Elevate Health’s Comprehensive Weight Loss Program
Elevate Health recognizes the importance of weight management as it relates to overall metabolic health. We are pleased to offer a multi-pronged approach to weight loss that includes a combination of weight loss medicine, individualized nutrition consultations and a state of the art medical scale that measures muscle, water and visceral fat. We will track and analyze data from your lab work and the Inbody Scale so that you can see your results and meet your weight goals. We understand skepticism when it comes to new weight loss programs. Weight loss programs are heavily marketed but often times fail to deliver results. A new drug has come to the market that has changed the landscape of weight loss.
This FDA approved drug was originally made and used for type II diabetics and sold under the name Ozempic. Semaglutide is a compounded version of the same drug with dramatic weight loss results. Semaglutide memics a hormone called glucagon-like-peptide-1 or GLP-1. GLP-1 targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. This protein also decrease blood sugar leading to decreased inflammation. Studies have shown up to 15% total body weight loss using the GLP-1 analog.
Below is a graph showing the percentage of body weight loss on Semaglutide vs a Placebo group.
Wilding et al, Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Adults with Overweight or Obesity. NEJM, February 10, 2021.
Semaglutide acts in the following ways:
1. Delays stomach emptying leading to a feeling of fullness
2. Increases satisfaction with smaller meal sizes
3. Lowers blood sugars resulting in less inflammation
Our nutritionist, Gray Jessiman, will be working with Dr. Karen Plymel, to spearhead a comprehensive weight loss program here at Elevate Health. Our goal is to provide support and nutrition education needed for long term weight loss.
Our program will include:
* Nutritional Consultations & Education
*Lipid and Blood Sugar Labs
* Self administered Semaglutide Injections
* Gathering data with the Inbody scale.