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Oral Health Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Category: New Discoveries
Posted by: DrPetteruti

From the time we are born we are in a battle against bacteria. Shortly after birth, our oral cavities becomes covered with a veneer of bacteria that remains for a lifespan. Much of this bacteria is helpful and when well-balanced can keep us more healthy, but a combination of some bad luck and dental neglect can unleash severe consequences.

It  been established that low-grade inflammation from oral and gingival disease can increase the risk of heart disease. Inflammation instigated by the exposure to bacteria can harm the heart and arteries leading to hardening of the arteries and...

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Can Losing Weight Help Me Get off Insulin

Category: Weight Loss
Posted by: DrPetteruti

At I.M.129 we have developed The Zaino Protocol for taking type II diabetics off insulin. I first conceived of this approach while treating obese type II diabetics. It is named after one of first patients to benefit from this treatment to come off his insulin completely. 

Over the years we have been trained by conventional medicine to think of blood sugar as being the single most important variable to good health when it comes to diabetes management. Ignored over the years has been the impact of weight gain in the overall health of our diabetic...

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Why Protein Matters in Life Extension & Weight-loss Medicine

Category: Weight Loss
Posted by: DrPetteruti

Think of protein like the 2 X 4 of the house. Is the structural material that our bodies need to build all the components that make for healthy life. Protein is the raw material that we use to construct our muscles, bones, enzymes and other molecules that make body run. Without adequate protein intake our body simply cannot function. 

Now consider that several of the required proteins cannot be manufactured by our body and must be ingested orally, and that protein cannot be stored to be used later. Therefore we require regular ingestion of protein throughout the course of the day to...

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25 Ideas for Healthy Snacking: Low Glycemic, Low Carbohydrate

Category: Weight Loss
Posted by: DrPetteruti

We talked recently about sugar free foods and if they should be consumed. It is our strong advice that anything prefaced by the word "diet", anything that is a measured caloric amount of a carbohydrate snack, or anything labeled sugar-free dessert should be vigorously avoided as you pursue your weight management goals. 

We couldn't leave you wondering what to eat, so along with Dr. Stephen Petteruti we offers 25 suggestions for healthy low-carbohydrate and low-glycemic snacks:...

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Can Weight Loss Help With Sexual and Erectile Dysfunction

Category: Weight Loss
Posted by: DrPetteruti

What is the role of weight loss in treating sexual and erectile dysfunction? Sexual self-esteem is a critical element in healthy human sexuality. Sexual self esteem is a capacity to feel desirable to a potential sexual partner. Ultimately this is an internal psychological state.

A person can have a high degree of sexual self-esteem regardless of their body weight or other physical attributes. However for many patients sexual self-esteem is enhanced by achieving a body weight that they perceive as making them more physically desirable to their partner. At I.M.120 we would describe...

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Do B12 Injections Help With Weight Loss?

Category: Weight Loss
weight loss, diets, dr. petteruti, hcg, phentermine, b12, b-12, injections, medical doctors Posted by: DrPetteruti

Unfortunately the answer to this question for greater than 95% of us is a simple “no”. Giving supplemental B12 to people who already have adequately levels of B12 in their system (which represents the vast majority of patients), does nothing more than waste time and money and exposure to potential risks of overdosing on vitamins.

While it is true that B12 is important for energy and metabolism, it is also true that most of us get plenty of it in our diet and have no problem at all with this vitamin. The idea that injecting people with normal B12 levels to give them super-normal...

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Spring Exercise Tips

Category: Healthy Living
Posted by: DrPetteruti

Spring can be the perfect time to start a new fitness routine. Whether you have been sedentary all winter, or just looking to change the routine of your workout, now's the perfect time. Here are 5 ways to start or stay motivated this spring. 

1. Set Realistic Goals: If you have been sitting around all winter, now is not the time to go out and run a 5k on the first 60 degree day. Start slowly and build up to a level that you are comfortable with. Commit to 30 minutes a day, 3-4 days a week.

2. Get Outdoors: Have you been walking/...

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