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Help! I Made a New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight, but I’m Struggling Apr 2nd, 2024

You made a New Year’s resolution to shed some extra weight, and you’ve been doing everything right by restricting your calories and moving your body; however, the number on the scale just won’t budge.  Weight-loss plateau is a common experience that can happen for a lot of reasons. But it...

Here’s Why Integrative Medicine Might Be Best for You Mar 18th, 2024

Integrative medicine is a patient-focused, whole-person medical practice that combines a variety of therapies and disciplines. It includes traditional Western-based medicine and other alternative methods to provide both safe and effective care.  This branch of medicine takes into account your whole person, including your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health....

Tame Those Pesky PCOS Symptoms with HRT Feb 1st, 2024

Roughly 5 million American women suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), making it the leading hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. PCOS causes an array of symptoms that can have a significant effect on quality of life — but fortunately, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help. As a leading...

Can Botox Treat Any Type of Wrinkle? Jan 4th, 2024

Botox is a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure that reduces wrinkles, facial lines, and other signs of aging. It works by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles, which helps smooth out wrinkles and create a more youthful complexion.  At BodyLogicMD in Glastonbury, Connecticut, Anita Petruzzelli, MD, and our team,  offer the latest...

Learn How Our Integrative Medicine Approach Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals Dec 7th, 2023

When you're ill, getting healthcare should go beyond treating your illness. It should also focus on holistically nurturing your overall well-being. This is the ethos of integrative medicine. At BodyLogicMD in Glastonbury, Connecticut, Anita Petruzzelli, MD, and our team are renowned for seamlessly combining conventional and alternative therapies when caring...

How Weight Loss Can Treat or Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Nov 1st, 2023

Most of the 1 in 10 Americans suffering from diabetes have Type 2 diabetes, a condition where your body is unable to use insulin properly to meet its needs. The insulin hormone helps your body burn sugar (glucose) for energy.  When your body can’t properly process sugar, it builds up...

How Hormone Therapy Reverses Vaginal Dryness to Restore Sexual Wellness Oct 1st, 2023

Has menopause thrown you off-kilter? Perhaps you’re having mood swings and find yourself becoming irritated too easily. Your sleep may be interrupted by night sweats and your days punctuated by hot flashes. Is this the new normal? In addition to those symptoms, you’re unable to fully enjoy intimate time with...

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Just Anyone to Administer Your Injectables Sep 1st, 2023

Every year in the United States, millions of people opt to reverse the most common signs of aging with cosmetic injectables. As the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment among women and men alike, injectables can erase fine lines, smooth out deep wrinkles and creases, diminish the effects of facial deflation, and...

Are You a Candidate for Testosterone Therapy? Aug 1st, 2023

We don’t spend much time talking about men and how hormones can impact their health, but it’s worth talking about. Declining testosterone levels can cause significant problems in men, similar to the hormonal changes women experience during menopause. At BodyLogicMD of Hartford, integrative medicine specialist, Anita Petruzzelli, MD,  can help to identify and diagnose hormonal...

How to Increase Your HDL (‘Good’) Cholesterol Jul 1st, 2023

When you hear the term “unhealthy cholesterol levels,” chances are you think about having high total blood cholesterol levels, or having too much “bad” LDL cholesterol. What may not immediately come to mind, however, is having low levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.  In fact, having low HDL cholesterol levels can...

How (and Why) to Get More Fiber in Your Diet Jun 1st, 2023

Despite the American Heart Association recommendation of 20-35 grams of daily fiber, the average American only consumes 16 grams of fiber per day. Fiber promotes healthy digestion, prevents constipation, helps control appetite, stabilizes blood sugar, and clears the body of harmful cholesterol. Board-certified OB/GYN and integrative medicine specialist Anita Petruzzelli, MD, at BodyLogicMD in...

Why is Weight Loss More Difficult After 40? May 2nd, 2023

Roughly three-quarters of American adults are overweight or obese, according to the CDC, meaning millions of women and men have increased risks of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, dementia, and more. Losing weight can reduce those risks, but if you’re over age 40, dropping extra pounds can be especially...

How to Reduce the Lumps and Bumps of Cellulite Apr 1st, 2023

For most women and some men, there’s no avoiding cellulite. In fact, between 80% and 90% of post-pubescent women have cellulite somewhere on their bodies, usually in their thighs, buttocks, or bellies.  Many people mistakenly think that having cellulite means they’re overweight or out of shape, but this simply isn’t the case....

