I want to be remembered as someone who used herself and anything she could touch to work for justice and freedom ... I want to be remembered as one who tried.~ Dorothy Height~
considered a founding matriarch of the American civil rights movement
Carrie, CEUs = continuing education units.
Susan, yes. That sounds like a fun idea. We'd need to have enough people and I'd have to think about how to proceed. Shall we talk more?
Deb, the coolest thing I learned is not really "cool" at all--what is cool is that I learned it:
Many of the issues facing older people today are due to malnutrition. That's right. Right here in the land of plenty, people are dying of malnutrition--not due (in some cases) to quantity, but quality and also to the ability to use the nutrition available.
Digestion is one of the biggest issues for older folks and I am coming to understand that the inability to digest food leading to malnutrition of the elderly starts in middle age--where I am right now. [sigh]
And! Get this...
"Using Canada's Food Guide or the United States Food Pyramid results in malnutrition in older adults."
Why? Because the largest proportion of the pyramid is grains. Older adults cannot digest grains and get the minerals that they need from them.
I wonder when mainstream medicine and those who care for the aging are going to learn this. Our presenter thinks that the baby boomers will drive that movement. I hope so.
Wanna join me?