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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...

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 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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