If there was ever a topic that my unique combination of background experience leads me to have an opinion about, it would be Ozempic. Yet, even I am not sure about exactly where the internal debate in my head finally lands. And that leads me to believe that the “one size fits all” nutrition advice just won’t work here.

But before I get into Ozempic, I want to bring your attention to a short video on scientific studies examining skin creams for anti-aging. Because the topic is so subjective and mice won’t sit still long enough to apply the skin cream, there are very few legitimate double-blind studies on whether or not these creams work. However, there was one study that demonstrated improvements in the skin after application of a niacin cream. The video can be found here.

 I mentioned that even the 60 Minutes news show has differing opinions on the subject. The 60 minutes – Australia clip discussed an incident where a young woman died because she was so adamant about not wanting to stop the Ozempic, that she ignored nausea and vomiting and died in her sleep. The 60 minutes- US clip was basically an advertisement for the drug. The clinician implied that it would be perfectly safe for the patient to remain on the drug for an entire lifetime. That is simply not true.

 Another video I discussed was 6 short interviews with 6 experts who had 6 different pieces of advice. That video can be found here.

I eventually get around to giving you my opinion, but I suppose I owe you a quick synopsis of my background on which I formulated this opinion. In school, my major was Nutritional biochemistry. My first real job was as a lab tech at the Nutritional Pathology labs at MIT. We tested substances to see if they would cause cancer in laboratory rats. Then I worked in the Biochemistry labs at Brandeis, testing whether substances could decrease or increase the risk of cancer. Then I got a second degree in food science where I focused on microbiology, or pathogenic organisms in food. Then I got a registered dietitian certification and worked with people who had obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. I also studied eating disorders. 

So as you can see, all of my earlier experiences lead me to focus on preventative healthcare. I am glad to hear that so many people are losing weight on these drugs, but thoughts about being cautious are stewing in the back of my mind.

If you have any questions about Ozempic or weight loss that you wish to discuss with me, you can go to my services page on my website to book an appointment. You can also text me at my Google voice number, which is 978-712-9556.