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1 Restoring health to individuals with impaired metabolism through modern technology, thus enhancing overall wellness Katy Fwy, Suite 510, Houston, TX Merry Christmas from Hunter and Vicki Carr, Scott and Samantha Hepford, Scott Hill, Melanie St. Laurent, Ginger Hackler, and all the employees of Trina Health West Houston! We love this time of year, as we reflect on the “reason for the Season”: the birthday of Jesus Christ. We are also happy for our Jewish friends as they celebrate Hannukkah. December is a wonderful time of the year, for all ages. Children love to eagerly anticipate what Santa might bring them, the elderly especially love to listen to Christmas music and enjoy those wonderful Hallmark movies, and everybody loves riding around our wonderful city to look at “Christmas lights.” It is a joyful time. It is also a time of thanks, and we thank you for helping us to continue to serve those afflicted with diabetes. We continually receive glowing reports from our patients who are having the awful complications of diabetes reversed, diminished, and even obliterated. It’s heartwarming to us when we hear the reports and see these things with our own eyes. No one knows what the future of “Obamacare” means for all medical services, as the law keeps being changed and pushed back. Many doctors and treatment centers are changing to concierge practices, and we must also consider alternatives. We want to be able to help the most people we can, and we will continue to look at ways to improve the patients’ experiences, as we not only continue treatments in the Katy Freeway location but make it possible to open more centers in the Houston area. We hope that 2015 will be your best year ever! It’s the Holiday Season! Vitamin D and Diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, one of the studies being conducted is reported at The D2d study is underway, and it is the first definitive, large-scale clinical trial to investigate if vitamin D supplementation helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in adults who are at high risk for diabetes (pre-diabetes). People with pre-diabetes have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. The D2d study is funded by the National Institutes of Health and taking place at 21 sites across the United States. There are 86 million Americans with pre-diabetes (1/3 of the adult population) and their chance of developing diabetes is about 10% per year. Lifestyle changes, such as healthy eating and exercising, aiming at weight loss can lower risk of diabetes. However, many people at risk still develop diabetes despite efforts at changing lifestyle.

2 Restoring health to individuals with impaired metabolism through modern technology, thus enhancing overall wellness Katy Fwy, Suite 510, Houston, TX The earliest herbal stories are fitting to this Christmas season, as they are rooted in the desert of the Holy Land, beginning with the Wise Men bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the newborn Christ Child. You can obtain these traditional oils and use them in an aroma lamp or room diffuser, or, if you happen to have a fire in your fireplace, add a drop or two to a fire log 20 minutes before lighting. Perhaps the most common herb at Christmas is cinnamon, with its delicious aroma that stimulates our senses. Cinnamon is good for lowering blood sugar and uplifting our mood as well, so we should use cinnamon whenever we think of it. Make a tea by boiling cinnamon chips or broken stick cinnamon, one teaspoonful of chips per cup of water, bringing it to a boil and letting it simmer for a few minutes. In the mornings, use powdered cinnamon on your oatmeal. Add some organic honey to gain its antibiotic healing for colds, sore throats, and other viral infections. Other Christmas herbs are allspice, cardamom, clove, elderberry, peppermint, pine, rosemary, and saffron. All have healing properties, and just a bit of Internet research can give you many ideas. Merry Christmas, everyone! Herbs at Christmas Can vitamin D reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes? The D2d study aims to definitively answer that question: "Can vitamin D reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes?” says Myrlene Staten, M.D., D2d Project Officer at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of NIH. “Vitamin D use has risen sharply in the U.S. in the last 15 years, since it has been suggested as a remedy for a variety of conditions, including prevention of type 2 diabetes. But we need rigorous testing to determine if vitamin D will help prevent diabetes. That’s what D2d will do." Are you taking Vitamin D supplements? If so, you may not be taking enough. Most are found in 400 units, when we should take 5,000 units a day! And make doubly sure it is D3 and not D2! Think about it and do your own research. –Ed. Spinach Omelet with Sun- Dried Tomato and Feta Cheese Eggs are full of lean protein, so enjoy them and let somebody else worry about the cholesterol scare tactics. Enjoy! 2 jumbo (preferably organic or free-range) eggs 2 T unsalted butter ¼ cup almond milk or coconut milk ½ cup fresh spinach, chopped 3 T Feta cheese, crumbled 2 T sun-dried tomatoes, chopped Himalayan Pink or other Sea salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper to taste In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and milk together. Heat butter in a small skillet on medium heat. Add eggs, salt, pepper, and let cook, stirring occasionally. When the eggs have set (test by lifting up at edges), sprinkle spinach, tomatoes, and Feta cheese over the eggs, and then fold the omelet over on itself. Serve with Melba® toast and fresh sliced tomato.


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