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50-Pound Weight Loss While Regaining Her Power Daniell Sobelman, a 26-year-old former collegiate athlete, aesthetics provider, and tattoo artist met VIVA Wellness Founder, Jennifer, in 2021. The two formed a relationship, as Daniell was Jennifer’s provider for aesthetic services at Gädis Beauty, which is when Daniell remembers first opening up about her struggles with her […]Read More
Side Effects, risks, and why you need the close medical supervision we provide at VIVA Wellness Weight loss has changed since your mother’s generation. Since it was FDA-approved in 2021, semaglutide (brand names Wegovy and Ozempic) has been in extremely high demand, even causing shortages in some areas. These drugs are being dubbed a “miracle […]Read More
Those quick to dismiss weight loss medications like semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy) and tirzepatide (Mounjaro) may be overlooking some of the peripheral and initially unexpected benefits of the medications—this drug is making a massive impact in resolving issues tied to inflammation. The medical community is starting to share more about how GLP-1 drugs actually reduce inflammation […]Read More
If you have been struggling to lose excess weight, you are not alone. Many clients come to us after years of trying treatments and programs without long-term success. They have tried all the medicines available and have been unable to lose weight or manage blood sugar with other healthcare providers. Aside from drastic lifestyle changes […]Read More
It is important to work closely with a medical professional when choosing a weight loss program. A new client came into our clinic yesterday to continue a weight loss journey with VIVA Wellness. I say ‘continue’ because she had recently started a weight loss program with another provider but felt uncomfortable with the lack of […]Read More
Semaglutide, Ozempic, Wegovy, Tirzepatide, Mounjaro for Weight Loss—is the subscription and telehealth model safe?
First things first—what is Semaglutide? Semaglutide, available under registered trademarks Wegovy®, Ozempic®, and Rybelsus®, is a highly specialized medicine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support weight loss in certain patients or lower blood sugar levels for adults with type 2 diabetes. This glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and gastric inhibitory polypeptide (or glucose-dependent […]Read More
Medical Weight Loss may have a bit of an intimidating ring to it for some, but at VIVA Wellness, we pride ourselves in providing a welcoming, warm, inclusive, grounded experience no matter which of our services you’re interested in—weight loss included. We’re honored to support you as you embark on a weight loss journey through […]Read More
When we share information about medical weight loss options and the VIVA Wellness team’s faith in them, that’s not just based on hypotheticals! Every day we talk to patients who have gained a new lease on life based on the way their body has responded to plans tailored to their individual state of health, their […]Read More
VIVA Wellness is excited to announce a new option in the medical weight loss realm—Tirzepatide (Mounjaro). While a close relative to semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy), which has been incredibly successful with our clients, there are some exciting differences and a few nuances that make this protocol slightly different. First things first, it works so effectively by […]Read More
When people come to VIVA Wellness for medical weight loss they’re generally thinking about a small list of options they’ve heard about, with Phentermine somewhere near the top. For great reason—phentermine has been used since the 1950s, with a long track record of safety and extensively used for weight loss. However, with an ever-growing list […]Read More
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