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      How Fiber Will Make You Healthier

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

      Senior Nutrition and Wellness: Most people know that fiber is very important for your health. The most commonly heard benefit from fiber is that it helps keep your bowel movements regular. This is very important, however, fiber has many more effects on your body. It can help you lose weight, fight off colds, control blood sugar, improve cholesterol, and increase satiety after a meal.

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      Why A Guilty Conscience Is No Reason to Be a Family Caregiver

      By Syd Kain | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

      What is it like to have a guilty conscience? Ask most people and while they may initially deny having a guilty conscience about anything, they really understand what the experience is like. At some point in our life, almost all of us have felt guilty about something. It might have been as a child trying…

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      Active Aging May Help Speed Up Recovery

      By Syd Kain | August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

      Stephen never really thought much about the prospect of having a heart attack. At 72 he was in relatively good health. He had just visited his doctor for an annual checkup and was given a clean bill of health. “You have the health of a 50-year-old,” his doctor said with a smile. That made Stephen…

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      Performance and Health Benefits from Coffee

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

      Senior Nutrition and Wellness: If you’re planning on going to the gym try taking two large cups of coffee beforehand. In a study on lifters, the groups were split up into taking, coffee, decaf coffee, caffeine pills, and placebos. The group that performed the best in the before and after testing was the group that drank two cups of coffee before starting their workout. The coffee group outperformed the decaf and placebo group which was expected, however, they also outperformed the caffeine pill group. This shows that there’s more to coffee than just the caffeine. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients even though it’s very low in calories.

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      Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

      By Jessica Lener, MSN, RN | July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

      Alzheimer’s Care: When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection have all contributed to this increase. 

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