Dr. Pepper....Really?

Gary Pepper, M.D.

Gary Pepper, M.D. , recently retired board certified endocrinologist is joined by guests with health issues along with  experts in related fields of metabolism, nutrition, thyroid disease, diabetes, hormone imbalance, weight management and more. The goal is to provide listeners with an insiders view of highly qualified professionals dealing with  common but difficult issues so important to our health and well being.

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Weight Loss, Your Stress Hormones and Mood
01-02-2024
Weight Loss, Your Stress Hormones and Mood
Join Dr. Gary Pepper, an esteemed endocrinologist with over four decades of expertise in patient care, research, and teaching, as he delves into the intricate relationship between weight loss, stress hormones, and their impact on our body in his latest podcast episode.In this enlightening discussion, Dr. Pepper begins by noting the unexpected connection between the use of weight loss medications like Ozempic and the occurrence of hair loss, prompting a deeper investigation into the hormonal responses triggered by rapid weight reduction. He sheds light on how our endocrine system, honed by evolution to protect us in times of scarcity, reacts to modern weight loss efforts by altering hormone levels, potentially affecting our hair, skin, nails, and overall body and mental function.Dr. Pepper elucidates the role of key hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, and thyroid hormones, unraveling how they interplay with our body's physiological changes during weight loss. He also addresses the potential consequences of these hormonal shifts, including mood fluctuations, decreased metabolic rate, and even bone density concerns.Listeners will gain valuable insights into the body's natural preservation mechanisms and how they can inadvertently hinder our weight loss goals. Dr. Pepper advocates for a balanced approach to weight loss that avoids triggering the body's crisis response, emphasizing the importance of gradual weight reduction, proper nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate sleep.Whether you're a health enthusiast or someone navigating the journey of weight loss, Dr. Pepper's podcast offers a wealth of knowledge that underscores the importance of understanding our body's hormonal responses. Tune in to "Dr. Pepper Really" for a compelling session that not only informs but empowers you to take a more informed and healthier approach to weight loss.For additional information on this neglected aspect of healthy dieting visit Dr. Pepper's website Metabolism.com or view his video on this subject on YouTube.Disclaimer: Dr. Pepper's show and podcast channel present useful information but he does not warranty that some details of the presentations may be incomplete, erroneous or misrepresented.  This material is strictly for educational purposes only and does not replace the need for management of your health care by your personal health care provider. If you believe that information incorporated here needs to be changed you can contact Dr. Pepper...Really at info@metabolism.com.Gary Pepper, M.D., a newly retired endocrinologist with 40 years of experience, brings clarity to numerous topics within the field of metabolic health. His view points are unhindered by corporate interests, unlike many other current "thought leaders" in medicine. Dr. Pepper, a dedicated educator, established his homebase website www.metabolism.com in 1996 and has blogged on important topics since then. Not one to be left behind by technology he began podcasting in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic and continues publishing vlogs on YouTube at his channel metabolism123. So whatever your choice in media, you will be gaining fresh insights by tuning in to his opinionated shows or reading his blogs on critical health topics.
Susie Continues Her Ozempic Journey: Month 3
24-01-2024
Susie Continues Her Ozempic Journey: Month 3
In this engaging follow-up episode, Susie enters  the 14th-week of her journey with Ozempic, highlighting its impact on her health and lifestyle. Initially hesitant about injections, she finds them surprisingly easy and experiences significant health improvements without major side effects, except for an isolated heartburn incident. Remarkably, Susie notes a shift in her eating habits, feeling full sooner and savoring food without overindulging. She's thrilled with a 14-pound weight loss and improved energy levels. Medical check-ups show encouraging results, particularly a notable decrease in her A1C levels, pushing her out of the diabetic range. Susie's commitment to a healthier lifestyle, including smarter food choices and ongoing medication, is evident. The podcast touches on broader issues of medication accessibility and the psychological aspects of weight loss, providing food for thought on this modern approach to an age-old challenge.Gary Pepper, M.D., a newly retired endocrinologist with 40 years of experience, brings clarity to numerous topics within the field of metabolic health. His view points are unhindered by corporate interests, unlike many other current "thought leaders" in medicine. Dr. Pepper, a dedicated educator, established his homebase website www.metabolism.com in 1996 and has blogged on important topics since then. Not one to be left behind by technology he began podcasting in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic and continues publishing vlogs on YouTube at his channel metabolism123. So whatever your choice in media, you will be gaining fresh insights by tuning in to his opinionated shows or reading his blogs on critical health topics.
Susie Starts Ozempic
05-12-2023
Susie Starts Ozempic
Susie Starts Ozempic: An up close look at how a health professional starts her weight loss journeyJoin Dr. Gary Pepper, a seasoned endocrinologist, as he delves into the compelling story of Susie, a nurse practitioner who has grappled with weight issues for years. This intimate interview uncovers Susie's roller-coaster experience with various weight loss methods, from point-based food scoring to home-delivered meal plans, only to find herself in a recurring cycle of weight loss and regain.In this episode, we explore Susie's latest endeavor with Ozempic, a GLP-1 agonist that has been making waves on social media for its remarkable weight loss results. While not originally intended for weight loss, Ozempic's off-label use raises vital questions about its effectiveness, potential side effects, and the financial burden it brings.Dr. Pepper and Susie engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the pros and cons of this treatment, shedding light on the intricate balance between appetite suppression, the risk of side effects, and the looming possibility of rapid weight regain upon discontinuing the medication.As we anticipate Susie's progression to a higher dosage, stay tuned for our next segment where we will revisit her journey, exploring deeper into the efficacy and challenges of this treatment.This program, rich in educational insights, is not an endorsement or critique of any products or diets discussed. It serves as a reminder to consult with healthcare providers before embarking on any treatment program. Dive into this fascinating exploration of weight loss, medical treatments, and the personal struggles that accompany them.