I'm writing about Blended For Health Care today. It's a huge piece of our 'why'; we know that going through personal health hurdles, and caregiving for those that are, is really damn hard.
For those of you that don't know our story, The Blended concept was born from the experiences of developing highly nutritious smoothie blends for people close to me who were going through critical health hurdles, along with my own need to nourish a busy, demanding life.
Here at Blended, we're committed to helping people keep healthy and support recovery during health-challenging & demanding times. In addition to our health-focused blend categories, please we have focused blends for these key areas: Oncology Nutrition, Nutrition For Seniors, Postpartum Nutrition & Post-Surgery Recovery.
Next month, we'll be announcing an exciting new addition to our Health Care category.
We'd love your feedback on health-care needs and experiences where complete nutrition blends can help/have helped. Please email me your thoughts.
Deanna, Blended Founder & CEO
Blended For Oncology Nutrition
We've teamed up on a support program with the nutrition team at BC Cancer Oncology to help nourish people going through a Cancer journey.
The following blends have been identified as top-pick options for those that are currently in-treatment (selected for their high nutrition value, caloric density, protein levels, exclusion of boosters that may interact with chemo, digestibility and ease on stomach).
Depending on the type of Cancer and treatment program, more blends may be appropriate. Please reach out to us with questions and talk to your dietician about other factors that should be considered with your particular diagnosis. Once a treatment program is completed, additional blends should be explored.
Read more on the program here: Blended For Oncology Nutrition
Blended Nutrition For Seniors
Our blends and overall recommendations for seniors are the same as for everyone else: a-blend-a-day is an amazingly easy way to getting energizing, high quality essential vitamins & minerals, protein and fibre every day. Over the last years, I've been big on my parents having a daily smoothie (if I can get my Dad to drink a daily smoothie, even the green ones, so can you).
As your elderly loved one moves into needing more critical health care nutrition and other factors come into play: stomach and digestive sensitivity, viscosity (blend with more liquid for a thinner texture), and pallet changes, the go to blends are:
Please email me if you have with questions on which blends are best for your elder person's taste buds and health needs. I am also here to offer some additional tips on nutrition and ways to navigate this challenging health-care time.
Blended For Postpartum Nutrition
- birth recovery & healing
- keeping energy levels up
- hormone & emotional balancing
- mental stamina
- preventing anemia/low iron levels
- milk production support & essential nutrients for your baby (if breastfeeding)