Homefield Grange is acknowledged as one of the four best detox breaks by Cassandra Cavanah, Leading spa expert and director of SpaFinder Wellness

Northamptonshire, London (PRWEB UK) 25 January 2013

Homefield Grange Detox Retreat are delighted to report Cassandra Cavanha’s recent acknowledgement that they are indeed a Detox Retreat in the true sense of the phrase.

Homefield Grange pride themselves on providing their guests with the most healthy of diets designed to cleanse the system. As Cassandra Cavanha states “In the past, ‘detox’ often meant alcohol or drug rehabilitation, but that definition has expanded to express any transition from unhealthy habits to healthy ones.”

Scientists reported recently that drinking alcohol was found to increase tiredness by reducing the length of time in deep sleep, which is important in allowing the body and mind to relax. Irshaad Ebrahim, of the London Sleep Centre and co-author of the report, found the higher the consumption of alcohol the less deep or REM sleep takes place.

In Cassandra’s article she elaborated that “Ironically spas themselves have been adding to our toxic intake by offering alcohol, caffeinated beverages, serve-yourself buffets, tempting desserts and fewer restrictions in a bid to attract the wider spa going public.”

This is why Homefield Grange say that they choose to provide spa facilities to add that pampering touch but they are available without the addition of toxins. They agree that “we all need a break to relax and take time out but there are other deeper benefits that can be achieved from a total cleanse and detox.” Homefield Grange offer residential packages from weekends to 5 and 7 day stays that are designed to help guests achieve their goals of cleansing and weight loss.

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Homefield Grange is a dedicated, established and permanent detox retreat open 51 weeks of the year, assisting clients making positive changes towards their health and well-being. This caring team of qualified practitioners will provide all the help you would expect from a professional organisation.

For more information about Homefield Grange you can visit http://www.homefieldgrange.co.uk or call 01536 712219 or you can email enquiries@homefieldgrange.co.uk

PreDiabetes Centers Announces the Opening of the PreDiabetes Center of Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

PreDiabetes Centers, a rapidly expanding diabetes prevention company offering personalized prediabetes treatment, announced today the opening of a new center in Sugar Land. The comprehensive clinical team has partnered with Dr. Afreen Pappa, an esteemed board-certified physician who has practiced in the Houston area for more than 15 years.

The PreDiabetes Center of Sugar Land is the Companys second location in the Houston area.

Dr. Pappa has extensive experience in integrative and functional medicine. She has worked with many patients with diabetesa disease in which the body is unable to produce or use insulin effectively. Dr. Pappa is excited to partner with a clinical program focused on the comprehensive, aggressive treatment of prediabetesthe early, reversible stage of type 2 diabetes.

I want to help a vast number of people improve their lives and avoid the consequences of diabetes, said Dr. Pappa. Ive seen too many patients imprisoned by this disease, including its related complications such as heart disease, blindness and [neuropathy-caused] amputation.

She believes that staying healthy and free of diabetes has far-reaching effects on a patients life. Its not just about years. Its how they live those years, Dr. Pappa said.

She will oversee treatment of clients enrolled in a 12-month program that uses the latest breakthroughs in medicine, nutritional supplementation, prediabetes diet planning, customized fitness, and hormone therapy. Each clients progress is monitored in quarterly blood-based biomarker tests to ensure that the negative metabolic processes associated with diabetes are being reversed.

Dr. Pappa is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. She completed her residency at the University of Texas Memorial Family Residency Program and is the founder of JAVANI Center for Wellness, a premier wellness clinic for the treatment of acute and chronic health conditions. Prior to that, Dr. Pappa served as Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director for the Baylor Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Pappa will meet with clients at the PreDiabetes Center of Sugar Land, located at 4780 Sweetwater Blvd., Suite 100, in Sugar Land.

More than 79 million Americans have prediabetes, defined as blood glucose levels that are high but not yet high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a condition that can damage multiple organ systems and increase risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney damage and nerve damage.

PreDiabetes Centers is a private company based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Treatment at the Center is based on physician-directed care and lifestyle intervention tailored for each client. The company offers a complimentary biomarker-based blood screening that can detect prediabetes, and also continuing biomarker tests throughout the program to monitor metabolic processes in the body associated with prediabetic conditions.

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A Blend of Soy & Dairy Proteins Promotes Muscle Protein Synthesis When Consumed After Exercise According to a Study Highlighted by DuPont

St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

A new study published in The Journal of Nutrition demonstrates the benefits of consuming a protein blend for muscle protein synthesis after exercise. This study is a first-of-its-kind, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and utilizes the proteins from soy, whey and casein consumed after an acute bout of resistance exercise. These proteins have complementary amino acid profiles and different digestion rates (amino acid release profiles). The results demonstrate prolonged delivery of amino acids to muscles and extended muscle protein synthesis when subjects consumed the blend, compared to a single source of protein alone.

