Wendy Walrabenstein, dietitian and researcher, received her PhD from the University of Amsterdam on January 23 for her research into Plants for joints, a lifestyle program for people with rheumatic diseases.
Wendy’s research took place at Reade, a clinic for rehabilitation and rheumatism care in Amsterdam and the surrounding area. Her supervisor is Professor Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, rheumatologist. Plants for joints is a complete lifestyle program that focuses on the effect of a plant-based diet, physical activity, stress and sleep management for clients with (risk of) rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
The research shows that this lifestyle program has positive effects on rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. You can read more about the research here. The lifestyle program will soon be offered under the name Plants for Health.
Source: UVA and Reade