You've heard a plant-based diet is good for your patients with kidney disease. Sounds great, right? We all could use more plants in our diet. Plus you see accumulating research that a plant-based diet could help slow kidney disease or alleviate many of the ails of dialysis. With more questions, and new research, you know plant-based nutrition therapy is something you need to be proficient at as the renal nutrition expert in your clinic.
But then the questions start coming.
What about potassium? More plants might really throw my patients' potassium levels up and I don't want to be responsible for that risk. And what about phosphorus? I know the plant-based diet is more organic phosphates, but could really get out of control with lots of nuts and beans, right?
Then there is the malnutrition part. How can I ensure my patients on dialysis get enough protein without meat? If they're not on dialysis, should we focus on a vegan diet or vegetarian diet or does it matter? How will this impact total caloric intake? How do ketoanalogues fit into all of this? How much meat or dairy can someone really have and should it be all or nothing?
We've all had these questions. This is why Jenn and I put together this course for you. We're digging into renal nutrition and plant-based diets for both pre-dialysis and dialysis patients.
Based In science and research, this course is meant to clarify the research on this topic, give you resources, and provide plenty of practice pearls for actual implementation.
You'll leave the course with new strategies and tools to help any of your willing patients start putting more plants in their diet.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Jennifer Moore, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN
"Do you possess knowledge that you are not sharing that could help others and bring hope?" As I sat in church listening to these words from my pastor, I knew my answer was yes.
I had helped patients but never written their stories for others to read. I had published papers on this nutrition plan but never truly educated fellow dietitians. Thus, my book Plantfed Kidneys was born in hopes to provide treatment through diet to slow or halt the progression of chronic kidney disease. However, this is just a beginning. The goal that all patients with kidney damage will work with a dietitian is nowhere close to being met. My dream would be that every nephrology office employs renal dietitians to help these patients face a different future, not the dialysis chair.
Through 20 years of research and practice, Jennifer Moore has witnessed how a low-protein, plant-based diet vastly improves the health of CKD patients by slowing or halting CKD progression. Plus she eats vegan herself so has first-hand experience on daily life eating this way.
HERE'S WHAT WE COVER
- Here are the 10 things we'll cover:
- Research on approaches with protein quality and quantity (vegetarian, vegan, LPD, VLPD) in CKD and ESRD
- Theories and evidence behind the benefits of a plant based diet
- Potassium! How a plant-based diet may impact potassium levels. We'll dive into why you likely don't need Veltassa and other K+ binders, and the other BIG factors in hyperkalemia that go beyond diet.
- How to avoid malnutrition and assure adequate calories
- How a plant-based diet could impact phosphorus levels.
- How to avoid malnutrition and get enough nutrient-dense calories
- How to teach a plant-based approach to meat-loving patient
- Strategies for helping your patients step in this approach whether they're on dialysis on CKD 3-5
- Cost considerations of a plant-based diet versus current dietary regimens
- Vegan and vegetarian ideas that our patients have loved and that can work for your patients too.
- Resources and documentation to give to your nephrologist and/or dialysis team about talking about plant based diet
This course is broken into two blocks and has been approved by CDR for 3 CPE credits.
An incredible reference sheet of websites, research articles, and books.
7-Day whole foods, plant-based meal ideas for your clients.
Plant-based pantry handout to help patients see options
Potassium Troubleshooting cheat sheet
Education protocol for teaching a plant-based diet to your patients
List of low potassium fruits and veggies to reference when building these diets
Tips/foods to increase calories without a large impact on K and protein
CPE Credits are available until September 26, 2020
Recorded Course Available
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Our Commitment and Guarantee
As practitioners fully committed to helping our clients achieve their goals of delaying or preventing the need for dialysis, we know that we have to work differently.
- We work with each patient to create a nutrition strategy to preserve kidney function and take a strategic approach that often takes more than one session.
- We guarantee that each of our patients will leave feeling empowered, have a plan, and if they've followed the plan will see positive results