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  Our article was recently published in the NR Times and is reprinted here with their permission.   After a major trauma or injury, the importance of nutrition is not usually the first thing most health professionals think about.   However, in the absence of adequate nutrition, rehab and recovery will be significantly impaired.  The protein, […]
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Memory issues, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping…these are common complaints after a brain injury which are often attributed to the brain injury itself.  However, these identical symptoms can also be associated with reduced oestrogen, progesterone and/or testosterone levels in women, from either naturally-occurring menopause, or changes to the hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal axis following a traumatic brain injury.1, […]
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Osseointegrated (or bone-anchored) prosthetic implants, are often considered by clients with an amputation who are struggling with poor socket fit, discomfort, recurrent skin infections, volume fluctuations of the stump and/or pain in the residual limb.1 Nutrition factors frequently determine a client’s eligibility for this procedure and can have a significant impact on the frequency of […]
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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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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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Click HERE to read the full article on pp 32-33.
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