Why is all the information about diet and kidney disease so confusing?
One answer: Everyone’s Different! There is not a single dietary recommendation for kidney disease. Some people need a lot of potassium, some need very little. Some do great with a vegetarian diet, some must have some meat. And on and on. The one commonality – nutrition counts for every single person.
"We recommend that individuals with CKD receive expert dietary advice and information in the context of an education program, tailored to severity of CKD…. The importance of lifestyle recommendations and dietary counseling cannot be overstated."
-National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Intiatives Guidelines 2012
Every single person with kidney disease has different nutritional parameters, and it is essential to individualize the approach to slow progression of kidney disease. The goal is to work toward sustainable habits with foods you LOVE so that food can become a pleasure not a scare every day.
If you feel confused about what to eat to help your kidneys, you are not alone. People often receive conflicting information from their doctors, the internet, and well-meaning family members. Nutrition absolutely makes a difference. And it doesn’t have to be so hard. AND it is often not as restrictive as people think. Little changes make huge differences for our clientele. (Checkout some of our success stories below).
What is your biggest concern?
The goal is to work toward sustainable habits with foods you LOVE so that food is a pleasure again! Taking your biggest concern into account, we look carefully at your diet to target the following area: