THE COMPLETE NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WHEELCHAIRS
Annemarie de Vries-Postma and Dr. Kees Hein Woldendorp (rehabilitation doctor)
Packed with delicious, simple and affordable Sit Smart - recipes to get started with your health right away!
Being in a wheelchair poses a lot more health problems than most of us know. If you get a spinal cord injury (or end up in a wheelchair for some other neurological reason), your body is not only forced to deal with the direct impact of your paralysis, such as physical pain and psychological stress, but also has to deal with biochemical - and hormonal changes that increase the risk of many chronic diseases.
What exactly happens in your body when you end up in one? What is the relationship between being in a wheelchair and insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and accelerated aging? What are the right carbs for you? How many calories can you still eat? Why is a mostly plant-based diet by far the healthiest when you're in a wheelchair? What are easy, tasty dishes to make?
The Sit Smart Diet answers all these questions. It is the ultimate nutrition guide for wheelchair users and their families, friends, caregivers, healthcare and medical professionals.
With this groundbreaking book, the authors offer a sound and scientifically substantiated alternative to the outdated dietary guidelines in rehabilitation centers and hospitals. It is a compelling case for nutrition as part of primary care during spinal cord injury rehabilitation - rather than as an afterthought or capstone, as is still the case today.