Ozempic: A Weight Loss Miracle or Metabolic Menace?

A Discussion with Dr. Tyna Moore & Calley Means Episode 884 2h 3m


Like most things in life, when it comes to optimizing metabolic health, a nuanced perspective can help. Rather than viewing it as a black-and-white issue, we can take into consideration the big-picture social context we’re facing that encourages ultra-processed foods, obesity, and lifelong medication as well as the micro-level of what people are experiencing as individuals and understanding how to help them when all else fails. Today I’m thrilled to sit down with Dr. Tyna Moore and Calley Means for a grounded discussion that explores both sides of the spectrum, and everything in between. While there are always differing views, we know for sure that our food and drug policies aren’t serving the best interests of creating sustainable, empowered health for the masses. I hope you’ll tune in to hear more from this comprehensive and lively discussion.


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Topics Covered

  • The controversial discussion of GLP-1 agonists like Ozempic, weighing the pros and cons of these new drugs in treating obesity and metabolic crises


  • How our modern world's toxic food environment is the real breeding ground for diabetes, not just genetics, emphasizing the need for systemic change


  • Calley challenges the notion of treating obesity with drugs like Ozempic, questioning if society is being misled into believing obesity is a deficiency that can be treated with medication


  • An unsettling revelation about the push for using Ozempic in children and the stark difference in obesity management between the US and other countries


  • The potential disaster of relying on drugs like Ozempic without addressing the root causes of obesity, why we need to prioritize lifestyle over medication


  • Is Ozempic a distraction from the true solution to obesity, which lies in addressing our society's unhealthy lifestyle habits


  • Exploring the paradox of treating individuals who are deeply affected by the toxic nutritional landscape, despite knowing the systemic changes needed for societal health improvement


  • What ignited Dr. Moore to dig deeper into GLP-1 research and some of the benefits and history she discovered


  • Why are children being born metabolically challenged


  • Dr. Moore’s approach using peptides with her patients and for her own crippling pain, and what they’ve seen


  • Addressing a patient’s unique needs, treatment with a comprehensive toolbox, and how peptides may play a role in that


  • How our current health care system lacks policies and support for behavior change


  • What would the perfect use of peptides look like?


  • The world of compounded medications


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Dr. Mark Hyman: Coming up on this episode of the doctor's Farmacy.

Dr. Tyna Moore: These peptides have been shown to heal heart tissue and to reverse heart failure. So I've got one patient on it for high blood pressure. Tiny little dose, high blood pressure, blood pressure is down. I personally take it because I have psoriatic arthritis, and I have crippling pain from tip to toe. Doesn't matter.

Dr. Tyna Moore: How clean of a life I live. It doesn't matter how clean my fish tank is. I menopause hit me. So tiny little doses mitigates my autoimmune conditions, like nothing I've ever used,

Dr. Mark Hyman: Hey, everyone. It's Doctor Mark. If you're a functional medicine practitioner like me,..

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Ep. 884 - Ozempic: A Weight Loss Miracle or Metabolic Menace? A Discussion with Dr. Tyna Moore & Calley Means