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Defining Syndrome X

Defining Syndrome X Syndrome X or the metabolic syndrome is a cluster (constellation) of conditions that form a specific, health-challenging entity. Syndrome X may be regarded as the root cause of cardiovascular disease in Western society. It has been described as a hidden epidemic that affects 70 million Americans. The conditions that occur in Syndrome […]

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Diabetes Mellitus and Syndrome X

Diabetes Mellitus and Syndrome X By Stephen Holt, MD Introduction Diabetes mellitus affects nearly 16 million Americans, or 6% of the population, and its incidence is increasing at an alarming rate. Many with diabetic conditions may not be aware they have it, or if they are, may not know that a change in lifestyle can […]

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Metabolic Syndrome, Syndrome X: Syndrome X, Y, Z.

Metabolic Syndrome, Syndrome X: Syndrome X, Y, Z…? Stephen Holt, MD, LLD(Hon.) ChB., PhD, DNM, FRCP (C) MRCP (UK), FACP, FACG, FACN, FACAM, OSJ Introduction Metabolic syndrome, or “Syndrome X,” as it is often called, is the variable combination of obesity, hypercholesterolemia and hypertension linked, by an underlying resistance to insulin. This condition is often […]

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Pre-Menstrual Syndrome Naturally

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome Naturally By Stephen Holt, MD INTRODUCTION Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) defies clear definition. In its classic form, it is a disorder of biorhythm that results in a series of unpleasant cyclical symptoms and signs, prior to menstruation. It is naïve to believe that PMS is a simple hormonal disorder requiring merely focused hormonal intervention. […]

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Syndrome X Update

Syndrome X Update By Stephen Holt, M.D., MRCP, FRCP (C), FACP, FACG, FACN, FACAM, Physician Americans have learned to fear tragic diseases such as AIDS and cancer. Many of them are taking action to prevent their occurrence. Meanwhile, more and more people are attempting to follow �fad� diets to lose weight, improve their appearance and […]

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Natural Approaches to the Metabolic Syndrome, Syndrome X

Natural Approaches to the Metabolic Syndrome, Syndrome X Stephen Holt, MD, MRCP( UK ), FRCP(C), FACP, FACG, FACN, FACAM Introduction Metabolic syndrome, or “Syndrome X,” as it is often called, is the combination of obesity, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension linked by an underlying resistance to insulin. This condition is often associated with excess insulin secretion. The […]

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Metabolic Syndrome Townsend Letter

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): “Syndrome X of the Ovaries: Syndrome O” I have already highlighted the importance of the Metabolic Syndrome X as a cause of much disability and premature death in women (and men). The variable combination of hypertension, high or abnormal blood cholesterol and an overweight status are fueled by insulin resistance. These […]

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Syndrome X of the ovaries

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): “Syndrome X of the Ovaries: Syndrome O” I have already highlighted the importance of the Metabolic Syndrome X as a cause of much disability and premature death in women (and men). The variable combination of hypertension, high or abnormal blood cholesterol and an overweight status are fueled by insulin resistance. These […]

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Metabolic Syndrome X: A Global Health Initiative

METABOLIC SYNDROME X: THE NEW GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE A Common Medical Scenario During a recent doctor’s visit, Mr. Smith was warned about his high blood cholesterol, elevated blood pressure and expanding waistline. He left with dietary guidelines for weight loss, and two prescriptions; one prescription was for a water pill (diuretic) to lower his blood […]

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The Power of Synergy

NATURAL THERAPEUTICS: THE POWER OF SYNERGY© Stephen Holt, MD, PhD, DSc, LLD, DNM, ChB, FRCP (C), MRCP (UK), FACP, FACG, FACN, FACAM, KSJ, Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Scientific Adviser to www.naturalclinician.com. Definition: Synergy “According to Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary: Synergy, [Gr. synergia, joint work, from synergein, to work together.] is combined or co-operative action or […]

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