Yearly Archives: 2015

Dr. Scinta attends ECO Conference in Prague

You may be aware that I recently returned from the European Council on Obesity (ECO) conference in Prague. The purpose of the conference was to get to meet my European counterparts (I will be the president-elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians in the fall) and to share our experience in treating obesity in the U.S. with my colleagues in Europe. [Read more]

Learning about Sugar Substitutes

If you want to reduce the amount of refined sugar in your diet there are more options than ever. Learn a bit more about the types available, and their pros and cons. [Read more]

Tips for A Healthy Lifestyle

It seems that every day there is a new study released about a superfood you should eat or a chemical you should avoid in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle. [Read more]

The Dangers of Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease is the name given to a condition in which the liver’s healthy, reddish-brown tissue becomes streaked with fatty deposits. [Read more]

Understanding Body Fat Composition

The struggle to lose weight and get slim has become an obsession that has fed an entire industry with over 30 billion dollars per year since 1989. We know and understand that an overabundance of body fat can lead to metabolic syndrome and put us at risk for heart disease, diabetes, joint diseases and respiratory dysfunction. [Read more]

Fitness: Not Just a Young Person’s Game

Unlike the taste of a fine Chianti, athletic performance is not something that gets better with age. Though each of us ages differently, time has a way of slowing us down both mentally and physically, making the positive impacts of anti-aging treatments of great benefit to many. [Read more]

Your Weight Loss Workout Playlist

Among the biggest obstacles facing you while trying to lose weight is your own motivation. Though right now you may feel deeply compelled to stick with the healthy habits that promote successful weight loss, there will inevitably be times when your dedication falters. In times like those, it helps to have tools around that give you a little motivational boost. [Read more]

The Testosterone Controversy- politics not medicine

In March, the FDA revealed a new warning label for prescription topical and injectable products used for men for anti-aging purposes – or age related testosterone deficiency http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm436259.htm. Usually, when new recommendations surface, it is because new, compelling research was produced that revealed an increased risk of some adverse health outcome. [Read more]

Plant Protein and Medical Weight Loss

Though medical weight loss can take some uncertainty out of your diet, you won’t be on meal replacements forever. [Read more]

Coping with Menopause Fatigue

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can put a bit of pep back in your step. [Read more]