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Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

The Mediterranean Diet

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Posted on January 20th, 2021 by Guest Blogger, under Nutrition, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Many of us probably made the common New Year's resolution to eat better this year! Especially with COVID-19 lingering around, we understand how vital it is to improve our overall health. But how are we to implement that? What diet to pick? There... Continue Reading »

Knowing your Ingredients as the Basis for a Healthy Life

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Posted on June 17th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Nutrition, Take Charge

“You are what you eat”. I’m sure you have heard this expression. Over the years, we have learned that eating a balanced diet increases our chances to live a life marked by health, physical, and mental health. Especially this year, with so... Continue Reading »

Malnutrition and Senior Health

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Posted on September 16th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiver, Nutrition, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Diet, nutrition and their relationship to our health and well-being, or lack thereof, are known facts. Yet, unfortunately, many seniors are at risk of eating a diet lacking in nutrients, which in turn, can lead to malnutrition and health... Continue Reading »

Cholesterol Levels – What Do They Mean?

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Posted on May 7th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Nutrition, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

If you’ve had a recent blood test, there’s a good chance you’ve had a screening test for cholesterol levels called a lipid profile. It helps to screen for lipid disorders. The results of this test includes: LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, and Total... Continue Reading »

Flu Outbreak 2018 (and what you can do to stay healthy)

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Posted on January 15th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Nutrition, Patient Tools

We’re two weeks in, and 2018 already feels like a whirlwind of a year. Aside from the chaos that ordinarily comes with kicking off a new year, our country is seeing a severe flu outbreak. Currently, there are over 60,000 laboratory-confirmed cases... Continue Reading »

Antioxidants

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Posted on November 14th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Nutrition, Tips & Resources

As you age, keeping healthy and fighting disease is what your body’s immune system is all about. Do you know what your body uses as weapons to stave off the toxins you are exposed to every day? It is antioxidants. Did you ever hear of... Continue Reading »