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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Let’s discuss the not-so-common side effects of some of these anti-obesity medications. What about the black-box warning regarding a risk of thyroid cancer that the FDA has placed on the class of medications called GLP-1 Receptor Agonists such as Ozempic, Saxenda, Wegovy, etc.?! Let’s look at the evidence!Continue reading
Here is a brief overview on how to inject Ozempic and Saxenda pens. I’ve included some advice on needle tips, how to inspect the product, how to prep your dose and select your injection site. As always, these will be general guidelines, and if you need extra support, please discuss them with your family pharmacist or physician!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Exercise and weight loss. Weight-loss and exercise. They seem to go hand in hand. Is it true? You’ve probably asked, “What is the BEST exercise for Weight-loss?” if you have ever tried losing weight or wanted to become healthier. In this blog post, we dive into that question and explore the results of a medical review that looks at what exercise really does for weight loss.Continue reading
I quit caffeine! I know, what is wrong with me? Not to worry, I have also asked myself this question several times over the last couple of weeks.
Am I saying you need to give up coffee and caffeine? No, not at all. I hope you are drinking a cup of coffee while regaling in my dramatic tales of yesteryear. In this blog post, I tell a bit about my caffeine dependence and my journey to quit. I’ll also answer some questions about caffeine along the way. Like, what does caffeine do to our bodies and what makes it good or bad? Join me on this journey.Continue reading