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Weight Loss Specialist

Anita Petruzzelli, MD

Integrative Medicine located in Glastonbury, CT

Your body is unique, which explains why one-size-fits-all weight-loss plans may not work for you. Board-certified integrative medicine specialist Anita Petruzzelli, MD, provides customized weight-loss plans at BodyLogicMD of Hartford in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Using a hand-tailored approach helps you make the integrative, lifestyle changes you need for effective weight loss. If hormonal issues play a role in your weight-loss challenges, Dr. Petruzzelli addresses imbalances from the inside out with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for weight loss. Call today or book your consultation online.

Weight Loss Q&A

How does hormonal imbalance affect my weight?

Your endocrine system is a sophisticated engine inside your body that churns out hormones. A poorly working endocrine system causes an internal communication breakdown in your body, affecting your metabolism, digestion, overall energy, and much more. When your hormones are imbalanced, losing weight can be more of a challenge. 

One of the best ways to overcome weight-loss hurdles and see real results is to visit an integrative medicine practitioner like Dr. Petruzzelli who can help to correct your underlying issues. 

Dr. Petruzzelli works with you to understand your unique needs and recommends targeted assessments of critical biomarkers to identify any underlying hormone imbalances. She then creates a comprehensive plan to help you achieve your weight-loss goals.

What is a weight-loss assessment?

Before designing a targeted weight-loss program for you, Dr. Petruzzelli first recommends a comprehensive evaluation to look for internal factors that might stand in your way. Your evaluation often includes:

  • Genetic testing
  • Resting metabolic testing
  • Food sensitivity testing 

You also might benefit from a test to see if your diet provides the right amount of vitamins and nutrients. Dr. Petruzzelli uses the SpectraCell micronutrient test to measure minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites and how they affect cellular function in your body. 

Another test, the GI Effects® comprehensive stool profile, provides instant clinical information to improve gut health. Dr. Petruzzelli also uses the InBody scan, a more accurate way to evaluate your body composition. This test can show changes in your fat mass, muscle mass, and body fat percentage — vital information to aid in your weight-loss journey.

What is included in integrative weight loss?

Your weight-loss plan includes customized nutrition strategies to eliminate unhealthy foods from your diet. The typical program features calorie-restricted diets, detox, and intermittent fasting to kickstart your metabolism to promote weight loss. 

At BodyLogicMD of Hartford, Dr. Petruzzelli also provides high-quality vitamins and supplements to address any deficiencies. If hormones play a role in your weight-loss challenges, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can bring your body into balance. Dr. Petruzzelli offers pellet therapy to restore the estrogen and testosterone your body may be lacking.

Count on BodyLogicMD of Hartford to guide your journey to a healthy weight and optimal wellness. Find out more about customized weight-loss programs today by calling or scheduling your consultation online.