Foods for the Winter Blues
Many people slip into the mid-winter blues this time of year and it can be a faster slide into this state for people with SCI. When you...
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.