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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, […]

“Everything is better now”.

Anne Lotte Molenaar (32) was born with Spina Bifida, and leads a predominantly wheelchair-bound, sedentary, existence ever since with all the health hazards that come with it. She gained a lot of weight, was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), had (like so many wheelchair users) IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and chronic bowel problems. And […]

Eat your way to happiness!

Our society is in the throes of a virtual epidemic of depression. The numbers are quite staggering. And also more and more young people are consulting a psychiatrist or psychologist. Have we lost our way? No, we just don’t make the connection between nutrition and depression. While we easily understand the connection between nutritional deficiencies […]

How much water did you drink today?

Many people know that they should drink a lot of water. Water is the most essential component of our diets – after all, we can’t survive more than a few days without it. But, even though most of us know they should drink enough daily, many of us aren’t getting enough. Lack of water causes stress in the […]

Annemarie speaker at first SCI conference Ireland

On april 21st our AM Lifestyle Medicine Center-founder and ambassador: sedentary lifestyle expert and nutritionist Annemarie de Vries-Postma (a.k.a. ‘The Sitting Chef’) , was in Dublin in Ireland to speak at the My Life: Well Being Conference 2018. This was the first ever patient centered conference for people living with spinal cord injuries in Ireland; an […]