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Posted onOctober 14, 2020

Did you know- Glycerin?

Glycerin is an odorless, colorless liquid that is used in a variety of products including foods, cosmetics, medicines and pesticides. It adds a sweetness to food products without adding sugar because it is considered a sugar alcohol.  This allows products to remain "sugar free" but still adds to the total calorie contribution of the product.  The challenge with glycerin is th...

Posted in Blog, ProSource Liquid Protein, ProSource Protein Powder, Protein & Calorie Malnutrition, Protein Malnutrition, Wound Care
Posted onAugust 11, 2020

Avoiding the Diarrhea-Constipation Cycle

One of the most common and frustrating issues for people suffering from chronic diarrhea is the diarrhea-constipation cycle. This is the phrase used to describe the back and forth transition between diarrhea and constipation that results from certain treatment options. The primary reason for this cycle is that common diarrhea medications, such as Imodium, or loperamide (the ge...

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Posted in Banatrol Plus, Blog, Bowel Management
Posted onJuly 31, 2020

Are you consuming enough fiber?

American struggle with fiber consumption with only about 5% of the population meeting the recommended guideline goals(1). Recommendations according to the IOM are between 19-38 grams of fiber per day with specific consideration for gender and age. Research suggests that adequate consumption has a positive impact on chronic health conditions such as heart disease, obesity, hyper...

Posted in Blog, Bowel Management, HyFiber
Posted onJune 26, 2020

Minced and Moist Level 5 Entrees- NOW AVAILABLE!

      As health care institutions continue the transition from the National Dysphagia Diet to the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) we are challenged with the navigation and implementation from old to new. With that, comes an understanding about how things are similar and how they are different. One big piece of the n...

Posted in Blog, Dysphagia
Posted onJune 4, 2020

June is National Dysphagia Awareness Month

June is National Dysphagia Awareness Month.  While over 1 million Americans are diagnosed with dysphagia every year, there is still a lot of misunderstanding as it relates to the condition.  Dysphagia can be a challenging diagnosis that often leaves patients, caregivers and clinicians looking for answers for support.   It's important to recognize the champions that...

Posted in Blog, Dysphagia
Posted onMay 7, 2020

Happy Nurses Week

Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system.  Without their support, agility and flexibility our hospitals, healthcare facilities and support centers would crumble.  They are constantly shifting and adapting to the ever changing challenges that are presented to them.  Now, more than ever, nurses are a crucial part of the healthcare team.  We are thankful for the servic...

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Posted onApril 2, 2020

Meeting protein needs for the mechanically ventilated patient.

The COVID-19 virus has brought new challenges to the nutritional support of the estimated 960,000 patients who will require mechanical ventilation(1). Many ventilated patients will be sedated using a lipid (fat) based medication (diprivan/propofol) that often delivers >400-500 fat calorie per day. Most enteral tube feeding formulas are not able to deliver enough protein t...

Posted in Blog, ProSource Liquid Protein, Protein Malnutrition
Posted onMarch 20, 2020

ASPEN Virtual Conference

As leaders in modular nutrition therapy, we look forward to the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference every year. This year was no different and although we are disappointed about the cancelation of the conference to be held in Tampa, Florida, we agree with the decision and support the organization for doing what is best for the world during this difficult time. ...

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Posted onMarch 16, 2020

Supporting Your Immune System; As Easy As A, B, C

Being mindful of how our immune system is functioning should always be a top priority. While there are some things that are beyond our control, many efforts that are easily implemented can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. When focusing on immune system function its important to remember your A,B, Cs. A- Always wash your hands. Frequent and thorough hand-w...

Posted in Blog, FloraFuel
Posted onFebruary 28, 2020

A life changing story

We often get calls from customers regarding product questions as well as feedback.  Below is a conversation that was had with a member of our team and a customer.  We love hearing from YOU.  Your stories are what we value the most because we know our mission is successful and we are helping people feel better.  Our customer service manager said that someone on the teleph...

Posted in Banatrol Plus, Blog, Bowel Management