LX Medical's weight loss program has helped numerous patients achieve their weight loss goals, live a healthy life, and enjoy total well-being for years. At LX Medical, we believe that weight loss shouldn't be centered around a one-size-fits-all mentality. Our doctors and practitioners create custom weight loss programs that are tailored to your unique body, rather than creating plans based off of someone matching your age or weight. With our team's support, you can achieve real results and start living life without the extra pounds.
That's important in the modern world, where maintaining good health and fitness has become more important than ever. Research has shown that viruses and diseases are more likely to affect people who are overweight and unhealthy. Unfortunately, there are many "miracle" supplements and unhealthy diet plans that mislead people into thinking that weight loss is not beneficial. Furthermore, weight loss "experts" often offer unstructured and unsupervised programs that do more harm than good.
At LX Medical, we prioritize the well-being of our patients when it comes to weight loss. Our approach is patient-centric, focusing on personalized treatments. Our doctors first evaluate your lifestyle habits, and we work with you to replace negative patterns with positive, personalized lifestyle changes. This is crucial for achieving optimal wellness and weight loss. Benefits of losing weight include:
However, losing weight is only the beginning. To keep weight off permanently, adopting a healthy, active lifestyle is essential. At LX Medical, we help you achieve this by implementing manageable, positive lifestyle changes that jumpstart your weight loss journey. By making healthy behaviors a part of your daily routine, you can achieve your weight loss goals and become the best version of yourself.
One of the most successful treatments we offer to help patients shed pounds safely is peptide therapy for weight loss in Golden Valley, MN. In fact, peptides for weight loss, such as semaglutide (also known as Ozempic and Wegovy, MOTS-C,) and AOD-9604, have been proven to be effective and have helped countless men and women live life at a healthy weight.
Consisting of amino acids, peptides help regulate the biological processes and functions in your body. As the building blocks of protein, they are crucial for your overall health. Unfortunately, however, many men and women suffer from peptide deficiency. Peptide therapy gives your body the peptides it needs, improving your ability to:
Peptide therapy is often used alongside other treatment plans from LX Medical, such as our custom weight loss plans. That's where peptides like semaglutide and AOD-9604 come into play.
Peptide therapy is often used to boost hormones and support our total well-being. Different types of peptides can target different areas of our health. For example, some collagen peptide supplements can help make our skin, hair, and gut healthier. Other peptides, like semaglutide and AOD-9604, can help facilitate healthy weight loss.
Peptide therapy works in a different way than vitamin supplements. When we take a multivitamin for our hair, skin, and nails, our body must absorb the nutrients. But sometimes, our body can't absorb all the nutrients, so they just leave our body through our urine. Peptides, on the other hand, are part of the proteins in our bodies, making them easier to benefit from and absorb.
But what about peptide therapy for weight loss? The truth is there are various peptides that have different effects, including some that facilitate weight loss. However, weight loss is a nuanced process that involves multiple factors such as diet, exercise, age, genetics, and lifestyle. While peptides can assist you in achieving your weight loss goals, they are most effective when combined with improvements like a healthier diet, more frequent exercise, and better life choices. If you've tried various weight loss plans and diets, but haven't had any success, peptides like semaglutide and ADO-9604 may be the extra boost you need to experience true weight loss.
A recent study in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism found that people who used peptides in conjunction with a weight loss plan experienced incredible results. More specifically, patients reported a 14% reduction in body fat on average. Two of the most popular peptides for weight loss also happen to be FDA-approved and, when appropriate, part of your weight loss journey with LX Medical.
Those peptides are semaglutide and AOD-9604 and are touted for their therapeutic benefits and long-term safety profile. If you're looking for a little extra help to lose weight and keep it off for good, peptide therapy for weight loss could be for you.
Looking to shed some pounds and keep them off for good? Diet and exercise are crucial, but for busy adults and parents, sticking to a routine is easier said than done. If you need extra help losing weight, consider semaglutide. This injection, approved by the FDA for diabetes and obesity, can stimulate GLP-1 receptors in the brain to aid in quicker weight loss and long-term health.
Semaglutide works in several ways. First, it acts as glucagon in your body, which helps tell your brain that you're full and don't need to eat anymore. Secondly, it slows down the time it takes for food to transit out of your stomach. This process reduces unnecessary eating and snacking throughout the day. Perhaps more importantly, it reduces glucose spikes after you eat, which causes a litany of issues like inflammation.
Semaglutide also helps your pancreas secrete insulin while making you insulin sensitive. This regulates glucose levels in your body and how your body metabolizes that glucose. Additionally, by reducing inflammation in your body, you benefit from powerful anti-aging and longevity properties.
When combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, semaglutide can provide:
Unlike other weight loss clinics, at LX Medical, you can enjoy the benefits of semaglutide from the comfort of your office or home. Injections are administered once a week. Once you've met your weight loss goals, you can reduce your intake to a minimum dose for additional positive effects like ongoing weight management. You can also quit taking semaglutide entirely. If you opt to stop, our medical weight loss team can chat with you about other types of peptide therapy for weight loss in Golden Valley, MN.
This peptide, which is often used in conjunction with semaglutide regimens, stimulates the breakdown of fat while inhibiting lipogenesis and supporting your tendons and cartilage. It has grown in popularity because of its ability to boost your metabolism, which helps burn fat. What's great about AOD-9604 is that it stimulates the pituitary gland but does not affect tissue growth or blood sugar. Perhaps most impressive is that this peptide can burn fat without you feeling the need to overeat as a result.
In fact, AOD-9604 activates your body's fat-burning processes using its own unique mechanism without needing an HGH receptor. It also releases obese fat cells and reduces new fat cell accumulation. One of the most notable benefits of AOD-9604 is its ability to regulate blood sugar and manage insulin levels, which can lead to reduced inflammation and weight loss. Additionally, AOD-9604 can aid in building muscle, similar to growth hormones. Its benefits extend beyond fat loss, as it contains regenerative properties that may be beneficial for individuals with various conditions, such as:
With the ability to reduce fat that is stored in your abdominal region, this weight-loss peptide is very popular for older people with stubborn belly fat. It is also often used by people who have tried other diets and weight loss plans but had little or no success.
At LX Medical, our doctors offer a range of peptide therapies for your health and well-being. Peptides like semaglutide and AOD-9604 are often used as part of a comprehensive peptide therapy plan, crafted by LX Medical specialists for your body. If you're interested in losing weight, gut health peptides like BPC-157, Thymulosin Alpha, Thymulosin Beta, and GHK-Cu can be incredibly beneficial along your weight loss journey.
This naturally occurring peptide, sometimes called the "Body Protection Compound," is secreted in your gut and helps repair its lining. It works by helping your body be in a constant state of restoration and repair, providing powerful anti-inflammatory effects. This process helps with issues like:
When it comes to losing weight, BPC-157 is often included in peptide therapy for weight loss in Golden Valley, MN, because it can help reduce pain and inflammation resulting from new or increased exercise efforts. As noted previously, exercise and diet are key in long-term weight loss, and BPC-157 can make those efforts easier.
This peptide is injected once a day, with courses ranging from 30 to 60 days. After you finish the injection course, consider BPC-157 oral supplements to maintain its benefits.
Thymosin Alpha-1 is a powerful immune system modulator that helps you resist infections, illnesses, and disease. By naturally stimulating T cells to locate and eliminate viruses, bacteria, and even tumor cells, this peptide prompts your body to respond to these invasive organisms, making your immune system naturally stronger and more effective.
Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Thymosin Alpha-1 in regulating immunity and inflammation related to rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and other conditions. Recent clinical studies have also shown promising results in using this peptide to fight lung, colon, breast, and other types of cancer. By reducing inflammation in your body and enhancing your immune system, you can optimize your body as you lose weight with the help of LX Medical.
Patients inject this peptide every day for two weeks and then continue three times a week for 2.5 months.
Thymosin Beta-4 is a peptide consisting of 43 amino acids that is known to promote healing in the body and has anti-inflammatory properties. It occurs naturally in higher concentrations at injury sites and is a water-soluble protein that can regulate cell migration to a site. It is also very good at repairing tissue damage. The substance is not only beneficial for wound healing and skin repair but can also aid in the repair of the brain, spinal cord, and heart. Medical professionals consider Thymosin Beta-4 to be a safe and potent substance in both its natural and synthetic forms.
Like its Alpha counterpart, this peptide can be beneficial for individuals undergoing weight loss, and can help reduce the inflammation and pain associated with exercising and more.
Patients inject this peptide every day for two weeks and then continue three times a week for 2.5 months.
Research suggests that GHK-CU functions as a feedback signal when tissue damage occurs. This peptide is effective in shielding damaged tissue, reducing inflammation, and replacing scarred tissue with healthy tissue. Although further research is necessary to determine its effectiveness on a larger scale, GHK-CU has already been proven to play a role in wound healing and inflammation reduction. Like other peptides for weight loss in Golden Valley, MN, GHK-Cu supports your gut health and weight loss efforts by lowering inflammation in your body, which often happens from changes to your diet or exercise regimens.
Patients should take this peptide for 20-30 days, especially when used for wound healing or as part of a more robust peptide therapy package.
