Aging & Health: Take Charge

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Aug 11, 2020

Make the switch to whole grains

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  Most people consume grains as part of their diets. However, many of those foods contain refined grains, which have had most or all of the natural nutrition processed away. Many refined grains — such as white bread, white rice and enriched pasta — are fortified and enriched [...]
Make the switch to whole grains
Aug 4, 2020

Inhaler techniques

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  The metered dose inhaler is one of the most common types of inhalers in treating airway disorders such as asthma. However, it’s estimated that fewer than half the people who use them do so correctly. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your inhaler: [...]
Inhaler techniques
Jul 28, 2020

Reducing foot odor

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
      Everyone’s feet sweat. Wearing shoes creates a warm, dark, moisture- trapping environment that’s ideal for bacterial and fungal growth and as a result, foot odor. To keep foot odor in check: Wash daily with soap — This reduces the [...]
Reducing foot odor
Jul 22, 2020

Diabetes diet foundation

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    At our Aging Well discussion group, the topic of a diet for diabetes or heart and kidney issues was mentioned and inspired this post. While some problems do require very specific diets or solutions, a baseline for just about any healthy diet is eating [...]
Diabetes diet foundation
Jul 14, 2020

Preventing diverticulitis attacks

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  If you’re age 60 or older, there’s a 60 percent or greater chance that you have diverticular disease (diverticulosis). This means that small pouches (diverticula) have developed along the walls of your large intestine (colon). For most people, diverticula never cause a problem. You may only [...]
Preventing diverticulitis attacks

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