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Nutrition's My Life Podcast

Jan 23, 2023

Weight loss medications - Part two


Last episode we talked about weight loss medications and their mechanism of action- plus whom they're starting to target these medications towards. 

Part two to this topic, weight loss medications, is all about understading the population that is using them and how their bodies work. And how to achieve weight loss for these different health conditions. 

For example, people with hypothyroidism or Hashimotos thyroiditis tend to have a slower and sluggish digestive tract. The weight loss medications cause a slower digestive tract, which could result in constipation, bloating, and dysbiosis (or bad bacteria in digestive tract). 

These medications have their time and place. These medications can be a life saver for some but my concern is that they're being overprecribed and also, are intended to be taken for life. As studies show that once off the medication, you'll gain 2/3rds of your body weight back. Also, there are no long term studies- so what happens at year 5 or 10?

These are just my thoughts and perspective of being a thyroid and metabolism expert. 

To learn more about your metabolism, check out my book- The Healthy Thyroid Guide.  

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