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The Interior Health Authority has adopted a program of pre-manufactured, frozen food for our local extended care facility called the Pavilion. This program is apparently in place to guarantee a certain maximum sodium intake per day as mandated by the Provincial government BUT at the same time they’ve acknowledged the residents right to add seasoning to their food by providing them with salt and pepper shakers on the tables. This seemed such a ludicrous step which was so offensive to the residents who had previously enjoyed the food provided by the on-site cooks that we just had to make our listeners aware of it. The first week’s show includes an interview with IHA food services representative Alan Davies. The second includes some interviews with affected residents.
Episode 1 of Factory Food for our Elderly
Episode 2 of Factory Food for our Elderly
The Slocan Lake Chamber of Commerce has a health committee that has offered to help with this issue. They are asking for participation from community members so if you can help please contact them through http://slocanlakechamber.com.
The last piece of this episode was a segment of an interview with Dr. Joel Whitehead from the Lakelands Acupuncture in Penticton. We talked to him about a very interesting therapy he brought from Japan called Nesshi. With this unique therapy he’s had amazing success in helping people with severe chronic illnesses. We’ll be following up this segment with more of our interview with Dr. Whitehead in the near future so stay tuned.