers and other health care professionals when deciding whether their patients are overweight. And according to the CDC,…

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3 reasons you’re overeating (and why it’s not your fault)

Steven Sisskind, M.D. June 5, 2015 Articles 2 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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I like to think of myself as a pretty even-keeled guy. I don’t get too upset over a lot. But one thing has me really riled up. I mean, REALLY riled up. It’s the way we overeat one particular type of food. You’ve probably heard the term “conspiracy theory” bandied about in a lot of different areas. And for the most part, I don’t subscribe to the concept. I make an exception when it comes to this. These…

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Out with the old ….

Steven Sisskind, M.D. April 6, 2015 Articles 9 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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Are you tired of hearing the same-old, same-old diet rules? So am I. And guess what? Some of those tired old rules are just that — tired. It’s time to get some NEW rules in place. So I’ve scoured the literature, and spoken to diet experts, to find out what rules we should throw out. And what you should replace them with. Take a look … Old rule: Forgo all fat. New and…

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Cut this from your diet and cut out headaches

Steven Sisskind, M.D. March 28, 2015 Articles 17 comments Print This Page Print This Page

Lots of people suffer from headaches. In fact, almost everyone experiences them once in awhile. And new research out of Johns Hopkins has found that 1 simple ingredient in your diet may be the cause.1 Let’s take a look at the study to find out what it is. Researchers assigned about 400 people to follow 1 of 3 types of diet plans. They were either low, medium or high amounts of this particular ingredient: Group…

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Beware the hazards of exercise!

Steven Sisskind, M.D. March 16, 2015 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page
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Experts, including myself, have said for years that the secret to losing weight is … wait for it … There is no secret. You need to eat right and exercise. Am I right? Maybe not. A new study shows that exercise may actually make you GAIN weight.1 Arizona researchers found that a significant number of people who start to exercise actually end up weighing more than they did when they started. And before…

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You’re fat and feel like crap? It’s hormonal: Part 2

Steven Sisskind, M.D. February 17, 2015 Articles 4 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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  Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician, wife, mom and author of the New York Times best-selling book, “The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality With The Gottfried Protocol.“ If you click the play button on the video at the top of the page, you’ll be able to hear the entire podcast. But if you’re short on time — or if reading’s…

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You’re fat and feel like crap? It’s hormonal: Part 1

Steven Sisskind, M.D. February 17, 2015 Articles 8 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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  Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician, wife, mom, and author of the New York Times best-selling book, “The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality With The Gottfried Protocol.“ If you click the play button on the video at the top of the page, you’ll be able to hear the entire podcast. But if you’re short on time – or if reading’s…

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5 moves to make every walk into a workout

Steven Sisskind, M.D. January 19, 2015 Articles 1 comment Print This Page Print This Page
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Living in New York City, I walk just about everywhere. And that means I have no excuse for not exercising. … Because every time I put one foot in front of the other, I have a way to get my heart rate up and build some muscle. I’ll bet you like walking too, right? Walking is the main workout of many of our customers. So I’ve been looking for ways to, well, step it up….

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The top 3 energy suckers and how to fix them

RealDose Editor January 15, 2015 Articles 6 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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A special guest post from Sara Gottfried, M.D. You weren’t meant to go through life feeling tired, fat, cranky, stressed out, sleep-deprived and unhappy. These negative patterns are a sure sign that something is out of whack in your body — and the most likely culprit is that your hormones are misfiring. Here’s the truth: You need boundless energy in order to lose weight, get in better shape, greet your kids…

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What do you do when you just want to drop?

Steven Sisskind, M.D. January 13, 2015 Articles 3 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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One of the toughest things about exercise is …. well … toughing it out. When you’re tired and sweaty on that daily walk …. sometimes all you want to do is make it stop! But cutting your workout before you’re done? Not cool. So how do you stay motivated when all you want to do is rip off your track pants and crawl back under the covers? A study published in…

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The 3 best menopause moves

Steven Sisskind, M.D. January 13, 2015 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page
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Going through menopause? Or close to it? I’m told it can be hell. The thermostat’s set to 60° but you still feel 100°. You blew up at your husband because he left his shoes by the front door. And you KNOW you didn’t leave your keys in the front door … so how did they get there? I’ve got some exciting news that can help. A natural remedy with clinically proven ingredients…

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A secret ingredient to help you lose weight

Steven Sisskind, M.D. January 8, 2015 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page
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Some of the biggest complaints I hear from customers who are trying to eat leaner … Healthy food is so flavorless! I feel like I’m eating cardboard. My food is so boring and bland! Personally, I don’t think healthy food tastes boring. In fact, I think veggies and fruit are some of the most flavorful foods there are! But I’m a realist. I know that not everyone feels as I do when it comes to healthy foods. So,…

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3 ways product labels are lying to you

Steven Sisskind, M.D. December 22, 2014 Articles 12 comments Print This Page Print This Page
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I do what everyone recommends — I shop the perimeter, and I study food labels. That should be enough to keep me healthy. But reading food labels can be deceiving. On the surface what may “appear” to be healthy, can actually be anything but … How can you decipher the truth? It helps if you know the tricks. Here are 3 common ways food labels lie. And how to decode these lies so you…

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The dangers of middle-age spread

Steven Sisskind, M.D. December 15, 2014 Articles No comments Print This Page Print This Page
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Is your middle magnifying? I know the feeling. As I’ve reached the ripe old age of 50, it’s gotten harder and harder to keep that middle sucked in. (More on that later.) Unfortunately, the middles of the rest of the country are spreading as well. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the average American’s waistline increased by more than an inch over the past…

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