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The Role of Vitamins in Weight Loss

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

Let me say this unequivocally, there is no over-the-counter vitamin supplement that has any significant benefit in weight reduction.  Such claims...

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Dr. Petteruti Graduates as a Fellow of Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine

Category: Anti Aging
anti-aging, weight loss, I.M. 120, testosterone, menopause, hormones, lowT, bioidentical Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

Dr. Stephen Petteruti graduated as a fellowship trainined physician on December 14, 2013 from The American Academy of Anit-Aging and Functional Medicine. A fellowship trained physician is extra training and education, usualy one to two years above a board-certification. Dr. Petteruti is excited to bring this knowledge to New England. 

Dr. Stephen Petteruti, Shannon Petteruti, RN ...

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New Year, New YOU Contest

Category: Weight Loss
weightloss, pounds, fat, healthy, lose, beauty, makeover, new, photo, photographer, rhode island, Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

How many times have you made losing weight your New Year’s Resolution? How many times have you actually kept that resolution and seen your goal actually become your reality? Statistics show that 45% of Americans specifically make Resolutions focused on weight loss and overall health improvement; only 8% of those people actually fulfill their goal.  At I.M.120 we want that 8% to become 100%! We are launching our first ever New Year, New YOU Contest giving one lucky Grand Prize Winner the opportunity to change their life for the better. 

The Grand Prize...
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Redefining The Use Of Statins

Category: Healthy Living
statins, coq10, prescription, heart disease, high cholesterol, HDL, LDL Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

Lipitor for everybody?

A few years ago I was walking through the corridor of the hospital when I  bumped into a cardiologist colleague of mine.

"How are things going?" I asked.

"Terrible" He replied. "My rate of catheterizations is down, damn Lipitor."

He was grumbling that Statin drugs and their capacity to prevent clogged arteries had decreased his business. Over the years the use of these drugs have increased to the point where over 25% of Americans over age 40 now take them. The anti-cholesterol dogma has permeated medicine to the point that many doctors...

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The Obesity Epidemic | Drugs, Pills, & Medication

Category: Weight Loss
dr. stephen petteruti, weight loss, warwick RI doctors, bariatric doctors, belviq, phentermine, qsymia Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

Imagine that there was an epidemic sweeping the nation affecting greater than half the population. Imagine that people were dying, the epidemic was linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, sudden-death, and an increase in human misery in general. Now imagine Doctors, hospitals, Pharmaceutical companies, and the government were doing nothing about it. Or worse yet, were blaming the victims of the epidemic for it's cause. This is not the beginning of a science-fiction movie. Welcome to the great obesity epidemic of the 21st-century.

How did we get to this place? 


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Supplements | Not What They Seem

Category: New Discoveries
vitamins, mineral, nutraceuticals, supplements, dr. stephen petteruti, fillers, reading labels Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

Do you know where your supplements come from? Do they contain what it says on the label?

According to a report in the New York Times based upon a study done by researchers from Canada who tested 44 supplements from 12 different companies, up to one third of the supplements tested did not contain what they had claimed on the label. Many had nothing in them but fillers, while others had ground up weeds or other ineffective plant substances.
These products were...

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The Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

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

It's out there waiting for you, ready to take away your enthusiasm and your optimism. The wall, the weight-loss plateau. In order to succeed on your weight-loss journey, everybody must conquer the wall. Why is it there? And how do you get past it?

Simply put, your body does not like change. Come to think of it neither does your brain. Change of any sort brings stress into our lives, even a change for the better. This is true in the arena of weight loss. Your body perceives the weight reduction as a problem to be solved and quickly swings into action creating counter regulatory...

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Living 'Bouldr' By Practicing Anti-Aging Medicine

Category: Anti Aging
Dr. stephen petteruti, Shannon Petteruti, weight loss, warwick RI doctors, TESTOSTERONE, STRENGTH, MIDDLE AGE, HORMONE THERAPY, HORMONE REPLACEMENT, AGING HEALTH, TESTOSTERONE, IMPOTENCE Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

Living Boulder thanks to Antiaging Medicine

Here I am at 54, after I think 12 knee surgeries (at some point I lost count) running up and down Yawgoo Ski Resort, clearing obstacles, keeping up with my thirty-something wife and my young staff. I practice antiaging medicine so I can live better, not just longer.

I first noticed in my late 40's that I was starting to lose something. It was hard to put my finger on, but I just wasn't the same. Not the same sharpness of mind, not the same physical energy and strength. I started to wonder, "is this as good as it gets?" I was aware...

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RED SOX vs. YANKEE ticket winner!

Category: Healthy Living
Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

Creating time, events, and gatherings is good for the soul. It gives us things to look back on and talk about. Maybe they were great experiences or maybe it was something that went so wrong, when you think about it now all you can do is laugh. 

At I.M.120 we strongly believe in being active which is why our entire staff completed the BouldrDash Race today. You don't have to be in the gym everyday to lead an active life and sometimes creating memories means going to a ball game. That simple. 

You guys were so great during this past week positng your opinions (some good, some a...

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The Truth About Eggs

Category: Healthy Living
eggs, healthy protein, Dr. Petteruti, weightless RI, Warwick doctors Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

The poor, homily, every day, misunderstood egg. Is it nature's perfect food? Or a sinister vehicle enhancing the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Like most issues regarding nutrition, the answer is a bit more complex than meets the eye. When we consider the food we take it, we also need to consider the person who is taking them in. The same fact holds true for eggs. We also need to consider volume and what the other alternatives might be.

The good thing about eggs is that they are high in protein, typically around 6 g per egg. They're also a controlled portion food. That is to...

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