Weight Loss: More is Less
Say what? Over 60% of people with SCI are overweight and this increase in weight is strongly correlated with the development of other health conditions such as, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. When most of us think about losing weight and unwanted fat, we think less is more: less calories, fewer meals and smaller portion sizes. While healthy weight loss is indeed about eating the right kinds of foods and in the right amounts, it’s also greatly affected by the balance and
How to Prevent a Pressure Sore with Nutrition!
Pressure sores are more than just a pain in the ass (or any other boney prominence). These severe skin breakdowns can significantly hinder your quality of life and in some cases be life-threatening. After a spinal cord injury your skin is much more susceptible to damage and breakdown due to loss of sensation, decreased muscle mass, altered blood circulation and chronic pressure exerted over areas such as your buttocks, elbows and heels. It’s estimated that 10-30% of us will d