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I just wanted to reach out to you during this uncertain time to let you know what action I am taking to support clients and help keep them safe. Clients and their support team may be starting to feel anxious when faced with empty shelves in the supermarket.  They may also not be able to get specialty […]
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  Have you ever thought to yourself, “I know I should eat more vegetables/drink more water/go to gym three times per week….why can’t I get myself to actually DO it?”  Have your clients every struggled with the same issues?  Or maybe you know someone who actually managed to give up sugar and start going to […]
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  Between Veganuary and people watching The Game Changers movie on Netflix, I’ve had several people ask me recently whether we should be recommending a vegan diet for clients after a catastrophic injury. The short answer to that question is “no” — I don’t think every single client after a catastrophic injury would benefit from […]
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    If you have clients struggling with fatigue – do they know what their blood sugar levels are? Blood sugar levels can either be checked by requesting the HbA1c blood test (3 month average of blood sugars) from the GP and/or by using a blood sugar monitor at home. The healthy blood sugar range […]
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  Do you have clients who have been struggling with one or more of the following symptoms for at least six months: Abdominal pain or discomfort; Bloating; or Changes in bowel habits — eg. altered bowel frequency or stool form (to what is normal for them)? Gut-related symptoms, such as constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and […]
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When people are recovering from a catastrophic injury, they have the highest nutritional needs of virtually any other time in their life.  However, this is often the time when these clients find themselves struggling to prepare healthy food because they are fatigued, have multiple physical challenges around mobility or arm function and/or have impaired executive […]
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  Do you have clients who are regularly experiencing one or more of the following symptoms? burning sensation or pain in their stomach, chest or throat nausea or vomiting burping bloating a sour or bitter taste in their mouth chronic cough, throat clearing or hiccups difficulty swallowing or feeling like there is a lump in […]
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The number one question that I get asked when I tell people what I do is, “What does nutrition have to do with brain injuries?”   That is usually followed closely by the question, “do people with a brain injury need a special diet?” Based on current evidence, almost everyone in the population should be striving […]
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  Do you have any clients with epilepsy who continue to have seizures in spite of taking anti-epileptic medication?  Have you asked the neurologist about trialling them on a ketogenic diet?   What is a ketogenic diet? Ketogenic diets contain very high amounts of fat, adequate amounts of protein, and extremely low amounts of carbohydrates.  […]
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  A LOT of people with brain injuries and spinal cord injuries take laxatives — one…two…or even three laxatives a day, EVERYday for years.  My question is always, why?  If someone needs laxatives every day, that usually means there is another problem going on which needs further investigation.  It’s also worth remembering that some laxatives […]
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