Ostrova has translated and published two books on cystic fibrosis nutrition.
Both publications were written by the Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Association and were issued simultaneously in several European countries.
The Let’s Eat! Proper Nutrition for Cystic Fibrosis book is intended for parents of children with cystic fibrosis. It answers key questions and provides practical advice on nutrition for children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis, taking into consideration aspects of metabolism and the digestive system.
The Why Do I Need to Take Pills with Food Every Day? book is written primarily for children. The book’s heroes are a small boy named Robin and his parrot friend, Peps.
Robin wants to be big and strong. He tells himself: “I can do it if I eat well!” But it isn’t that simple because he has cystic fibrosis. Robin needs to take enzymes every time he eats. And Peps always wants to know what is going on and why. He asks Robin a lot of questions: Why does he digest food poorly? Why does he have to take enzymes with food?
The book is intended to teach children with cystic fibrosis what happens in their stomach when they digest food and how enzymes help them absorb food.