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Phentermine Low Cost Effective Weight Loss Medicine

Is Phentermine Still a Successful Option for Weight Loss?

February 1, 2023

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 […]

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Weight loss Support Nurse Practitioners

Welcoming Two New NPs to the VIVA Staff

January 3, 2023

New NPs to Help with Your New Year Goals As we start 2023 with big goals, we brought on serious help to kick off the year. Jodi Dreier and Denise Kuhaupt are both experienced Nurse Practitioners who will join the VIVA Wellness team to support our clients in their weight loss journies. You’ll learn more […]

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Celebrity Use of Semaglutide

Celebrity Use of Semaglutide for Weight Loss—Body Image, Safety & Ethics

December 22, 2022

With the recent talk of both Kim and Khloe Kardashian potentially using semaglutide to attain their new more-thin-than-curvy bodies, and then Mindy Kaling’s rumored experience with Ozempic, body image and body sovereignty conversations, as well as demand for these drugs by the masses, are increasing. The original poster-women for beautiful and curvy have inspired talk—is […]

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11 Things Weight Loss Nurse Practitioners Want You To Know

11 Things that Weight Loss Nurse Practitioners Wish You Knew

December 21, 2022

Working with hundreds of weight loss clients over the course of their practice, our weight loss Nurse Practitioners (NPs), have noticed a few things that we want to share with current clients or those considering starting or already on a weight loss or body change journey. Weight loss is so much more than calories in […]

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Semaglutide Weight Loss Side Effects

Side Effects of Weight Loss Medication Semaglutide

December 20, 2022

Also known by brand names Wegovy or Ozempic, semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) that is buzzing in the weight loss industry, and for good reason—it works really well! By targeting three common struggles associated with shedding pounds—mental cravings, blood sugar, hunger/satiety—semaglutide is able to free the body up to actually release weight. There are […]

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Game Changing Wellness Products Vol II

December 10, 2022

Each year it feels like more and more useful information, advanced products, and powerful services make their way into our awareness, routines, and offerings. The team at VIVA Wellness wanted to take a moment to share a few of the products and concepts that have made some of the biggest impacts both within their own […]

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Semaglutide Weight Loss Protocol

VIVA Wellness Now Offering Semaglutide for Weight Loss

December 7, 2022

The Weight Loss community has been raving over the results of the drug Semaglutide, and now that we’ve been able to use it ourselves and carefully understand how it works with our patients, we’re ready to offer it more widely! In order to be so impactful, especially for those who have previously felt stumped by […]

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Jennifer’s Weight Change Story & Words of Encouragement

December 7, 2022

If you’re one of my patients, or you know me from that time, you know my story, but I realize there are many that don’t. I’d love to share, as so many of you have told me that you see parts of your story in mine. This was me at 19 years old. Approximately 250 […]

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Weight Loss and Life Change Story

Courtney’s Weight Loss & Life Change Story

October 5, 2022

Courtney is a wonderful VIVA Wellness client who has been with us since April of 2022 and has experienced changes across her life! As you’ll hear below, she started with HCG  medical weight loss, after building up to a moment of total frustration, feeling depressed, unhealthy, and devastated. She then moved to doing colonics and […]

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Intermittent Fasting and What it Does to Your Body

What Does Fasting Do for the Body?

September 9, 2022

We Asked One of Our Nurse Practitioners. Taking an integrative approach to wellness is core to how we approach health and weight loss at VIVA Wellness. So absolutely yes we are known for our medical weight loss plans, but we also focus on empowering you with our nutritional counseling and other wellness services that support […]

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