PART 4 – ADEQUATE NUTRIANTS!!!
By William for wheezingaway.com
(ALWAYS REMEMBER – A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can. – William)
As I continue my own walk-through life with a chronic illness, I will continue working with the belief that those who have a constant battle with any chronic illness should always have the mindset that educating themselves about their chronic illness and/or disability and all that goes with it – will never end!
For me, the battle I have are with severe Asthma, Stage III COPD, Fatigue, and a chronic heart condition. Each of these battles provide a need for different ranges of reading and educating so that I will know what my battle is and how those battles may play out in my life depending on the knowledge and skill level that I design to fight or work with each of these chronic illness situations.
Writing my blogs for wheezingaway.com, I always try to keep the mindset of wanting to help educate both myself and others with every word that I may write.
My on-going series of blogs called ‘Reflections’, is one which I continue to try and share materials which may help or benefit others in the daily battles with whatever chronic illness and/or disability they may be walking with in their life travels.
TODAY, we present you with part four of a 10-part series referencing the importance of ‘NUTRITION’.
Those battling a chronic illness and/or disability will always need to have adequate nutrients within the calorie needs to keep their physical well-being going.
Some of those key recommendations for adequate nutrients include:
- Eat and drink a wide range of nutrient-dense beverages and foods from all the basic food groupings.
- Always remember to choose those foods that have extremely limited saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, added salt and added alcohol.
- Always eat enough of those foods that will help you meet the energy level needed for your physical well-being by following a well-balanced eating model.
- Following a current USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Food Guide most likely will give an individual a good plan to start with.
Some key recommendations for those needing to deal with weight management issues:
- Always balance the amount of calories consumed with the amount of calories spent to keep your body weight in a healthy range for your battles with your chronic illness and/or disability.
- Always know when to reduce food and beverage calories in small amounts to stop any gradual weight gains over any period of time.
- Always work at increasing your physical activity whenever possible.
These are the basics of nutrition, many of which may be touched upon more than once in this ten-part series as they all have their importance to any battle with a chronic illness and/or disability.
TODAY’S QUESTION OF REFLECTION:
- What, if any of these references we have discussed about nutrition have you tried or may be currently using in your battles to stay nutritionally healthy while battling your own individual battles with your chronic illness and/or disability?
We look forward to hearing your response/feedback to our questions and postings. Feel free to leave comments under the comment section of wheezingaway.com. Thanx.
Hopefully, many of you folks will end up pulling from some of these nutritional and diet discussions while finding something that may work for yourself and your battles.
What one will get out of this series will largely depend on what your individual, nutritional, and physical needs may be in your battles.
SOMETHING WE ALWAYS STRESS – If you have a chronic illness and/or disease, then you must always stay attuned and alert to any and all new or previous knowledge that will offer any glimpses of hope and faith of getting through one’s own battles with that chronic illness and/or disease.
AS ALWAYS (Because I fight COPD) – If you or anyone you know may have any symptoms involving lung and breathing issues or functionality, and those symptoms linger over and over while disrupting your daily living, then please start asking questions and get it checked out with your regular physician or a pulmonologist!
With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing.
NOTES: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving descriptions and highlights of various aspects of living with a chronic illness and/or disease, and in no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical advice. If you have questions about what we have posted, then ask your physician and/or medical specialist about it.
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