Monday, December 22, 2014

10 Tips for Living Well with Urinary Incontinence

1. Balance fluid intake
2. Empty your bladder regularly
3. Locate bathrooms
4. Keep a dry bladder
5. Do pelvic floor exercises
6. Exercise
7. Maintain a healthy weight
8. Limit caffeine and alcohol
9. Quit smoking
10. Discuss medications

Learn more here!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Pecan Pie!

1 1/2 cups pecan pieces 
large eggs
1 cup sugar 
3/4 cup light or dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons melted butter 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
(9-inch) deep-dish frozen unbaked pie shell


1. Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.
2. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.
3. Stir together eggs and next 5 ingredients; stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie shell.
4. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until set, shielding pie with aluminum foil after 20 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Serve warm or cold.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Mrs. Smith's Deep Dish Frozen Pie Shell.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Peanut Butter and Nutella Cookies - Four Ingredients and Fabulous!

1 egg, 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, Nutella spread

1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine egg, peanut butter and sugar and mix together
3. Make small balls and placed on a greased cookie sheet
4. Take a fork and dip in a little sugar, then push down softly on cookies to make fork indent
5. Bake for 5-8 minutes
6. Let cool and spread nutella in-between two cookies
7. Enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tips for Surviving Holiday Travel with Incontinence

Holiday travel is a necessary evil for many people in the United States. But for the estimated 30 million Americans suffering from incontinence, the long waits without constant access to a restroom can be a nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be.

Here are the top tips for surviving holiday travel with incontinence:
1. Plan, plan, plan – In the days leading up to your travel, keep a voiding diary. This is a journal where you will record what you drank and ate, and when you went to restroom or had urges. It may give you some important clues as to when to plan your bathroom breaks (if possible) and what to avoid.

2. Wear incontinence undergarments – Many people suffering from incontinence are resistant to using incontinence undergarments. But for situations such as traveling, they are a good backup to have. Many newer incontinence products are less bulky and noticeable, and can provide a level of assurance.

3. Avoid caffeine – You may reach for that cup of coffee to get ready for your early morning flight, but resist the urge.  Caffeine is a diuretic and can contribute to incontinence. Plus the carbonation in soda can irritate the bladder. Water is the best thing you can drink.

4. Stay hydrated – This seems counter-intuitive. Maybe you should just avoid drinking anything in order to avoid instances of incontinence. But, avoiding drinking can be worse for you. If you don’t stay hydrated, your urine becomes concentrated. Concentrated urine caused by dehydration can irritate the lining of the bladder and urethra and actually worsen incontinence.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake!

Here's a delicious and fun recipe to try this holiday season! We hope you enjoy this ice cream sandwich cake!

12 ice cream sandwiches
Chocolate or Caramel topping
1 8-oz tub of cool whip
Your favorite topping
1. Start by layering the ice cream sandwiches (I like to do do 4 on the bottom)
2. Then place another 4 the opposite direction and keep doing this until you are out of ice cream sandwiches
3.  Top with cool whip around all sides
4.  Add your toppings (chocolate sauce, candies, etc)
5.  ENJOY!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014