The Collaboration of Vitamin D3, Mastic, and Me …
Diminish Metabolic Syndrome Risk
by Dr. Joyce Block

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4. Metabolic Syndrome is a major problem throughout the world, leading to heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. Clue: The abbreviation for this condition

8. High serum high-density liporotein (HDL) cholesterol levels is one of symptoms of MetSyn. Clue: True or false? (Find out if you’re a reader of “detail”)

9. H. pylori must be fought again and again, and antibiotics are not the long-term ___. Clue: Solution

12. ___ and stroke are not far behind heart disease as killer diseases in the U.S. and world. Clue: A condition where the body fails to utilize glucose properly

13. H. pylori lives in both the oral ___ and the GI tract. Clue: Orifice

14. The overwhelming scientific data regarding the effectiveness of a certain form of Vitamin D should ___ providers to consider cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) as their preferred choice for vitamin D supplementation. Clue: Motivate

15. One sure way to come down with MetSyn is through ___. Clue: A body mass index of 30.0 – 39.9


1. Because mastic has been proven to inhibit the spread of cancer cells derived from several types of human neoplasia, it must be used therapeutically for ___ and for maintenance. Clue: Destruction

2. Reducing the discomfort, inflammation, and GI damage is mastic’s most immediate and noticed ___. Clue: Perk

3. A new review paper reports that ___ (vitamin D3) reduces mortality in adults more than placebo or no treatment, but that other forms of vitamin D do not. Clue: The form of Vitamin D associated with mortality reduction

5. It is ___ to say that if something can be done about both the vitamin deficiency and the bacteria, the risks of MetSyn can be significantly lowered. Clue: A place to seek in danger

6. Vitamin D deficient subjects also tested ___ for the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori … compared to those with neither condition. Clue: Opposite of negative

7. MetSyn has been associated with a plethora of ___ including those of the breast, pancreas, colon and liver, according to a recent review. Clue: Abnormal cells (pl.)

10. The journal Medicine (Baltimore) finds a two times greater risk of MetSyn among vitamin D ______ subjects who also were H. pylori–positive. Clue: Insufficient

11. According to the Medicine (Baltimore) paper, vitamin D deficiency is readily solved with the ___ ingestion of 5,000 to 10,000 IU/day. Clue: Every day of the week


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