Sources of high-quality protein contain all the essential amino acids and have individual characteristics thought to offer a unique advantage for muscle growth, said Blake Rasmussen, Ph.D., interim chair, Department of Nutrition & Metabolism and principle investigator of the study. This is the first study to test the effects of combining soy with the dairy proteins, whey and casein, for promotion of lean body mass gain.

The composition of the blend used in the current study was based on results from a recently published pre-clinical study that demonstrated enhanced postprandial skeletal muscle protein synthesis in rats compared to another blend of soy or whey protein sources alone. This human clinical study for the first time shows that a soy-dairy protein blend (25 percent SUPRO

Advocate Health Care Partners With Parents to Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Teens

Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

Hoping to prevent sudden cardiac death, more than 7,000 parents across Chicagoland have signed up to learn how to test school-aged children for possible deadly heart conditions. Its all part of a special program called Young Hearts for Life that was started by a group of suburban Chicago cardiologists to help save young lives.

Watch their story here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABJ7ytnRMrw&feature=youtu.be

Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of 30 young adults every week in the United States. Young Hearts for Life has provided free ECG screenings to over 80,000 students since 2006. There are number of screenings scheduled in mid-February.

The program can be considered as a possible feature story in honor of National Heart Month in February.

For more information, contact Vincent Pierri, manager public affairs, Advocate Health Care. Vincent(dot)pierri(at)advocatehealth(dot)com; 630.990.5126

New Revision Sinus Surgery Website Launched By La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

La Peer Health Systems, an outpatient surgery center in Los Angeles, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website, http://www.revisionsinusMD.com, dedicated entirely to sinus and revision sinus surgeries. The Revision Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence is a sub-division of the Los Angeles based La Peer Health Systems medical center and which is focused on providing patients with the most advanced and revolutionary minimally-invasive revision sinus surgeries available.

At the Revision Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence, world-class Ear, Nose, & Throat surgeons Babak Larian, MD, FACS, Michel Babajanian, MD, FACS, and director, Mani Zadeh, MD, FACS, provide patients with a remarkable team approach to procedures, allowing individuals to seek and receive only the best sinus treatments possible.

The Revision Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence brings together the best sinus doctors in the world. Its always our main goal to provide patients with treatments that can resolve their sinus disorder quickly and effectively, said Center director Dr. Zadeh. “We’re very excited to be one of the only medical centers in southern California that places an immense focus on revision sinus surgery as well as primary sinus surgery.”

The new sinus website will provide an abundance of information pertaining to common sinus ailments, sinus education, and newly developed minimally invasive treatments to combat all conditions. Surgeons at the Center of Excellence hope that individuals will find the site and learn about the importance of seeking treatment from a sinus expert.

Too often, patients arent aware that something can be done to rectify their sinus condition. Thousands upon thousands of people suffer from chronic sinusitis that isnt corrected through nasal sprays or medication. We have the ability to perform minimally invasive procedures that can provide a lifetime of sinus relief in only one office visit, said Dr. Larian.

Also unique to the Revision Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence is the dedication of the physicians to give back to the community. At the medical center, a portion of all proceeds benefit continued research and education of the American Rhinologic Society, a foundation that works to always stay on the cutting-edge of new nasal related developments and treatments.

Its important for the Revision Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence to give back to the medical world. By partnering with the American Rhinologic Society, well help fund research and nasal education that could one day bring our patients even better results, said Dr. Babajanian.

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 40 world-renowned physicians in 13 specialties, we offer comprehensive medical treatment that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. Our 13 medical departments include orthopedics & sports medicine, gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer’s unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.

More information about La Peer Health Systems can be found at http://www.LaPeerHealth.com.

Doctors Health Press Reports on Study: Meditation May Be an Effective Alternative Treatment for Chronic Inflammatory Conditions

Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study showing that mindfulness meditation may provide great benefits for people with such chronic inflammatory conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns disease, and asthma.

As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/pain-articles/trying-this-relaxing-technique-can-curb-inflammation) notes, mindfulness meditation involves focusing attention on breathing, whats happening with the body, and whats in the mind. It is often coupled with yoga. Plus, meditation is great for relieving stress, and it was originally designed for patients with chronic pain. But, researchers have now found that its effects may extend far beyond that.

As the article Trying This Relaxing Technique Can Curb Inflammation reports, the study, published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, compared two methods of reducing stress: a mindfulness meditation-based approach, and a program involving nutritional education, exercise, and music therapy. The latter was meant to match certain aspects of mindfulness without actual mindfulness.

The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article explains that while both techniques reduced stress, the meditation was more effective at reducing stress-induced inflammation. The results suggest that meditation might be more effective in reducing inflammation and related symptoms than other activities that boost wellness.

