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How a Dallas Dietitian Helped an Elderly Friend Get Her Mojo Back

For weeks, Dr. Carol Ireton-Jones had wracked her brain on how to get an 88-year-old friend eating again. Like many elderly adults, the friend had a poor appetite and was very frail, losing weight and becoming malnourished. The friend’s daughter and Carol, the founder of Good Nutrition for Good Living, a nutritional consulting firm in (continued…)

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Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Those with Alzheimer’s

The last thing most of us would forget to do is eat. Eating is social time, family time, and a time to enjoy our favorite foods. But for those with Alzheimer’s disease, forgetting to eat is normal. As cognitive function declines, those with dementia forget to eat and how to use spoons and forks. They (continued…)

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Cancer and Nutrition: A Chance to Thrive

Cancer has been on our minds at Thrive Ice Cream recently as one of our team members has a brother with a rare cancer, causing him to lose more than 40 pounds in two months. Fortunately, his cancer can be successfully treated, but he still needs to regain his weight and strength to undergo treatment. (continued…)

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Are You Getting Your Daily Dose of D?

If you’re suffering through the winter doldrums, maybe you need a dose of vitamin D. People often get their D from sunshine, but unless you live in Florida, Arizona or Hawaii, vitamin D might be in short supply. And this is one vitamin you shouldn’t skimp on as it delivers a powerful lineup of health (continued…)

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Why Foods Using Natural Dyes Should Be Your First Choice

Yesterday’s issue of Food Dive was dedicated to the growing use of natural colors in food products. In fact, natural colors and clean foods have become “must haves” for many consumers. Food manufacturers have taken notice. Between 2009 and 2013, there’s been a 77 percent growth rate in new products using natural colors. The shift (continued…)

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Battling Dementia: Better Diet = Better Quality of Life

With five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease, it is easy to accept dementia as a natural part of aging. That is, unless its your loved one or your resident/patient struggling with Alzheimer’s.  Then dementia can be a nightmare as the individual loses the ability to perform simple tasks of daily life. That includes eating. (continued…)

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Want to Improve Post-Workout Recovery? Try Chocolate Ice Cream

At weekend 10Ks and half-marathons across America, organizers always seem to hand out the same thing post race: bananas. They are seen as the perfect way to replenish the carbs, sodium, and potassium expended during a race. Recently, the team at Thrive Ice Cream asked an interesting question: What if they started handing out chocolate (continued…)

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The Case for Thrive for Senior Nutrition: Patient N

In 2015, Thrive Ice Cream commissioned a study with Lisa Trone, RDN, LD/N, of Nutritious Lifestyles, Inc., to evaluate the effects of Thrive on preventing involuntary weight loss in high-risk geriatric patients age 75 or more. Thrive went head-to-head with Medpass 2.0 and Magic Cup. At the conclusion of the 12-week study, participants on Thrive (continued…)

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