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The Body's Built In Ozempic

The Body's Built In Ozempic

The Body's Built In Ozempic

If you're someone who's been looking for a quick and effective solution to lose weight, you may have heard about Ozempic. This injectable semaglutide drug is all the rage lately, and for good reason! Wegovy and Rybelsus are prescription drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. They're called incretin mimetics because they imitate a hormone called GLP-1 in your body. Ozempic, one of these drugs, activates GLP-1 receptors to help curb your appetite, manage blood sugar, and lower weight.


Semaglutide injections are incretin mimetics, which are glucagon-like peptides-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. Essentially, they mimic the GLP-1 receptor that we release in the gut as a response to when we eat. When blood sugar is high, the pancreas gets a signal to release insulin. This helps you use glucose better, so it goes into the cells instead of turning into fat or causing high blood sugar and health problems.

The Downsides of Ozempic

With many people dealing with type 2 diabetes, it's easy to see why Ozempic may seem like an appealing solution. However, it's important to note that Ozempic is a new drug with some reported side effects that could potentially harm your health.

Some dangerous side effects include:

  • Thyroid tumors
  • Pancreatitis
  • Vision changes
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Kidney failure
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Constipation
  • Allergic reactions like swelling, anaphylaxis, rashes, headaches
  • Cancer


Losing weight can be tough, especially when you've tried everything and the pounds won't budge. Some turn to drugs, but the weight comes right back once they stop.It's not because they lack willpower or discipline - the issue runs much deeper. The truth is, there could be an underlying metabolic dysfunction that needs to be addressed. Things like mineral imbalances, heavy metal toxicity, or poor endocrine functioning could all be contributing to your stubborn weight gain. 

Natural Alternatives to Ozempic

Okay, so let's get real for a second. We all want quick fixes. But when it comes to our health, there's no magic pill that will give us long-lasting and healthy results overnight. If you want a natural approach to balance blood sugar and lose weight, try stimulating GLP-1 receptors. It won't happen overnight, but making small changes to your diet and exercise routine can give you similar results to Ozempic. Remember, it's all about progress, not perfection, so don't beat yourself up if you slip up. Just keep moving forward toward your goals.


GLP-1 is a peptide hormone that plays an important role in our bodies. Interestingly, GLP-1 comes from the tissue-specific posttranslational processing of the proglucagon peptide, which is a protein precursor to glucagon. This hormone is produced in our gut by intestinal enteroendocrine L-cells, along with certain neurons near the vagus nerve. And guess what? Protein is the key macronutrient that helps to synthesize GLP-1. So, next time you chow down on some protein-rich foods, just remember that you might be helping your body to produce this important hormone!


Overcoming Obstacles to Protein Metabolization

Maintaining a healthy body weight and keeping blood sugar at a stable level can be a difficult task for many individuals. However, it can become even more challenging when digestion issues and poor metabolization of macronutrients enter the picture. Surprisingly, low stomach acidity, gut dysbiosis, and high cortisol levels can all play a role in this struggle. There are lots of ways to improve your digestion and macronutrient processing for a happier, healthier you. Just be patient and put in a little effort.


Adding protein to your diet can be an excellent way to nourish your body, but have you ever considered the factors that may prevent you from reaping the benefits of all those amino acids? It's crucial to ensure that you're not inadvertently sabotaging your protein intake. Factors such as poor digestion, nutrient absorption, and nutrient timing can all play a role in how successfully your body utilizes the protein you consume. 

Using HTMA to Improve Digestion and GLP-1 Secretion

Many of us struggle with digestion and poor nutrient absorption in today's fast-paced, unhealthy world. If you're looking for a holistic approach to improving your digestive health, Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is an excellent place to start. HTMA takes into account the toxic or deficient minerals in your body and using this information can help to identify potential imbalances that may be affecting your digestion, as well as providing other valuable clues about how best to manage it. It has also been known to improve GLP-1 secretion—an important hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels and controlling appetite—making HTMA a great choice if you are suffering from metabolic problems like diabetes or obesity.


By running an HTMA, we can check 

  • Stomach acid levels by looking to one’s phosphorus, cobalt, zinc and sodium levels
  • Protein metabolism by looking to phosphorus, zinc, and cobalt
  • Stress levels by looking to their calcium, magnesium sodium, potassium levels as well as Ca:P ratios, Na:K ratios and Na:Mg ratios
  • Blood sugar issues by looking to one’s magnesium, potassium and chromium levels, as well as the Ca:Mg ratio.


If you want to balance your minerals, we highly recommend ordering an HTMA with us. You can easily do so by clicking the link here.

Additional Ways to Stimulate GLP-1

We all know that nutrition plays a key role in maintaining a healthy body but did you know that certain activities and foods can also stimulate important hormones like GLP-1? Strength training, for example, has been shown to have a positive impact on GLP-1 levels. And when it comes to diet, fiber-rich foods and herbs like ginger, ceylon cinnamon, and fenugreek can also do the trick. Even something as seemingly simple as drinking green tea has been linked to increased GLP-1 production. 


In conclusion, while Ozempic might offer a quick fix for weight loss and managing type 2 diabetes, it is not a sustainable or long-term solution. It's crucial to address the root causes of metabolic dysfunction for lasting health improvements. Natural methods that stimulate the GLP-1 receptor, such as consuming protein, engaging in strength training, increasing dietary fiber, and utilizing certain herbs are viable alternatives. Moreover, running a HTMA can provide valuable insights into mineral imbalances that may be hindering optimal digestion and GLP-1 secretion. By taking these steps, you can embark on a more holistic and sustainable path to health and wellness.

Barbara Madimenos
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Practitioner
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
Integrative Health Coach

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