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Older adults have a greater risk of foodborne pathogens due to the natural aging process and other health-related concerns. It’s important for all populations, regardless of age, to maintain safe food practices for optimal health and wellbeing. Maintaining proper hygiene during food handling, reviewing expiration dates on product labels, storing foods at appropriate temperatures, and keeping current on foodborne outbreaks are all strategic steps in preventing illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “About 1 in 6 (or 48 million) people gets sick each year from contaminated food.” Fortunately through food safety practices related diseases and health concerns can be prevented.

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic condition with no present cure, yet managing the disease process is essential for health and wellbeing. The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation recommends building a healthcare team, adhering to medications, keeping a healthy diet, finding support in groups and counseling, and others. Individuals with PD can also benefit from speech, physical, and occupational therapies. Specialized healthcare professionals and community resources can assist individuals with support and therapies that promote disease management and optimal daily living.

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Regardless of age, brain health is top priority when establishing a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately we can nourish our brain with nutritious food choices. WebMD comments on brain foods stating, “Add these 'superfoods' to your daily diet, and you will increase your odds of maintaining a healthy brain for the rest of your life.” Why wait any longer? Start fueling your body with power foods that support brain health!

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Certain types of cancers can be prevented through proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. The American Cancer Association highlights the World Cancer Research Fund, who states one-third of cancer diagnosis in the US is related to obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and/or poor nutrition. Predisposing factors as those listed above can be prevented by maintaining an active lifestyle (according to your health needs), and by consuming wholesome foods that contribute to the prevention of cancer.

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Looking to nourish your body with foods that decrease stress and anxiety? You have arrived to your destination. This article outlines stress-reducing foods that enhance mood and promote relaxation. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with work deadlines, appointments, events, traffic, kids, pets, and yes even your next-door neighbor  Take a moment to enjoy some stress-reducing treats!

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