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  Have YOU used a recipe delivery box?  More and more clients and support teams have been asking us about using recipe delivery boxes, as 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 in the last […]
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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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  Loss of muscle mass (for any reason) can lead to physical disability, reduced independence, increased risk of falls and poor quality of life. After a major trauma, loss of muscle mass is usually a consequence of muscle disuse, inflammation and/or inadequate nutrition.   This loss of muscle can be classified in two main ways: […]
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After a brain injury, spinal cord injury or complex orthopaedic trauma, body composition and calorie requirements often change and many clients end up gaining significant amounts of weight later in their recovery.1, 2  This weight gain occurs for the following reasons: Reduced muscle mass and reduced metabolic rate.  This is a result of the inflammation, […]
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  The majority of clients that I see in the community after a major trauma, are not getting sufficient levels of vitamins and minerals from their food intake in order to meet their minimum requirements.  This is because many clients consume very few vegetables, fruit, nuts, legumes and whole grains. Food is always the best […]
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  Checking blood glucose levels using the traditional finger prick method, can be an uncomfortable and cumbersome part of having diabetes.  Fortunately, the newest continuous glucose monitoring systems allow people to check blood glucose levels quickly, easily and pain-free by wearing a sensor on the body.  These sensors are worn continuously for 10-14 days and […]
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