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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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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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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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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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How does lymphatic drainage help you

5 Surprising Benefits to a Lymphatic Drainage Treatment

July 22, 2022

While it’s been a Hollywood and celebrity hack to look snatched and feel lighter, the secret is definitely out. Now you can enjoy the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage Treatments at VIVA Wellness in Wisconsin! So while the lymphatic system is doing a lot for so many of the other bodily systems, there are a few […]

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Lymphatic Drainage Before and After

Can Lymphatic Drainage Treatment help me lose weight?

May 5, 2022

Lymphatic Drainage Treatment does help with weight loss in a variety of ways. The natural lymphatic system function in our bodies protects us from pathogens, removes toxins, moves fluids throughout the body, removes cellular waste, and absorbs excess fats from our digestive system. As we discuss in our article, Lymphatic Drainage Treatment Benefits, the lymphatic […]

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COVID Pounds: How a Nurse Lost the Weight She Gained During the Lockdown

March 30, 2022

Gabby Reversed Her COVID Weight Gain Gabby Landis moved to southeast Wisconsin from Los Angeles in 2018. A nurse, she had accepted a new job working in the in-patient psych ward at a local healthcare facility. This was just prior to the global covid pandemic. Living as a single person, in a new city, amidst […]

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