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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:

October 4, 2017

Many people may be surprised to learn that nuts are the hard shelled fruit of plants. There are 53 different types of nuts in the world and every kind has a multitude of health benefits. I won’t describe and go into the details of each one in this article, but I want t...

June 12, 2017

The immune system is a complex collection of cells, organs and systems found throughout the body. This dynamic system is responsible for protecting your body against infection and disease. It is well documented that people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) have compromis...

February 16, 2017

Did you know that ‘avocado’ comes from the Aztec word meaning testicle? Different theories exist on whether this refers to the fruits gonad-like shape (and that they grow in pairs) or their alleged aphrodisiac qualities.  Regardless of which reference is accurate, I hi...

December 16, 2016

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 combine the increase in difficulty getting out and about and time spent indoors with the fact that people with SCI are 5x's more lik...

June 8, 2016



Summer is here and we all know it’s far too short, so time to get outside and take advantage of the warm weather and our favorite outdoor activities!  Whether you enjoy wheeling, hiking, biking, walking, water-skiing, gardening, sailing, canoeing or kayaking you’ll w...

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