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Bone Health and Nutrition

Bone health is vital for living independent, active and healthy lives. With advancing age strong bones are vitally important to reduce the risk of falls and fractures that may occur due to weakened brittle bones, a condition known as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects more women than men, with risk increasing over the age 65 years for[…]

Educational Video 10: Thickened Fluids

Practical tips for the preparation and provision of thickened fluids. The provision of thickened fluids is required for patients suffering dysphagia, a term used to describe a swallowing disorder. There are serious consequences of providing someone with dysphagia an inappropriate fluid. This article covers the three main consistencies of fluids and the properties of each.

Focus on Fibre

Fibre or dietary fibre is the part of food that is not digested in the small intestine. Dietary fibre moves largely unchanged into the large intestine or colon where it is fermented by friendly bacteria that live there. Including enough fibre in our diets is primarily essential for healthy bowel function, but studies have also[…]