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16 July 2019

For those with a normal swallow, there are lots of nutritional supplements to choose from. For those with dysphagia there are only three pre-thickened ones available – in the world! Dietitians and Nutritionists have wanted more – a wider range – so they can give their patients more options. They

27 June 2019

When someone acquires dysphagia, eating and drinking anything becomes time consuming. One of the most frustrating things will be taking medications several times a day. Dysphagia – swallowing difficulties – means a person has no or little swallow control. Consequently tablets can’t just be swallowed with water. It flows too

11 June 2019

Diane Wolff is the author of many great puree recipes for those with dysphagia books. Like us here at Slõ Drinks she looks at how to normalise the everyday and make life a little easier for those with dysphagia. Diane has recently produced another book: The Purees of Summer: Safe

10 June 2019

As you know, we are following the IDDSI standards so all our Slõ products can be used with confidence around the world. Last week, Slõ Tablets were submitted to an independent IDDSI testing by Kathryn and her team in Australia as part of a research into medication and dysphagia. They

16 May 2019

Liquid medications, solutions and syrups have been created to help those that have difficulty swallowing solid tablets and capsules. This swallowing difficulty can be due to a person finding tablets painful. Some have a phobia of choking. Some have dysphagia. Whatever the reason, it means they are restricted to the

30 April 2019

As many people are now moving from whole milk to alternatives, we decided to test our supplements – Slõ Milkshakes+ – with the most popular; almond, soya and rice milk. Lactose free was excluded because our supplements include milk powder. After testing, soya and rice milk proved to mix well

4 April 2019

Medication is a daily essential but a struggle. Many people have difficulty swallowing solid tablets and pills; for some it is a severe problem. Consequently, the only way to take these solid dose forms is to put them into yoghurt, jam and fruit juices or crush them. However, both options

12 February 2019

Sunshine helps our bodies create the sunshine Vitamin – D3. It’s important as it helps control calcium and phosphate levels which are needed for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. It naturally occurs in a small number of foods, (oily fish red meat and eggs) and the sun makes the biggest contribution

10 January 2019

During December we received lots of calls from Pharmacists and two doctors about the IDDSI Terms. They had information about flow rates 1, 2 and 3, knew a little about IDDSI – but were unsure what they should using. We have therefore passed them the Translator (shown below) which you