Nutrition & Living
with a Disability
Taking a preventative health care approach with nutrition & lifestyle choices!
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Your nutrition & living with a disability...
There’s no question that nutrition has a profound impact on our physical and mental health, especially for someone living with a chronic illness or medical condition. Life with a disability is a delicate balance of trying to stay healthy and avoiding any associated secondary health issues. It is often the secondary health problems that prevent us from living independently. That’s why proper nutrition and healthy living are essential.
Fruitful Elements applies this philosophy in its preventative health approach – providing individuals with wise nutritional and lifestyle choices.
Eat Well, Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury is a comprehensive, practical nutritional guide written specifically for individuals with spinal cord injuries, as well as their families, friends, caregivers, health and medical professionals.
Welcome to Fruitful Elements Nutrition Blog!
Here you’ll find helpful, healthful nutritional tips and recipes to help you achieve optimal health and well-being. As someone who has lived with a spinal cord injury for 25 years, I fully understand the unique challenges you face in trying to stay healthy while living a full and active life. One of the keys to this delicate balance is proper nutrition. After sustaining spinal damage your metabolism is significantly altered and this can contribute to the development of a host of other secondary health complications, which can negatively impact your independence. Incorporating whole foods into your diet is an important way to help maintain your health, improve daily functioning, reduce the secondary complications that come with living with a spinal cord injury, minimize illness, and maximize your potential.