After spinal cord injury, not only is your body forced to cope with the direct impact of paralysis, but it must also deal with the psychological stress, physical pain, biochemical changes and hormonal changes that take place. Together these factors can contribute to the development of many common, recurring and potentially life-threatening secondary health complications, such as pressure sores, pain, fatigue, bladder infections, constipation and weight gain. (Review chapter listing and sample chapters.)
Nutrition has the power to help rebalance your body, prevent the development of many common and recurring secondary health issues, and achieve over all well-being. Practicing good nutrition also enables you to enhance your bodily functions, which can lead to greater independence and quality of life.
Eat Well, Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury is a practical nutritional guide written specifically for people with spinal cord injuries, as well as their families, friends, caregivers, health care and medical professionals.
It is our hope that this book will focus attention on the important therapeutic role nutrition plays in the lives of individuals with SCI, and inspire future research in the area of nutrition and SCI. Most importantly, however, we hope this book will help empower you to have greater control over your health and enhance your independence in an easy, practical and cost-effective way.
Joanne E. Smith, Fruitful Elements
Kylie James, Koru Nutrition
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Eat Well, Live Well...
“I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the nutritional guide
you developed. In addition to its visual appeal, your guide open-mindedly included many divergent perspectives and insights. As someone who advocates status-quo-challenging nutritional and healing paradigms... your guide provides valuable insights for everyone, not just those with SCI. Great job! "
Laurance Johnston, Ph.D.
Author, "Alternative Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury: Beyond the Banks of the Mainstream", and Former Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America's Spinal Cord Research & Education Foundation
The funding for Eat Well, Live Well with
Spinal Cord injury was generously provided by the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).