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Gary Pepper, MD

Gary Pepper, MD, board certified endocrinologist is joined by experts in related fields of metabolism, nutrition, thyroid disease, diabetes, hormone imbalance, weight management and more. The goal of this podcast is to provide listeners with an insider’s view of highly qualified professionals dealing with these complex issues so important to our health and well being.  

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Episode 1
Gary Pepper, MD

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.  

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Episode 2


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.  Robert then goes on to discuss 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

Episode 3

Over 40% of adults in the US 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, MD, 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).

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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.

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