The Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast

The Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast

Hosted by obesity specialist Matthew Weiner, MD and dietitian Zoe Schroeder, RD, The Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast provides a comprehensive approach to weight loss. We cover nutrition, the new GLP-1 medications and Bariatric Surgery in depth and answer tons of questions from our audience every week.

Episodes

July 11, 2024 50 mins

Episode 33 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast is titled, Do You Have the Obesity Gene? The title comes from our In the News segment, where we dive into an article by CNN titled, Researchers Have Found A ‘Clear Genetic Trigger for Obesity’ that Applies to Some People. According to the University of Exeter, a gene typically responsible for thyroid function and baseline energy expenditure named SMIM1, may be partially to blame f...

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Episode 32 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast is titled, Why We Hate Keto. We cover a lot of material in this episode, including Pharmacy Benefit Managers, over-the-counter supplements for weight loss, Keto and the Lion diet, Glp-1’s, and avocado oil, just to name a few.

In our In the News segment, we dive into an article from The New York Times titled, The Opaque Industry Secretly Inflating Prices for Prescription ...

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Episode 31 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast is titled, Obesity Discrimination is Alive and Well, Just Ask Chris. The title comes from our In the News segment where we talk about an article from The Maine Wire that examines a lawsuit filed against Cigna claiming that obesity is a disability and Cigna’s failure to cover GLP-1 medications constitutes discrimination based on disability. 

 In our Patient Story segment, we talk to...

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June 20, 2024 50 mins

Episode 30 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast is titled, GLP-1 Supplement Scams.
 
 In our In the News segment, we cover an article in Today titled, Poppi Prebiotic Soda Brand Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Gut Health Claims. Poppi is a brand of soda marketed as a prebiotic and this lawsuit is questioning the validity of the claim. 
 
 In our Patient Story segment, we talk to Graham who had a highest weight ...

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June 13, 2024 58 mins

Episode 29 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast is titled, Wegovy for the Long Run. The title comes from our In the News segment where we discuss an article in US News titled, More Studies Support Wegovy's Long-Term Weight-Loss Benefits. This article details the outcomes of the Select trial which showed that long-term use of Wegovy provided continued weight loss and cardiovascular benefits. 
 
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Episode 28 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast is titled, How a Gastric Bypass Could Ruin Your Life. 

The title comes from our In the News segment we cover an article in Medscape titled, Alcohol to Blame: Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery. It should come as no surprise that alcohol consumption could lead to weight gain. What could be surprising is the 5x increased risk of alcoholism after a gastric bypass and 2x i...

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May 30, 2024 44 mins

Join us as we dive in on our most recent episode of the Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast titled, Ozempic, baby!

Episode 27 kicks off with our In the News segment where we discuss an article by CNN that discusses how GLP-1’s are increasing fertility. This comes as no surprise considering we saw the same results after weight loss surgery. So why do GLP-1’s and weight loss surgery cause increased fertility? Tune in to find...

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Episode 26 of the Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast is titled, Ablation Conflation and Healthcare Inflation. The title comes from our In the news segment where we discuss an article from Forbes about a new bariatric procedure called Gastric Mucosal Ablation. This procedure uses a laser to burn the Fundus Mucosa. Does it work? And, will this procedure cause long-term weight loss? Tune in to find out! 

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Episode 25 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss podcast is titled, From 369.5 to 19,341: Lynsey’s journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. The title comes from our Patient Story where we talk to Lynsey who came to us at 369.5 pounds. She lost a ton of weight after her gastric bypass but she didn’t stop there. She embraced physical activities that led her to the tallest free-standing mountain in the world! Her story is truly inspiring!<...

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Episode 24 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss podcast is titled, Zepbound to happen: More Drug Shortages. The title comes from our Economics of Obesity segment where we discuss the Zepbound shortages and offer strategies that you can use to ride out the shortage. 

In our In the news segment, we discuss an article from the New York Times titled,
The Miracle Weight-Loss Drug Is Also a Major Budgetary Threat. In the United Sta...

