“Take Ownership of Your Health…Naturally.”

— Forrest Smith M.D.

Metabolic Syndrome, also known as Syndrome X or insulin resistance, is characterized by abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, low HDL (good) cholesterol, hypertension and abnormal blood glucose levels.


Could low metabolic energy/low body temperature be affecting your health? Do you suffer from any of the symptoms below?

  • Weight problems: can’t lose or can’t gain
  • Low body temperature / coldness
  • Brian fog / poor memory, focus and concentration
  • Low energy / fatigue
  • Depression / anxiety
  • Immune dysfunction / allergies / recurrent infections
  • Fibromyalgia and arthritic pain
  • Poor connective tissue quality / poor healing
  • Inability to hold chiropractic / osteopathic adjustments

These common symptoms may seem unrelated but they may all stem from the same root problem of low metabolic energy.

While the list of problems above seems like nothing more than day-to-day annoyances, in reality all are symptoms of low metabolic energy. The best way to eliminate these symptoms – an restore metabolic energy – is to correct the underlying problem.

What causes low metabolic energy? The most common cause in thyroid problems and/or adrenal fatigue or dysfunction. Another very common cause is hormonal imbalance – especially low progesterone or estrogen dominance in women or low testosterone in men. Restoring metabolic energy helps the body help itself, letting the self-repair mechanisms function well again and restore health.

Proper evaluation of the thyroid, adrenals and female/male hormones and treatment using prescription, natural hormone therapy or bio identical hormone replacement and supplements is essential to address the root cause of the problem, restore physiologic balance, and restore normal healthy function.

A complete physical is available to all patients with metabolic syndrome and can include but is not limited to the following:

  • Medical history
  • Metabolic physical examination
  • Body Mass Index assessment
  • Laboratory testing and interpretation may include: blood, salivary, hair and/or stool studies

There is no standard list of laboratory testing since each person is unique. These tests will be individualized for your condition after full consideration.