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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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Non-Prescription Dietary Supplements and Weight Loss

Dietary Supplements and Weight Loss Hi, I am Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Welcome to my Medical Minute. Today I'm going to talk about non-prescription over the counter dietary supplements that lead to weight loss. So just recently two papers were presented at the European Congress on Obesity or ECO.   These two studies one had 67 studies and the other with 121 studies. They were looking, many of them in a blinded placebo-controlled fashion at weight loss in now over 10,000 adult humans, so in a clinical setting. And what we found unfortunately, time and time again, is almost none of…

3 Rules for Safely Eating Out – Med Min #42

3 Rules for Safely Eating Out Hi, I am Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss. Today's medical minute is about eating out in restaurants, specifically the 3 rules for safely eating out in restaurants. As the pandemic is hopefully coming to an end or towards the time where we can get out and be a little social again, many of us are starting to eat in restaurants.  Especially here in Arizona. I have three tips that will help you make the best choices for eating out. Consider Staying Home for Safe Eating First things first, it is always going to be…

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.…

Children, Covid-19 and Weight Gain

Children, Covid-19 and Weight Gain Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today's medical minute is about our children during the coronavirus pandemic, during COVID-19. And if they have gained weight and then what to do about it. Have They Gained Weight? So the first part is very simple. Sometimes it's actually hard to know whether our children have gained weight during the pandemic. Many of our pediatrician's visits have become virtual. And as we know, the scales aren't done during a virtual visit. If you do find out that your child has gained weight, or you notice that…

Are You Trading Your Health For Wealth? Medical Minutes #33

Are You Trading Your Health For Wealth? I'm Dr. Craig Primack. Welcome to another Medical Minute. Today, I have a very simple question for you. Are you trading your health for wealth? It seems most recently in the pandemic, especially, many of my patients are spending more hours per day than they used to working. Some of them don't have to go in the office anymore.  So instead of having to spend time driving or in meetings, they're spending time at their computer. They may be spending 10 hours a day, 12 hours a day, even some 14 or more hours…

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…

So, How Do I Lose 10 Lbs? Medical Minutes 29

How Do I Lose 10 Lbs? Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today's question is about losing fat. In January, which right now it's January 2021, when we have New Year's resolutions, normally our New Year's resolutions have something to do with our weight or our health. So, the question today is how do I lose fat? This is actually a five-pound fat model. Five pounds of fat historically is about 17,500 calories worth of food. So, let's first attack that as a myth. So, when you lose a pound of fat, historically, we've always learned…

How Much Protein to Lose Weight? Medical Minutes Episode 27

How Much Protein to Lose Weight? Welcome to another Medical Minute. I am Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today I'm going to talk about how much protein it takes to lose weight. Recently, I have come across a couple of diets, one in particular, that's done here in Arizona very popularly that probably does not give enough protein. And someone was asking me about it the other day and I thought that would make a great Medical Minute to bring to all of you. Macronutrients And so, first we should just briefly talk about macronutrients. Protein is…
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