Author Archives: Theresa Woodard

What may help?

As a primary caregiver, know that you are not alone. Other caregivers share similar thoughts and feelings. Talk with someone if your feelings get in the way of daily life. Maybe you have a family member, friend, doctor, counselor, or spiritual leader to talk to.  It’s common to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Like your loved […]

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The Burdens of Caregiving, Part 2

Last week, we started the discussion on how caregiving for the ill or elderly can take a toll on the whole family, more specifically the primary caregiver.    In this article, we will complete the review of the five types of burdens that may occur with caregiving.  The three types previously covered included the: Physical […]

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The Burdens of Caregiving

Caregiving for the ill or elderly can take a toll on the whole family, more specifically the primary caregiver. A caregiver is the person who supports and helps a person in need of care regularly and continuously, because of personal – not professional – reasons. In this article, we will briefly address three of the […]

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Give Me Something I Can Count On!

I know it’s long overdue, but the Doc had to follow the instructions of her own Doc!  But now, let’s look at the improvements to our new label (new label on the right).  The current Nutrition Facts label is more than 20 years old, and to make sure consumers have access to more recent and […]

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The FDA is Stepping Up!

On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for us as consumers to make better informed food choices. FDA published the […]

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NUTRITION FACTS LABELS

As mentioned last week, what we need to focus on is a true change towards healthy eating for a lifetime, versus quick weight loss schemes that may harm us more than help us.  When thinking of changing your lifestyle toward a healthy, sustainable diet, one thing we all should learn to do is properly read […]

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The Wrap on the Fads

Over the past four weeks, we have discovered that a fad diet is a diet that makes promises of weight loss or other health advantages such as fat loss and a longer life, but in many cases offer an unbalanced nutrition profile.  Fad diets are often restricted to certain foods and may work for a short while, […]

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Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is simple, according to Marion Nestle, who expresses the mainstream view of healthy eating: “The basic principles of good diets are so simple that I can summarize them in just ten words: eat less, move more, eat lots of fruits and vegetables. For additional clarification, a five-word modifier helps: go easy on junk foods.  Follow these […]

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The Problem Is…

The weight often comes back. Most fad diets promote a “quick fix” and don’t teach healthy eating plans. They tend to be restrictive, boring, and difficult to follow over the long term. Once the weight is lost, a dieter often returns to old eating patterns and habits, causing him or her to regain the weight […]

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Fad Diets

For the next four weeks we will delve into the world of fad diets, what they really are and what they really do for you.  We’ll discuss a few of these diets from a nutritional aspect.  As our readers have suggested, two types we’ll discuss are low carbohydrate/high protein diets and the soup diet.  But […]

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