Does thyroid disease cause weight gain?

One of the most common questions I have been asked as a thyroid specialist is “Does thyroid disease cause weight gain?”. The answer is simple, thyroid disease may cause weight gain, but not always. However, the weight gain from thyroid disease is never, ever massive. If you’ve put on 12 kilos over a year, it’s … Read more

Which food is high in Calcium?

Calcium is an essential mineral for life. It is important for strong bones and teeth, clotting of blood, muscle function, nerve conduction and many more biological functions. As we grow older, calcium becomes an important element in our diet to help protect against thinning of the bones (osteoporosis). Which food is high in calcium? Milk … Read more

Are soft drinks bad?

All over the world people drink millions of cans of soft drinks every day. USA, Mexico and Germany are some of the top consumers of soda [R1]. Believe it or not, Americans drink around 154 liters of soda per person per year! Most people think soda is harmless, but is that really true? Soft drinks … Read more

Which food is high in Iron?

One of the most common questions patients ask me is “Which type of food is high in iron?” or “What should I eat to increase my iron levels?” The good news is you can increase your iron level by changing your diet. However, you need to be very clear which foods have the highest iron … Read more

Why can’t I lose weight?

Probably the most common question I get asked by patients is “Why can’t I lose weight?”. From my experience, the 2 most common reasons why people find it difficult to lose weight are: under-estimating the amount of calories in food. over-estimating the effect of exercise on losing weight. In other words, we often downplay the … Read more