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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...

Posted in Banatrol Plus, Blog, Bowel Management, Bowel Management, C. diff. and UTI’s
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 ...

Posted in Banatrol Plus, Blog, Bowel Management, Bowel Management, C. diff. and UTI’s, FloraTrol, HyFiber
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...

Posted in Blog, Cafe Puree, cafe puree meats, Dysphagia, Pureed Foods
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...

Posted in Banatrol Plus, Blog, Bowel Management, Bowel Management, C. diff. and UTI’s
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...

Posted in Blog, Products, Protein Malnutrition
Posted onDecember 30, 2020

Contains Milk- Did you know?

In 2004 the FDA enacted the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act(FALCPA).  This act helps identify the detail surrounding the labeling of foods with specific allergens.  Companies that label foods after 2006 must adhere to the guidelines of this act.  The eight major food allergens recognized by the FDA are milk, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish, wheat, peanuts and t...

Posted in Banatrol Plus, Blog, FloraFuel, Gelatein, Products, ProSource Liquid Protein, ProSource Protein Powder, Protein & Calorie Malnutrition, Protein Malnutrition
Posted onNovember 17, 2020

Nutrition Needs Beyond the ICU

Nutrition intervention is a strong focus in the ICU.  ASPEN critical care guidelines suggest meeting protein needs early in an effort to obtain the best outcomes.  The guidelines suggest 1.2-2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight and in some scenarios even more.  Meeting protein guidelines in the ICU presents its own level of challenges but what about beyond the IC...

Posted in Blog, Gelatein, Products, ProSource Liquid Protein, ProSource Protein Powder, Protein & Calorie Malnutrition, Protein Malnutrition, Xtracal Plus
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