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The Good Thing About Injuries

Category: Healthy Living
injury, Intellectual Medicine 120, I.M. 120 , hormones, low t, testosterone Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

You know I believe in anti-aging medicine. Not as a pill, or hormone, but as a way of living. A pursuit. The brave fight against the ticking clock. Marching all of our forces to fight the foe on every front.

So it was in that spirit that I joined a coed adult soccer league. Nevermind that I'd never played an organized soccer game in my life. Nevermind that my arthritic knee limits me to a 40 yard dash speed better timed with a calendar then a stopwatch, I was confident that with the proper mix of good teammates and ambition (along with placing us in the lowest possible league) would...

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Gut Health | King Of The Body

Category: Healthy Living
probiotics, gut health, IBS, gluten free, celiac, colon, bacteria, dr. petteruti Posted by: ShannonPetteruti
Why probiotics are one of my top supplement recommendations?
 
Your colon, when healthy, is coated with more than 3 pounds of bacteria. This diverse community of good bacteria acts as a shield defending your body against unhealthy invaders. The colon is constructed with a very thin lining separating the outside world full of its toxins and pathological bacteria from your internal organs. Antibiotics either taken by prescription or that come laced in our food, sugar and simple carbohydrates that stimulate the growth of disease causing bacteria, and...
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Micronutrients Role In Heart Disease

Category: Healthy Living
heart disease, micronutrients, vitamins, cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, heart attack Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

February is National American Heart Awareness Month. As you may know "heart disease" is the leading cause of death in the United States. This month is dedicated to raise awareness about heart disease and to increase the knowledge about prevention.  I.M.120 offers diagnostic solutions that can support improved risk assessment and targeted treatment for you.

DIDYOU KNOW...

• Since1900, heart disease has been the #1killer ofAmericans?
• Heart disease kills more Americans than the next five top causes...

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

Category: Healthy Living
IBS, healthy gut, leaky gut, digestive health, gut health, digestive system, gut flora, bacteria Posted by: 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

Hippocrates said this more than 2,000 years ago, but we’re only now coming to understand just how right he was. Research over the past two decades has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health, and that an unhealthy gut...

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

Category: Anti Aging
Posted by: 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.

The obvious culprit is testosterone, since men gradually make less of the male sex hormone as years go by. But a surprising new answer is emerging, one that doctors say could reinvigorate the study of how men’s bodies age. Estrogen, the female sex hormone, turns out to play a much bigger role in men’s bodies...

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Chelation Therapy reduced Cardiovascular Events

Category: Anti Aging
IV nutritional therapy, chelation treatment, detox, Vitamin C, Heavy metals Posted by: 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.

Chelation is a chemical process in which a substance is delivered intravenously (through the veins) to bind atoms of metals or minerals, and hold them tightly so that they can be removed...

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Can Brown Fat Help You Lose Weight?

Category: Weight Loss
weight loss, diets, dr. petteruti, hcg, brown fat, white fat, compounding pharmacy, phentermine, b12, b-12, injections, medical doctors Posted by: 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.

Recent research by Aaron Cypess and his colleagues at Harvard University have revealed the...

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Before & After | Chris Oliver

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

Chris Oliver

Lost 60+ pounds and has never felt better!

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Exercise for Weight Loss?

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

There are several reasons for this. One is that exercise stimulates your appetite. After a vigorous...

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Know Your Compounding Pharmacy

Category: Healthy Living
weight loss, diets, dr. petteruti, hcg, compounding pharmacy, phentermine, b12, b-12, injections, medical doctors Posted by: 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.

At I.M.120, we only work with the best. Johnson's Compounding Pharmacy in Waltham, Massachusetts represents is such a standard...
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