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    Saturday, July 07, 2012

    WEIGHT LOSS TIPS

    Don’t Carry Food With You

    ​Fat women carry food with them and make sure their children carry food, too. The women are surprised that I know about their food-hiding. I challenge them to open their purse, and voila! I am never wrong.I do this trick with lean women, too, for a control--the few lean women I see--and I have never caught them with food.


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    Friday, July 06, 2012

    WEIGHT LOSS PATIENTS

    ABC

    ​After 16 years 6 months of bariatrics, I finally reached ten thousand patients. That's an actual count. I kept it on my blackboard. And I saw all those patients, individually, myself. 


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    Thursday, July 05, 2012

    PATIENT’S IDEAS

    Long Day

    ​Nothing in medical school prepares you for the range of bizarre (or wonderful) ideas and behaviors people have, that you learn about by talking to them for more than five minutes. Most doctors never have this pleasure because they don’t spend time listening to patients. The doctors aren’t edified, educated or improved. And the patients aren’t benefited as much as they could be; if the medicine doesn’t fix the problem, the problem doesn't get fixed.


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    Wednesday, July 04, 2012

    PEOPLE WHO DON’T LOSE WEIGHT

    ​Baked Chicken People

    A couple of messages ago I talked about a group of patients that uniformly fails to lose weight--men who don't stop talking. Now I'll give you another group that uniformly fails--baked-chicken-people. Baked-chicken-people are a subset of the people who say, "Doctor, I don't understand how I could be so heavy. I eat right." Most of these people still go on to do well in my program, but the baked-chicken people INSIST I listen to the full list of what (they say) they eat each day. The list always has yogurt in the morning and baked chicken without skin for dinner. Baked-chicken people never lose weight.


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    Saturday, June 30, 2012

    COUNTING CALORIES

    Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

    As recently as 2008 I was holding classes at my office to teach groups of students how to count calories. I worked hard, and my students are very smart, but not one of them lost any weight. I understand it now. Three reasons.
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    Friday, June 08, 2012

    The Only One Left Standing

    ​I would have thought that by now there would be better diet medicines than phen-pro. Well. Not only are there no better medicines, but phen-pro is almost the only man left standing. They took ephedra and Meridia off the market. The FDA blocked Qnexa and Contrave. Hoodia withered. Public Citizen is even complaining about Alli. Alli! which does no harm and no good.


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    Wednesday, June 06, 2012

    The Speech I Can’t Give

    A good friend of mine who worked at Goddard Space Center suggested I give a lecture there. 

    I eagerly wrote a speech about many of the themes you have read about here. 

    After I wrote the speech, I found out that the colloquia at the Center are not just lectures by leaders-in-their-field, but are about leadership itself. 

    The tone of the speech was to be like a college commencement address. 

    I didn’t fit in.


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    Monday, June 04, 2012

    CHILDHOOD OBESITY

    Childhood overweight and obesity defined by BMI

    In 2000, BMI Cut off points for overweight and obesity for children aged 2- to 18-years-old have been defined for the first time. These cutoff points are linked to the adult BMI's of 25 and 30.
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    Friday, June 01, 2012

    DR. ANCHORS

    Who is Michael Anchors, MD, PhD?

    Michael Anchors, MD, PhD is a practicing physician in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

    Dr. Anchors was awarded a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University in 1974 and performed postdoctoral research in neurochemistry at UCLA from 1974 to 1978.

    Then from 1978 to 1980 he earned his M.D. from the University of Miami medical school.


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    Sunday, April 08, 2012

    5-HTP

    ​Why does 5-HTP work?

    Although 1/3 of patients lose weight well with simple phen-pro, 2/3 of them lose only some of their excess weight and then get "stuck". When one asks them about it, many of them say that although the basic phen-pro suppressed their appetite well in the beginning, after a few weeks or months, their excess appetite spartially returned. If one adds 5-HTP to the mix at that point, the extra hunger goes away again and the patients resume their weight loss.


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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Sun, Apr 08, 2012 11:54 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, April 05, 2012

    PHEN-PRO

    ​What is Phen-Pro?

    "Phen-Pro" is the combination of phentermine and a low dose of one of the following: Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Luvox , trazadone or Effexor. 


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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Thu, Apr 05, 2012 12:30 pm | [1] comments

    Wednesday, March 07, 2012

    FDA Approval for Phen-pro

    ​The phen-pro combination is not FDA approved, although the individual medicines in the combination are approved. Phentermine is approved for the treatment of obesity. Prozac and the other SSRI drugs used in phen-pro are not approved for obesity.


