Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Square One; 1 edition (April 27, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
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Authors Victoria L. Hulett, JD and Jennifer L. Waybright, RN, come to this topic with strong credentials. Victoria has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology from Indiana University, a Master’s Degree from St. Francis University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University School of Law.Jennifer earned an undergraduate degree in education from Purdue University, teaching for several years before obtaining her nursing degree. She now uses her RN to work with post-surgery patients, and lectures on nutrition and its impact on the kidneys. Their joint authorship of this book goes beyond credentials: they have actively participated in the endstage of kidney disease Jennifer as the kidney donor her mom Victoria, the recipient of her kidney.After presenting us with a basic summary of kidney function, the book explains the relationship between standard diet choices and the ever-growing epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease. Each portion of this book is carefully referenced with the most current research studies, showing how certain foods can speed deterioration of kidney function, resulting in dialysis and early death. Following these explanation sections are eighty (80) kitchen-tested smoothies containing the very ingredients scientifically shown to protect and improve kidney function. Each recipe includes helpful health promoting facts designed for the issues facing kidney patients. All renal diet smoothies are renal dietitian reviewed and approved. The recipes are divided into three sections to allow readers to select those recipes most appropriate for their stage of CKD.
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