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DYSPHAGIA IN THE ELDERLY

DYSPHAGIA IN THE ELDERLY

Are you 65 years and older or do you have family members in this age group?  If you said yes to either one of those questions, the following information may be beneficial to you and/or your loved ones.   As we get older there are many physiological changes that occur in our bodies.   Our ability to [...]

DO YOU REALLY NEED TO TAKE A VITAMIN?

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 [...]

PUMP-UP THE PROTEIN!

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, [...]

HAVE YOU EATEN YOUR FIBER TODAY?

Tue, May 28, 2013

In the News, Product Information

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*. Many older Americans [...]

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 [...]

CONVENIENT WAYS TO STOCK UP ON DYSPHAGIA-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

Tue, Nov 13, 2012

Product Information

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 [...]

CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR LOVED ONE’S HEART AND BONE HEALTH

Tue, Nov 6, 2012

In the News

CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR LOVED ONE’S HEART AND BONE HEALTH

Did you know that your body actually needs more calcium and Vitamin D as you age? That means many people have to work harder to get enough of these important nutrients in their diets. What’s the risk of getting too little? Inadequate levels have been linked to everything from high blood pressure to brittle bones. [...]

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