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Announcing New Center in Southeast Houston

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We’re So Popular in Houston, We’re Opening a Second Center to Better Serve Our Clients!

If you live in Southeast Houston, you’re in luck: We’re your new neighbor!

We open the doors to our fabulous new Center in Webster next week. Starting January 26 we’re open for complimentary blood screening, while February 10 is the official grand opening date for complimentary consultations.

We’re excited to announce that Lisa Sachdev, DO, will lead the Center and create customized prediabetes treatment plans for clients using cutting-edge biomarker screening, advanced nutrition, targeted medication for underlying conditions, hormone optimization, and other therapies.

(In case you’re wondering, a “DO” has the same qualifications and schooling as an “MD.” DOs practice osteopathic medicine, which is centered on a more holistic, integrative way of treating a patient, rather than treating symptoms alone. DOs focus more heavily on the prevention of disease.)

Dr. Sachdev is an all-star family physician who has been honored with numerous awards, including a 2011 Patients’ Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award and America’s Top Doctors Award.

She believes that nutrition goes hand in hand with good health.

“Combining conventional medicine with complementary therapies is the best way to prevent diabetes, improve longevity and achieve complete mind-body wellness,” says Dr. Sachdev.

Visit the new PreDiabetes Center of Southeast Houston for your free diabetes screening and meet with Dr. Sachdev in a relaxed, one-on-one consultation!

Higher Risk of Prediabetes and Diabetes for Adults with Eczema

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Cardiovascular Risks in People with Certain Skin Disorder

skin-magnifying-glass-400x400Having eczema could raise the odds of you developing prediabetes and diabetes.

According to a study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, adults with eczema are at risk for a number of conditions that all add up to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. They report that prediabetes and diabetes is one condition for which people with eczema have increased risk.

Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University looked at data on 27,157 and 34,525 adults ranging in age from 18 to 85 years and found that 7% of (study) adults had eczema, and they were at higher risk of obesity, hypertension, prediabetes, diabetes, and high cholesterol. The researchers believe that the increased risk for these health conditions are attributed to increased cigarette smoking, alcohol intake and sedentary lifestyle among the adults, as these adults were also less likely to participate in daily vigorous activity and had higher odds of smoking.

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is characterized with red, swollen, itchy patches of skin. It can be caused by an allergic reaction to an irritant or by hormonal imbalances, which people with prediabetes or diabetes often have.

Skin problems are common among people with diabetes, and they are often the first symptom. Learn more about diabetes and skin conditions.

Snap Up PreD Restful Nights at 50% Off!

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Can Reduce Your Risk for Diabetes

jan-promo-PRNeed a good night’s sleep? You probably do. Nearly half of Americans have difficulty sleeping.

To help people get adequate sleep (experts recommend 6-8 hours a night!), we’re slashing the price of our powerful dietary supplement PreD Restful Nights. Regularly sold for $22.99, PreD Restful Nights can be redeemed for just $11.49 using the coupon code REST2015 at checkout at the PreD Store.

The specially formulated natural sleep nutraceutical is designed to relax, calm and enhance sleep. The nutraceutical formula includes melatonin, taurine, L-theanine, 5-HTP, and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid).

A lack of refreshing, restorative sleep is bad for your health.

Plus, it can raise your risk for diabetes, as a lack of sleep can prevent the body from using glucose for energy, which can result in high blood sugar. Chronically high blood sugar levels can eventually progress to a diabetes diagnosis.

There’s another reason why poor sleep and high blood sugar are linked: People who are tired tend to make unhealthy food choices, as the body is starving for energy. Often, sleep-deprived people reach for fatty, high-calorie, high-sugar foods, further raising risk for diabetes.

Getting shut-eye is critical to preventing disease.

People with sleep problems are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression and obesity, as well as cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Do what you can to sleep well and prevent diabetes and other chronic diseases. Snag your half-priced bottle of PreD Restful Nights right now!

Christmas Mocktail: Healthy Holiday Egg Nog

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Try This Creamy, Nutritious Drink for the Holidays!

Egg NogThe holidays can be tough for people with prediabetes. Creamy desserts and drinks beckon… but, unfortunately, these gut-busting dishes aren’t part of a healthy diabetes prevention plan.

Good news: Our Concierge Chef created an irresistibly delicious healthy egg nog to satiate your craving for a holiday treat. A healthier version of traditional egg nog, our Healthy Holiday Egg Nog features coconut milk, walnuts, hemp seeds or navy beans, and is sweetened with dates and spiced with nutmeg, cloves and a dash of turmeric (which contains anti-inflammatory properties!).

Here’s the recipe…

Serves 8

1 can coconut milk
1 cup almond milk or water
½ cup walnuts
12 pitted dates
¼ cup hemp seeds, seasame seeds or navy beans
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon turmeric
½ lemon, juiced

Get the rest of the recipe!

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