5 Common Signs of Low Estrogen Mar 1st, 2023

The hormone estrogen plays a major role in your health and well-being, especially once you start menstruating. And while an estrogen decline is normal leading up to menopause and beyond, severely low levels can cause a range of bothersome effects. Thankfully, you don’t have to attempt to grin and bear...

3 Ways to Manage Vaginal Dryness Feb 1st, 2023

Vaginal dryness is more than a mild inconvenience. Often brought on by a drop in estrogen around menopause, vaginal dryness can raise your risk for infections, cause painful cracks and sores, and make intercourse painful and unappealing.  Emotional stress, douching, and allergy or cold medications can also contribute. An estimated...

How to Prevent Chronic Instability After a Sprained Ankle Jan 1st, 2023

If you’re struggling with a sprained ankle and chronic instability as a result, you aren’t alone. In fact, about 2 million Americans suffer an ankle sprain each year.  Even though sprains aren’t as serious as fractures, they can reoccur, causing pain, swelling, and tenderness.  Below, we asked our experts at...

How to Make the Most of Dermal Fillers Dec 1st, 2022

More than 3.5 million dermal filler treatments are performed every year in the United States, making fillers the second most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment (right after Botox® injections). The reason for their popularity is simple: Fillers do a great job smoothing out lines and wrinkles and restoring lost volume in...

Common Signs of Low Testosterone Levels Nov 1st, 2022

Mainstream media often focus on hormone imbalances in women because of life events, like menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. But men can experience these problems too. One common cause of hormone imbalance in men is low testosterone. Testosterone is an essential hormone that affects several aspects of a man’s health, ranging...

Why You Shouldn't Take Just Any Vitamin Supplement Oct 1st, 2022

Are you among the millions of Americans who take vitamin supplements daily? Whether it’s for counteracting an existing vitamin deficiency or as a preventive measure for various diseases, you may feel that taking a vitamin supplement is in your best interest. Americans have been using vitamin supplements since they were...

How to Improve Your Sleep Habits for Better Weight Control Sep 1st, 2022

Sleep is crucial for good health. Lack of quality sleep is associated with a host of health issues including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic disorders. It’s also important when it comes to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.  At BodyLogicMD, Dr. Anita Petruzzelli helps her patients reach an optimal level of...

5 Ways to Manage Menopausal Hot Flashes Aug 1st, 2022

As many as 75% of women experience hot flashes during menopause, making it the most common symptom of the time of life when they stop being fertile. A sudden, brief, intense increase in your body temperature is uncomfortable. In the majority of cases, hot flashes last for two years or less —...

How To Reduce Your Crow's Feet Without Surgery Jul 1st, 2022

Time etches its footprints on your body in many ways. One of the most obvious and visible forms actually looks like footprints — crow’s feet.  These outer-eye wrinkles develop over time from your natural eye movements, such as when you squint or smile. The skin at the corners of your eyes...

5 Common Nutrient Deficiencies in the US Jun 1st, 2022

We all eat differently. Some people prefer a plant-based diet, while others can’t imagine a meal without meat. Across the United States, cuisines vary by location and family. But one thing remains the same: what we eat needs to fuel our bodies. Specifically, we rely on food to provide our...

Can Anxiety Cause Erectile Dysfunction? May 1st, 2022

Many men deal with erection problems from time to time. But if you experience difficulties getting an erection when you’re ready to have intercourse — or if you have trouble sustaining an erection long enough to achieve fulfilling sex — you may be suffering from the effects of erectile dysfunction...

How Food Sensitivities Could Be Keeping You From Losing Weight Apr 1st, 2022

For some people, weight loss seems pretty easy. Just a few weeks or months of counting calories, making healthy dietary choices, and getting active, and visible weight loss results. For others, doing everything “right” in terms of diet and exercise may not seem to work. Sure, eating right and keeping...

Is Your Diet Impacting Your Sexual Health? Mar 1st, 2022

We all know that what we eat has a big impact on our physical health. Being overweight increases your risks of serious medical issues, like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.  But did you know your diet can have an influence on your sexual health, too? It’s true — and that’s...

5 Things You Should Know About Vitamins and Supplements Feb 1st, 2022

If you’re considering taking a daily supplement to meet your nutritional goals, you’re not alone. According to the American Osteopathic Association, 86% of Americans take daily vitamins or supplements, but only 51% do so under the direction of a health care provider.  As many as 22% take a supplement at...

