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  When people lose their sense of smell, whether it’s from a brain injury, COVID-19 or another cause, there are several safety precautions which need to be put in place to keep that person safe.  Smoke and natural gas in particular, often rely on a functioning sense of smell to alert someone that there is […]
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  After a major trauma or injury, many clients ask us whether they need to be taking protein powders as part of the rehabilitation process. There are two main types of protein powders: “Diet” or “lean” protein powders – these are a concentrated form of protein, because they strip out the fat, carbohydrate, vitamins and […]
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Clients with a brain injury or spinal cord injury are often taking multiple medications which are usually prescribed long-term.  Certain medications can have a negative impact on someone’s nutritional status and conversely, sometimes certain foods/nutrients can affect a medication’s effectiveness.  Many clients are already nutritionally compromised after a major trauma or injury (due to metabolic […]
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Do you or your clients have the “new year’s” desire to change a behaviour — e.g. to lose weight, start going to the gym, or stop smoking?  While it’s tempting to add more and more tasks to an already busy schedule, sometimes it’s more productive to stop doing some of the less helpful behaviours first.  […]
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  Have YOU used a recipe delivery box?  More and more clients and support staff have been asking us about recipe delivery boxes, and wondering if they are a healthier alternative to ready meals and take aways.  That’s why the team at Specialist Nutrition Rehab have tried boxes from three of the most popular companies […]
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Are you screening your clients with a brain injury, for changes to their sense of smell and “taste”?  If you do identify a change or deficit, what strategies are you offering clients in order to help them cope or even help to improve their sense of smell? Up to 66% of people after a traumatic […]
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21 Sep 2021
  Intermittent fasting (IF), is an umbrella term used to describe various regimes where someone voluntarily restricts or abstains from food and calorie-containing beverages for a set period of time.  The three most popular regimes of IF include: Alternate-day fasting – where people alternate between days consuming 0-25% of their calorie requirements, and days with […]
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  A migraine is an intense headache that may be accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, visual problems, feeling dizzy and/or an increased sensitivity to light or sound.1. After a traumatic brain injury, 58% of clients will suffer with migraine-type, post-traumatic headaches for at least one year after their injury. 2 Triggers for […]
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29 Jul 2021
  Clients, and their support team, may have heard conflicting information about snacking.   Some people believe you should eat every few hours, while others believe you should avoid snacks altogether (especially snacks in the evening if you are trying to lose weight). Who’s right? There aren’t any ‘one-size-fits-all’ rules when it comes to food and […]
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