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Can Pets Increase Your Natural Love Drug And Prevent A Heart Attack?

Can Pets Increase Your Natural Love Drug And Prevent A Heart Attack?

Dr. Thomas Polucki, top Santa Clarita chiropractor and bio-identical nutrition expert, shares some amazing human health benefits of pet companionship. 

By Dr. Thomas Polucki

This little furball is happy to see you and can’t wait for a scratch on the head. Return your pet’s love and enjoy the amazing human health benefits of pet companionship.

Yes, pets may help their humans prevent having a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association.

Now, those of us who have pets in Santa Clarita hardly need a scientist to tell us that our pets’ unconditionally enthusiastic greetings and loyalty are good for our hearts.

Still, it’s good to know there’s scientific evidence to measure and confirm some of the human health benefits of pet companionship.

Pets don’t judge us – they love us unconditionally unless we mistreat them. Otherwise, they are always happy just to be with us. So please, if you decide to bring home a pet, take extra special care of it.

The Natural Love Drug from Pet Interaction

Here’s why: When you truly return your pet’s unconditional affection and companionship, you can unlock something special in your own body chemistry – a natural love drug that only shows up when the relationship isn’t just about you.

Men and women who take care of pets handle stress better, with fewer dangerous spikes in blood pressure.

Singles and couples show less stress, more happy hormones and this natural love drug when there’s direct interaction with their pets, especially dogs.

Children get sick less often when there’s a family dog, mainly because pets bring germs into the household and positively challenge the family’s immune systems.

Charlie Brown was right, Lucy: Dog germs are actually good for you after all.

Seniors are more physically and socially active when they care for their pet dogs.

At all ages, walking together has emotional and physical health benefits for both the pet and pet owner. Upsides include improving mood, increasing likelihood of social contact, stimulating circulation, decreasing obesity, blood pressure, risks for heart attack, cancer, stroke and diabetes…it’s all good,  and even better with your best furry friend at your side.

RELATED: Read more Dr. Polucki Family Health Hour news articles on KHTS’s website

One last thing, and it’s important: Please support your local pet rescues and shelters. The life you save could be your own.

Take Dr. Polucki’s Free Online Survey

Maybe you’ve experienced a piece of the puzzle here or there and found some temporary relief from whatever health issue is holding you back.

But our goal in functional medicine is to repair the hidden injuries and chemical imbalances that are getting in the way of restoring full health. We want to get you back to the things you love most, and give you back to the people who love and need you most.

I’d like to show you just how amazing you can be. Take the free online survey at and you may qualify for a free 15-minute phone consultation.

About Santa Clarita Chiropractor Dr. Thomas Polucki

Dr. Thomas Polucki is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor and Certified Upper Cervical Chiropractor.

Dr. Polucki provides Functional Medicine services in most cities via remote labs and Internet consultations. He sees patients by appointment at 25050 Peachland Ave., Suite 105, Newhall, Calif., 91321. Visit for more information or call 661-753-9340 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Polucki also hosts the “Dr. Polucki Family Health Hour” on AM 1220 KHTS radio in Santa Clarita Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon. Click here to listen to the podcasts.

The information in this article is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease.

Source: Santa Clarita News

Can Pets Increase Your Natural Love Drug And Prevent A Heart Attack?

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