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 Hopkins, 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 Hopkins, 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 Hopkins, 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 Hopkins, 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 Hopkins, 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.
ST PAUL, Minn. — The City of West Saint Paul Monday night passed a moratorium on new cannabis retail businesses until January of 2025.That date coincides with the current timetable for the state's new Office of Cannabis Management to begin issuing licenses to cannabis retailers. The new recreational marijuana law bars cities from outright banning ...
ST PAUL, Minn. — The City of West Saint Paul Monday night passed a moratorium on new cannabis retail businesses until January of 2025.
That date coincides with the current timetable for the state's new Office of Cannabis Management to begin issuing licenses to cannabis retailers. The new recreational marijuana law bars cities from outright banning cannabis businesses, but cities can stall would-be retailers until those state licenses become a reality.
"Right now, people aren't coming in but they're asking a lot of questions about. 'When can we get up and running? Where are we going to be able to do this?' and I don't think cities have answers to that yet," Kyle Hartnett of the League of Minnesota Cities told KARE.
It's clear some would-be marijuana retailers want to set up their stores between now and January of 2025 in anticipation of gaining a state retail license.
"Even though they can’t get a license from the state yet, and technically can’t open, I think the moratorium is a way to just let the public know, 'Hey, we’re looking at the issue, we’re taking a pause.'"
The League has posted a handy online FAQ about the new law and what cities can and can't do to add extra layers of regulations. Hartnett said the new Office of Cannabis Management is expected to issue a model city ordinance so that cities don't have to start from scratch.
While the state will issue the retail licenses it will be up to cities to inspect and regulate the stores. The retailers will have to register with local cities and comply with local zoning rules, which may include setbacks — minimum distances from schools.
The City of Hopkins is taking a different approach with its temporary moratorium, which is on Tuesday night's city council agenda. Hopkins is starting with just a 90-day moratorium, assuming the council can adopt a set of rules across the next three months.
"We picked a shorter moratorium time for us to figure out what the regulations look like in our city," Hopkins Mayor Patrick Hanlon told KARE.
He said the city council generally supports the new cannabis law but wants some time to make sure the Hennepin County city of 19,000 can prepare.
"We just want to make sure it’s the right fit for Hopkins and to know what will come forward and what kind of control we have a local level. We want to still have an environment that's conducive for people that want to come in and provide that service and do it in a way that they're adequately regulated and can provide efficient service."
The City of Mankato passed a one-year moratorium on new cannabis businesses May 22. City leaders expressed the same desire to create a cooling off period while state and local regulations are being clarified.
The minimum number of cannabis retailers will be based on a town's population.
"Basically, it's one for every 12,500 people, but the intent was clear the legislature wanted at least one per city," Hartnett explained.
He said there will be a maximum number allowed per county, so a city can decline a cannabis retail store if that county has already reached the maximum.
Lawmakers intentionally barred cities and counties from banning legal cannabis products, in hopes of warding off black market sales in underserved areas.
Cities won't be allowed to tack on extra taxes on retail marijuana products, but they will get a share of the proceeds of the state's new 10% tax on cannabis products. That revenue will defray some of the cities' costs in regulating those stores.
That tax has already gone into effect for hemp-derived THC products being sold in Minnesota. Some cities also passed moratoriums against new THC stores last year, awaiting steps by the state to add more regulations.
In your typical high school English class, you’d usually see a little class discussion followed by some feedback from the teacher.But at Hopkins High School, Fatuma Ali isn’t just your “typical” English teacher. Ali, who is of Somali descent, is one of the 11 finalists for Education Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year award.“I’m still kind of a l...
In your typical high school English class, you’d usually see a little class discussion followed by some feedback from the teacher.
But at Hopkins High School, Fatuma Ali isn’t just your “typical” English teacher. Ali, who is of Somali descent, is one of the 11 finalists for Education Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year award.
“I’m still kind of a little bit in shock,” Ali said of being a finalist. “Like not fully cognizant of it. But also, it’s been such a difficult last couple of years in the teaching field. So having this as kind of like a bright spot has been incredible.”
