Spinal Cord Injury Nutrition Guide

Eat Well Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Nutrition Guide Eat Well Live Well book cover

Eat Well Live Well With Spinal Cord Injury
By Kylie James and Joanne Smith

The first nutrition book dedicated to addressing the unique needs of people with SCI.

This book provides insightful nutrition information to help prevent, address and manage many of the secondary health complications that people with SCI face. “Eat Well Live Well With Spinal Cord Injury and other Neurological Conditions” can help make a real difference in your life.

People with SCI experience dramatic changes in their body composition; and due to medications, reduced organ function and poor diet, can commonly experience multiple nutrient deficiencies. This places an increased demand on the body for calories, protein, vitamins and minerals. Therefore, eating the right foods becomes even more crucial to meet your body’s increased nutrient needs – right after injury, during rehabilitation and throughout your life.

Eat Well, Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury is a comprehensive, practical nutritional guide written specifically for individuals with spinal cord injuries, as well as their families, friends, caregivers, health and medical professionals. This book contains 16 chapters, each focusing on a specific secondary health condition. This includes digestion, pressure sores, bladder infections, constipation and diarrhea, osteoporosis, pain, fatigue, respiratory infections, anxiety, stress, fatigue, sleep, liver function, cardiovascular disease and obesity. Each chapter explains why this condition may develop after SCI, and provides information on how nutrition can help prevent and manage these health issues, through specific nutrients (foods, supplements and herbs).

Each chapter also includes delicious and easy-to-prepare nutrient-dense recipes along with supplement reference charts of specific nutrients, the foods they can be found in, supplement dosages and contraindications or considerations for each health condition.

Available as a downloadable PDF.

“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

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