As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin concludes, studies like this are important, because a lot of people dont benefit from available prescription drugs; some dont respond to the drugs, or some suffer side effects to the point where they are unable to continue taking them. For these individuals, meditation may be an effective alternative.

(SOURCE: Rosenkranz, M., et al., A comparison of mindfulness-based stress reduction and an active control in modulation of neurogenic inflammation, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 2013; 27: 174.)

Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs, and other breakthrough health alternative treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.

Doctors Health Press believes in the healing properties of various alternative remedies, including Traditional Chinese Medicine. To see a video outlining the Doctors Health Press views on Traditional Chinese Medicine, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/chinesemedicine.

XACT Telesolutions Debuts Specialized Call Center Services for Digital Health Companies

UNITY, ME (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

XACT Telesolutions, a top-rated call center services and order taking company, has recently expanded its service offerings into the digital health maintenance industry. After working with a limited number of digital health clients in the past, XACT will now offer full help desk services, call filtering, order entry, service and support dispatch, internet and web support, and call answering among other services on a broader scale to the digital health industry in 2013, the company announced.

Digital health companies are some of the fastest growing businesses in the United States, and thanks to the specially-designed network of tools and solutions provided by XACT, these thriving companies can experience even further success. XACT Telesolutions offers tailor-made solutions for each individual client, allowing for an ideal partnership that gives XACT clients and their customers the attention and high level of customer service they deserve.

XACT was pleased to support the efforts of this emerging industry in 2012 and we look forward to continuing these efforts in 2013, said Kathy Gray, the Director of Business Development at XACT Telesolutions.

The use of over-the-counter self-test kits is a growing trend among consumers, and digital health maintenance companies are cashing in. From glucose test kits for individuals with diabetes to sexually transmitted disease self-test kits for consumers who want peace of mind, the market for self-healthcare items that can be ordered online or over the phone is quickly expanding. To help digital health firms deal with the increase in demand, XACT Telesolutions is proud to offer a wide array of award-winning call center services. Of course, there are a number of other types of digital health companies that XACT can help, including those that offer telemedicine devices, businesses that specialize in health media, and companies that create medical software. No matter what an organization’s specific niche is, XACT has the knowledge and experience to help companies in the digital health industry.

“The digital health industry is rapidly growing, and companies that specialize in health maintenance and preventative health management know that quality call center services are extremely important in order to keep things running smoothly,” Gray said. “With XACT’s specifically designed teams and skillsets, we are confident that we can deliver the type of service that these companies need.”

For more information on XACT Telesolutions, or to learn how XACT can help your digital health company, contact Kathy Gray at 800-670-9228 or visit http://www.MyXACT.com.

Orlando Mayor Dyer Works-Along with OUC and ESA Renewables to Install Solar Panels on City Facility

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

Wednesday, Orlando Mayor Dyer worked along with OUC Vice President of Customer & Sustainable Services Byron Knibbs and ESA Renewables to install solar panels on the roof of the Citys Fleet Management Division Building. The solar project is part of Green Works Orlando, the Citys sustainability initiative to engage everyone who lives, works and visits Central Florida in the effort to go green.

Through Green Works Orlando, the City is working to ensure Orlando remains one of the most environmentally-conscious cities in our country,said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. A key part of our plan is investing in the next generation of clean, green energy, like solar, which will not only help us continue to prevent pollution, but also create new high-tech, high-wage jobs for our community and further diversify our economy.

At the event, Mayor Dyer and Knibbs joined the ESA Renewables construction team to help mount the three-foot by six-foot solar panels to the roof of the City facility. When complete in February, a total of 1,392 solar panels will be installed in the three array system, which covers about 50,000 square feet.

OUC is proud to help power Orlandos designation as a Solar America City through projects like this, Knibbs said. In fact, later this year we will begin work on Central Floridas first community solar farm at our Gardenia facility. The community solar farm will allow customers to purchase solar power without the expense and hassle of installing it at their home or business.

The 417 kilowatt solar array is estimated to save the City $ 800,000 in energy costs over its 25-year life. In total, the project will generate enough energy to power about 43 average Orlando homes and offset emissions equivalent to planting 2,400 trees and taking 2,375 vehicles off the road per year.

We are proud to be a part of the Citys efforts to move towards sustainable energy, said Jeffrey Burkett, President of ESA Renewables. Not only does this project contribute to the health of our environment, it also has a positive effect on our economy through the creation of 20 green jobs.


Mayor Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007, and since then the City of Orlando has led by example to promote environmental stewardship, educate people about going green and encourage others to incorporate a concern for the environment into the everyday workings of government and private business. Some of the initial successes under Green Works Orlando include: