You’ve probably heard a lot of “don’t have” and “do not.”
Let’s talk, “Can do!”
Since learning you had kidney disease you’ve probably heard a lot of “don’t have’s” and “do not” from well-meaning medical professionals, friends, and family. You’ve probably been feeling confused, frustrated, scared, and overwhelmed. But wait! Let’s talk, “Can do.”
You can lower your blood pressure with diet.
You can figure out what to eat if you have diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease.
And you better believe that you can slow your progression of kidney failure with diet.
KidneyGrub.com is dedicated to helping you find livable lovable kidney friendly food.
A few quick notes on the website:
- Some products we find you might not be able to find at the grocery store. If we use a specialty project, we provide a link to Amazon or the supplier’s website so you can order it. These are affiliate links so I receive some small income when you purchase from these links.
- We only publish palatable recipes. There are a lot of recipes we try and don’t like. If we posted it, we liked it.
- We always aim for the lowest sodium content possible in recipes. In doing so, we realize that everyone has a different taste for salty foods. Some of our recipes may seem bland if you regularly eat a very salty diet. If you are just beginning to cut sodium in your diet, you can add a little bit of salt and then over time cut back more and more. Or, go cold turkey. Give yourself two weeks to less salt and your taste-buds adjust.
- We LOVE feedback! We want to know if others liked the recipe, what you changed, what was helpful, if there is anything confusing. We sure aren’t perfect. We make mistakes in these recipe but we do our best to make them awesome. Let us know if we can make them better. There is a comment section on every page, so send us a note!
- Sometimes we talk about “more” kidney friendly ways to cook things. That means that we’ve taken a favorite, often-requested recipe and made it more kidney friendly. I always comment if it is still a little bit higher in potassium or sodium.
Renal nutrition is not a one size fit all. We generally aim for lower potassium, low sodium, lower phos recipes. None of our information is meant as medical advice and we highly recommend everyone with kidney disease work with a registered dietitian to find a personalized plan. A dietitian can be your best cheerleader and your favorite team member to find ways to make foods you love possible. You can contact us to find a renal dietitian or check out renalnutrition.org.
Now let’s find some livable lovable kidney friendly foods. You can do it and I’m here as a guide. I’ve worked with hundreds of patients at all stages of kidney disease and have seen diet make a difference. No fads. Just food – real food, real science, real facts. You can do this.
Kidney diet online learning coming soon!