Vegetarian Diet for Kidney Disease: Preserving Kidney Function with Plant-Based Eating

Vegetarian Diet for Kidney Disease: Preserving Kidney Function with Plant-Based Eating

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by Joan Brookhyser Hogan
     
 

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Joan Brookhyser Hogan is a registered dietitian who has packed this new book, The Vegetarian Diet for Kidney Disease, with clearly stated, up-to-date information on the most effective methods for managing kidney disease. Her focus on vegetarian nutrition comes from a growing awareness of its value in wrestling kidney disease down to size, or, in the best-case

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Joan Brookhyser Hogan is a registered dietitian who has packed this new book, The Vegetarian Diet for Kidney Disease, with clearly stated, up-to-date information on the most effective methods for managing kidney disease. Her focus on vegetarian nutrition comes from a growing awareness of its value in wrestling kidney disease down to size, or, in the best-case scenario, stopping the progression of this destructive disease in its tracks.

When the author first became a dietitian several decades ago, it was a different story. Plant proteins were then considered inferior to animal proteins, a belief based on the erroneous conclusion that plants contained high levels of certain minerals thought to cause complications in chronic kidney disease Thanks, however, to ongoing research in the intervening years; this false belief has since been reversed Vegetarianism has not only become acceptable, if is now considered superior to animal based diets for the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease.

This valuable book has a great deal of specific information to assist you in implementing, or continuing, a plant-based diet that can help, not harm, the health of your kidneys. Hogan first outlines the benefits, of vegetarianism, and follows that with, chapters on .the stages of kidney disease, on common problems associated with the disease, and on the relationship of this disease to other disorders. An enlightening discussion of the link between kidneys, and diet: precedes a diet plan that also includes herbals, supplements, and other natural products, with a final chapter on detailed meal plans and recipes providing the core of the author's program. Along with numerous, detailedtables and graphs and a smattering of case histories sprinkled throughout, there are Appendices, Resources, and References situated in back that serve to round out the guidelines and highlight the benefits of this relevant book that anyone with chronic kidney disease will find useful, even indispensable.

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ISBN-13:
9781591202660
Publisher:
Basic Health Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2009
Pages:
151
Sales rank:
219,588
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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