The popular weight loss “miracle” drug, Ozempic, has been a topic of much debate and curiosity amongst Americans. With obesity hitting record heights and highly influential people, doctors, and celebrities singing its praises, it makes sense why people would be curious.
Like most “quick fixes,” however, Ozempic is no magic bullet. While it holds great potential as a weight loss tool, there’s a knowledge gap that remains to be addressed about its proper usage and discontinuation among individuals.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we have a special compilation episode where Dhru speaks with several past podcast guests about the pros, cons, and best practices for taking Ozempic and other GLP-1 agonists. Dhru sits down with JJ Virgin to get her nuanced take on where these weight loss drugs might benefit those battling lifelong obesity and metabolic disorders. He speaks with Calley Means to get his insights on how these drugs are approved, the dirty tactics behind their marketing, and the agenda behind their streamlined FDA approval for obese teens.
In a sneak peek of his upcoming episode, Dhru asks Dr. Gabrielle Lyon about what she’s seen in her clients taking Ozempic, the importance of resistance training and monitoring protein intake on these weight loss drugs, and potential side effects. Finally, Dhru highlights an interview with his wellness colleagues, Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Robert Lustig, on how to use Ozempic correctly and strategies to get off it safely.
JJ Virgin is a renowned health and fitness expert, bestselling author, and prominent media personality. She is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.
Calley Means is a graduate of Stanford and Harvard Business School and the founder of TrueMed, a company that enables Americans to buy exercise equipment and healthy food with FSA/HSA dollars.
Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer, and co-founder of the metabolic health company Levels, an associate editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a lecturer at Stanford University.
Dr. Robert Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He’s the Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He is the author of Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- The Top Weight Loss Do’s and Don’ts for Women 40+ with JJ Virgin (episode 407)
- Whistleblower Exposes the Dirty Tactics that Coca-Cola Used to Rig the System and Keep Vulnerable Populations Unhealthy with Calley Means (episode 363)
- How Does GLP 1 & Ozempic Affect Metabolic Health & Do They Work? | Dr. Rob Lustig & Dr. Casey Means
- A Whole New Level – Levels’ podcast
- Well Beyond 40 – JJ Virgin’s podcast
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