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3 Things to Use Metagenics For

Functional & Metabolic Medicine Williamsville, NYMetagenics is a health and dietary supplement line that we offer here at Jack Bertolino’s office. By promoting good health and nutrition, Metagenics can be used to treat a variety of different things including, but not limited to, digestinal issues, bone density, and nutritional absorption. To help you better understand Metagenics and decide whether or not they’re good for you, read this article.

Digestinal Issues

If you suffer from digestive issues such as acid reflux, then you may want to consider using one of our Metagenics vitamins. By lining your digestive tract, you can help soothe your digestive lining and get rid of too much gas and acid.

Bone Density

Both men and women start to lose calcium in their bones as they age, making them more prone to extreme bone breaks and fractures. To help you create stronger bones that are less susceptible to breaking, you may want to consider taking a Metagenics supplement that contains ingredients like calcium in it.

Nutritional Absorption

A lot of times people take expensive vitamins and supplements but don’t reap the benefits because their body isn’t able to absorb them. Metagenics are different because they contain specific ingredients that help your body naturally absorb these nutrients so that you can stay healthy for longer.

Here at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Jack Bertolino only offers patients brands of products that are trusted and beneficial. If you are looking for ways to improve your overall health, consider investing in Metagenics. To learn more about what Metagenics product can help you and your specific needs, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!

The Importance of Probiotics

ProbioticsWith it still being the beginning of the year, hopefully, you haven’t given up yet on your goals to live a healthier life as a healthier you. Although diet and exercise are the two components that will get you on the right track, taking things like probiotics will help regulate your digestive system. But what are probiotics exactly and how can they benefit your health? Read on to learn more.

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are a healthy type of live bacteria and yeast that are said to aid in the health of your digestive system. By balancing the good and bad bacteria in your body, probiotics help to regulate your digestive system and overall digestive health. Specifically, probiotics work to treat patients who suffer from illnesses like:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites)
  • Antibiotic-related diarrhea

How Can You Get Probiotics?

You’ve likely seen the commercials for yogurt filled with probiotics with actresses like Jamie Lee Curtis claiming that they have helped her feel better than ever before. As the most popular way to get probiotics, yogurt is a great way. However, Dr. Jack Bertolino also offers patients the ability to get these same health benefits but in pill form with a series of pills called the Ultra Flora line. Filled with pure strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis, this patented formula will aid you in getting optimal gut health.

By ridding your body of harmful bacteria and coating your gut with good bacteria, you can live a more comfortable and healthy life. In addition to a strict diet and frequent exercise, taking probiotics (especially if you have an illness like IBS) will help to regulate your digestive system. To learn more about probiotics and how our unique system can help you, contact Dr. Jack Bertolino today!

What is functional, integrative and wellness medicine?

Functional & Metobolic Medicine in Williamsville, NY

So many individuals are not being satisfied with the current health care model. Patients and doctors are continually frustrated with the practice and management of individual health care. Is the level of services rendered to patients what they perceive their health insurance carriers will cover? Is a yearly physical, which on average in 15 minutes, a good marker for the problems to come? Are all organ systems being looked at and managed effectively? What steps are being done to aid in prevention? Are you confident with your health status? Are you getting what you pay for? Unfortunately we all pay a lot and this is predictably going to increase as the new health care laws take hold. Physicians hands are tied and they feel increasing pressure to do the right thing and maintain patient care and confidentiality as well as sustain good relationships with their patients. Not easy and probably not sustainable for long. Will your doctor last as long as you need him or her? It’s as if your doctor is on a chain gang, you know like all those prison movies, each one chained to the next, walking in lock step. Along side each of us are the guards, your HMO and our malpractice carriers keeping us in line not letting any new thoughts come through. Many of us have broken out.

Functional & Metobolic Medicine in Williamsville, NY

The mission of functional and integrative medicine is simple, to improve outcomes with early prevention and assessment, and give comprehensive management of complex chronic problems. Incorporate mind, body, community and spirit with less invasive more traditional therapies. Wellness is a noun meaning, “the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health”. Medicine and care are changing, like most of the world, and are we as health care practitioners changing with it? Are you getting what you think your paying for? It’s your health after all. Some good thoughts to ponder. Contact SMOOTH SOLUTIONS MEDICAL AESTHETICS today!

– Jack G. Bertolino, MD