Big Fat Facts Podcast – EP 61 – Trauma and Choices: How much control do we actually have? With Kelly Moen

How much power do we have over our emotional-based decisions? Sometimes you just get influenced by old memories or sparks of cravings- and without hesitation, you’re giving in on random things. In this episode of the Big Fat Facts podcast, Dr.Dan and Kelly Moen bring the audience’s attention to emotional-based decisions and triggers that influence our rational thinking.

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Weight-loss hack that actually works!?!

Life hack: a simple trick, skill, or shortcut that makes your life easier, more effective, and efficient. Is there a life hack for weight-loss? It may be as simple as pouring yourself a glass of water. In this blog/video, I’ll explain why preloading with water before your meals is the closest thing to an actual weight-loss hack you’ll come across.

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Plenty of Plenity: a New Weight-loss Product?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, It is Plenity! Let’s look at the facts about this new FDA-cleared weight-management aid. As the Plenity website states, it is made from naturally derived building blocks and is proven to work by science! In this article/video, I’m sorting through the research to find out the truth about what it is, what it does, and if it actually works.

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Big Fat Facts Podcast – EP 60- Trauma? What Is It And How Does It Manifest In Our Lives With Kelly Moen

Trauma is one of the biggest mental health and behavior issues in our era. Defining the trauma and discovering the cause of it might take ages, but with the evolution of science trauma can become a normal obstacle to handle and get some help. Still, the current societal pressures push people to the edge and bad management of trauma can put people in hard positions, which leads to a lot of health, mental and physical issues.

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Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer, the Pain in the Ass with Ozempic?

Let’s talk about the pancreas, specifically the pain in the ass that is pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Why focus on such an awkward little organ? I want to dive into the possible link between those conditions and anti-obesity medications, particularly the GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) such as Ozempic, Bydureon, Saxenda, Trulicity and Wegovy. In this article, I want to provide you with some insight into GLP-1 RAs and pancreatic issues.

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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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