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HEALTH

Reclaim Your Vitality By Dr. John Monhollon

As we start a new year, many people make resolutions to go to the gym to get fit, but how about having more cocktails instead? Don’t get too excited! I am not speaking of the alcoholic variety, but cocktails that can change the way you feel. If this sounds like your ideal health strategy, all you need to do is get in the habit of going to the IV room for IV cocktails. We are fortunate that today we have access to alternative treatments not available to previous generations. Dr. John Monhollon

Since there are many great IV cocktails, how do you know which one is right for you?

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Are you feeling a slump since Thanksgiving dinner or has the holiday season left you

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feeling older and less jolly? Show some love to your heart, brain and liver by taking on

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a cocktail of phosphatidyl choline, known more widely by its brand name – Plaquex,

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a product I highly recommend to my patients for anti-aging. What is Plaquex? It is a preparation of phosphatidyl choline, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. It makes up 70% of our cell membranes. Having more phosphatidyl choline can help reverse the signs of aging and revitalize some major organs. How can Plaquex help me? Just to name a few ways, Plaquex can help with Alzheimer’s, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and fatty liver disease. Atherosclerosis or plaque on the walls of arteries is a heterogeneous mixture made up of multiple substances including hard calcified material and waxy cholesterol based material. We believe that Plaquex emulsifies and helps remove the waxy cholesterol based portion of the plaque. It also seems that Plaquex may prevent atherosclerosis by trapping oxidized LDL cholesterol and therefore preventing it from damaging the arterial wall. Less plaque in the arteries translates into lower stroke and heart attack risk. There is another brain benefit of Plaquex in addition to increased blood flow. Phosphatidlyl choline is a precursor to acetylcholine, which is one of the principle neurotransmitters that the brain uses for thinking. At least in theory, making the raw material phosphatidyl choline readily available to the brain should promote a plentiful supply of the thinking chemical. Fatty liver disease is a common condition in which fat infiltrates healthy liver tissue, compromising its function. Almost half of middle age adults in America have this condition and it is almost entirely as a result of poor eating habits that have become the cultural norm. Switching to the natural food that was designed to be human fuel is the primary treatment for a fatty liver. Phosphatidyl choline is the IV treatment of choice. I encourage my patients to do both. So if the holiday season has taken its toll on you or if you’re feeling weary for other reasons, there is help. This year make a New Year’s Resolution to try a different kind of cocktail – Plaquex.

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