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9 Steps to Perfect Health – #5: Heal Your Gut


January 25, 2014 - 9:06am — ShannonPetteruti

There is growing evidence that increased intestinal permeability plays a pathogenic role in various autoimmune diseases including [celiac disease] and [type 1 diabetes]. Therefore, we hypothesize that besides genetic and environmental factors, loss of intestinal barrier function is necessary to develop autoimmunity.

- Hippocrates

Middle-Age Men, Too Can Blame Estrogen For That Waistline


January 18, 2014 - 4:22pm — ShannonPetteruti


It is the scourge of many a middle-aged man: he starts getting a pot belly, using lighter weights at the gym and somehow just doesn’t have the sexual desire of his younger years.

Chelation Therapy reduced Cardiovascular Events


January 18, 2014 - 3:48pm — ShannonPetteruti

Chelation treatments reduced cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, and death in patients with diabetes but not in those who did not have diabetes, according to analyses of data from the National Institutes of Health-funded Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). However, researchers say more studies are needed before it’s known whether this promising finding leads to a treatment option.

Can Brown Fat Help You Lose Weight?


January 5, 2014 - 6:57pm — ShannonPetteruti

There are two basic types of fat found in most mammals; brown and white.

White fat is most prevalent in humans and it's primary function is energy storage and insulation. White fat does not burn calories, it stores them.

Brown fat is widely prevalent in most mammals. This fat burns energy at a high rate and is critical in generating heat to keep animals warm during times of extreme cold. The amount of brown fat in a mammals body will increase as the exposure to cold increases.

Before & After | Chris Oliver


January 5, 2014 - 8:25am — ShannonPetteruti

Chris Oliver

Lost 60+ pounds and has never felt better!

Exercise for Weight Loss?


January 4, 2014 - 5:28pm — ShannonPetteruti

I have nothing against exercise. I exercise several times a week and I encourage my patients to do the same. The problem with exercise is that it promises more than I can deliver, especially when it comes to weight reduction. Simply put, you cannot exercise your way into a more healthy weight. Exercise can help maintain muscle mass, can maintain cardiovascular fitness, it can even give you mental energy, but without significant nutritional change your weight simply will not alter.

Know Your Compounding Pharmacy


January 4, 2014 - 12:19pm — ShannonPetteruti

Unlike mass-produced pharmaceutical drugs, compounded medications are individually crafted specifically to your needs. As such, the quality, purity and effectiveness of these products is dependent upon the quality of ingredients used and the skill with which they are blended. In this regard not all pharmacies are created equally.

The Role of Vitamins in Weight Loss


January 4, 2014 - 12:09pm — ShannonPetteruti

Walk down the isle of any pharmacy and you cannot help but notice the various claims on the labels of vitamins and supplements. Fat burning! Weight reduction! All of these claims are very appealing. How nice if success could come in a bottle. Especially a cheap bottle. You glance at them at first, doubting whether or not they will really work. But then it begins to eat at you. Suppose it helps? Maybe it will! It doesn't cost much to try.