Asparagus Recipe | Wheelchair Accessible Kitchen | Urinary Tract Infection Prevention | SCIO

We all know it’s important to eat well, but it’s even more important when you are living with a long term disability.

Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, are one of the most common health issues after spinal cord injury, affecting around 1 in 5 people early after injury, and as many as 7 in 10 people living with SCI long-term. If you think you have a bladder infection, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

There are several things that can be done to prevent urinary tract infections, such as maintaining an effective bladder routine, drinking enough water, seeking treatment for bladder problems, and staying healthy.

In this video, Nancy shares a simple roasted asparagus recipe, and other tips on how to prevent UTIs and promote bladder health from personal experience.

Eating well doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. The truth is eating well can be very simple and affordable. Consistency is the key to long term success and health – and the simpler your eating plan the more consistent you will be!


1. Book: Eat Well and Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury by Joanne Smith and Kylie James. They are experts in Nutrition and Spinal cord Injury. They spent 2 years researching and writing this book. Find their complete bio and their book at

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Disclaimer: This is user-generated content and should not be considered a recommendation, guidance, or view or opinion provided by Cortree and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.

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