The Cystic Fibrosis Association of the Balearics and the Respiralia Foundation continue to advance their “Educate equals Health in Cystic Fibrosis” program. On this occasion, we present a manual on healthy eating for people with CF.
Thanks to the initiative of Paz Arizti, current Vice President of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of the Balearics and mother of a young man with CF, and after more than two years of research we present this manual, with the collaboration of Mónica P. Ferrer, Jesús Sanchís and Lucía Redondo. It is a document that starts from common sense, which means that the recommendations offered must be adaptable to each person and their circumstances.
The presentation will take place next Saturday, April 4 at 5:00 pm via videoconference (Zoom platform). As we have reached the maximum attendants allowed by the platform, no more people can be inscribed. We will record and publish the conference shortly.
This manual has received contributions from various professionals and among them are the following co-authors:
- Paz Arizti: She is a Doctor in Biology and a person interested in educating other families on different aspects of CF, for which she has actively participated as a co-author in the different manuals that the Association and the Foundation have edited for people with CF throughout these years (Manual of physical preparation in 2013 and Manual of inhaled therapy and hygienic measures in 2017).
- Mónica P. Ferrer: Physiotherapist of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of the Balearics since 2005. Postgraduate in Neurology and Postgraduate in Physical and Sports Activity. Associate professor at the University of the Balearic Islands since 2012. Interested in training and updating in Respiratory Physiotherapy Techniques and Therapies related to Cystic Fibrosis. She has participated on the Physical Preparation Manual in Cystic Fibrosis in 2013. In the past, she trained in Nutrition Habits for Physiotherapists, thus initiating her interest in food and healthy lifestyle habits. She completed the Postgraduate training in Psychoneuroimmunology with the aim of delving into aspects of nutrition and the immune system to give new strategies to his patients.
- Jesús Sanchís: Dietitian-Nutritionist, teacher and researcher. He has a brilliant academic career during which he has received, among other recognitions, several awards for the best academic record in Spain for his studies in the Degree of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. He is currently completing his doctoral thesis at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Valencia, where he is investigating new strategies with which to approach the intestinal microbiota as a therapeutic target. He is co-author of the books “Prebiotic nutrition” and “Healthy children, healthy adults”. He has collaborated as a teacher at the University of Valencia, in the Degrees of Medicine, Dentistry and Nutrition, where he taught a seminar on nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis, is responsible for the Nutrition Department of the Valencia Club de Fútbol Academy and also exercises his clinical work at the Valencian Digestive Institute (IVADI).
- Lucía Redondo: Doctor of Science and Dietitian-Nutritionist. She has carried out her research work between Valencia and the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and is the author of several scientific publications. For 8 years he was a teacher in the IFPS Roger de Llúria Higher Diet Cycle in Barcelona, where he also gained extensive experience in clinical nutrition. She is co-author of the books Prebiotic Food and Natural Remedies available to everyone; Currently, she is a professor of several university master’s degrees and exercises her clinical work as a specialist in the Nutritional Therapy and Integrative Health Unit of the Valencian Digestive Institute (IVADI), at the Hospital Casa de Salud (Valencia).
This manual has been subsidized by the Ministry of Welfare and Cooperation, through its regional and IRPF calls, by the Consell de Mallorca (IMAS) and by the Consell Insular de Menorca.