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Posted onNovember 7, 2018

Cafe Puree and the Low Sodium Diet

Dysphagia affects 1 in 25 Americans each year. While many require a modified texture diet we often aren’t considering other necessary diet interventions.   With the prevalence of heart disease continuing to rise in the US, a lower sodium diet is

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Posted onOctober 12, 2018

Banana Flakes and Prebiotic Fiber to Control Diarrhea

Banatrol Plus, containing dehydrated banana flakes and Bimuno prebiotic,  is the #1 nutritional solution for diarrhea from C diff, antibiotics, tube feeding, infectious disease and the side effects of chemo and radiation therapy. Bananas are a unique fiber source and

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Posted onSeptember 26, 2018

Malnutrition Awareness Week- September 24-28, 2018

Join the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) September 24-28, 2018 for their seventh annual Malnutrition Awareness Week (TM). Malnutrition Awareness Week is a multi- organizational, multi-pronged campaign created by ASPEN to: • Educate healthcare professionals to identify

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Posted onSeptember 20, 2018

What counts as fluid?

A common question regarding Gelatein, a high protein oral nutrition supplement, is “does Gelatein count as a fluid” similar to that of a traditional gelatin dessert. The percentage of water in Gelatein 20 and Gelatein Plus are as follows: Gelatein

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Posted onAugust 14, 2018

Nutrition Intervention in the Burn Population

Nutrition plays a major role in the treatment and resolution of burns.  Navigating the healing process can be challenging with the prevalence of physiological changes that patients also experience.  While preservation of lean body mass is top priority, we must

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Posted onAugust 6, 2018

Improving Intake with the Dysphagia Diet

It is estimated that one in twenty- five adults will experience a swallowing problem (dysphagia) in the US.  While diagnosis and treatment may vary, intervention and symptom management remain fairly consistent. Dietary intervention is often dependent upon the origin of

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Posted onJuly 16, 2018

Nutrition in the ICU: Understanding the Caloric Balance

Patients in the ICU on mechanical ventilation are at increased health risk if they are continuously overfed. Overfeeding can lead to and hypercapnia making it more difficult to be weaned off the ventilator. Overfeeding can also lead to complications as well as

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Posted onJune 20, 2018

FDA Announces Updates to Dietary Fiber List

On June 14, 2018 the FDA announced that it will expand their definition of dietary fiber. In 2016 the FDA made a decision to redefine the term dietary fiber, taking the category from over 26 sources of dietary fiber to

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Posted onMay 1, 2018

Barriers of Bariatric Surgery

  The obesity epidemic continues to affect our population both in the US and worldwide. While there are constant and continuous initiatives to aid in the reversal and management of this dilemma some patients need more support than the traditional

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Posted onFebruary 7, 2018

Tube Feeding Awareness Week February 5th-9th 2018

February 5th to 9th is Tube Feeding Awareness week. Its estimated that nearly half a million Americans are living with feeding tubes. The focus of Tube Feeding Awareness Week is to promote awareness and acceptance in the clinical and public

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