Foods that Reduce Inflammation

Foods that Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is your body’s natural way of protecting itself when you are injured or sick; it helps to defend your body and to also stimulate natural healing.  Conversely, chronic inflammation can be harmful to your body and it is often linked to diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, or fibromyalgia.  Little do many know, some of the common foods we eat can play a role to improve the inflammation in our body. Foods that Reduce Inflammation The first food is berries, most common being strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and my favorite boysenberries.  Berries are small fruits packed with fiber, vitamins and most

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Safe Food Storage For Seniors

Safe Food Storage For Seniors

Seniors are considered to be are a high risk of getting food poisoning. As you age, your immune system can fail to protect your body against infectious organisms. In most cases of poisoning, food is contaminated with bacteria such as salmonella or E. Coli or viruses such as the norovirus. If you are over 65, it is therefore important to store food safely, to bring your chances of food poisoning down considerably. Safe Food Storage For Seniors Why are seniors at a higher risk of stomach upset? As you age, your immune system is naturally weakened and organs can become sluggish in their functioning.

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Startling Dangers of Non-Stick Pots and Pans

Each day, millions of Americans are unwittingly cooking extra fat into their meals. But it has nothing to do with their food choices! In fact, you can’t even see, hear or taste this nasty little weight-gainer.  Startling Dangers of Non-Stick Pots and Pans What’s the culprit? It lives in common cooking utensils likely in your cupboard right now... … non-stick pots and pans! Specifically, the PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances) found in non-stick pots and pans. PFAS are man-made chemicals commonly used to prevent food from sticking to cooking surfaces. But they’re also used to make fabrics waterproof and stain resistant… and

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Tips on Healthy Eating as You Age

Tips on Healthy Eating as You Age

A healthy diet is as important during your twilight years as it is when you’re young. But if you’re like most of the aging population, you can’t eat like you once could. Your appetite might be less robust and your metabolism has probably slowed down some, which means that you’re more likely to gain weight even if you’ve maintained the same diet for years. Additionally, good senior care must focus on a healthy diet to support certain aging-related conditions and risks, especially the health of the heart, lungs, joints and bones. Making a few small adjustments to your diet will help

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How eating less slows down the aging process

How eating less slows down the aging process

  Aging is inevitable, although how well you age can be affected by your lifestyle. Certain choices, including your diet, can influence how aging takes its toll on your mind and body. In this article, learn how food-sourced essential oils can help aging skin and discover some other tips for healthy aging that relate to the foods you eat every day. How eating less slows down the aging process Can eating less slow down the aging process?  While what you eat is important, how much you consume can also influence the rate at which you age. Aging occurs at the cellular level,

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Diet and Exercise Helps Osteoarthritis

Diet and Exercise Helps Osteoarthritis

Deep, aching joint pain? Limited movement? Stiffness? These are all common symptoms of osteoarthritis, a condition caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage ("cushioning") in the joints - often from natural aging. Diet and Exercise Helps Osteoarthritis Researchers have yet to discover a way to stop or slow the course of this joint disorder. Medication is often prescribed to help ease the pain and stiffness. Studies have shown, though, that certain lifestyle changes can help you cope with the discomfort, too. Diet and Exercise Helps Osteoarthritis Taking control with weight loss and exercise Some people think the only way to treat

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Where Do Vitamins & Supplements Fit in Senior Care?

Where Do Vitamins & Supplements Fit in Senior Care?

When you open the medicine cabinet or kitchen cupboard of the typical senior, you’ll find a collection of daily vitamins and supplements. Over the past several years, the American vitamin and supplement industry has experienced steady growth. Much of that growth has been driven by products marketed to seniors. Manufacturers use labels like “silver” and “platinum,” while claiming that vitamins play and essential role in senior care and elderly health. Where Do Vitamins & Supplements Fit in Senior Care? But according to medical professionals, many of these products offer marginal benefits — if any at all. Doctors say that most seniors

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Specific Diet Changes Maintain Stronger Bones

Specific Diet Changes Maintain Stronger Bones

Study Shows that Specific Diet Changes Lead to Maintaining Stronger Bones What do you eat to make your bones stronger? Specific Diet Changes Maintain Stronger Bones You likely know diet plays a big role in your bone health. But do you know what foods provide the most support for your bones? Specific Diet Changes Maintain Stronger Bones You may look to the “usual suspects” your bones prefer, like vitamin D, magnesium, and calcium-rich foods. But planning your meals around one, two, or three nutrients is short-sighted. You need to consider your FULL diet… and a lot more nutrients. Want to know what types

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How to Help Your Aging Parent Get Proper Nutrition

How to Help Your Aging Parent Get Proper Nutrition

    It isn’t uncommon for a person to eat significantly less as they get older. Your aging parent may eat less because he/she is less active, which can lead to decreased appetite, or because he/she isn’t able to prepare food. However, even though your aging parent isn’t burning as many calories, she still needs to take in proper nutrition to maintain a healthy body weight and remain strong. How to Help Your Aging Parent Get Proper Nutrition Malnutrition is common in seniors, which can affect their risk for diseases and their ability to fight disease. Some things caregivers can do

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