At LX Medical, we're proud to make better care possible.
We are a physician-led team of doctors, nurses, and health experts, advised by a panel of top healthcare leaders who are revolutionizing the power of house calls. In fact, all of our peptides for weight loss in Golden Valley, MN, can be applied in your home or office without having to wait in long lines or uncomfortable waiting rooms.
We offer exceptionally robust and personalized weight loss plans for patients who can't seem to lose extra weight. To do so, we use innovative weight loss medications such as semaglutide and AOD-9604. To supplement our patient's success, we bring with us advanced diagnostic technology, IV fluids, and medications, with access to outpatient imaging and lab centers. Unlike some weight loss centers, we only staff highly-trained medical professionals and advanced practice providers with experience and compassion.
Are you sick and tired of the way that you look and feel every day? Is your health getting out of control? Are you ready to break out of your cage and lose weight the right way? If you're ready to begin your journey to weight loss success, our team is here to guide you along the way. Contact LX Medical today to get started.
Overlooking Highway 100 in Golden Valley is Minnesota’s state flag.It depicts the imagery found on the state seal of a farmer working in the field and a Native American on horseback, but it’s not something many would consider as iconic.“Honestly, not much comes to mind when I think of the current state flag,” said Rep. Mike Freiberg, DFL-Golden Valley.In fact, Freiberg says the fl...
Overlooking Highway 100 in Golden Valley is Minnesota’s state flag.
It depicts the imagery found on the state seal of a farmer working in the field and a Native American on horseback, but it’s not something many would consider as iconic.
“Honestly, not much comes to mind when I think of the current state flag,” said Rep. Mike Freiberg, DFL-Golden Valley.
In fact, Freiberg says the flag is not only boring, but problematic.
“It was designed very deliberately to depict white farmers displacing Native Americans,” Freiberg said. “So it’s just not something that’s distinctive. It’s just not something that…at least I’m proud of.”
It’s one of the reasons why Freiberg sponsored a bill — which passed during this year’s session — to redesign the state flag and state seal by the end of the year.
Language in the state government finance bill related to the new Minnesota state flag and state seal.
“Was very excited that it passed,” he said. “I rank it as one of the top accomplishments I’ve had as a legislator because it’s something I think everyone will see and a lot of people are aware of.”
The process of coming up with a new design will now be in the hands of a 13-member task force. Once the members are appointed (which will happen by Aug. 1), they’ll spend the rest of the year coming up with a design that Freiberg hopes will make Minnesotans proud.
“I’m hoping it’ll be a transparent, open process, with lots of opportunities for public comment,” he said. “I think it’s really important to hear from people.”
The website Minnesotans for a Better Flag has more than a dozen designs created by various artists that are likely to be submitted once the public comment period opens.
Whether any of these designs is chosen as the winner remains to be seen. But in Freiberg’s mind, the important thing is that the current flag will be replaced once and for all.
“My hope is that it’ll be a symbol that people are proud of, that people use to identify the state,” he said. “Because I don’t think the current state flag actually does that.”
The current Minnesota flag. Photo Courtesy: Minnesota Secretary of State website
In an effort to improve safety for residents, and firefighters, some homeowners in Golden Valley may lose their homes to make room for a new fire station.The “Fire Station Location Project” would consolidate two of their three current fire stations and build a new one — but where it would be located is not sitting well with residents who were recently informed they could lose their homes to make the plan hap...
In an effort to improve safety for residents, and firefighters, some homeowners in Golden Valley may lose their homes to make room for a new fire station.
The “Fire Station Location Project” would consolidate two of their three current fire stations and build a new one — but where it would be located is not sitting well with residents who were recently informed they could lose their homes to make the plan happen.
“It is absolutely our dream home,” Brook Simonson, whose home is under consideration, told city council members ahead of their meeting Tuesday.
Urging them to change course, Simonson said she understands the needs the fire department has, but hopes the city can find a way around displacing families.
“I’m trying to appeal to the human side to everyone on what it means to lose community, what it means to lose dreams, what it means to lose memories in the making because you want to take homes for a fire department,” Simonson said.
The Golden Valley Fire Department says their facilities are outdated and this plan is overdue.
“We just don’t fit in these buildings anymore,” Assistant Fire Chief Dominique Guzman said. “They weren’t designed for our modern apparatus [and] modern operations,” he added about their station.
Asst. Chief Guzman said the department wants to move from a paid-on-call operation to a 24/7 duty crew model to keep up with industry trends — the department says this would not only improve community safety with quick response times, but also help them maintain and retain quality staff.
