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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. 

Latest Blog Posts:

May 24, 2016


I love the summer. As soon as the sun starts shining and the temperature gets about 15 degrees, I spend as much time outside as possible.  However we all know that too much of a good thing can be bad for us, and too much sun can result in nasty sunburns. 


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May 5, 2016


We all know that eating well and working out are essential to good health – and this couldn't be more true for people with SCI. Numerous SCI studies show that including certain nutrients in your diet and getting physically active 3-4 times a week can help improve your...

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