Here's How Raven-Symoné Feels About The Use Of Ozempic

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By Afouda Bamidele on July 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT

Raven-Symoné is making waves with her candid thoughts on the use of Ozempic.

With celebrities expressing concern about using the FDA-approved diabetes drug for weight loss purposes, the acclaimed actress offers her insights on this controversial practice. Her perspective on this medication holds significance as an influential figure in the entertainment industry, who is also susceptible to the illness. 

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Raven-Symoné Speaks Out On The Use of Ozempic 

Joining the conversation surrounding Hollywood's latest weight loss trend, the "That's So Raven" alum disclosed her connection to diabetes, with a family history of pre-diabetes and diabetes. Speaking with E! News, Francesca Amiker, the 37-year-old, emphasized:

"If I'm not careful with my intake with types of foods, I am more susceptible to getting diabetes. So, I think it's very important we understand certain medications are made for certain people—and to not take that away just for glamazon purposes."

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In light of the reported shortage of Ozempic last August, caused by a surge in demand, the singer spoke out, urging individuals to prioritize the medication for those who genuinely require it. She stated, "Do what you gotta do; just make sure you save the medication for the people who need it."

Additionally, the five-time NAACP Image Awards winner shared a powerful mantra centered on self-acceptance and self-love. She encouraged individuals to embrace their worth and shared her words of affirmation, "'I'm the greatest of all time. I'm the best.'"

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The three-time Young Artist Awards winner reflected on the transformative power of self-confidence, which has played a vital role in her life. The former child actress explained that self-confidence is not easily attained but rather a mentality that requires nurturing from oneself and parents. The "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" star stated:

"And if you don't have that self-confidence, it will crumble other parts of your life. It will fester like a really bad blister. It's hard to maintain it and hard to grow it as an adult, but I think anything is possible if you really set your mind to it."

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While she is doing a great job of inspiring her fans concerning taking care of one's mental health, the "Dr. Dolittle" star did not always find it easy. In November, the former Disney Channel star opened up about her challenges as a young star thrust into the spotlight

In an interview, she opened up about her transformation from her earlier years as a child star, acknowledging the need for a significant "mental grow-up" to navigate the complexities of fame.

Raven Symoné and Miranda Pearman Maday
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Reflecting on her experiences, the songwriter shared that it was in her late twenties that she experienced a shift where she no longer relied on others' opinions about her appearance. Embracing the freedom to be her authentic self on camera, the podcaster remarked:

"But now that I'm feeling empowered by the new generation of just being yourself on camera, and my own self really marinating in my own juices and understanding who I am and who I feel comfortable being, I'm able to present how I feel as Raven-Symoné, the entertainer."

Raven-Symoné And Wife Miranda Maday Unveils Exciting New Podcast

The loving couple thrilled their fanbase as they launched their highly anticipated venture, "The Best Podcast Ever." Making the exciting announcement on Instagram, the "College Road Trip" actress shared a video showcasing her in a colorful head warmer, a green long-sleeved shirt, and loose-fitting blue bottoms. 

Raven's wife stood behind her, wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, gray pants, and stylish pink-tinted glasses. The "For One Night" star held a green home accessory shaped like an orange slice, adding a playful touch to their video as they addressed the camera together.

Apologizing to her followers for being unable to host the planned Instagram Live event due to ill health, the 'Gangster Squad" actress said, "We have an announcement. We have a podcast."

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The "Undeniable" singer enthusiastically disclosed that they partnered with iHeart Radio to create the program "The Best Podcast Ever with Raven & Miranda." Sharing their mutual giddiness, Miranda expressed her excitement about the new venture. 

After encouraging viewers to check out their bios for the link to watch the trailer, the social media manager revealed that the first episode would premiere on July 10, urging people to subscribe as a reminder before the actual date.

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