St. Petersburg Health & Wellness
Increasing Health Span and Extending Life Span
Here at St. Petersburg Health & Wellness we diagnose and treat the following conditions that fall within the realm of Metabolic Medicine:
- Disorders of Nutrition including Overnutrition and Nutrient Deficiencies and Depletions
- Disorders of lipid metabolism and cardiovascular risk assessment
- Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes
- Common genetic variations leading to disease states
Traditional Western Medicine or Allopathic Medicine sees the individual primarily as individualized organ systems: heart, lungs, kidneys, digestive tract, etc. It assigns diseases to these systems based on a set of symptoms, signs, abnormal labs and tissue pathology. Once the diagnosis is given to the diseased organ system, pharmacologic or surgical treatment is initiated.
Regenerative Medicine is based on the body’s ability to restore itself. At the center of this ability is the stem cell. Stem cells are cells that have the ability to differentiate or mature into cells that can replace damaged or injured cells. Metabolic and Functional Medicine’s approach to this is accomplished by providing you the optimum nutrients and eliminating potential toxins that can disrupt your stem cell function and longevity.
by Les Cole, MD, ABAARM, ABIHM and Kathie Gonzales, ARNP, BC Understanding Cancer Cells There are basically two types of cells that make up cancer. The first are cancer stem cells (CSCs) that act as the “brains of the operation”. They determine how cancer acts. The...
By Les Cole, MD, St. Petersburg Health & Wellness How would you like to finally lose weight this year and keep it off? Skeptical? Understandable! You’ve probably dieted (no matter the diet) and exercised (no matter the exercise) and wound up hitting a plateau that...
(ATP) Active Thyroid Hormone = T3 by Les Cole, MD, St. Petersburg Health & Wellness Are You Depressed? Anxious? Panic Attacks? Depression is a major symptom of hypothyroidism and many of the symptoms of depression are the same as hypothyroid symptoms. And when...
What Drives Us
We are committed to improving and preserving the Health & Wellness of each and every client who walks through our door. Utilizing the latest research and testing methods; we practice Functional, Anti-Aging, Preventive & Integrative Medicine. We are committed to community education on Healthy Lifestyles.
Whether you have a significant health problem, want to optimize your health or slow the aging process, we are glad you have found your way here. To get you started, please read the following article. It will give you some idea of how we will work together to achieve your goals.