Obesity is a disease. It’s not just humans whose health is affected by it. Animals also experience it. In today’s episode of Big Fat Facts podcast, we have a special guest joining in to discuss obesity with pets. Dr. Carling Matejka is a full-time mixed animal veterinarian and part-time emergency veterinarian dedicated to improving the human-animal bond. Are you rewarding your pets in the right way? And what is a typical treatment plan for an obese animal? Let’s talk about obesity with animals.
Big Fat Facts Podcast – EP 40 – Obesity in Animals. Not just a human pandemic – with Dr. Carling Matejka
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Is the modern brain lazy? Earlier in the brain and obesity series, Dr. Dan introduced the modern side of our brain - the teenager riding shotgun to the primal brain. Now it's time for an in-depth look at how your modern brain is lazy and easily fatigued. The modern brain is all about work smarter, not harder, but is that always the right path to take?
Is it possible?! After a certain point, can weight-loss medications such as GLP-1 receptor agonists stop working? In this blog, we’ll explore what happens with GLP-1 RAs, particularly Saxenda or Ozempic, when it seems like they are no longer effective. We call it tachyphylaxis when a drug no longer becomes effective or becomes less effective with successive doses. Does this happen in GLP-1 RAs? Does our body start to adapt? Find out the answers here.
Join us for a Live Webinar on Wednesday, September 22nd at 6pm MT. In this webinar, we are talking about a few reasons why you may unable to lose weight such as Starvation Mode, Metabolic Adaptation, or Broken Metabolism. Join us for a deep dive into the science to understand what is actually going on!
As I’ve mentioned earlier in this series, our brains have two parts: the primal and the modern. We’ve covered the primal brain in parts 1 & 2. Now, let’s talk about the other player: the Modern Brain (aka the prefrontal cortex). This is the part of our brain that separates us from the animals. In this blog, we’ll cover how our modern brain allows us to plan ahead, organize our day, prepare meals, go grocery shopping, solve problems, etc. What kind of influence and control does it have over our primal brain? Join me here to find out.
Instead of the regular program, we have an announcement! We'll be taking a couple of months off so that Dan can focus on an important project. It will just be a couple of months, take our word for that! We're very excited for what the future holds, and we will be back soon to you, beautiful people. Thank you for all your support! Stay healthy & safe!
The primal part of our brain is always working in the background. Other than being focused on our survival, the thoughts our primal brain most often have are around our emotions. And, it tends to focus largely on negative emotions. In this blog, I’m going to talk about the negativity bias of our primal emotional brain and how it comes into play regarding our weight. Do we need to try to control it? Find out more with me here.
There are two parts to the brain: the primal and the modern. In this blog, we will look at the elements of the primal brain (the limbic brain) and its involvement in managing our weight. The primal brain is all about survival and balance, which play a significant factor in our decisions. Can you teach an old brain new tricks?
Our brain represents a system that controls body functions; neurobiology helped us to discover each part of the brain and its functions, which opens the ability to know how it works. Trauma is an emotional experience caused by multiple bad and hard experiences that can happen to any human being. Triggers can be created, and our brain takes them as a red flag to the system which creates different reactions. Kelly Moen explains many different experiences related to trauma responses and how our brain works.
Let’s talk about weight-loss supplements, specifically CLAs (Conjugated Linoleic Acids). In this blog/, we’re looking at the evidence to dispel the stories and myths of the snake oil salespersons of today! What really is CLA, and what can it do? Can it help with weight loss? Join me as we take a deeper look at the data.
It’s the showdown of the decade! Ozempic vs. Trulicity: two GLP-1 RAs used for managing blood sugar and weight management control. What did this rare head-to-head drug trial reveal? In this blog, we are going to examine the results of the SUSTAIN-7 clinical trial and find out which came out on top.