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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 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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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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Stay Hydrated for the Summer and Beyond

As promised, this week, we’ll get into the definition of Dehydration and Tips on Staying Hydrated for the Summer and beyond. (Learn to Love Water!!) Dehydration happens when you lose more fluid than you drink, usually due to exercise, disease, or extremely high environmental temperature.  When your body does not have enough water, it cannot […]

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Hydrate in this “Heat Wave”!

Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, to breathe, to remove waste, to lubricate joints, and to aid in metabolism.  Hydration is important because the body is comprised mostly of water; approximately […]

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