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January 15, 2019:

Poor Sleep linked to build up of dangerous plaques throughout the body, study says

by Sandee LaMotte

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/14/health/poor-sleep-plaque-buildup/index.html

Here’s another reason why getting a good night’s sleep should be on your must-do list: Sleeping fewer than six hours a night or waking frequently raises your risk of developing damaging plaque in arteries throughout your body, not just your heart.

 

 

October 31, 2018:

Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals

by Wayne Drash

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/19/health/study-not-exercising-worse-than-smoking/index.html

New Study shows that living a sedentary life style is worse for your health then smoking, diabetes, and heart disease.  As long as you are cleared by your physician everyone should be exercising and living an active lifestyle. 

 

 

February 22, 2018:

Female Hormone Optimization Therapy:

 

http://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/signs-hormonal-imbalance

 

July 18, 2017:

Lyme disease is spreading in NC, but where – and how fast – depends on who you ask

 

Center for Disease Control

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article161748448.html#storylink=cpy
 

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June 11, 2017:

Smartphone apps are designed to cause stress when they are not used regularly and frequently. This stress results in release of Cortisol from the Adrenal Gland. This results in anxiety, increases sugar, fat, and salt cravings which ultimately results in weight gain, mood swings, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and insomnia. If this occurs on a chronic basis, it can result in Diabetes and Heart Disease, and Obesity.

Dr Zacco recommends not keeping cell phones in one’s pants pockets as he feels this is contributing to the epidemic of low Testosterone in males and low Estrogen and Progesterone in females.

Please click the link below to watch the 60 Minutes video “Brain Hacking”

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October 9, 2015:

Below you will find two of Dr. Zacco’s latest published articles related to Anti Aging & Functional Medicine.

June 2015 Zacco article

May 2015 Article Zacco

Testosterone Therapy

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Anti-Aging, Doc Talk, Hormones, Testosterone | Comments Off on Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone is made from cholesterol and is manufactured mainly in the testicles in males and ovaries and adrenal glands in females. And undeniably testosterone has an important function in the body of males and females. Most notably it enhances sex drive, builds muscles and bones, helps maintain self-confidence and the immune system, elevates mood and motivation, among many other important properties. Deficiency in testosterone results in: decreased libido decreased motivation depression increased risk of suicide decreased confidence and...

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Anti-Aging Services-Not Just for Looks!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Anti-Aging, Doc Talk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Anti-Aging Services-Not Just for Looks!

Anti-Aging Services-Not Just for Looks!

For a while now, when people thought about services in regards to anti-aging, they assumed that the process would be entirely cosmetic. While the aesthetic options offered with these types of medical services make a profound difference in the patient’s confidence, the truth is that anti-aging services benefit people on more than just a superficial level. The techniques we use at Anti Aging & Functional Medicine work for a great many clients such as people needing assistance with their hormone imbalances, nutrient...

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The Advantages of Dermal Fillers

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Doc Talk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Advantages of Dermal Fillers

The Advantages of Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers and the Anti-Aging World  Aging can be a difficult thing for most people. It can be tough to cope with the aches and the pains that are often part of the natural aging process. It can be difficult to look in the mirror and not be able to recognize the reflection that’s staring back at you, too. If you have any concerns that involve conspicuous indications of aging, however, there are options out there that can aid you. It doesn’t matter if you worry about crow’s feet, fine lines or wrinkles in general....

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Three overall anti-aging exercises

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Anti-Aging, Doc Talk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three overall anti-aging exercises

Three overall anti-aging exercises

Anti-aging doesn’t refer only to fillers, surgeries, and facial treatments. One of the easiest all over anti-aging treatments, exercise, can cost you nothing but about 20 minutes per day. You don’t need to join a gym or even buy a DVD. Here are a few simple exercises to get you started, a few of which won’t even seem like a workout.  Walking According to Prevention magazine, the minimum about of cardio you need to do per week ranges from 150 to 240 minutes. That translates to about 21 minutes of cardio per day and walking...

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Best Natural Ways To Combat Aging Skin

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018 in Anti-Aging, Doc Talk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Best Natural Ways To Combat Aging Skin

Best Natural Ways To Combat Aging Skin

Who doesn’t want to hang onto a youthful complexion for as long as possible? Men and women alike lament their aging reflections as a combination of lifestyle experience, stress, and diet take their toll on our skin. Although there are plenty of products on the market that claim to be the next “fountain of youth”, we really don’t know what goes into making these miracle products, and the result of excess chemicals on the skin will only hasten the aging process.  Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do...

