Alter Your Health

#376 - The Truth About Semaglutide, The Miracle Weight Loss Drug

April 26, 2023 Episode 376
Alter Your Health
#376 - The Truth About Semaglutide, The Miracle Weight Loss Drug
Show Notes

A weight loss drug? Yes, there is a "new" weight loss drug on the market (beginning of 2023). But, don't get to excited just yet...

Remember things like Fen-Phen, Ephedrine,  or Dinitrophenol (DNP)? There are many other drugs that have proven to be effective for weight loss, but also dangerous and even  deadly. Smoking meth or snorting cocaine are also pretty effective ways to lose weight...

The new class of drug that is all the rage these days is a compound called semaglutide. The truth is that these drugs are not very new. The drug Ozempic was developed in 2012 and later approved by the FDA for the treatment of diabetes in 2017. However, this year, 2023, Ozempic as well as other brand name drugs of semaglutide have been approved for the treatment of Obesity.

So what exactly is semaglutide and how does it work to promote weight loss?

We'll cover the science and mechanisms of that in today's episode.

But the bigger question is whether the weight loss achieved through taking this medication is actually healthy or sustainable.

Spoiler alert: There are probably much more ways to spend $1200 each month than on 4 weekly injections of semaglutide to curb appetite.

Some highlights from the episode:

  • Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist (glucagon like peptide - 1) that serves to promote insulin release in the pancreas, decrease gastric emptying (digestive function), and block appetite signals in the brain.
  • The effects - and side effects - of GLP-1 agonists
  • Why suppressing appetite is naturally unsustainable - we need food and nutrients!
  • How these drugs treat diabetes and obesity by addressing the symptoms
  • What the actual cause of diabetes and obesity is and how these conditions can be reversed easily and naturally by eating MORE

Links to some more good stuff
- 1-on-1 Nutritional Analysis Package -
- Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides:
- Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: