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The 6 Benefits of Pumpkin

September 23rd marked the first day of Fall and we are so excited for what this season brings. One thing to look forward to is all the pumpkin flavored options there are! Whether it is in a pie or a latte, pumpkin seems to be everywhere. But did you know there are many physical health benefits to pumpkin? Believe it or not pumpkin can be very beneficial to your diet! Below we have put together a list of all the surprising health benefits pumpkins have. Check it out here from us at Freedom Healthcare.   Leading the way, pumpkin makes
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Heart Healthy Foods That Help Your Cardiac Diet

Following a heart healthy or cardiac diet can benefit everyone- even those who do not have heart disease. Heart healthy foods are foods that have a lot of nutrients and avoid sodium and large quantities of sugar. At Freedom Home Care, we have put together a list of these foods to incorporate into your everyday diet.   When you incorporate these foods into your lifestyle, you are fueling your body with everything it needs to stay as healthy as possible and improve your overall health. These foods can help you lose weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and will
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The Fatty Liver Diet

Did you know that eating the wrong foods can cause just as much damage to your body as alcohol? That’s right! Eating the wrong foods can increase the amount of fat that is stored in your liver.   The result of too much fat being stored in the liver is inflammation, scarring or even permanent liver damage. People living with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) should stick to a strict diet, which is detailed below.   Foods to avoid Sugar. People living with NAFLD should limit the amount of sugar in their diet. This is because excess sugar in the
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10 supplements to consider to improve eye health

Last month, the folks here at Freedom Home Care dedicated a few blogs to macular degeneration, a vision condition that affects more than 15 million Americans. We explained what the condition entails and methods to slow its progress and we offered a video that helps sufferers measure the degree of severity that they’re experiencing. To continue on the theme of healthy vision, we tracked down 10 effective nutritional supplements that have the potential to improve eyesight. The following list comes from the editors at NewsMax.com: 1. Vitamin A: Vitamin A is required in large doses to ensure proper functioning of the
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Plan out healthy snacking to avoid potato chip splurges

The ease that comes with popping open a bag of potato chips can almost be considered evil. As the cliché goes, no one can eat just one. To avoid those moments when cravings emerge, it’s important to plan out healthy snacking in advance. By watching the following video, posted on the official AARP YouTube channel, viewers get 10 great snacking ideas – five sweet and five savory. So check it out, make a grocery list and feel better throughout the day with smart food choices. dieti natura code promo http://youtu.be/xWFZRAAIlnE zp8497586rq
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Valuable advice on how to avoid the flu

According to a video news report posted on the ABC News website, 47 U.S. states have reported widespread flu outbreaks. And although the worst may be behind us, it will continue to be important for Americans – regardless of age – to take measures to prevent a flu attack. To decrease the chances of getting hit with the flu this season, the Huffington Post published an article with a handful of tips and suggestions. They are as follows: 1. Wash your hands One of the most effective and easiest methods of flu prevention is something we should all do several
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10 methods for caring for someone with Sundowner’s Syndrome

For those unfamiliar with Sundowner’s Syndrome, according to AgingCare.com, it occurs in people with Alzheimer’s disease or severe dementia and typically happens at sundown or at sun-up. During these times, the elder is prone to agitation, confusion or fear. For those who have a loved one experiencing Sundowner’s Syndrome, here are 10 suggestions from Caring.com to help cope with the situation: 1. Establish a routine. As Alzheimer’s and dementia progresses, the patient’s ability to reason and perform normal daily activities diminishes. “Different functions and capabilities are lost, creating confusion and frustration. Establishing a routine of behavior management strategies will not only
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Living past 100 – secrets of centenarians

Yesterday, we here at Freedom Home Care reported that the world lost its oldest member. Besse Cooper peacefully passed away after 116 years on the planet, and in an interview with Guinness World Records, she attributed her long life to minding her own business and not eating junk food. And although only eight others have ever lived to such an age, many do live past 100. The question, therefore, surrounds the secrets of their longevity. In an article published by Everyday Health, “researchers believe that both genetics and lifestyle behaviors play an important part in a centenarian’s health and longevity.”
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Exploring oatmeal – a powerhouse food

Oatmeal has been a long-running go-to breakfast item for all walks of life. And it’s an especially great choice for seniors due to its ability to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Oatmeal, however, doesn’t have to be bland and mushy to be healthy. In the following video, produced by the Dr. Marion Caregiver Training & Resources YouTube channel, oatmeal is given a new face. In it, caregivers and elderly individuals alike can garner a handful of good ideas to up the oatmeal ante. Overall, the suggestions are delivered from a health and medical stance, offering viewers
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Video spotlight: Meals On Wheels

This week, we here at Freedom Home Care have focused on helping the elderly loved ones in our lives maintain a healthy weight. Therefore, we thought it was only natural for us to stop for a moment to sing the praises of the Meals On Wheels Association of America. The organization has been working hard to keep the needy senior population healthy and happy since 1954. What began in Philadelphia more than 50 years ago has grown to be America’s largest national organization, which represents about 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the States as well as the U.S. territories.
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