EP 79: Semaglutide & Weight Loss – The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful

Semaglutide is a fantastic medication when used the right way.

Anybody with a passing interest in weight loss has probably heard about semaglutide. Whether it’s Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus, these antidiabetic medications have skyrocketed in popularity for the incredible weight loss results they can bring. There have even been shortages for the past couple of months!

On the flip side, critics point out that around 85% of patients taking semaglutide gain most of the lost weight back if they stop cold turkey.

Semaglutide really works, and it can be life-changing for many people. But like anything else, there are always side effects and risks. In this episode, I’m giving you a down and dirty on semaglutide, why I’ve used it in my clinic, what you need to know before taking this medication, and more.

Episode Highlights
-Why semaglutide is suddenly in the spotlight
-The development of semaglutide and how it works
-Comparing semaglutide with other weight loss interventions
-Why I recommend using semaglutide as one part of a broader change
-Common side effects and criticisms
-Patients and providers need a mindset shift when it comes to obesity
-It’s critical to work with a qualified provider before starting these medications
-What you need to know about the most popular brands
-Considerations for getting semaglutide from a compounding pharmacy
-How 43 lbs snuck up on me over 20 years and how I turned it around
-Why I created H.E.R. University and how the program can support you

Mentioned In This Episode
Rocio Salas on Instagram | @NewYorkEndocrinology

Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Practice
Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Book | The Hormone Balance Bible
Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Integrative Hormonal Mapping System | Hormone Archetype Quiz

Medical Disclaimer
This podcast and website represent the opinions of Dr. Shawn Tassone and his guests. The content here should not be taken as medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each person is so unique, please consult your health care professional for any medical questions.

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