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Tirzepatide gains FDA approval for Diabetes!

Tirzepatide is made by Eli Lilly and it has a GLP-1 component like that of Wegovy and Saxenda BUT it also has another component called glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide or GIP. So it is a GLP-1/GIP. Let’s go through what this means for diabetes management and eventually obesity management.

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How do I get Weight-Loss Medication??!

We have talked about weight-loss medications a great deal - the ins and the outs, what to expect and all the potential side effects. However, one question that keeps coming up, and I have yet to address, is how does one go about getting on one of these medications?!

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Contrave and Weight-Loss – Can we use separate ingredients?

A question that often comes up since Contrave is made up of 2 older medications, bupropion and naltrexone, is can one take the ingredients separately? Contrave can be very expensive and is often not covered by drug insurance, and some patients may already be stable on bupropion or naltrexone alone...

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What the hell is diabetes?

There are a lot of people on the internet who talk about diabetes, insulin resistance, etc., like, A LOT. These so-called experts spout off information not really telling you what is going on. So today we are going to talk about what diabetes actually is, more specifically, Type 2 Diabetes....

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Qsymia – Another New But Old Kid on the Block?

What happens when you combine two medications and use each one at lower doses to not only mitigate dose-dependent side effects but maybe even increase effectiveness? Hello, Qsymia! In this blog, we take look at the joining of Phentermine and Topiramate, its testing, participant experience and overall results. Could Qsymia...

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Are “cheat meals” good or bad?

The mighty cheat meals or cheat days! Are they a godsend from the dreadful process of dieting or another remnant of diet culture? Depending on the article or gym bro you are talking to, a cheat meal is defined as the abandonment of a rigid or restrictive dietary pattern to...

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From the Honeymoon Phase to Sustainability

The honeymoon phase of dieting. It is great while it lasts but like the honeymoon phase of dating and marriage, eventually the novelty and excitement wear off. Then the hard part begins as our prefrontal cortex comes back online and is no longer blinded by an influx of dopamine, oxytocin...

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The Honeymoon Phase of Dieting

We have all been there, the honeymoon phase of any new relationship, where your partner can do no wrong, and all their annoying quirks are cute. The same flood of emotions and stupidity can occur when people start the latest diet trend or fad, or a new weight management medication...

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