Changes in Fashionable Support Stockings

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Don’t Let Your Day Start Like This

Many of us remember the old fashion stockings from years past. Gradient support stockings have only been around for a little over 60 years but the changes are astronomical. A great deal of time and money has been spent by the manufacturers on research and development for making stockings more sheer, with better fit and greater durability. This coupled with the development of new knitting machines and yarn technologies has created stockings that no longer look like grandma’s support hose and are barely recognized as support stockings.

Sheer support stockings have been on the market for many years and have undergone significant changes recently. The 8-15 and 15-20 mmHg sheer stockings were made to show the skin tone thru the stockings so they did not look like support stockings. The heavier stockings resembled “tights” in thickness of the fabric with an added sheen and were designed for the 20-30mmHg and the 30-40mmHg compressions. This is not true anymore. SIGVARIS has recently announced a new stocking line called “Sheer“. This stocking is touted by SIGVARIS to be the sheerest in its class as seen on the accompanying chart.

The Sheer stocking comes in a 15-20mmHg, 20-30mmHg, and 30-40 mmHg knee-high, thigh-high and waist-high pantyhose. The stocking are available in many colors for your enjoyment! The spandex is double-wrapped to keep the spandex off of the skin which helps to eliminate irritated skin and enable the stocking to be easier to don and more durable. The stockings provide excellent breathability and moisture management as well as feeling soft on the skin.

SIGVARIS designed a new top for the thigh-high (patented Sensinnov thigh high band). This band is not your regular dot band or lace band. It is a looser fitting French style band that does not use pressure to hold up the stocking. It uses the new “sticky” silicone to keep the stocking in place with less skin irritation and has excellent moisture management.

For some, important as sheerness is the life span of the stockings. Vanda estimates that her stockings last about 4-6 months. She is very careful in donning and doffing her support stockings, washes them in hot water (in a lingerie bag), uses a non -phosphate detergent, and dries them in her dryer on low heat. Even with great care she still has accidents and manages to put a hole or a run in them. You should wash your stockings in hot water after each wearing as this restores the compression of the stockings. What is critical in the sheer (and other stockings) is the fit. Not all of us are the same weight, height, and body structure. When you pick a stocking, please call one of our Certified Fitter and they will assist you with the stocking that is right for your body structure.

You may receive assistance in ordering any of our wonderful products we carry by calling us at 1-844-472-8807. We have certified fitters on staff to help you in determining what products would best suit your needs. We can also assist you in placing your Jovipak® orders – even the custom orders. Simply call 1-844-472-8807. We look forward to hearing from you! After all, We’re Here To Support You! Remember, being compliant with wearing your Jobst, Mediven, Sigvaris, or Juzo compression stockings and support socks is the key to keeping your legs and body healthy.

Thank you for shopping with Support Hose Plus,
Vanda, Rod, Brent and the Support Hose Plus Team

Contact us at customerservice@supporthoseplus.com
or on or toll free number 1-844-472-8807

Data and Graphics for this newsletter courtesy SIGVARIS®

 

 

Food For Body and Mind

Brent has brought together such wonderful recipes for fall we want to give him lots of space this month.  We have wonderful garments coming and we just want to let you know we have the New Mediven Comfort (wearing is believing) which will replace the Elegance.  Also look for the Sigvaris Eversheer coming next month.  –Vanda

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Welcome to Fall in the northern Hemisphere. It is time to harvest all of the late season crops like Sweet potatoes and hearty squash, including pumpkins. Many people only use pumpkins for decoration and Pumpkin pie and do not realize how good for you they actually are.

Their orange color reveals to us that they are very high in beta carotene. When ingested the body converts this into vitamin A. The body then uses the vitamin A to help prevent night blindness and other eye problems, protect against toxins and cancer formations, enhance immunity and helps the body fight illnesses including the cold, flu, and infections. It is an antioxidant and protector of the cells while slowing the aging process and keeping the skin healthy and elastic. It can also help prevent heart disease. Pumpkins are low in fats, carbohydrates, and sodium while being high in fiber, vitamins C and E, folic acid, calcium, iron and potassium. There have also been studies that found that pumpkin extract can promote the regeneration of damaged pancreatic cells, resulting in increased bloodstream insulin levels.

Whenever possible you should use fresh pumpkin in cooking. The canned varieties often contain increased amounts of sugar and sodium and usually do not taste as good as fresh. The smaller “pie” varieties will usually be more tender, have better flavor and are easier to cook than the larger “jack-o-lantern” varieties, but if you buy the larger ones for decorating, feel free to roast them off just like the smaller ones as long as they have not been cut open for more than a couple of days.

For additional nutritional information please refer to:
NeutritionData.com
Below I have included two of my favorite soup recipes and a great muffin recipe.

Enjoy and Happy Harvest!

Chef Brent Lancour

Roasting fresh Pie Pumpkins:

Cut pumpkins in half lengthwise. Lay on baking sheet or large casserole with the cut side down. Fill the baking pan or dish with half an inch of water, cover with foil, and bake at 350 degrees until soft all the way though. About 1 ½ – 2 hours. When cool, scoop out the seeds with a large spoon and set aside. Then scoop out the pulp and puree in a food processor until smooth. This may be used immediately or packaged and frozen for up to 6 months.

Curried Pumpkin Pear Soup

8 cups of cooked pumpkin pulpPumpkin Pear Soup
4 Tablespoons of butter
3 pears – cored and diced into 1/4″ cubes
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
2 yellow onions – diced
1 -2 Tablespoons of curry powder
1 quart of chicken stock
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup cream
Salt and Pepper

Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds
In a large soup pot, melt the butter and sauté the onions and garlic until soft.
Next, add curry and cook for about five minutes, then add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then simmer for about 30 minutes. Run the soup through a blender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds.

Toasted pumpkin seeds

Clean and dry pumpkin seeds from the roasted pumpkins. Spread them out on a sheet pan and sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper, and mild red chile powder. Toast in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup

1/4 lb. butter
2 onions
1 1/2 TBS. chopped garlic
6 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 gallon of vegetable or chicken stock
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup half and half
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp chipotle powder (or cayenne pepper)
salt and pepper to taste

In a large soup pot melt the butter and sauté onions and garlic until soft. Add pumpkin and stock, bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and blend until smooth. Put puree back on heat and add peanut butter, half and half, maple syrup, chipotle powder and salt and pepper

Pumpkin Muffins

1 ½ cups flourPumpkin Muffins from Chef Brent at Support Hose Plus
pinch of salt
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. allspice
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 cup cooked pureed pumpkin
6 Tbs. melted butter
¾ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
¼ cup maple syrup
1 cup chopped nuts or raisins (optional)

Mix all dry ingredients. Add wet and mix. Portion into a muffin tin that has been sprayed with vegetable oil and lightly floured. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until done.

You may receive assistance in ordering any of our wonderful products we carry by calling us at 1-844-472-8807. We have certified fitters on staff to help you in determining what products would best suit your needs. We can also assist you in placing your Jovipak® orders – even the custom orders. Simply call 1-844-472-8807 We look forward to hearing from you! After all, We’re Here To Support You!Remember, being compliant with wearing your Jobst, Mediven, Sigvaris, or Juzo compression stockings and support hose is the key to keeping your legs and body healthy.

Thank you for shopping with Support Hose Plus,

Vanda, Rod, Brent and the Support Hose Plus Team

Data and Graphics for this newsletter courtesy Jovipak®

Contact us at customerservice@supporthoseplus.com
or on or toll free number 1-844-472-8807