“Incredible” could be one word used to describe the relationship she has with her students.
“[Students] love, love, love her,” said Crystal Ballard, the Hopkins principal. “She is an advocate for them. She listens to them. She connects with them both inside and outside of the classroom.”
Fatuma Ali teaching an English class at Hopkins High School.
One of the ways she connects is by creating a curriculum the students care about. For example, Ballard said Ali developed a course called “Arts & Literature of the Black Diaspora.”
“I’ve been intentional about teaching content that reflects my students, and as much of my students as possible,” Ali said. “Creating classes when I found out that there were gaps. Like I created two classes, two courses here in the English department that had a lot of popularity and a lot of student interest.”
Ali also creates a relaxing classroom atmosphere. After all, it’s not often that you’ll see classrooms with beanbag chairs where kids can relax and hang out.
Meanwhile, Education Minnesota will announce the winner during a ceremony on May 7. Whether Ali wins remains to be seen, but either way, she wants the best for her students.
“My biggest goal is that they never stop seeking knowledge,” Ali said. “That they’re always looking for answers on their own and are not waiting for somebody else to tell them what they should and shouldn’t be learning.”
Of the 11 finalists up for Minnesota Teacher of the Year, two come from Hopkins Public Schools: Ali, and Allyson Wolff, a first-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School.
With construction underway on Alatus’ multi-phase development in Hopkins, the developer has slightly altered plans for the project, including the potential addition of a food hall.The Minneapolis-based developer is in conversation with a food hall operator to open a such a 20,000-square-foot facility in a commercial building. There’s five distinct developments included in the $300 million project, and the first building to rise on the site – an affordable apartment building – is expected to welcome residents la...
With construction underway on Alatus’ multi-phase development in Hopkins, the developer has slightly altered plans for the project, including the potential addition of a food hall.
The Minneapolis-based developer is in conversation with a food hall operator to open a such a 20,000-square-foot facility in a commercial building. There’s five distinct developments included in the $300 million project, and the first building to rise on the site – an affordable apartment building – is expected to welcome residents later this year.
The project is located on nearly 17 acres at 325 Blake Road. The site is next to a station serving the Southwest light rail transit extension, which is slated to open in 2027.
The development team gave an update on the project during a presentation to the Hopkins City Council this week. The project was well received by council members, who said the project would be transformative for the city.
Alatus is planning the following for the project:
Bob Lux of Alatus said he’s cautious about whether a food hall will actually open in the development, but his team likes the possibility for a number of reasons. The food hall would have low-barrier opportunities for several chefs to operate kitchens in its space. The area around the property also has a dense population, which would boost lunch traffic at the food hall, Lux said during the council meeting.
Alatus secured a major approval for the project in summer 2022, right after the Federal Reserve began its interest rate hikes. Each increase, Lux said, put more pressure on the project. Capital markets became cautious and pulled back on their lending, and they're just now starting to loosen up, he said.
“It's the uncertainty of whether or not there's going to be another interest rate hike; and it's that uncertainty that really causes turmoil,” he said.
Specifically, the rates have impacted the senior co-op project, despite having secured an operator for the property and high demand for housing, Lux said.
“This is what's weird about all this: The demand side for the apartments and the senior housing is rampant,” Luxe said. “There is no problem with the demand. It's just getting it capitalized upfront.”
Alatus is still forging ahead with the project. Besides the apartments scheduled to open later this year, work is expected to begin on the other buildings over the next two years. The development is projected to be complete in 2026, according to the presentation.
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Buy Vikings TicketsThe Minnesota Vikings have continued to build their offense over the first 17 months of the Kwesi Adofo-Mensah era. The...
The Minnesota Vikings have continued to build their offense over the first 17 months of the Kwesi Adofo-Mensah era. The acquisitions of tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Josh Oliver along with the selection of Jordan Addison this past April signify their long-term approach at building around whoever the quarterback will be.
There is one more step that the Vikings should take to continue building the offense while working on their competitive rebuild. On Friday afternoon, the Arizona Cardinals released wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and the Vikings should do what they can to sign him for 2023.
