155: Is Ozempic worth the risk?

Talking about a huge topic today – is Ozempic worth the risk? I’m sharing my thoughts as an Integrative Health Practitioner and Women’s Fitness Specialist. Would I take Ozempic? Would I recommend it to clients?

Here’s what we discuss in today’s episode:

What is Ozempic and how does it work?

Would I take Ozempic, or what would I use instead?

Pros and cons

and so much more!



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  1. egg diet on March 8, 2024 at 7:38 am

    An insightful discussion on Ozempic! Gina, as an Integrative Health Practitioner, provides valuable insights into its benefits and risks. She emphasizes informed decision-making and highlights the complexity of health factors. Let’s continue these conversations with empathy and empowerment. Great episode!

  2. Courtney on March 8, 2024 at 9:25 am

    I use Wegovy, and from my research and personal experience, I’ve found that weight regain often occurs when individuals don’t fully utilize the medication. It’s not a magic solution; lifestyle changes are essential. Proper guidance on exercise, strength training, habits, diet, and nutrition is crucial. Medical providers play a key role in guiding individuals toward sustainable lifestyle changes alongside medication use.

  3. Katie on March 8, 2024 at 12:08 pm

    I love that you touched on the feelings of hopelessness that occur with weight loss. There is so much info out there (some good, some bad…even from medical professionals!) and it can be confusing and time consuming. I don’t think I’d take it, but I get why people do! I think so much of it is your own personal risk tolerance when it comes to what you put in your body. Like, I got the COVID vaccine right away because it alleviated so much of the anxiety I had about leaving my house, and I never once regretted my choice. I also take Lexapro for anxiety, which was life changing after everything else I was doing (meditation, exercise, mindfulness, sleep) wasn’t enough. That said, when it comes to medications, I am generally extremely discerning, and almost always choose lifestyle changes over taking something.

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