A big reason they can’t move to that model right now is because the department does not have any sleeping quarters. A new fire station would also allow staff to train at the site, better accommodate female firefighters and make cancer prevention upgrades — including better ventilation along with ways to clean equipment and themselves.
“I think if you’d ask anyone in the department, a big reason why we need to do this is we got to keep each other healthy, we got to keep each other safe,” Guzman said.
Other challenges that the fire department faces are broken down in the city’s Municipal Facilities Study — it points out why the shift to an around-the-clock operation would be beneficial:
“Transitioning from a three station paid-on-call model to a two station duty crew model is critical for consistent staffing and will increase operational efficiency by improving response times by two-and-a-half minutes to four minutes overall.”
There are still other options on the table — including using park land or commercial properties. According to the city, after community input, the city council is being asked to “reconsider utilizing Scheid Park or consider Schaper Park rather than residential properties.”
As for commercial properties, the city says those did not rank well in the “selection criteria prepared by city consultants as other parcels due to response times” — also adding it is a more expensive option.
A major factor in deciding what residential properties are under consideration by the city is the response time for fire calls.
While nothing is set, dozens of homes are under the city’s consideration — including Brian Wade’s home that sits on the north side of the city, near Duluth Street.
“We’re fully supportive of a new fire station, the mentality around why, and then shifting to a full-time model and just a bigger location makes sense. However, we feel that displacing residents is not the right move,” Wade said.
If the council approves the plans to obtain residential parcels, the city said, “staff and consultants will contact the owners to discuss their interest in selling. If a property owner expresses interest, the City would provide fair market value for the property acquisition and relocation costs.”
There have been two open houses for residents to learn about this project and question city leaders. One more is set for Thursday, this one is virtual and starts at 6 p.m.
The city council will address this project during their work session on Tuesday, Feb. 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. No decisions will be made, but people are free to attend and listen.
Golden Valley is planning a big road construction project this summer to make a popular intersection safer for travelers.The city will be installing a roundabout and a pedestrian underpass at the intersection of Highway 55 and Douglas Drive.The busy intersection is flanked by a Metro Transit Station and the ...
Golden Valley is planning a big road construction project this summer to make a popular intersection safer for travelers.
The city will be installing a roundabout and a pedestrian underpass at the intersection of Highway 55 and Douglas Drive.
The busy intersection is flanked by a Metro Transit Station and the Perpich Center for Arts.
Each morning, groups of students who take public transportation have to dash across six lanes of rush hour traffic to reach their high school.
“A lot of times they’re rushing across in and out of traffic playing frogger, so the tunnel is a safety measure for them to pass under the highway,” explained RJ Kakach, Assistant City Engineer, Golden Valley.
Credit: City of Golden Valley
A mini roundabout is also planned at the intersection to help traffic flow and improve ADA accessibility.
The Three Rivers Luce Line Regional Trail runs adjacent to the project, but the city is not anticipating any impact to cyclists and joggers.
“Our project will provide a great connection to the trail once it is complete,” said Kakach.
But with all great road improvements comes inevitable delays and detours.
“There’ll be various lane closures and full closures of both Douglas Drive, Highway 55, and the frontage road,” Kakach said. “During construction, the primary detour for all that work is going to be using highways 100, 394 and 169.”
The city expects construction to take four to six months.
In the end, Kakach believes people will be happy with the improvements.
“The little bit of inconvenience during the summer here will really pay dividends this fall when the project is complete and open for commuters, residents, and anyone that is going to use the tunnel,” stated Kakach.
The city urges people who use this section of road to sign up for email updates to get current information on the project schedule and road closures.
You can find that information on the city’s website.
A local developer plans a major overhaul of a Golden Valley commercialproperty, turning the site into an apartment building with more than 300 units and a new Wells Fargo bank branch.Edina-based Sentinel Management Co. received City Council approval Tuesday night for a rezoning of the property, which includes functionally outdated buildings with a significant amount of surface parking, according to the developer’s application to the city.The approved rezoning makes way for development of the properties to proceed.T...
A local developer plans a major overhaul of a Golden Valley commercialproperty, turning the site into an apartment building with more than 300 units and a new Wells Fargo bank branch.
Edina-based Sentinel Management Co. received City Council approval Tuesday night for a rezoning of the property, which includes functionally outdated buildings with a significant amount of surface parking, according to the developer’s application to the city.
The approved rezoning makes way for development of the properties to proceed.
The project is located at 8200 Golden Valley Road and 8240 Golden Valley Drive, north of Highway 55. The existing Wells Fargo bank branch, built in 1974, has five drive-thrus. The property also has a smaller, vacant commercial building, constructed in 1966. It was most recently home to a Park Nicollet Clinic, according to a city staff presentation during the council meeting.