The Vikings need to add depth at wide receiver. After the top three of Justin Jefferson, K.J. Osborn and Jordan Addison, there is nothing but major questions and uncertainty. The addition of Hopkins would give them a bona fide star to pair with Jefferson right now while giving Addison all the time he needs to develop and none of the pressure to play immediately.
Over his two seasons with the Cardinals, Hopkins missed 15 of the possible 34 regular season games. Six of those were due to a suspension with the other nine because of injury. Due to those missed games, the Vikings could offer him a contract loaded with not likely to be earned incentives, meaning it would be more cap friendly in 2023. With the Vikings having a shade over $9.5 million in cap space before a potential Dalvin Cook move, they have a myriad of ways to make something work.
One of the main strategies that defenses deployed against the Vikings was to stop Jefferson. It was one of the reasons that they traded for T.J. Hockenson was made and why they picked Jordan Addison in the first round of the NFL draft. With another true alpha on the outside, the Vikings would immediately have the best group of pass catchers in the National Football League.
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Make no mistake about it, the Vikings’ defense has a lot of pressure on it in 2023. They were 31st in total defense in 2022 and it prompted a change in defensive coordinator with the hiring of Brian Flores. The Vikings had an astounding 58 three-and-outs in 2022, putting a lot of pressure on the defense to come up with stops. With the addition of an elite weapon, that number will certainly drop significantly making things easier on the defense.
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At the end of the day, the NFL is a business. You not only want to be competitive, but also sell tickets and merchandise. One of the things that can bring in money for the franchise is a high level of excitement. Adding an elite skill position player is the easiest way to do so. Signing Hopkins would bring a lot of excitement and jersey sales, which would be massive to not only the on-field results of the Vikings, but also the financial bottom line.
With the very large exception of the final result, St. Michael-Albertville's 71-70 victory over Hopkins in the Class 4A championship game Saturday was very similar to many of the previous meetings between the two teams. Hopkins defeated St. Michael-Albertville in the 2022 final and had done so twice during the 2022-23 regular season."We wanted Hopki...
With the very large exception of the final result, St. Michael-Albertville's 71-70 victory over Hopkins in the Class 4A championship game Saturday was very similar to many of the previous meetings between the two teams. Hopkins defeated St. Michael-Albertville in the 2022 final and had done so twice during the 2022-23 regular season.
"We wanted Hopkins this year," guard Tessa Johnson said. "Last year was a big reason why, because they ended our season on a bad note. After the two losses during the beginning of the season, we were like, 'They're not getting a third one. We can't let them get a third one.' So that was a big confidence booster."
Coach Kent Hamre said the Knights, despite building a 21-point first-half lead and maintaining a 20-point margin with 11 minutes left in the second half, felt a Hopkins comeback was inevitable. It was just a matter of staying poised when that run came.
"The last four times we played them, we had the lead," he said. "We knew as players and coaches, they're going to come back. Their pressure works for them every single time. They're tenacious, they get after it and they're so darn athletic and good. The difference this time was that we held our composure and we didn't get rattled. [Hopkins] had a couple of 6-0 runs, but the girls knew, 'Hey, we're fine. We can battle though it this time.' "
All but one of the five finalists for Miss Minnesota Basketball played for state championships Saturday.
Tessa Johnson won in Class 4A with St. Michael-Albertville, Nunu Agara and Taylor Woodson finished second in Class 4A with Hopkins, and Grace Counts won in Class 2A with Providence Academy. The fifth finalist is Kennedy Sanders, whose Chaska team lost in the final of Class 4A, Section 2.
The winner will be revealed April 8.
The five finalists for Mr. Basketball have something in common. All of them will play in the state tournaments that begin Tuesday.
The finalists are Boden Kapke of Holy Family, Ben Kopetzki of Andover, Hayden Tibbits of Wayzata, Nasir Whitlock of DeLaSalle and Nolan Winter of Lakeville North. Holy Family is in the Class 2A state field, DeLaSalle in Class 3A and Andover, Wayzata and Lakeville North in Class 4A.
The Mr. Basketball winner will be revealed in the days after Saturday's championship games.