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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

7 January 2019

IDDSI Resources Labelling To enhance the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative resources currently available we are happy to tell you all our Slõ Milkshakes+ packs now include the IDDSI terms. The Slõ Chocolate Milkshake+ and Strawberry Stage1, IDDSI 2 have featured them for a while and from this week the

17 December 2018

Slõ Drinks are made to be enjoyed. Created to give back the simple pleasure of a drink that looks and tastes the same as ordinary ones, despite the fact it is contains thickener. But, if you are new to Slõ Drinks, then you may be unsure about placing your first

8 December 2018

Internationally, the IDDSI has been formally adopted by the RCSLT and the BDA. Implementing it is going to be a huge task and so we are now preparing to do all we can to support a smooth transition. As a start our website shop now includes the new numbering system

4 December 2018

This is an article we recently read about how to improve compliance from dysphagia patients. We wanted to share it with you because it contains useful ideas and because it matches our own philosophy…make drinks enjoyable again, despite containing thickener. You can read the full article here: How to improve

9 November 2018

Carers and patients in America have been asking for easier ways to find and buy Slõ Milkshakes+, consequently they are now available from Amazon.com. We are hoping this will allow us to help more people who have been struggling to thicken ordinary supplements with starch and gum thickeners. Slõ Milkshakes+

31 August 2018

Those with dysphagia can never be sure the thickened drinks they have are safe for them to swallow, because everyone has their own idea of what is the right consistency. IDDSI thickened drinks aim to change that. The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative flow terms are now being adopted, both in

31 July 2018

A Clinician here in the UK recently asked us, “Can you create a nutritional supplement that matches the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative 1, Slightly Thick flow rate?” It came up because since introducing these terms here, Speech Therapists think this new consistency is needed. It should help those currently

21 June 2018

When working to a standard like IDDSI, nutrition must still be central to ones thinking. As a result. pre-thickened Oral Nutritional Supplements created to IDDSI standards are very useful for those with dysphagia. However, Nutrica’s Nutilis and Fresenius Kabi’s Fresubin Thickened supplements don’t feature the IDDSI flow terms on pack