The book is divided into three parts. Part One provides a clear overview of the role that nutrition plays in maintaining kidney health. It examines how food and water affect weakened kidneys and how medications affect nutrition. To meet the needs of different patients, Part Two details six different diets: the Standard Low-Protein Diet, the Diabetic Diet, the Kidney Transplant Diet, the Vegetarian Diet, the Kidney Stone Diet, and the Edema Diet. In Part Three, Dr. Kang addresses key lifestyle considerations that have an impact on kidney function. He offers simple suggestions that you can follow at home or at work, discusses eating out and food safety, and provides vital information on the use of dietary supplements. In addition, the book includes a complete recipe secton that follows the dietary guidelines highlighted in Part Two.
It's your body, and knowing how to take care of it can help you feel better, live a more normal life, and even halt the progression of kidney disease. With "The Doctor's Kidney Diet, "you can take an active and important part in your own recovery.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- 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.)