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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Wed, Mar 07, 2012 11:45 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, March 06, 2012

    Body Mass Index (BMI) Table

    Below is a body mass index (BMI) table for adults.
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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 3:23 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, March 05, 2012

    Childhood Obesity Table

    Here is a table which shows Childhood Obesity by Body Mass Index (BMI) for children.
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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Mon, Mar 05, 2012 12:47 pm | [0] comments

    Sunday, January 08, 2012

    THE FRENCH

    Why are the French so thin?

    ​While in Paris to present my paper at the Eighth International Obesity Conference August 29 to September 3, 1998, I spent a lot of time walking among the crowds of people in the city. I was surprised to note that the French were all thin. The occasional overweight person I did see invariably turned out to be an older German or an American (any age). Why are the French so thin?

    Reasons you might think are important, that aren't...

    1. The French smoke more. 40% of their adults smoke compared to 25% of U.S. adults, but 60% of the French adults don't smoke and they are thin, too!
    2. The French walk more than Americans, but they don't walk much more. And the people in Paris are thinner than the people in the countryside, although the rural folk get more exercise.

    The true reasons for French thinness...


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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Sun, Jan 08, 2012 11:51 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, January 05, 2012

    CONTACT DR. ANCHORS

    Contact Michael Anchors, MD, PhD

    Michael Anchors, MD, PhD
    16220 Frederick Rd # 210
    Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
    (301) 990-6061 phone
    manchors17@gmail.com

    Click here to link to Google Maps for office location


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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Thu, Jan 05, 2012 7:57 pm | [1] comments

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    DIET PILLS

    Are Diet Pills a Crutch?

    ​Initial report from Robert Skversky is that his appearance on the Dr. Oz show went very well. You will see the show on March 17. I feel relieved. But Robert said something in his analysis that set me thinking. He said, "My only disappointment (there's always something) was Oz's final comment of the show. He stated he thought meds for weight-loss on/off label were not to be used long term suggesting they were a crutch." But I may agree with Dr. Oz on this. Let's see...


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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 4:42 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, March 09, 2011

    THE MEDIA

    The Un-Free Press

    ​I do not see the moral value of a free press, or maybe I mean I don't see that the press in America is free. The TODAY SHOW yesterday did a scathing report on "combination (diet) pills", prompted by the botched editing of Liz Brody's article in the March issue of MORE magazine. That makes as much sense as opposing all pills that are round or yellow. It's just incoherent. Surely it's a case by case thing; real evidence and experience matter.


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    Sunday, February 06, 2011

    A Class About Class

    ​Some of my friends have accused me of being a socialist, which is of course completely accurate and perceptive. And they wonder how I could possibly be one after the fall of Communism, to which I reply that Communism didn't fall. In the Soviet Union then and in China now, a wealthy class of party-members exploits the workers. Uh, that's not what Karl Marx proposed. I bet my friends never read the Communist Manifesto. If they ever do, they should read the new annotated version by Phil Gasper, especially pages 93-117 "Is the Manifesto Still Relevant?"


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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Sun, Feb 06, 2011 11:22 am | [0] comments

    Monday, June 05, 2006

    INTERVIEW

    An Interview with Michael Anchors, MD, PhD about Phen-Pro

    Dr. Michael Anchors is the author of the book Safer Than Phen-Fen. He is a clinical professor of medicine at Georgetown University and operates a family practice in Maryland.


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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Mon, Jun 05, 2006 12:01 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, July 08, 2005

    FENFLURAMINE

    Fenfluramine

    ​Fenfluramine was the original "fen" in phen-fen (also called fen-phen). Fenfluramine binds to the serotonin transporter protein on cells and blocks the reuptake of serotonin just as Prozac does, but fenfluramine binds to a different domain compared to Prozac and is actually taken up into cells. The resulting high intracellular concentration of fenfluramine stimulates the fibrosis cascade resulting in primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) or heart valve disease, just as with aminorex, phenformin and Sansert (Rothman et al Circulation 1999;100:869). There is no doubt that fenfluramine altered the heart valves in approximately one-third of the patients taking fenfluramine while they took the drug. A few patients progressed to actual valve failure. In the other patients, after the drug was stopped, the valves reverted to a functionally normal state. There is no further need to do echocardiograms in asymptomatic patients who took fenfluramine.


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    Posted by Michael Anchors, MD, PhD on Fri, Jul 08, 2005 11:49 am | [0] comments
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