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Elimination Diet for the Elderly

Elimination Diet for the Elderly

Whether it is due to a disease or just age-related sensitivity and intolerance, certain foods can be an irritation to the system. It may affect only certain organs in different ways or cause generalized symptoms that are not always easy to explain yet are clearly linked to certain foods. Various medical tests and standardized eating […]

Starvation Dieting Among Seniors

Starvation Dieting Among Seniors

Seniors are just as aesthetic conscious as other age groups. As the elderly are living longer today, they have become a target market for many consumer products. Marketing using slim senior models and the idea that being extremely thin is the norm has spurred seniors to join the fat busting frenzy. In some instances, dieting […]

Loss of Appetite with Age and Other Causes in the Elderly

Loss of Appetite with Age and Other Causes in the Elderly

The appetite is controlled by several factors in the body. It is a complex interplay of hormones, signals from the gut and brain centers which also involves the sense of taste, smell and even sight. A healthy appetite is where a person desires food but is satisfied (satiety) once enough food is consumed to maintain […]

Food Intolerance and Malabsorption in the Elderly

Food Intolerance and Malabsorption in the Elderly

As a person gets older, many of the bowel functions that were efficient earlier in life may become impaired to different degrees. Sometimes this is just an age-related change in the bowel while at other times it is associated with genetic factors or bowel disease. One of these changes is the intolerance to certain foods. […]

Glycemic Index and Low and High GI Foods

Carbohydrates are a major food group and consumed in the largest quantities in the modern diet. Starches like bread, corn, potatoes and rice constitute the bulk of most meals. However, not all carbohydrates are made the same. The quantities of fiber, proteins and vitamins and minerals varies in each type of starch. More importantly though […]


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