188 - MAGIC PILL FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND PCOS? [PODCAST WITH DR. FELICE GERSH] - PCOS Diva
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188 – MAGIC PILL FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND PCOS? [PODCAST WITH DR. FELICE GERSH]

“We all want that magic, just fix-it pill, but every single treatment, every pharmaceutical has side effects.”

Dr. Felice Gersh is a ground-breaking thought leader in the field of PCOS. She is a multi award-winning physician with a dual board certification in OBGYN and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Gersh returns to the PCOS Diva podcast to discuss the pros and cons of a pharmaceutical drug called Semaglutide, also marketed under the name of Ozempic and Wegovy.

I’ve heard many women with PCOS talking recently about Semaglutide as a new “magic pill” for PCOS symptoms and weight loss. And this pill is not only being used by women with PCOS and type 2 diabetes, but it’s apparently the hot new weight loss drug celebrities are using in Hollywood.

In this podcast, Dr. Gersh explains how this so called “magic pill” (Semaglutide) is a chemical mimic of GLP-1 which your body naturally produces when everything is working right. GLP-1 helps to regulate your appetite and helps create energy by utilizing stored glycogen (a form of stored fat). In this podcast we explore the pros and cons of Semaglutide so you can make an informed decision.

Listen in as we discuss:

  • Pros and cons of taking Semaglutide
  • The concerning effects of getting off the drug
  • Breaking down the study that “supports” the drug and how the study didn’t include women with PCOS
  • The importance of informed consent
  • Natural ways to encourage your body to regulate your appetite to lose weight

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Resources mentioned:

Other PCOS Diva podcasts with Dr. Gersh:

PCOS Diva Podcast #178: What you need to know about PCOS and menopause
PCOS Diva Podcast #144: PCOS S.O.S. – A New Guide to PCOS
PCOS Diva Podcast #115: 3 Changes to make before trying to conceive

JAMA Study:

Semaglutide study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Dr. Gersh’s Books:

Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know
PCOS S.O.S
PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track: The 12-week plan to optimize your chances of a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby

Connect with Dr. Gersh:

Integrative Medical Group
Instagram
Facebook
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Dr. Gersh is the medical director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, and is board-certified in Integrative Medicine and OB-GYN. She is a globally-renowned expert in women’s health and complex disease management. Her focus is on understanding women’s innate physical and emotional make-up. Through her research and practical experience, she has come to understand that women have internal, natural rhythms that are absolutely essential to female health. These rhythms are controlled by hormones, particularly estrogen, and may be kept in balance through both conventional and holistic treatments.

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