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  • DO YOU REALLY NEED TO TAKE A VITAMIN?

    Multivitamin/mineral supplements and dietary supplements continue to grow in popularity.  More than half of adults report taking a dietary supplement and over 1/3 reported taking a multivitamin in a 2011 National Centers for Health Statistic brief.  In 2007, sales of dietary supplements reached more than $23 Billion.  With this growth in sales, the number of products available on store shelves is also growing.  Dietary supplements are frequently advertised on television, radio and in magazines.  For many older adults, it can be confusing to understand which vitamins might be right for them. Continue reading

  • PUMP-UP THE PROTEIN!

    Has your doctor or dietitian talked to you about increasing your protein intake? It is common for older adults to struggle with eating adequate amounts of protein and total intake of protein has been shown to decline with age. This can be related to appetite and taste changes, cost of high quality meats, difficulty chewing, or decreased energy for cooking. Unfortunately, as we age we lose lean body mass, which can lead to increased weakness, delayed wound healing, and decreased immune function*. Getting enough protein in your diet can be vitally important. Continue reading

  • HAVE YOU EATEN YOUR FIBER TODAY?

    Do you get enough fiber in your diet? Fiber is found naturally in many plants and has been shown to support healthy lipid profiles and normal gastrointestinal function. However, most Americans consume only 15 grams per day, well below the recommended amounts of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for males*. Continue reading

  • HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage

    Have you tried our HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage yet?  Do you need extra protein without all the calories? HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage packs a punch with 24 grams of protein and only 100 calories in a 2.5 fl oz serving.  Just for comparison you would have to eat approximately 4 eggs to get the equivalent amount of protein.  It is recommended to be serve chilled for best flavor.  Some folks like to take it as a shot straight out of the bottle or others recommend serving it over ice.  If the flavor intensity is too strong for your palate and volume is not an issue how about diluting it with apple juice or ginger ale.   HEALTHY SHOT® High Protein Beverage is suitable if you have a medical condition that requires additional protein in your diet i.e.: wound healing, dialysis, bariatric surgery or if you are simply looking to add extra protein to your diet.  If you want to try it before you buy it please contact us and request a sample.

  • SAMPLE THREE-DAY DYSPHAGIA MEAL PLAN

    While the goal of diet modification for people diagnosed with dysphagia is to decrease their risk of aspirating food, it is not always easy to follow new dietary recommendations. Some patients may not accept diet modification.¹ If taste, variety, simplicity and convenience are issues, THICK & EASY® products may be a solution. We want to help you get started with this easy, three-day menu plan. Continue reading

  • DEMYSTIFYING MODIFIED BARIUM SWALLOW STUDIES

    Would you or your loved one benefit from convenient THICK & EASY® products? A modified barium swallow study is one way that health professionals can determine if a change in diet, or other tactics, may help someone with dysphagia have an easier time swallowing. The test is fairly simple. It requires the patient to swallow small amounts of everyday liquids and foods mixed with diluted barium. An x-ray device is used to see images of what’s happening in the patient’s mouth, throat and esophagus as they swallow. Continue reading

  • CONVENIENT WAYS TO STOCK UP ON DYSPHAGIA-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

    If someone in your family has swallowing difficulties, finding a complete line of high-quality foods and thickeners is probably one of your top priorities. Walgreens makes it simple. With nearly 8,000 stores nationwide serving approximately six million customers each day – plus a user-friendly online store – Walgreens is an ideal retail partner for the equally convenient THICK & EASY® thickeners and pre-thickened foods and beverages, and MED PASS® nutritional shakes. Continue reading

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