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Link Found Between Food Choices & Depression   A new meta-analysis of randomised control trials entitled, “The effects of dietary improvement on symptoms of depression and anxiety“(1) was released in February 2019 (ahead of print).  After reviewing 16 randomised control trials and compiling data from over 45 000 people, the conclusion is that dietary interventions […]
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Recipe delivery boxes Can they help get clients out of a “rut” with their food choices?    A nutritious diet after a major trauma or injury (such as a brain or spinal cord injury), is critical.  The weeks, months and years following such an event is a time when the body and brain are most […]
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  Adequate nutrition and hydration are absolutely fundamental when preventing and treating damage to the skin.1, 2  Why?  The easiest way to explain this is with an analogy.  Think of the human body like a house, with its own live-in renovation team.  Just like the outside walls of a house protect all of the valuables inside, skin […]
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  It’s Autumn which means everyone in the UK aged 4 years and above, should be taking a supplement containing vitamin D until at least the end of March. This includes people after a catastrophic injury, as well as case managers, solicitors, allied health professionals and the general public. People who usually need to extend this recommendation […]
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Malnutrition rates in children with cerebral palsy are estimated at 46-90%.1 As a consequence of this malnutrition, these children often end up weighing less (and having a smaller stature) than their peers.  Even though children with cerebral palsy are typically smaller on average, the debate is whether this is actually what is best for them […]
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EnsureTM, FortisipTM and Procal ShotTM are just a few of the many nutrition supplements available for GP’s to prescribe.  Clients who have been hospitalised after a catastrophic injury are often given oral nutrition supplements when their oral food intake is limited — possibly due to a poor appetite, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) or being weaned off […]
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A landmark study published earlier this year in The Journal of Head Injury Rehabilitation, found that 20-25 years following a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, that 67% of people had a Body Mass Index (BMI) which put them in the overweight or obese category. The researchers didn’t track people over time, they just took a […]
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Beat the heat with banana “ice cream” ….suitable for dysphagia Sunshine and warm temperatures are two of the best parts of the British Summer and what better food to enjoy on a hot day than ice cream.  Sadly, people with dysphagia (swallowing problems) who require thickened fluids in order to help them swallow more safely, […]
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Do you currently screen your clients for malnutrition as part of your initial assessment?  When I’ve asked case managers this question at recent presentations and conferences, most admit this isn’t something they had ever considered. Here’s why this is important. Over 3 million people in the UK are malnourished, and most of them live in […]
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Nutrition Before and After Surgery After a major trauma or accident, surgery is often necessary to repair some of the damage and improve functionality and quality of life.  Sometimes this surgery is done immediately as an emergency case, and other times, elective surgery is conducted months or even years later.  Adequate nutrition before and after […]
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