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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Balanced Care Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

In October, Brussels sprouts are one of the most delicious, seasonal vegetables, and are rich in vitamin A and dietary fiber. Here is a simple recipe for Brussels sprouts that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients or a lot of work in the kitchen! Read More

In Celebration of Active Aging

“Active aging”, a term created by the World Health Organization in the late 1990’s, is a deliberate approach to aging according to one’s personal wishes and needs. While each person’s goals may be different, many aging adults share a common desire to lead engaged, independent lives with a focus on healthy longevity. Read More

How to Help Get the Most out of Your Food

Our bodies can only integrate somewhere between 10 and 90 percent of the nutrients that we consume. With some simple tricks, there are ways we can amplify our body’s ability to get the most nourishment out of our meals. Read More

Worried about Alzheimer’s? Try our healthy tips for brain health.

Alzheimer’s disease has intruded on the lives of more than 5 million families worldwide, and the number is expected to rise. There are measures based on scientific research that suggests non-pharmacological lifestyle practices may prevent the onset of cognitive decline. We share five habits that have been found to help promote long-term brain health. Read More

Balanced Care Recipe: Autumn Ratatouille

This recipe for Autumn Ratatouille is quick and easy. All the recipes we’ve shared are healthy and are easily adapted to individual needs and preferences. Read More

Designing a Personalized Healthy Lifestyle

Fifty percent of all adults are managing at least one chronic condition according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By making sound choices in daily living, it is possible to create a healthier future for yourself and your loved ones. Read More

In Recognition of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month, we are sharing information about gynecologic cancer, which is only found in a woman’s reproductive system. Being armed with information can be powerful in creating and maintaining healthy longevity. Read More

Fill up on Fruits and Vegetables

September is Fruit and Veggies Month! We strongly believe that longevity is linked to a balanced lifestyle that includes physically and mentally engaging exercises, de-stressing activities, and a healthy, varied, plant-filled diet. Every meal should contain is 50 percent fruits and vegetables. Read More

Home Care Assistance Recognizes Lynn Reed as Caregiver of the Year

The 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award is Lynn Reed of Home Care Assistance of St. Louis. Lynn, a veteran with over 30 years of experience, “is such a ray of sunshine” in the lives of her clients and their families due to her positive, compassionate and outgoing nature. Read More

Understanding Leukemia and Lymphoma

Over 170,000 people will be diagnosed with either leukemia or lymphoma in 2016, and education is key to preventing, screening, or treating leukemia and lymphoma. Since September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month worldwide, we’re sharing an overview of the diseases along with treatments and ways to help if a loved one is living with either. Read More

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