What Is Integrative Medicine? Jan 1st, 2022

If you’re ready for a more personalized approach to health and wellness, integrative medicine may be just what the doctor ordered! With a focus on holistic, whole-body wellness, integrative medicine encourages a healthy lifestyle and addresses the underlying issues that affect your health.  At BodyLogicMD of Hartford in Glastonbury, Connecticut,...

Botox vs. Fillers: Which is Right for Me? Dec 1st, 2021

Has your self-confidence taken a hit because of dissatisfaction with your appearance? If so, it’s time to consider the benefits of nonsurgical aesthetic services. As an experienced aesthetics provider, Anita Petruzzelli, MD at BodyLogicMD, offers several options to refresh the appearance of your face and address wrinkles, creases, and areas...

Signs of Low Testosterone You May Not Be Aware Of Nov 1st, 2021

Testosterone is a hormone that’s crucial in male development and sexual function. Along with sexual characteristics, it regulates bone and muscle mass, fat distribution, and more. Testosterone is primarily produced in the testicles. It’s natural for testosterone levels to fluctuate throughout a man’s life, but an estimated 40% of men...

Help! I'm Struggling to Lose Weight Oct 6th, 2021

You aren’t alone if you’re one of the almost 50% of United States adults who try to lose weight each year but struggle to drop the excess pounds. Over 70% of adults in the US are overweight or obese.  Dr. Anita Petruzzelli at BodyLogicMD in Glastonbury, Connecticut, knows that many...

Will Integrative Medicine Work For Me? Sep 7th, 2021

Lifestyle choices, including diet, exercise, and sleep habits, play a big role in shaping your overall health. Research has connected poor lifestyle choices to numerous illnesses and diseases, but the reverse is also true: focusing on good lifestyle choices can help treat and prevent certain health problems. That’s where integrative...

5 Heart Conditions Integrative Medicine Can Help Aug 11th, 2021

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Heart disease leads to significant problems like heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. While conventional cardiology plays an essential role in treating heart attacks and heart failure, it often falls short in recommending the lifestyle changes...

Why You Don’t Want to Skip Your Annual Exam Jul 14th, 2021

You’re feeling pretty good, you haven’t had any recent health problems, and you’ve never been diagnosed with a chronic disease. Is it really that important to make time for an annual physical or wellness exam? The answer, of course, is yes. Just like infants, children, and adolescents, adults benefit from...

What to do About Painful Sex Jun 10th, 2021

Dyspareunia isn’t a word most women find themselves using, but perhaps it should be. Dyspareunia means painful sex, and it affects up to 45% of women after menopause. The problem is that because many women don’t talk about the discomfort they feel before, during, or after sex, they think they’re...

5 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency May 11th, 2021

Very few people get all the necessary vitamins and minerals from their diet alone, and even if you do take a daily multivitamin, you might have some deficiencies that you aren’t aware of. Vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition worldwide, and it might be causing symptoms that...

Comparing Botox® and Xeomin® Apr 1st, 2021

Botox® Cosmetic was the first injectable treatment for active wrinkles that was based on the botulinum A toxin. Originally developed to treat muscle spasms of the eye, Botox has since been found to have many other uses, treating conditions as varied as migraines and urinary incontinence.  Its success made its...

Intermittent Fasting Offers Benefits Beyond Weight Loss Mar 10th, 2021

Intermittent fasting is an eating strategy that puts the focus on when you eat instead of traditional diets that emphasize what you eat. Intermittent fasting is growing in popularity for its health and wellness benefits, but the concept is hardly new. Fasting has been practiced throughout history, whether it was...

5 Signs You May Be Suffering from a Testosterone Deficiency Feb 10th, 2021

Your endocrine system might be thought of as the messenger service for your body. It’s made up of a network of glands that make hormones, which regulate most of your body’s functions. Your testes secrete testosterone.  Testosterone serves numerous functions, and is especially important for boys during puberty. However, even...

7 Ways Our Customized Hormone Therapy Can Help You Combat Frustrating Menopause Symptoms Jan 15th, 2021

Women going through menopause know the symptoms all too well: hot flashes, trouble sleeping, night sweats, brain fog, weight gain, moodiness, and more. They seem to go on forever with no end in sight.  If you’re searching for relief, visit Anita Petruzzelli, MD. at BodyLogicMD in Glastonbury, Connecticut. We’ve had...