As the saying goes, "You are what you eat". For those of us who provide care to others, we know that nutrition is an important part of sustained health, recovery and overall wellness. March is National Nutrition Month, and we are excited to feature helpful articles about nutrition in our newsletters, and on our website and social networks. Check in with SYNERGY HomeCare throughout the month for more installments on nutrition and caregiving.
Cancer treatment comes with a variety of undesirable side effects, and many of them impact how a patient eats. Whether it's due to a loss of appetite or nausea, it can be difficult for care providers to make sure their clients are receiving the nutrition they need while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. This can be challenging, but certain foods can make all the difference.
A large portion of the baby boomer population is beginning to get older and develop age-related eye diseases. Millions are already struggling with an eye disease and about 25 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts while another 2.5 million suffer from glaucoma.
Yogurt Could Help Reduce Diabetes Risk
It's no secret that eating nutritious foods can lower the risk of certain diseases, and researchers have discovered how yogurt in particular offers some unique health benefits.
Overcoming the Lingering Side Effects of TBI
Whether cause by a car accident, injury or fall, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can carry a wide variety of side effects. The impact of TBI can vary greatly from person to person as well. While one may experience difficulty speaking, another may have trouble walking. It's important for healthcare providers to help families find solutions for the potential challenges TBI patients may need to overcome at home.