This book explains the recent scientific discovers about the role of fat controling hormones, especially Leptin (which was only discovered 10 years ago). It then offers a program for managing these hormones so the hormones help the reader's weight loss efforts instead of hinder them.
Scott Isaacs, M.D. is a board-certified endocrinologist in Atlanta, Georgia and Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Isaacs attended medical school Emory School of Medicine and continued on at Emory for his residency and fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He is Medical Director at Intelligent Health Center (www.intelligenthealthcenter.com), which is a multidisciplinary center for the treatment of endocrine disorders and obesity. He has done research on obesity, stress and diabetes and has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Diabetes Care and the Journal of Critical Care. He gives many lectures on the subject of Hormones and Obesity, speaking to groups in the community as well as at major events and conferences throughout the United States. He also trains other doctors in the field. Dr. Isaacs has been quoted in many national publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Better Health and Living, Women's Health and Fitness, Prevention, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Chicago Tribune, Men's Health, Fitness Magazine, Glamour, Women's World, First Health, Florida International Magazine and many others. He has given expert commentary on several radio and television news programs including local NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News affiliates, CNN Headline News and has appeared as a weight loss expert on TBS Superstation's Movie and a Makeover. He is the author of the book, Hormonal Balance: Understanding Hormones, Weight and Your Metabolism (Bull Publishing, 2002), A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders: From Diagnosis to Treatment (Addicus Publishing, 2003) and Understanding Metabolic Syndrome (Addicus Publishing, 2005). Dr. Isaacs is an officer of the Georgia chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and is the Medical Advisor for Cushing's Understanding, Support and Help Organization. Dr. Isaacs is a Diplomat of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE).