Ep. 262 Ozempic: Exploring the Benefits and Uses - A Comprehensive Review with Dr. Tracy Gapin

I am honored to reconnect with Dr. Tracy Gapin today. He is a board-certified urologist and men’s health expert.  The current state of metabolic health in the United States and most westernized countries has sparked a great interest in a GLP1 agonist, AKA Semaglutide Ozempic. So I wanted to talk to a clinician actively utilizing this medication. Dr. Gapin and I discuss what this drug class represents. (These are synthetic peptides.) We speak about Semaglutide, Ozempic, Wegovy, and oral Rybelsus. We get into current research, side effects, who should not take these medications, and the mechanisms of action specific to the pancreas and beta cells, reductions, gastric emptying, and the upregulation of satiety. We discuss changes in the brain regarding leptin and how these drugs work. We also talk about weight loss resistance, and I answer questions from listeners.  From my perspective, it all comes back to basics. I believe that if we are to prescribe these medications, we must help our patients understand how lifestyle impacts weight-loss resistance and metabolic health. I loved that Dr. Tracy spent some time talking about the specific ways he works with his patients, even before prescribing medications. He also explains how important he has felt this drug has been for his patients. I approached today’s conversation with an open mind, and I hope you will do the same. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: How the GLP1 agonists help Dr. Tracy motivate his patients to lose weight. What are GLP1 agonists, and how do they work? The physical benefits of GLP1 agonists. Who is Semaglutide not appropriate for? Some of the common side-effects of GLP1 agonists. How those who fail to implement lifestyle changes when they stop using Semaglutide may regain all the weight they lost. Why it is essential to stay hydrated when using Semaglutide. Why you need to eat enough food- protein in particular when taking Semaglutide. How to follow the metrics that matter. Some factors that could hinder successful weight loss. What Dr. Tracy does to ensure his patients do not regain the weight they lost after they stop using Semaglutide. Listener questions: Why is a diabetic drug being used for non-diabetics? Does this drug target muscle versus fat in terms of weight loss? For how long do most patients take it? Are there unique characteristics in perimenopausal and menopausal women that must be accounted for differently? Bio: Dr. Tracy Gapin is a board-certified urologist, a world-renowned men’s health & performance expert, and the founder of the Gapin Institute, the global leader in High-Performance Health.  He has over 20 years of experience focused on men’s health optimization, human performance, and longevity, providing executives & entrepreneurs a personalized path to fulfill their highest potential. He’s been featured in Entrepreneur, Dave Asprey’s Biohacking Conference, and as a TEDx speaker. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia’s website Connect with Tracy Gapin On his website Gapin Institute Text “Health” to 26786 to receive 10 Secrets to High-Performance Health and a free copy of Dr. Gapin’s book.

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Welcome to the Everyday Wellness podcast with Cynthia Thurlow! Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, author of the best selling book Intermittent Fasting Transformation: IF45,2x TEDx speaker, with her second talk having more than 10 million views, and the host of Everyday WellnessPodcast. With over 20 years experience in health and wellness, Cynthia is a globally recognized expert in intermittent fasting and women’s health, and has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW, Medium, Entrepreneur, and The Megyn Kelly Show. Her mission is to educate women on the benefits of intermittent fasting and overall holistic health and wellness, so they feel empowered to live their most optimal lives. Her goal with Everyday Wellness is to help her listeners make simple changes to their everyday lives that will result in improved overall wellness and long term health.