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Anti-Aging Secrets

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Anti-Aging, Doc Talk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Anti-Aging Secrets

Anti-Aging Secrets

Aging is something that we all must do, but we don’t have to do it quickly. What if there were ways to change the way that our bodies and faces are aging? Would you follow the secrets to see what happens? Many of us would and that is why we are ready to share with you, these anti-aging secrets.  Sesame Oil for Anti-Aging Benefits  There are some people who use sesame oil every day when they wake up. By rubbing it all over your skin, you can start to feel an amazing difference. Your skin soaks in the oil, which helps it to stay...

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Good Reasons to Get Dermal Fillers

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Doc Talk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Good Reasons to Get Dermal Fillers

Good Reasons to Get Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers and a Youthful and Soft Complexion  Aging is a totally normal process. That doesn’t mean that indications of aging are necessarily welcome, however. If you have any frustrations that involve the emergence of wrinkles and fines lines on your formerly baby-soft skin, you’re certainly not alone. If you have any worries that involve sagging and loss of firmness, there are many others who share your concerns, too. Terrific news is on hand for people who want to reverse the aging process, however. Dermal fillers are...

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Top 5 Anti-Aging Tips Every Woman Needs to Know

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Anti-Aging, Doc Talk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top 5 Anti-Aging Tips Every Woman Needs to Know

Top 5 Anti-Aging Tips Every Woman Needs to Know

Aging is a natural process. Every single person on this planet is getting older every second of every day. It can be a daunting thought. You’re older now than you were when you began reading this just a moment ago. You’ll never that young again. Yikes. Thankfully, in this modern age, we’re able to combat the aging process with some very inventive techniques. From the food you eat to what you use on your skin, here are the Top 5 ways to increase the longevity of your youthful features. Top 5 Anti-Aging Tip & Tricks...

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Myths About Aging Whats Fact And Whats Not

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Anti-Aging, Doc Talk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Myths About Aging Whats Fact And Whats Not

Myths About Aging Whats Fact And Whats Not

Aging is a natural part of life. While there are many anti-aging treatments available, your body will still change as you get older. Many people dread getting older because they hear a lot of myths about aging. That is why it is important to get the facts.  Myth: It is too Late to Start Exercising  Fact: It is never too late to start exercising. In fact, exercise has anti-aging benefits. You will be able to reap the same benefits by exercising in your 60s and 70s that you would if you were in your 20s or 30s. Exercise can help...

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The Anti-Aging Diet

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Doc Talk, Hair Transplantation, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Anti-Aging Diet

The Anti-Aging Diet

Aging is a process that everyone will go through. Although you will not be able to stop this process, there are things that you can do to slow it down. An anti-aging diet can help slow down the aging process. There are a number of foods that you should include in your diet.  Oats  It is important to include low-glycemic index foods in an anti-aging diet. Low-glycemic index foods do not cause your blood sugar to spike. High-glycemic index food can cause wrinkles and acne. Oats are a low-glycemic index food. They can also protect the...

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AZ Hair Restoration

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Doc Talk, Hair Transplant, Hair Transplantation | Comments Off on AZ Hair Restoration

AZ Hair Restoration

Many patients who come to see our practice are throughly confused about the types and methods for hair transplantation or hair restoration.  We have found it best to fully educated our customers so they know what is best for them and their unique hair needs. The comparison of the FUE and FU Strip Method and MFU is sometimes complicated so during your free consultation, Dr. Zacco will create an individualized plan for you and explain your options.  Together, Dr. Zacco and you will decide on a plan that is right for you. A comparison of Hair...

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Welcome to Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Anti-Aging, Doc Talk | Comments Off on Welcome to Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine

Welcome to Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine

Welcome to our new site, please allow us to assist you in regaining a more youthful energy level and zest for life. Utilizing techniques of Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine, our goal is to return your energy and vitality to a more youthful level. Traditional medicine is focused on treating disease and prescribing medication.  We prefer prevention and a more holistic approach and elimination of medication whenever possible.  Optimization and restoration is the key. • Decreased Sex Drive/ Erectile Dysfunction / Fizzling Love Life / Retired...

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Hair Loss Treatments for Men and Women

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Doc Talk, Hair Transplant, Hair Transplantation | Comments Off on Hair Loss Treatments for Men and Women

Hair Loss Treatments for Men and Women

Hair Loss Treatments for Men and Women Hair loss treatments for men and women require an approach that is unique to their individual condition. Male and female pattern hair loss called alopecia. Alopecia is the medical term used to describe the most common form of hair loss in both men and women. For Men The usual areas of the scalp where hair is resistant to hair loss, is the sides and back of the scalp. At your consultation, Dr. Arthur Zacco and you will decide on an individual plan that is right for you. Hair is taken from the resistant...

