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“By changing my diet I have been spared a stoma!”

After years of chronic bowel problems, nausea, frequent after-dinner vomiting, abdominal pain, an incredible amount of medication and a desperate quest for solutions, The Sit Smart Diet crossed her path. Now Ellen de Boer (58) finally has her appetite back, and most of her symptoms are greatly reduced or have even completely disappeared. “I eat […]

Do you need to eat meat for iron?

If you’re on a plant based diet and do not eat meat and dairy, like more and more people do, people often talk directly about the 3 alleged nutrient deficiencies: calcium, B12 and iron. But did you know that the vast majority of meat and dairy eaters do not have just just 2 or 3 […]

Proton pump inhibitors and magnesium deficiency

Proton-pump inhibitors; many wheelchair users use them and many of us use them even for years. That’s unfortunately not without risk. The reason that they are prescribed is usually the lack of real knowledge about nutrition and lifestyle medicine (that is very new and unknown territory in the first place for the vast majority of […]

Do you need meat, eggs and dairy as a wheelchair user?

When you hear the word “protein” most people think: meat and dairy. Most of us have been conditioned to equate protein with animal-based food. But the myth that plant–based protein sources are high in carbs, can’t build muscle, and are of low quality are just fallacies that float around nutrition circles. Especially in circles of […]

SCI and accelerated ageing

People with SCI are faced with accelerated ageing (Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2015). This is not ‘just one of the many common secondary health conditions in SCI , but in fact thé most important consequence of a wheelchair bound existence, which – I am pretty sure- you are never told about during your rehab. […]

I lost 45 pounds in just a few months!

Kelly van den Broek (31) has been a wheelchair user due to a paraplegia since 2009. In addition, she has a complex mix of health complications, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), osteoarthritis and chronic lymphedema. In September 2018, she switched to The Sit Smart Diet. “That was tough in the beginning. I noticed that my […]

“I can now enjoy my life again!”

For ex wheelchair top athlete, paralympic gold medalist wheelchair table tennis in Barcelona in 1992, Jolanda Paardekam (52) from Rotterdam, The Sit Smart Diet has been a “way of life” for a few years now. “I am very happy and grateful that I have regained control of my body and health with this way of […]

NEW: Dutch Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

The Dutch Society of Lifestyle Medicine launches a fresh, glossy magazine about lifestyle medicine. A 21st century magazine that focuses on the healthy life of the future. A healthy lifestyle, and in particular nutritional behavior, is becoming increasingly important within medicine and health care. Also in our personal life, it is becoming increasingly clear that […]

Embrace The No Age Mindset!

So… this straaaaange thing actually happened: I turned 25 again (-; An awkward but special feeling at the same time. And I am embracing it with a GREAT amount of gratitude, because there are so many people with SCI who don’t even get to live 40 years post injury. Although ageing with a disability (that […]

The Sit Smart Diet: First WFPB Nutrition Guide For Wheelchair Users!

April 8, 2019 – Dutch rehabilitation doctor and author and nutritionist with spinal cord injury publish first ever evidence-based, whole food plant based  nutrition guide for wheelchair users.  What exactly happens in your body when you are wheelchair dependent? Why do you have an increased risk of obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, […]