3 MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR A “LOW SODIUM” RENAL DIET

Low Sodium Kidney Friendly Cooking tools

Restricting your daily intake of Sodium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Protein & Fat in your food is the cornerstone of a Renal Diet Plan. Renal Dietitians are trained to help kidney patients identify which nutrients to restrict or increase in their daily diets, and by how much, based on our individual kidney health status. This means you will need to adjust your food & condiment portions to remain within your daily nutrient allowance. So how do you go about it? Continue reading “3 MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR A “LOW SODIUM” RENAL DIET”

KIDNEY-FRIENDLY KITCHEN: THE MUST-HAVE TOOLS!

What business does someone trained as a physician-scientist have, talking about “Tools necessary for a Kidney-friendly kitchen”, you may ask?

Kidney Friendly Kitchen

 

Well, it’s my own decade-long Experience navigating life as a Kidney Warrior (currently post-kidney transplant) and the frustrating lack of organized information on this matter in the medical literature or public domain, that has motivated me to help fellow members in the Kidney Community in this regard.

As soon as you are diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease, dietary modifications take the centre-stage along with necessary medicines for your root cause & stage of kidney disease. Team ATK has constantly stressed the importance of consulting a Registered Renal Dietitian to help you prepare a Renal Diet Plan tailored to your individual health status.

To make your food choices easier, we have also shared “Kidney-Friendly Grocery Lists” and their daily kidney-safe portions to serve as a basic guide for your reference.

However, going by personal experience, applying all of the above advice in your daily lives also needs some smart tools in your kitchen to make it truly kidney-friendly and turn you into a more efficient Kidney Warrior.

This is what our article aims to help you with, today. Continue reading “KIDNEY-FRIENDLY KITCHEN: THE MUST-HAVE TOOLS!”

RENAL DIET: WHAT CAN YOU REALLY EAT?!

Being a Kidney Patient is difficult. It is not just the health challenges it poses on a day-to-day basis. It is also the “restrictions” that are suddenly “imposed” on us even with something as basic as “what we EAT”! Admittedly, the Renal Diet appears all the more challenging when it is a festive season!

But, focusing on what we CAN eat with kidney disease in tow, instead of what we CANNOT opens a whole new horizon of food options & possible food combinations which may go unnoticed otherwise.

 

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PHOSPHORUS & THE CKD DIET

If you are/have been a member of Club CKD or a caregiver of one, just like us at Team ATK, you probably know a thing or two about how the Renal Diet is an essential part of the treatment approach towards Chronic Kidney Disease, whatever be the cause. Among tweaking other nutrients, adjusting Phosphorus intake is an integral part of this CKD Diet.

WHAT IS PHOSPHORUS & WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

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POTASSIUM & YOUR CKD DIET

If you are a member of Club CKD or a caregiver of one, just like all of us here at Team ATK, you probably know a thing or two about how the Renal Diet is an essential part of the treatment approach towards Chronic Kidney Disease, whatever be the cause. Among tweaking other nutrients, lowering the intake of Potassium is an integral part of this CKD Diet.

WHAT IS POTASSIUM AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Low Pot CKD

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SODIUM & YOUR RENAL DIET

If you are a member of Club CKD or a caregiver of one, just like all of us here at Team ATK, you probably know a thing or two about how the Renal Diet is an essential part of the treatment approach towards Chronic Kidney Disease, whatever be the cause. Lowering the intake of Sodium is an integral part of this CKD Diet.

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