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Hair Transplantation Philosophy

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Doc Talk, Hair Transplant | Comments Off on Hair Transplantation Philosophy

Hair Transplantation Philosophy

Dr. Authur Zacco founded AZ Hair Restoration in 1996 and has been dedicated to providing his clients the very best leading-edge technologies. We pledge the following as our Hair Transplantation Philosophy: • AZ Hair Restoration stays at the forefront of the latest proven and beneficial advancements in hair transplantation. We don’t limit ourselves with one technique. We employ several hair transplanting techniques, alone or in combination to provide you with the best possible hair transplantation process available. We do NOT rely on gimmicks,...

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Fatigue

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Adrenal Fatique, Doc Talk, Fatigue, Hormones, IV Nutritional Therapy, Testing, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Fatigue

Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common complaints we hear from our new patients.  It affects all aspects of our lives’ sex, work, and play.  The underlying cause of fatigue, if left untreated, it can increase the chance of cancer, diabetes, heart attack, strokes, suicide, depression, and accidents just to name a few. When one is chronically fatigued, cholesterol increases, blood pressure increases, fat increases (especially belly fat), triglyceride increases, and systemic inflammation, atherosclerosis, and premature aging.  It’s frequently...

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Leaky Gut

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Doc Talk, Leaky Gut | Comments Off on Leaky Gut

Leaky Gut

Leaky Gut is a term first coined by non-traditional medicine years ago and it was not until late 2014 that traditional medicine started recognizing it as a real problem. Basically, Leaky Gut exists when the lining cells of the gastrointestinal tract (GI) separate allowing content of the GI system to enter the body between the separated cells.  Once these digested particles get between the cells and into the body they are recognized as foreign and are attacked by natural killer white blood cells and antibodies.  Once this occurs, the...

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Chelation Therapy

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Chelation Therapy, Doc Talk | Comments Off on Chelation Therapy

Chelation Therapy

Chelation Therapy Effective & Innovative Anti-Aging Chelation Therapy in Raleigh, North Carolina Markedly, for decades using chelation therapy is the goto for treating heavy metal poisoning. In brief, this treatment is performed through a specialized IV infusion. Patient’s receive a natural solution full of several types of minerals and vitamins. Additionally, within the solution, note the inclusion of a specific amino acid known as EDTA. What is EDTA Used in Chelation IV or Oral Therapy? EDTA is known to attract various heavy...

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Hair Loss Alopecia

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Doc Talk, Hair Transplant | Comments Off on Hair Loss Alopecia

Hair Loss Alopecia

There is exciting news concerning new techniques and technology in hair restoration for the treatment of male and female pattern baldness called alopecia. Hair loss Alopecia is a condition with different causes, but the most common form is male and female pattern hair loss alopecia. This occurs when the scalp follicles are exposed to certain hormones such as dihydroxytestosterone, also known as DHT. If you are genetically programmed to undergo alopecia, at a certain age, your scalp follicles in certain areas of your scalp will atrophy or...

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Doctor Assisted Weight Loss

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Doc Talk, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Doctor Assisted Weight Loss

Doctor Assisted Weight Loss

Doctor Assisted Weight Loss Our doctor assisted weight loss focuses is on System Optimization so that you can lose weight AND be at your best.  Anti Aging & Functional Medicine does NOT focus on the traditional method of “calories in/calories out”. A History of Weight Loss and Learning Dr. Zacco comes from a family that obesity knows all too well. His mother was on “To Tell The Truth”, a nationally syndicated game show in the 1970’s as the first person in the United States to have her mouth wired shut to lose weight. “She had tried every...

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Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Anti-Aging, Doc Talk, IV Nutritional Therapy | Comments Off on Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Often Overlooked Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies Many of us experience symptoms that are a result of vitamin and mineral deficiencies such as; fatigue, slow healing, hypothyroidism, decreased stamina, low libido, cardiac arrhythmia’s, hair loss, skin diseases, and the list goes on and on. Some athletes feel IV nutrient therapy (see Doctor OZ video) allow them a quicker recovery and enhanced stamina.  A nutrient is defined as a substance that provides nourishment for growth and metabolism. Many mistakenly think that people who live in...

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Adrenal Fatigue

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Adrenal Fatique, Doc Talk | Comments Off on Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands are chronically over worked.  The adrenal glands are triangle shaped endocrine glands that are ½ inch high and 3 inches long that rest on top of each kidney.  When under stress, they release hormones responsible for the “fight/flight” response, like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones are very useful under acute situations like running from a bear.  Cortisol and adrenaline shunts blood away from your GI tract and skin and shunts it toward organs needed during emergencies like running from a...

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Cortisol Hormone Therapy

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Cortisol, Doc Talk, Hormones | Comments Off on Cortisol Hormone Therapy

Cortisol Hormone Therapy

Cortisol Hormone Cortisol is a very important hormone produced by the adrenal gland. It is produced in response to physical or mental stress.  For example, sleep deprivation is very stressful on the human brain and body.  To deal with this stress, the adrenal glands increase production of cortisol.  Elevated levels makes us more alert and awake, which is helpful in stressful situations but to much can also hurt us over time. Chronic elevation in cortisol can result in: Increase belly fat Inability to lose weight Hyperglycemia Diabetes...

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Growth Hormone

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Doc Talk, Hormones | Comments Off on Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone

GROWTH HORMONE (GH OR HGH) Many consider growth hormone to be one of the most important hormones of the human body. Most of us are familiar with the effects of growth hormone on children, it makes them grow. If a deficiency is left untreated, it can result in short stature adults. Many times, those same adults have growth hormone deficiencies that are life long. Unfortunately, too frequently once a growth hormone deficient child reaches adulthood, growth hormone is stopped. Sometimes children with normal levels of hormone reach adulthood and...

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Progesterone therapy

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Doc Talk, Hormones, Progesterone | Comments Off on Progesterone therapy

Progesterone therapy

Progesterone Therapy Progesterone deficiency will cause insomnia and superficial sleep, resulting in repeated awakenings, anxiety, and mood swings. This is why post menopausal women frequently have superficial sleep and anxiety disorders. Progesterone therapy treatment resulting in adequate levels will many times, resolve these issues. Almost every cell in the human body has progesterone receptors, yet after a hysterectomy, women are usually NOT prescribed progesterone so sleep and anxiety disorders frequently follow. Progesterone is a...

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Estrogen

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Doc Talk, Estrogen, Hormones, Testosterone | Comments Off on Estrogen

Estrogen

ESTROGENS: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), Estriol (E3), 16 OH Estrone, 4 OH Estrone, 2 OH Estrone Estrogen is responsible for keeping the female and male healthy in too many ways to mention here. However, most notably, it maintains bones and muscle mass, keeps the skin and vaginal mucosa healthy, and minimizes breast sagging. If a woman or man has a family or personal history of breast cancer, their estrogen metabolism should be evaluated and addressed if needed (16 OH Estrone). If you are having hot flashes and you are over 30 years old,...

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Thyroid Hormone

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Ancillary Services, Doc Talk, Hormones, Thyroid | Comments Off on Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid Hormone Dr. Zacco will extensively evaluate your thyroid hormone function and antibodies.  The supporting thyroid hormone nutrients will also be measured; Iodine, Selenium, Zinc, etc.. Sub-optimal thyroid function can produce symptoms, such as; fatigue, low libido, ED (erectile dysfunction), decreased motivation, decreased mood, and weight gain, just to name a few. It is important to maintain optimal function of your Thyroid.  In order for your thyroid to function optimally, the iodine and other nutrients must be sufficiently present....

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Testosterone Therapy

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Anti-Aging, Doc Talk, Hormones, Testosterone | Comments Off on Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone Therapy All About Effective Testosterone Therapy in Raleigh, NC Testosterone is a main male hormone that impacts a man’s ability to have sex and father a child among other male attributes connected with proper testosterone levels. This hormone is found in both males and females at different levels. A testosterone deficit in men can result in troubling symptoms and development of adverse health conditions if not treated promptly and effectively. How Aging Impacts a Man’s Hormone Levels Much like women that develop...

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Our Motto

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Doc Talk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Our Motto

Our Motto

Our motto: “If you are enjoying life’s pleasures to the fullest, you are living life to the fullest.”         Improved Sex Drive for Men and Woman Improve the Desire for Intimacy for Men and Woman Improve ED (Erectile Dysfunction) Have More Energy Greater Muscle Mass Decreased Chance of Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity, etc. IV and Oral Nutrient Supplementation Dr. Zacco’s Holistic “Once Upon A Time” Weight Loss Program Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Put an End to Nightly Insomnia and...

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Often Ignored Nutritional Deficiency

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Ancillary Services, Anti-Aging, Doc Talk, IV Nutritional Therapy, Testing | Comments Off on Often Ignored Nutritional Deficiency

Often Ignored Nutritional Deficiency

VITAMIN AND MINERAL DEFICIENCIES / IV NUTRITIONAL THERAPY What many people don’t realize is that we can experience a variety of symptoms that can indicate a vitamin/mineral nutritional deficiency. Symptoms may include: hair loss, fatigue, depression, dry skin, dry hair, headaches, muscle weakness, exercise fatigue, and more. There are some tests that are conducted in order to find out if you have a vitamin/mineral deficiency. Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine offers a specialized test in order for Dr. Zacco to determine if you have a...

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