The new Wells Fargo branch would be smaller than the current bank, with a one-story, 4,500-square-foot building. The new bank would also have a smaller surface parking lot and two drive-thru ATMs.
The apartment building would fill most of the site, rising five- and six-stories tall. One of the building’s wings would wrap around a five-story parking ramp with 450 parking spaces, according to the developer's application.
Sentinel has proposed for the building to have studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as a movie theater, sauna, rooftop deck, sports simulator, outdoor pool and hot tub. There would also be several walk-up units and 46 affordable units at 60% of the area median income.
Sentinel, which didn’t respond to a request for comment, is a private development company founded in 1972. It’s developed or managed over 1 million square feet of commercial space as well as 6,000 multifamily units, according to information included in the proposal.
Sentinel says the project will help turn Golden Valley's downtown into a vibrant, urban neighborhood, Fabrizio Montermini, managing director with Sentinel, said during the council meeting.
The developer also explored building a grocery store on the site, but was unable to get a commitment from any grocer that operates in the Twin Cities due to the several factors, like limited density immediately around the site, Montermini said.
The developer is working with Minneapolis-based ESG Architecture & Design on the project.
A handful of community members voiced opposition to the project, along with some who showed support. Those in opposition cited potential increases in traffic speed and congestion as well as loss of on-street parking and privacy, Golden Valley Planning Manager Jason Zimmerman said during the council meeting.
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Developers have purchased two properties encompassing 3.8 acres in downtown Golden Valley as they look to redevelop a former clinic and bank branch into apartments.An entity controlled by Edina-based Sentinel Management Co. and St. Louis Park-based Monarch Holding Co., called 640 Golden Valley LLC, closed on the properties June 30. One of the parcels, bought for $2 million, is the site of a former Park Nicollet clinic. The other, which sold for $3.8 million, is occupied by a Wells Fargo bank branch.Each of the properties was so...
Developers have purchased two properties encompassing 3.8 acres in downtown Golden Valley as they look to redevelop a former clinic and bank branch into apartments.
An entity controlled by Edina-based Sentinel Management Co. and St. Louis Park-based Monarch Holding Co., called 640 Golden Valley LLC, closed on the properties June 30. One of the parcels, bought for $2 million, is the site of a former Park Nicollet clinic. The other, which sold for $3.8 million, is occupied by a Wells Fargo bank branch.
Each of the properties was sold by the respective companies; Park Nicollet and Wells Fargo, according to electronic certificate of real estate filings.
The purchase reflects the latest step in a $100 million plan to redevelop the site to add a modernized, 4,300-square-foot Wells Fargo branch to the clinic site and construct a 303-unit apartment building on the north and east sides of the site, according to a press release by the development team.
Of the total units, 46 will be affordable to those making 60% of the area median income for 20 years.
The project recently won the approval of the Golden Valley City Council for its final plat and its tax increment financing plan, which involves providing the project with a $11.2 million TIF note. The TIF, which is intended to offset the costs of the affordable units, is valued at $22 million over its 16-year life, the press release said.
The site will be developed in two phases, the first with the removal of the clinic to build the new bank, which is expected to start in August. Once the bank is built, Wells Fargo will relocate and construction on the apartments will begin.
Construction on the apartment building is expected to start the first quarter of 2024, Brian Woolsey, a developer with Monarch, told the Business Journal. It is anticipated to last 24 months.
The building will be wrapped around a 450-space parking ramp – which will also be part of the second phase. The building will be five and six stories high and include several ground-level walk-up units. Amenities will include a rooftop deck, business center, wellness studio, theatre, a south-facing courtyard and more.
The unit mix will include studios and one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments.
“We were drawn to this site because of its proximity to walkable retail and respite,” Woolsey said in the press release. “Where else can you look out of your apartment window onto a 33-acre park and walk out your door to 33 retail shops?"
The project did receive opposition from several community members, who cited potential increases in traffic speed and congestion as well as loss of on-street parking and privacy, Golden Valley Planning Manager Jason Zimmerman had said during a council meeting earlier this year, the Business Journal reported.
But it has also received support from others, including the City Council, as it meets affordability needs, Woolsey pointed out.
Fabrizio Montermini, a developer with Sentinel, is also leading the project. Minneapolis-based ESG Architecture & Design is the architect. The engineer is Golden Valley-based Civil Site Group.
Monarch CRE represented Monarch Holdings on the sale. Leif Aronsen of Transwestern represented Wells Fargo on the sale and lease-back of the property, while Ross Hedlund of Frauenshuh represented Park Nicollet.