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May 2, 2024 40 mins

Episode 23 of the Pound of Cure Weight Loss Podcast is titled, Big Food, Big Pharma, Big Lies. The title comes from our In the News segment where we discuss an article we found on Yahoo that talks about how big food makers like General Mills are paying social media dietitian influencers to push their products as part of the anti-diet movement. They are actually telling people that products like Coco Puffs are part of a healthy life...

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 Episode 22 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss podcast is titled, Hot Diggity Dog - Costco’s New Weight Loss Program. The name comes from our In the News segment where we talk about how Costco is entering the medical weight loss space. We dive into what this means for GLP-1 access and whether or not patients benefit. 
 
 In our Patient Story segment, we talk to Suzanne who gained weight later in life after an early and then l...

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April 18, 2024 40 mins

Episode 21 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss podcast is titled, Vial Denial and the GLP-1 Shortage. The name comes from our Economics of Obesity segment where we discuss the GLP-1 shortage and how it’s caused by the inability to procure injector pens. Canada recognized this issue a while back and allowed pharmaceutical companies to use single dose vials instead of injector pens. So why aren’t we using single dose vials in the United...

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Episode 20 of The Pound of Cure Weight Loss podcast is titled, Here Wegovy: Medicare Coverage for Heart Disease. We called it that because of the NPR article we cover in our In the News segment which states that Medicare will now cover Wegovy for patients who are overweight and suffer from heart disease. How does this impact the future of GLP-1 medications? Tune in to find out.
 
 In our Patient Story, we talk to Larry. He ...

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April 4, 2024 39 mins

Have you ever lifted weights and felt a surge of accomplishment that goes beyond physical strength? Uncover the transformative power of weightlifting, not just for your body, but  also for your mind. Our 19th episode is a celebration of perseverance, unveiling our Weight Regain program tailored for those who've faced setbacks after bariatric surgery. We delve into personalized regimens, group support, and the game-changing use...

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March 28, 2024 39 mins

In this episode, we discuss the emotional toll of weight bias, the promise of medications like Ozempic, and the urgent need for accessibility and affordability in obesity treatments. We also delve into the inspiring stories of individuals on the path to better health, including Bev, who shares her impressive weight loss and improved mobility story. Plus, get ready to challenge misleading health claims and learn how to make more inf...

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March 21, 2024 46 mins

Ever wonder how to silence that incessant chatter in your brain that's always talking about food? This episode of the Pound of Cure Weight Loss podcast we delve into the role of GLP-1 medications like Ozempic, bariatric surgery, and proper nutrition in quieting 'food noise.' Our guest, Josh, shares his awe-inspiring weight loss journey, shedding 160 pounds through bariatric surgery and  incremental fitness SMART goal...

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Embark on a journey with us as we explore a new weight loss medication by Viking Therapeutics. We delve into a comparison between it and established drugs like Ozempic, and peek into the pipeline of potential game-changers from Pfizer, AltImmune, and Amgen.

Stir up your culinary creativity with our Greek yogurt and apple protein bowl recipe, a delectable treat that hits the sweet spot without the sugar crash. We also tackl...

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March 6, 2024 45 mins

Ever wondered how the convoluted marketing strategies of Medicare Disadvantaged Plans influence our healthcare choices? Join us as we unravel the complexities of these plans, and the limitations seniors face when choosing a Medicare plan. During a riveting general surgery marathon at Tucson Medical Center, I was reminded of how our personal health journeys intertwine with the broader healthcare narrative. We'll also celebrate ...

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February 28, 2024 43 mins

Episode 14 kicks off with a Kohlrabi recipe from Dr. Weiner and continues with tales of variable reactions to GLP-1 medications like Ozempic, the conundrum of weight regain post-VSG surgery, and the intricate dance of GLP-1 dosing. Join our circle as we converse on genetic factors influencing treatment efficacy, the alternatives for the non-responders, and the art of maintaining an injury-free fitness routine, and the all-too-commo...

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