Alzheimer’s: Progressive Stages and Homecare

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that impairs the memory and other crucial mental functions. In the U.S., 5.5 million people are estimated to have the disease; 5.3 million of those are 65 and older, according to statistics from Alzheimer’s News Today. Common symptoms include memory loss and confusion. While no cure for this debilitative disease exists, some medications and management strategies may offer improvement in … Continue reading Alzheimer’s: Progressive Stages and Homecare

One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus

Ingredients1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders1/3 cup flour1 cup panko1 cup parmesan cheese, separated1 teaspoon dried parsley1/2 teaspoon garlic powder3-4 lemons1 tablespoon minced garlic8 tablespoons melted butter, separated1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning1 pound asparagus3 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons honeyOptional: fresh parsley, 1 lemon for topping InstructionsPreheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set … Continue reading One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus

Green Salad with Beets, Oranges, and Avocado

Ingredients4 cups leafy greens3 small oranges, peeled and sliced into rounds1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced1 large carrot, peeled and julienned1 small beet, peeled and julienned1/2 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese1/4 cup toasted pepitas1/3 cup white balsamic vinaigrette InstructionsAdd greens, oranges, avocado, carrot, beet, pepitas, and cheese together in a large bowl. Drizzle evenly with the vinaigrette, and toss until the salad is combined … Continue reading Green Salad with Beets, Oranges, and Avocado

Chocolate Malt Superfood Smoothie

Ingredients:2 frozen bananas1 1/2 tablespoons maca root powder1 tablespoon raw cacao powder or 2 tablespoons cocoa powder1 date, pitted1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract2-4 tablespoons waterOptional: cacoa nibs (for topping) InstructionsAdd the frozen bananas, maca powder, cacao powder, date, and vanilla extract to a food processor.Begin processing and add in 1 tablespoon of water at a time to get everything moving. You want to keep the … Continue reading Chocolate Malt Superfood Smoothie

Food and Mood

There’s evidence that disruption to the gut’s natural biome can have a real impact on the body and brain. Certain foods have a significant impact on gut bacteria, and avoiding things that are high in additives and preservatives can help protect against your gut’s usual function. Gut-friendly food choices include:• Whole foods• Fresh fruits and vegetables (in a range of colors)• Frozen fruits• Higher fiber … Continue reading Food and Mood