Holistic Nutrition After SCI (For You And Him)

WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Posts: 85Moderator Moderator
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Hey All!

On our Instagram, We did a live video a while ago with Jasmine Rose, the official WAGS of SCI Holistic Nutritionist. In the video we talked about her top tips for health and wellness after a spinal cord injury, from a Holistic Health perspective. We asked her YOUR questions and she gave us so much valuable info on how food and nutrients can heal. 

We wanted to share the PDF she made for our community AFTER the video was made with a summary of all the questions that were discussed and her answers. 

We have attached it to this discussion thread for your enjoyment and education! Feel free to share :)


Your WAGS of SCI
(Elena and Brooke)

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  • iamdadmaniamdadman Posts: 103Moderator Moderator
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    I loved the tips provided.  I would only add a supplement called Ellura for UTI prevention.  For me personally, it worked better than D-Mannose.  Ellura is different from other cranberry supplements in that most other cranberry supplements come from the berries once they have been used to make juices.  Ellura come from the whole berry.  I have been taking it now for about five years.  It has been a great help.  In addition to my SCI, I am also a type 1 diabetic which makes me prone to even more UTI's.  Also, my urologist only treats a UTI when I am symptomatic.  Meaning a temperature, weakness etc.  This has been a big help.  
  • WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Posts: 85Moderator Moderator
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    iamdadman said:
    "I loved the tips provided.  I would only add a supplement called Ellura for UTI prevention.  For me personally, it worked better than D-Mannose.  Ellura is different from other cranberry supplements in that most other cranberry supplements come from the berries once they have been used to make juices.  Ellura come from the whole berry.  I have been taking it now for about five years.  It has been a great help.  In addition to my SCI, I am also a type 1 diabetic which makes me prone to even more UTI's.  Also, my urologist only treats a UTI when I am symptomatic.  Meaning a temperature, weakness etc.  This has been a big help. "

    Thanks for the amazing tips!!! UTI's are a PAIN and they seem to haunt us all....
    Your WAGS of SCI
    (Elena and Brooke)
  • HotWheels11HotWheels11 Posts: 10Member
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    I make healthy smoothies every morning to help kick off my day. I've noticed many positive effects on my body and mind after this. Also, being a quad, it's pretty awesome to begin my week with meal prep of smoothies and just throw them into the freezer.
  • WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Posts: 85Moderator Moderator
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    Yes, great tips! @HotWheels11 ;
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Your WAGS of SCI
    (Elena and Brooke)
  • PRCkathyPRCkathy Posts: 9Moderator, Information Specialist Information Specialist
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    The PRC has a Nutrition and Weight fact sheet that offers information and resources to us learn more about healthy eating. This document is available at:             

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/Nutrition-and-Weight-3-17.pdf

    Kathy, Information Specialist
    Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
    Paralysis Resource Center
    800-539-7309
    https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/ask-us-anything


  • misscoreyannmisscoreyann Posts: 7Member
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    Pablo has gotten off all his prescription meds and is just taking all natural supplements. He also takes CBD and smokes THC. Occasionally he will have some pain or an issue going on but for the most part has responded very well to the holistic route! When I am able to visit him we make healthy eating choices but enjoy our occasional adult beverage. He has been working on his parents which are his full time care givers on creating better eating habits. Overall I believe the holistic approach is the way to go and he seems to be living proof that it is possible and a great way to avoid numbing out and addictions to medications. 
  • garrisonreddgarrisonredd Posts: 67Moderator Moderator
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    This is an awesome share
  • iamdadmaniamdadman Posts: 103Moderator Moderator
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    @misscoreyann
    I too follow a healthy diet.  In addition to being paralyzed, I am also a type 1 diabetic.  Keeping my blood sugars under control helps me avoid UTI's.  I also just feel a heck of a lot better when I am not eating heavily processed and adulterated foods.  Personally, I feel the typical American's diet is laden with refined, processed carbohydrates.  Fresh fruits, vegetables, organic meat, poultry and seafood with very few carbs are my eating regimen.  But, as you also mentioned, I will enjoy some craft beers from time to time with my two sons.  It is so much fun!  
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