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In this episode of The Best podcast from LaBellaRx, LaDonna and Dr. Armstrong explore the complex world of GLP-1 receptor agonists, including Ozempic and Trulicity. Originally diabetes drugs, they’re now widely used for weight loss, yet Dr. Armstrong brings up valid concerns. The episode delves into Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, and the drug’s side effects that can dissuade users. The hosts discuss the risk of becoming “skinny fat,” as these drugs help lose weight but don’t strengthen muscles, bones, or boost cardiovascular and brain health, all vital for aging well. Dr. Armstrong advocates for a holistic approach to health, combining medication, diet, and exercise, underscoring physical strength’s value from her hospitalist experiences. Key takeaway: Don’t lean solely on a “wonder drug.” Embrace a balanced diet and regular exercise for overall wellness. Tune in for more insights on GLP-1 receptor agonists. This podcast offers education, not medical advice. Always consult with your healthcare provider before altering your health regimen.