This episode is all about the weight loss treatment that’s become a sensation across the country. You may know it by the brand names Ozempic or Wegovy, but we call it by its generic name semaglutide. At our practice we’ve been treating patients with semaglutide for over a year and we’ve learned a lot about its wide-ranging benefits and side effects, and how best to manage its dosing. I’m talking with my friend and colleague at Desert Wellness Center—Dr. Spice Lussier. There’s a lot of information floating around about semaglutide right now and not all of it is accurate or helpful. So today we’re bringing our experience and expertise to the conversation. Semaglutide is a peptide and GLP-1 agonist. We tell you exactly what peptides are and how they differ from other weight loss treatments like stimulates and SSRIs. We go over some of the surprising benefits that semaglutide has on the liver and systemic inflammation and how it retrains the brain. And we talk about who the ideal patient is for this treatment and how we source it in a way that is both ethical and affordable.