Variations in Tongue-Palate Pressures with Xantham Gum Thickened Liquids

Variations in Tongue-Palate Pressures with Xantham Gum Thickened Liquids

Steele, CM, Molfenter, SM, Peladeau-Pigeon, M, Polacco, RC, Yee, C.  Variations in Tongue-Palate Swallowing Pressures When Swallowing Xantham Gum-Thickened Liquids.  Dysphagia (2014) 29:678-684. "Thickened liquids are frequently recommended to reduce the risk of aspiration in patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia."  We know that tongue-palate pressures increase with thicker liquids, however little is known about the differences [...]

Gelmix Thickener

Gelmix Thickener

I was really excited to see Gelmix at the ASHA Convention this year.  I've heard a lot about Gelmix, but have never had the opportunity to try it until now!What is Gelmix? Gelmix is a "healthy thickener" as it is USDA Organic.  Gelmix was formulated to thick breast milk, formula and other liquids.  Gelmix is [...]