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Telomeres and Telomerase as Natural Therapeutic Targets

TELOMERES AND TELOMERASE AS NATURAL THERAPEUTIC TARGETS STEPHEN HOLT MD*, Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Scientific Advisor, Natural Clinician LLC Introduction The Nobel Prize for Medicine (2009) was awarded to EH Blackburn, CW Greider and JW Szostak for scientific research on telomeres and their controlling enzyme telomerase (www.nobelprize.org). Research into the biological significance of telomeres […]

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Telomeres and Telomerase in Antiaging Science

Telomeres and Telomerase in Antiaging Science STEPHEN HOLT MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emerite), Scientific Advisor, Natural Clinician LLC and Vitacost.com The Basics Telomeres are DNA caps on linear chromosomes that function to prevent aberration or loss genetic information during cell division. These “protective regions” of DNA shorten with repeated cell division in somatic cells. […]

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Therapeutic Principles for Dietary Supplement Research and Development

THERAPEUTIC PRINCIPLES FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMEMT While dietary supplements are not to be used to prevent or treat disease, at law, integrative medicine has embraced botanical and nutritional approaches to disease management. There may be a lack of scientific evidence to support the use of some nutraceuticals in disease management. This has precipitated […]

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Nutritional and Botanical Therapeutics

Nutritional and Botanical Therapeutics While dietary supplements cannot be used to diagnose, prevent or treat any disease, many dietary supplements are considered to be valuable interventions in the practice of Integrative and Anti-Aging Medicine. There are few, if any, drugs that do not have their imprint in Nature. Modern pharmacology has its roots in the […]

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Therapeutics with Natural Remedies

Therapeutic with Natural Remedies While dietary supplements cannot be used to diagnose, prevent or treat any disease, many dietary supplements are considered to be valuable interventions in the practice of Integrative and Anti-Aging Medicine. There are few, if any, drugs that do not have their imprint in Nature. Modern pharmacology has its roots in the […]

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Anti-Dependence: Nutrition and the Addicted

Anti-Dependence: Nutrition and the Addicted STEPHEN HOLT, M.D. Addictions and Dependence The word addiction has its roots in the Latin term, addictus. This term implies “great devotion”. Socio-behavioral experts prefer to use the term “dependence”. In essence, the addict devotes him or herself to an act in a habitual manner. A large proportion of the […]

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Amplifying HCG Weight Loss with Thermogenesis

AMPLIFYING HCG WEIGHT LOSS WITH THERMOGENESIS: AN ADVANCED CLINICAL PROTOCOL Ester S Mark MD, Anti-Aging Physician, Laguna Hills, CA, Scientific Advisor to Natural Clinician LLC There is a major renaissance interest in the use of intermittent HCG injections with very low calorie diets for weight control (1). Some debate has ensued on the disadvantages and […]

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Peel off the Weight

Peel off the Weight Stephen Holt, MD, Holt Institute of Medicine, Little Falls, NJ, 2009 Everyone is sick and tired of new promises for easy weight control and the last thing required these days is another fad diet or “supplement promise.” While scientists unravel the complexities of the overweight problem, treatment or management issues lag […]

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Obesity Management

Obesity Management: Obesitis, Toxic Lipo Genesis,  Thermogenesis and Syndrome X  Obesity and Related diseases have become the most common causes of premature death and disability in industrialized nations. The metabolic Syndrome X goes hand in hand with an overweight status and it affects approximately 70 million individuals in the US. Syndrome X forms a unifying […]

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