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Enriching Lives: Lisa Michaels

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 09:01 AM  posted by jbuytaert

Lisa Michaels was at an evaluation today and the client was having a hard time reading things. She asked Lisa if she could borrow her reading glasses, and Lisa gave them to her to keep.

The little things Lisa does for clients is amazing, and for her to give up her own reading glasses was a wonderful thing to do. We never know how much our clients can afford or get out to shop and Lisa made her day!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 10:01 AM  posted by jbuytaert

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Diet Rich in Tomatoes and Apples May Help Repair Lungs of Ex-Smokers

Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 03:01 PM  posted by jbuytaert

RT Magazine

Tobacco Use

Published on December 27, 2017

A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and apples.

The researchers found that adults who on average ate more than two tomatoes or more than three portions of fresh fruit a day had a slower decline in lung function compared to those who ate less than one tomato or less than one portion of fruit a day, respectively. The researchers inquired about other dietary sources such as dishes and processed foods containing fruits and vegetables (e.g. tomato sauce) but the protective effect was only observed in fresh fruit and vegetables.

The paper, which is part of the Ageing Lungs in European Cohorts (ALEC) Study, funded by the European Commission and led by Imperial College London, also found a slower decline in lung function among all adults, including those who had never or had stopped smoking, with the highest tomato consumption. Poor lung function has been linked with mortality risks from all diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, and lung cancer.