CareAGE Connections

Healthy Is Delicious: More Flavor+Less Salt

More flavor+less salt is possible in your diet By Beth James Director, Culinary Services Mission Healthcare at Renton We know that salt is bad for our health—the more you eat, the more water you retain, which raises blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure, the more strain on your heart, kidneys, arteries, and brain. All… Read More

Reading Food Labels: No Longer Confusing

By Billy Davis, Nutrition Services Director, The Lakes at Banning Each day, the nutrition teams throughout our Careage family of communities prepare healthy meals for our patients, residents, and guests without sacrificing taste.  Recently, Mission Healthcare launched a new “Foodie” recipe series.  Healthy+Delicious offers easy-to-make recipes that taste good and are also good for you!  Never… Read More

Five Ways Fasting May Improve Your Health

Fasting has a long and rich history – ancient healers often recommended it to patients to help aid in healing. Hippocrates, Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle all praised the benefits of fasting. Paracelsus, considered to the founder of modern toxicology, said, “Fasting is the greatest remedy – the physician within.” Most of the world’s religions embrace… Read More

Six Food Myths that May Be Harming Your Health

The science on nutrition seems to be constantly changing. Eggs used to be considered bad for you; now, researchers are realizing eggs are packed with nutrients and high-quality protein. Avocados used to make you fat; now they too are recognized for their plethora of nutritious vitamins and minerals. Chocolate used to be taboo, but now… Read More


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