Homemade Nutrition

Angie Szumlinski Health

The prevalence of nutrition-sensitive conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes has increased substantially in the US during the past 30 years. For decades, US policies to address hunger and food insecurity have focused largely on providing sufficient calories or quantities of food. However, effectively addressing the current diet-related challenges in the US will require a shift beyond these …

Dueling Diets

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

In a recent study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH), they compared low-fat, plant-based diets with low-carb, animal-based diets. We have all talked about these diets at one time or another, Keto, Adkins, Mediterranean, Vegan, etc., so it was interesting that a “real” study was done. What they found was that people on a low-fat, plant-based diet ate …

Depression in Dementia with Lewy Body

Anorexia of Aging

Angie Szumlinski Studies

As people get older they tend to become more sedentary and their body composition changes, resulting in an increase in body fat and a decrease in lean muscle mass and extracellular fluid. The body responds to the need for less energy by decreasing appetite, a process known as “anorexia of aging”. What often occurs is that the resident becomes malnourished, …

The Next Meal…Food for Thought

Lisa O'Neill Health, Studies

Researchers in France conducted a study focusing on diet, the combination of foods consumed, and the impact it may have on dementia. What the researchers found is that it wasn’t necessarily the quantity of food that was a determining fact in diagnosis, but rather food choices. The study participants were those living with dementia and patients with no symptoms or …