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The Best Way to Talk About Your Diet (video)

The Best Way to Talk About Your Diet The Story Hi, I'd like to tell you a story today. Many people know, at least the ones I treat here in the clinic that I have had some problems with certain foods over time. Currently, most people know that that is ice cream and so I just don't bring ice cream in my house. Yet, I do eat it every so often and go out and get a portion. But my story is really about cake, which was my one before ice cream. And when it was my birthday, or my…

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Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary- Craig Primack MD, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center

  Craig Primack MD Presents Medical Minutes Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center, and these are my medical minutes. It's now been a year since I've been doing medical minutes on a regular basis. I'm not sure if that makes it our one year anniversary, or our one-year birthday, but that being said, I am really happy that you all have been here.  Sincerely, I am grateful that you've been a part of these medical minutes over the last year. Happy Birthday Craig Primack or Happy Anniversary I have a lot of fun making the medical minutes. Sometimes…

If You Struggle with Your Weight

If You Struggle with Your Weight Hi and welcome. I am Dr. Craig Primack. I'm a physician and Co-Managing Partner of Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. In addition, I am the President of the Obesity Medicine Association. If you are here listening to this video, you or someone you know struggles with their weight. If you have struggled losing weight or keeping it off and haven't tried using an Obesity Medicine Clinician for helping you with weight loss, I will recommend now that you do so. Obesity Medicine Clinicians Obesity Medicine Clinicians are physicians who are certified by the American Board of Obesity…

A New Weight Loss Drug: Wegovy (semaglutide)

Hi. I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss. I'm very excited today to introduce a new drug called wegovy. Wegovy is coming out I hope this week and will be available to anyone who qualifies. Currently the FDA has qualification measures where you should have a BMI of at least 30 or 27 with other risk factors. What is Wegovy? Wegovy is semaglutide but up to 2.4 milligrams. Many of you have seen the commercials for a related drug called Ozempic. Well, this is a higher dose now indicated specifically for weight loss. The drug is a form of a hormone called GLP-1.…

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…

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…
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