Stephen Holt, M.D., Founder and CEO of Natures Benefit / Holt MD Labs, he has practiced medicine since 1972 and throughout much of his career he limited his practice to a hospital setting in academic centers. Dr. Holt retired from full time hospital practice in 1995, to peruse his career as a writer, scientist and researcher/developer of natural products for the health care industry. He maintains a small private practice in New York and accepts patients by referral from other doctors only and he practices tertiary medicine. Most of Dr. Holt's referred patients have been seen by several physicians previously and they often have complex disorders. Dr. Holt will not accept a consultation without a full review of all medical history including the supplying by the patient of all past medical records.

Dr. Holt is a board certified gastroenterologist and internist, with higher training in nutrition, clinical pharmacology and medicine of addictions. Dr. Holt's qualifications as a sub-specialist exist in the US, Canada and the UK (EU). By examination or election, Dr. Holt has the following qualifications: Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK); Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada; Fellow of the American College of Physicians (U.S.); Fellow of the American College of Nutrition; Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology; Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada.

Dr. Holt is concentrating on the development of a medical teaching curriculum for the Illinois College of Physicians and Surgeons, as the President of this re-activated, eclectic school of medicine that is in the process of appointing faculty and raising operating funds. Dr. Holt practices conventional medicine primarily, but he has described the concept of "pluralistic medicine" and he believes in applying many different forms of medicine in patient management, including many forms of alternative medicine, chiropractic, osteopathic, homeopathic medicine etc, often by referral. Dr. Holt believes strongly in preventive medicine and the application of natural, first-line options, in the absence of a medical emergency.

Dr. Holt is the author of twelve books, including his bestselling Random House book, "The Soy Revolution;" Combat Syndrome X, Y and Z and his upcoming book, The Meno Plan: Natural Ways to Healthy Menstruation and Menopause His other books can be found at www.WellnessPublishing.com.

Dr. Holt has published several hundred scientific communications and writes for scientific, health care trade, consumer, pharmaceutical and popular journals. He is a frequent guest in the media on national television and radio and is interviewed frequently and quoted in scientific, trade and consumer press.

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