Chronic Kidney Disease
Have you been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and are unsure of where to start?
Are you struggling to manage your sodium, potassium, phosphorus, or protein?
Want to feel more confident in your food choices both at home and out to eat?
A diagnosis of ckd can be intimidating. It is often accompanied by more doctor’s appointments, managing new medications, and trying to drastically change your diet. All of this is a lot to process. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. Some people say to cut out all sources of sodium, potassium, and phosphorus in your diet, others say that they are fine in moderation. Going out to eat might be nerve-racking. Life with chronic kidney disease can feel like a challenge when many foods have to be restricted, and you don’t know what to do to get your bloodwork under control.
Tools to Manage Chronic Kidney Disease
Kidney Disease Diets
You might be having trouble revamping your diet to help manage your sodium, potassium, and phosphorus levels. Some foods that you usually eat might have high levels of these minerals, but you don’t know how to change or incorporate them. Luckily, we can help you figure that out. Everybody has different dietary preferences, so we want to make sure you’re eating foods that you like while still managing your CKD.
Sodium, potassium, and phosphorus goals vary from person to person. We can help you determine what is right for you, and better manage these lab values with kidney friendly recipes and meal planning assistance. Meal planning can be crucial in maintaining your health so that you don’t need to rely on foods that might be less beneficial for managing your kidney health. Our dietitians can help you plan meals that are kidney friendly and delicious, things that the whole family will love.
Knowing what to do is much easier than following through. Research shows that the more you communicate with your dietitian, the more likely you are to meet your nutrition goals. We have an amazing app to help you communicate with your dietitian. Use the Nourishly app to keep food logs, and photos of your food so we can help you manage your kidney disease.
We are here for you
Our dietitians are here to take you step by step through everything you need to know about managing your kidney health through the food that you eat. Living with chronic kidney disease may feel like a full time job, and we can help you make it less overwhelming. No two people are the same, so the way we help them with their nutrition won’t be, either. By working together, we can come up with a personalized plan to help you figure out how you can enjoy foods at home and in restaurants within your dietary restrictions.
Chronic Kidney Disease Care in an inclusive space
Our registered dietitian nutrition experts are here to help you. We provide care for individuals of all sizes, ages, races, ethnicities, genders and those in the LGBTQ community who need support from providers in a compassionate, non-judgmental space.
Chronic Kidney Disease Blog Posts
Kidney-Friendly Drinks and How to Choose It’s important to find kidney-friendly drinks if you are managing kidney disease. Water is definitely important, and you should drink up (as long as your nephrologist has not put you on a fluid restriction). But let’s be real,...
Are there fast foods that are okay for kidney disease? Your doctor diagnosed you with kidney disease and now the idea of eating feels overwhelming. You're throwing out foods from your pantry. Wondering if you can eat at your favorite restaurants. What about road trips...
Choosing renal diet snacks doesn't have to be difficult Being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease can be scary and overwhelming. What does this mean for me? Will I need dialysis? Is there anything I can do to slow the progression? And if mealtime wasn't complicated...