December 2017 | Wesley Hospice

Liver Disease and Nutrition

The liver serves many purposes in the body, including filtering harmful substances from the blood, producing substances that assist with food digestion, and helping to change food into energy. There are many kinds of liver diseases, such as: Cirrhosis: Scarring and hardening of the liver Fatty Liver Disease: Build-up of fat in liver cells Bile […]

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Keeping Peace During Holiday Gatherings

The holiday season should be a time devoted exclusively to peace and joyful celebrations. When you think about this time of year, what comes to mind? For me, it’s time with family and friends. In the hustle of everyday life, it is nice to take a step back to spend time with the people you […]

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Stroke and Nutrition

A stroke occurs when there is a change in the flow of blood to the brain that leads to a change in and/or loss of function. Some risk factors for stroke include: High blood pressure Stress Family history Health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity Lifestyle factors, such as a diet high in fat […]

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