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Two Important Travel Tips – Medical Minutes #44

Two Important Travel Tips Hi, it's Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. I'm going to talk about travel, as the world starts to open up and people are traveling again. We have to learn how to do it safely and effectively. Focus on Weight Loss or Weight Maintenance? And so the first couple things when you travel is to determine is this going to be a weight loss week or a weight maintenance week? What we don't want is it to be a weight gaining week. And so most people who are in our practice are doing meal replacements.   With meal…

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Water for Weight Loss

Water for Weight Loss Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack and today's medical minute is about drinking water. I'll be honest. We know water helps in weight loss, but there aren't a lot of studies about how much you should drink or when you should drink it. The studies that do exist talk about drinking water about a bottle or 16 oz 20 to 30 minutes before each of your three big meals. Hiking and Water Let me tell you a story. I practice here in Scottsdale, Arizona. We have many, many days over 100 degrees. I had lost weight myself about 15…

New Amazing Weight Loss Drugs are Coming!

New Amazing Weight Loss Drugs are Coming Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today, I'm going to talk to you about some new, amazing weight loss drugs that are coming. Semaglutide The first one we talked about a little bit a few weeks ago called semaglutide. Semaglutide is currently available at 1 mg for the treatment of diabetes, but a recent study came out from the New England Journal of Medicine showing that at 2.4 milligrams it is quite a robust drug. Semaglutide is a type of hormone called GLP-1. GLP-1 we already have, all of us.…

What is the One Best Diet?

What is the One Best Diet? Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today, I'm going to be talking about another Medical Minute. The topic is very important. It's, what is the one best diet? And so for a minute, I'm going to put that question aside and go towards blood pressure. Blood Pressure We know blood pressure is a disease that's been around for a long time, and if you ask a physician, "What is the one blood pressure medicine that they prescribe?" They're going to give you their absolute favorite. It's probably something called an ACE…

Weight Loss- Treat or Refer (Medical Minutes Episode 20)

Weight Loss- Treat or Refer Hi. I'm Dr. Craig Primack, and welcome to another medical minute. Today is a very important medical minute. It's my 20th medical minute. Today I'm going to talk about weight loss with the philosophy of treat or refer. Medical Disease So what does that mean? First, let's talk about weight. Weight is considered a medical disease, or weight loss being treated by a medical professional. Most people, unfortunately, cannot treat their weight by themselves. They've tried. I understand it. Some people have tried many, many, many times, and have been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, being a medical disease, being overweight…

Am I Hungry When I Eat? Medical Minutes Episode 19

Am I Hungry When I Eat? Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack, and today I have a question, am I hungry when I eat? One of the most important questions someone can ask is, "Do I eat when I'm hungry, or am I hungry when I'm eating?" I think it's a simple question, but it's really not a simple answer. Sometimes we are hungry when we eat, and we'll talk about that in the second half of this. In the first half, we have to decide, am I really hungry? Or am I bored? Am I tired? lonely? Am I happy? Am I…

Medical Minutes 16 – Contrave for Appetite and Cravings

Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack, and I'm bringing you this week's Medical Minute. Contrave To continue the conversation about weight loss, drugs, what we also call anti-obesity medications, that us physicians abbreviate as AOMs. This week we're going to talk about Contrave. Contrave has been on the market since 2015 and is that a unique combination of two different drugs. Inside of it is Bupropion, Some of us also know it as Wellbutrin. It is a antidepressant that does help in of course anti-depression, but it also helps a little bit in weight. It's was combined with a medicine called naltrexone, which…

Saxenda, GLP-1 drug for Weight Management – Medical Minutes # 15

Hi and welcome to another Medical Minute. Today, I'm going back to talk about anti-obesity medications or weight loss drugs. Saxenda The one I have the pleasure of talking about today is called Saxenda, a GLP-1 drug for chronic weight management. Saxenda came out in 2015 and has been a really good drug for the patients that I've prescribed it for since then. It is Saxenda, a GLP-1 drug for Chronic Weight Management  and a unique one. It is patterned after a hormone that you and I already have called GLP-1. GLP-1, we have from our small intestine, a part called the ilium. In…
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