Exploring GLP-1 Agonists: Benefits, Risks, and Holistic Health Solutions with Dr. Fred Harvey

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In this episode of the Healthy Steps show on WMNF Tampa, Dr. Fred Harvey discusses the latest news in health, focusing on the popularity and risks of GLP-1 receptor agonists like Ozempic and Wegovy. He highlights the concurrent adverse consequences of these medications, such as gastroparesis and other health issues. The show features a variety of listener questions on topics including foot pain, anti-inflammatory diets, chemotherapy side effects, depression management, rotator cuff injuries, and more. Dr. Harvey provides insights into both conventional and alternative health approaches, advocating for a balanced and informed perspective on health management.

Breakdown of Callers and Topics

GLP-1 Receptor Agonists (00:02:29) Dr. Harvey discusses the popularity, benefits, and risks of GLP-1 receptor agonists like Ozempic and Wegovy.

Plantar Fasciitis (00:10:10) Beverly calls to ask about her persistent foot pain and possible treatments beyond standard care.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet (00:14:58) Crystal inquires about resources for starting an anti-inflammatory diet and discusses the impact of B6 on her mood.

Peripheral Neuropathy (00:21:26) Diane shares her experience with chemotherapy and asks about treatments for peripheral neuropathy.

Parkinson’s Disease and Depression (00:24:38) Barbara seeks advice on managing depression and neurotransmitter balance alongside her Parkinson’s disease.

Shoulder Pain (00:30:54) Ellen discusses her shoulder pain and explores non-surgical treatment options.

Nutritional Health and Broccoli (00:37:02) Peter emails to emphasize the health benefits of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.

SIBO (00:41:00) A caller asks about small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and its treatment challenges.

Rotator Cuff Injuries (00:43:42) Phil seeks advice on treating his torn rotator cuff without surgery and mentions platelet-rich plasma therapy.

Morton’s Neuroma (00:45:52) Donna inquires about lasting solutions for her Morton’s neuroma pain.

Knee Degeneration (00:47:09) Sam asks about non-surgical treatments for his bone-on-bone knee degeneration.

Headaches and Metabolic Problems (00:48:13) Eric discusses his leg pain and asks about the potential metabolic causes of his friend’s headaches.

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