(Note: our channel Metabolism123 will be changing its name to Dr. Pepper...Really? in coming months)Gary Pepper, M.D., a newly retired endocrinologist with 40 years of experience, brings clarity to numerous topics within the field of metabolic health. His view points are unhindered by corporate interests, unlike many other current "thought leaders" in medicine. Dr. Pepper, a dedicated educator, established his homebase website www.metabolism.com in 1996 and has blogged on important topics since then. Not one to be left behind by technology he began podcasting in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic and continues publishing vlogs on YouTube at his channel metabolism123. So whatever your choice in media, you will be gaining fresh insights by tuning in to his opinionated shows or reading his blogs on critical health topics.
Pandemic Weight Gain and What to Do About It
14-11-2021
Pandemic Weight Gain and What to Do About It
Over 40% of adults in the U.S. gained unwanted weight during the past 2 years of the pandemic. Stress eating appears to be a key reason for this phenomena.  In their 30 minute discussion the host Gary Pepper, M.D., endocrinologist and Robert Pepper, PhD, psychoanalyst cover the extent of weight gain during the pandemic (1:30), the psychologic reasons behind stress eating (3:18), how children joined the weight gain trend (4:50),  including the contribution of virtual learning (5:55), tactics for putting an end to unwanted weight gain (11:19), the contribution of alcohol consumption (13:25),  "connections are stronger than addictions" (18:01),  the benefits of family meals (21:01), exercise as therapy (23:24) and the role of denial in preventing personal progress (26:05).  Listeners can find more material on this topic  at the affiliated website www. metabolism.com This podcast is for educational purposes only and is not meant to provide medical treatment or advice. Listeners are encourage to consult with their own medical providers for advice on treatment for any and all medical conditions.Gary Pepper, M.D., a newly retired endocrinologist with 40 years of experience, brings clarity to numerous topics within the field of metabolic health. His view points are unhindered by corporate interests, unlike many other current "thought leaders" in medicine. Dr. Pepper, a dedicated educator, established his homebase website www.metabolism.com in 1996 and has blogged on important topics since then. Not one to be left behind by technology he began podcasting in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic and continues publishing vlogs on YouTube at his channel metabolism123. So whatever your choice in media, you will be gaining fresh insights by tuning in to his opinionated shows or reading his blogs on critical health topics.
Continuation of Trouble in Paradise. The Obesity Epidemic
22-08-2021
Continuation of Trouble in Paradise. The Obesity Epidemic
Episode 2. The Continuation of “Trouble in Paradise. The Obesity Epidemic”. The Dr. Pepper brothers, Drs Gary and Robert Pepper, continue their discussion of treating individuals who are overweight. Robert explains how in psychotherapy sessions he approaches the subject of being overweight with his clients and  emotional barriers preventing some people from talking about the issue. Later Robert delves into the types of unhealthy relationships people may have with body image and eating, and other unconscious hurdles that interfere with achieving their weight goals. Later Robert discusses attachments people form with food, for example, crunchy versus sweet, comfort foods etc. , that drive unhealthy eating. The two doctors compare notes on the challenges they face in their day to day interactions with treating overweight clients. Related information about this subject can be found at www.metabolism.comDisclaimer. The information and opinions expressed on the podcast Metabolism123 are for educational and entertainment purposes only. Only an individuals’ personal health care provider can prescribe treatment or diagnostic advice. Listeners agree to the terms and conditions found at the website www. metabolism.comGary Pepper, M.D., a newly retired endocrinologist with 40 years of experience, brings clarity to numerous topics within the field of metabolic health. His view points are unhindered by corporate interests, unlike many other current "thought leaders" in medicine. Dr. Pepper, a dedicated educator, established his homebase website www.metabolism.com in 1996 and has blogged on important topics since then. Not one to be left behind by technology he began podcasting in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic and continues publishing vlogs on YouTube at his channel metabolism123. So whatever your choice in media, you will be gaining fresh insights by tuning in to his opinionated shows or reading his blogs on critical health topics.
Trouble in Paradise...the Obesity Epidemic
03-08-2021
Trouble in Paradise...the Obesity Epidemic
Dr. Gary Pepper,  a board certified endocrinologist is joined by his brother Dr. Robert Pepper, a psychotherapist for a discussion of the psychology of obesity. The discussion is geared to the general listener and does not require a medical background to be appreciated. This episode of metabolism123 begins with the therapist explaining how obese individuals confront or avoid the issue of overweight in their treatment sessions. Then the two Dr. Peppers share their insights and experiences with treating obesity acquired in their respective specialties.  Visit metabolism.com for transcripts of this podcast and to explore an extensive library of original articles on metabolism, thyroid disease, nutrition and many more related topics .Dr. Robert Pepper maintains his own website at DrRobertSPepperPhD.com where his contact information can be obtained.Gary Pepper, M.D., a newly retired endocrinologist with 40 years of experience, brings clarity to numerous topics within the field of metabolic health. His view points are unhindered by corporate interests, unlike many other current "thought leaders" in medicine. Dr. Pepper, a dedicated educator, established his homebase website www.metabolism.com in 1996 and has blogged on important topics since then. Not one to be left behind by technology he began podcasting in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic and continues publishing vlogs on YouTube at his channel metabolism123. So whatever your choice in media, you will be gaining fresh insights by tuning in to his opinionated shows or reading his blogs on critical health topics.