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The Doctor's Kidney Diets : A Nutritional Guide to Managing and Slowing the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
by M.D. Mandip S. Kang


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* Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Health title

In the United States alone, 26 million adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and experts project that over half the country may develop CKD due to rising rates of disorders such as diabetes.  Read more...


 
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Overview

* Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Health title

In the United States alone, 26 million adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and experts project that over half the country may develop CKD due to rising rates of disorders such as diabetes. While nephrologists can monitor kidney function and treat patients with medications, they can't always offer the nutritional guidance that every kidney patient requires. To fill this information gap, Dr. Mandip Kang has written The Doctor's Kidney Diets, a comprehensive guide to managing, slowing down, and even stopping the progression of CKD through diet.

The book is divided into two parts. Part One provides a clear overview of kidney function, kidney disease, and the role that nutrition plays in the treatment of kidney problems. The doctor then reviews the special dietary considerations of individuals with CKD, including the need to limit certain nutrients, fluids, and other dietary components. Because different patients have different nutritional requirements, the doctor discusses the most commonly prescribed CKD diets--the DASH diet, heart disease and diabetes diets, diets for dialysis, and more--and concludes with important tips for enhancing overall health and maximizing treatment success. Then Part Two offers a wide variety of recipes for dishes that follow the dietary guidelines highlighted in Part One.

Smart nutrition is essential to the treatment of kidney disease. With The Doctor's Kidney Diets, you can become an active, effective participant in your own treatment plan.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780757003738
  • ISBN-10: 0757003737
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 224


Related Categories

Books > Health & Fitness > Diseases - General
Books > Health & Fitness > Diet & Nutrition - Diets
Books > Medical > Nephrology

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-08-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

Debut author Kang's clunky title belies a concise, comprehensive, and well-written book about the power of diet in treating all stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). An estimated 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with CKD, and millions more are at high risk for developing the disease due to diabetes and hypertension. Fortunately, Kang writes, educated nutritional choices can significantly slow the progress of the disease. In the book's first half, Kang uses simple, jargon-free language to detail the role played by healthy kidneys and what happens when kidney function diminishes (and why). He explains which foods, fluids, and supplements are useful and which are harmful, and presents a wide selection of CKD-friendly diet programs (for heart health, dialysis, post-transplant, etc.) enabling any patient to find a relevant plan. The second half offers 55 delicious-sounding recipes, a handy glossary, and an invaluable list of resources including books, organizations, and websites. Kang's guide is a must-have for anyone with CKD. (Aug.)

 
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