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Posted onJune 9, 2021

National Dysphagia Awareness Month

June is national dysphagia awareness month.  Bringing awareness to a condition that can impact so many is an important part of our mission.  1 in 25 adults will experience a swallowing problem in the United States.  Dysphagia can contribute to malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, choking and in some instances death.  Proper management is imperative to the suppor...

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Posted onJune 3, 2021

UTI Natural Treatment

What to Eat and What to Avoid By Casey Bloom Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a disease that involves the infection and inflammation of your urinary system. When you have a UTI, you may experience pain while urinating, frequent urination, and side and lower back pains. Some of the common treatments for UTI include antibiotics and pain medications. However, these UTI medicatio...

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Posted onMarch 10, 2021

Happy RDN Day!

We at Medtrition® want to express our appreciation for Dietitians and all that you do. Dietitians are an integral part of the patient care team. We value the service that you provide and appreciate the endless work that you do to ensure your patients and residents are well cared for. Your knowledge, training and expertise are an asset to the care process and does not go unno...

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Posted onMarch 8, 2021

Celebrate International Women’s Day- March 8th

If 2020 has shown us anything it has been how truly resilient women are.  Juggling the challenges of a career, family, a pandemic, overall health and everything in between.  While the popularity of Women's Day is not as mainstream in the United States as it is in other parts of the world, it is important to highlight the importance of the day and value where we are and ho...

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Posted onMarch 1, 2021

Celebrate Nutrition in the Month of March

March is National Nutrition Month®   This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is Personalize Your Plate. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! And a registered dietitian nutritionist can tailor a healthful eating plan that is as special as you are. ...

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Posted onFebruary 16, 2021

Banatrol Plus in ICU- ESPEN POSTER SESSION 2020

Banatrol Plus has been used for years to help manage loose stool and diarrhea in a variety of clinical settings as well as at home.  We have found that the positive impact of the use of the product is an advantage to the challenges of many of the alternatives.  The above is a poster session that was presented at ESPEN last year showing the correlation between Banatrol Plus an...

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Posted onJanuary 28, 2021

Prebiotics- Did you know?

Prebiotics are non-digestible, fermentable fibers that fuel the bacteria in our GI system.  They can mainly be found in plants like onions, garlic, chicory root, asparagus, leeks, oats and barley.  These are usually fructooligosaccharides (FOS).  Another type of prebiotic is a galactooligosaccharide (GOS).  These prebiotics can be found in some root vegetables, legume such ...

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Posted onJanuary 22, 2021

Nutrition Care Manual Transitioning to IDDSI October 2021

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) announced that after October 2021, they will transition the Nutrition Care Manual (NCM®) to only recognize IDDSI as the method for standardized texture modified diets.This transition highlights the importance of recognizing the safety and best practice of implementation to IDDSI at your healthcare facility both for the benefits of...

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Posted onJanuary 18, 2021

Banatrol Plus and Frequency

Banatrol Plus® is a combination of two sources of soluble fiber.  The dehydrated banana flakes assist in improving the consistency of the stool output.  The prebiotic GOS, helps feed good bacteria in the intestines, strengthening colonization resistance.  This means that as we continue to "feed" our bacterial army in our gut, we are strengthening the efforts to ward off any...

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Posted onJanuary 1, 2021

Looking Forward to 2021

  2020 has been a year like none of us have ever experienced.  With each step we have learned the value of patience, understanding, flexibility and compassion.  As we reflect on the year past and hope for a brighter year to come, we want to hold on to the positives and progress we have made, and evaluate where we can improve for ourselves and our future. 2021 m...

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