Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart: Eat Right!

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February is Heart Health Awareness Month. Knowing the staggering statistics, it’s important to understand all the benefits of living a life that is heart healthy! One of the main components that promote a heart healthy lifestyle is the proper diet. While there are plenty of heart health products to support you, the foods in your [...]

Winter Blues? Seasonal Affective Disorder Solutions!

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Are you struggling for energy during the winter months? Do the “Winter Blues” have you down? This may be a sign that you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression that is attributed to the lack of sunlight during the winter months. You are not alone! Every winter, nearly 15% of the population [...]

Healthy Caregivers Have Happier Holiday Seasons!

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Every year people are moving at such a fast pace during the holidays and tend forget a few common measures to prevent illnesses during the most wonderful time of the year. Caregivers are not immune to this common mistake. Follow these guidelines to keep yourself as healthy as possible during this holiday season! Remember, Caregivers [...]

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Caregiving at Mealtime: Making Eating Easier

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We don’t often like to think of it, but caregivers should consider that for some, mealtime can become more difficult as the years pass. And it’s hard to know when our loved ones are  getting proper nutrition or making the right things for themselves when we’re not around. In this post, we want to discuss [...]

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Foods Your Elderly Loved One Should Not Be Eating

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Many people think that just because a certain food is regarded as “healthy”, that it’s okay to feed it to your elderly loved one.  This is not always the case.  There are certain foods that we think of as healthy that can actually make your elderly loved one sick, causing food poisoning or other food-related [...]

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Eating Well While Caregiving

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Caregiving often requires long hours and can cause a lot of stress.  And all of that anxiety can lead to unhealthy stress eating.  It’s extremely important for you as a caregiver to maintain a healthy and balanced diet so you can offer your highest level of care! Here are some fun and unexpected things you [...]

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Deciding a Menu After Stroke

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If you have survived a stroke, it could be crucial to change your diet to avoid having a second stroke—38% of stroke victims with high blood pressure did not change their diets and had a second stroke. Stroke survivors should focus on switching to a low-fat, low sugar, low cholesterol diet in order to maintain [...]

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Fight Allergies Naturally with These 5 Tricks

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Don’t Let This Year’s Pollen Spike Keep You Inside Finally, it’s here! Allergy season! Okay, fine. We can be more positive than that. It’s the first day of spring and we couldn’t be more excited, but our sinuses beg to differ. Don’t let the beautiful blooming flowers be something to sneeze at. Spring has sprung [...]

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Red Meat Could Increase Risk of Death

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If you’re a carnivore, listen up! We know you need your protein fix, and that’s fine, but too much red meat in your diet could make your doomsday come all too soon. According to new studies, the risk of dying from cancer, heart disease or other causes could be increased with the regular consumption of [...]

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Fighting Childhood Obesity

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Obesity is not just a national epidemic among adults. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the US over the past 30 years. The affects of this all-to-common condition can have devastating short and long-term affects. Children who are overweight or obese are at a higher [...]