Sponsored: When Weight Loss Can Be a Serious Issue

Unplanned weight loss any time in our lives may be a signal of illness and should be addressed with a primary care physician. For older adults, unplanned weight loss may cause a variety of problems:

Sponsored: Sources of potassium

Q: I have high blood pressure and my doctor has told me to get more sources of potassium in my diet – but I don’t like bananas.  What other foods are a source of potassium?

Sponsored: Low-carb and low-sodium snacks

Q: What are some snack ideas for things I could eat that are low in carbohydrates and lower in sodium?

Sponsored: Helping Our Neighbors

Many local food banks and food pantries have been struggling to meet increased needs in our communities. While requests for assistance have increased, donations of food, money, and time (volunteers) are struggling to keep up.

Sponsored: Meals for guests who have diabetes

Q: I am having a friend over for dinner who has diabetes and was planning on serving a rotisserie chicken from the Ingles Deli and some side dishes. What would you recommend? 

Sponsored: 'Vegetarian fed' chicken

Q: When brands have “vegetarian fed” on chicken packages what does that mean?

Sponsored: Will becoming vegetarian protect me from getting Covid19?

Q: Will giving up meat and becoming vegetarian protect me from getting Covid19? 

Sponsored: (More) Reading Recommendations

6 Books worth reading if you like to learn more about medicine, food history, and agriculture.  Let me know what books you’ve been reading lately that have made an impression on you!

Sponsored: Recommended Reading

Here is a partial list of 12 of the books I’ve read over the past 12 months.  I tend to like non-fiction books about food, food history, science and medicine. What have you been reading lately? 

Sponsored: Healthy ways to gain weight

Q: My elderly mother has lost quite a bit of weight that she couldn’t really afford to lose and her doctor is concerned, so I’m trying to think of ways to help her gain some of that weight back. My mother currently lives alone. Do you have suggestions for food or meals that may help with this? 

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