Big Fat Facts Podcast – EP 59 – The Microbiome and Obesity. What is the connection? with Dr. Maryam Kebbe

Research and scientific experiments on mice have shown the importance of microbiomes and microbiota and their impacts on the human body system. The diversity of the microbes in the internal human system lead to many different strategies of good health, between obesity and lean microbiomes. The microbiome is vulnerable to many different external impacts making treatment a bit diverse, but the common resolution that all doctors and nutritionists agreed on is a good healthy complete diet to help avoid health issues.

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Side Effects of Obesity Medications. The good, the bad, and what you need to know!?

When it comes to weight-loss medications, health is our #1 priority. After a life of trying every single diet and supplement under the sun, I can completely understand that finally have something that helps with weight loss can seem like a miracle. But, let’s talk about side effects! In this video, I discuss the bad sides to some of these anti-obesity medications, in particular, the GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) such as Saxenda, Ozempic, and Wegovy.

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We Go to Wegovy!

Hot damn, it happened!

Do you remember that medication I discussed in a previous video that individuals who took it lost on average 15% of their body weight from baseline? And almost ⅓ lost 20% of their body weight from baseline after one year of treatment?! It’s known as Ozempic, or semaglutide.

The medication currently used for managing diabetes now has the approval from the FDA to manage obesity at a max dose of 2.4mg once weekly! And it’s called Wegovy!

In this post, I explain the differences between Ozempic and Wegovy and what we can expect as Wegovy rolls onto the market. We go to Wegovy!

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Rybelsus. Ozempic’s least favourite sibling?

Rybelsus, have you heard of it? Probably not. I am sure you have heard of oral Ozempic, though! That is because that is what Rybelsus is. Oral Ozempic is what everyone refers to it as, in typical least favourite sibling fashion. Rybelsus contains semaglutide, just like Ozempic, but what else makes it different? They both help with blood sugar levels and weight loss, but how do they compare? In this article, Dr. Dan weighs the pros and cons of Rybelsus and looks at how it measures up to Ozempic.

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