Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kidney "Cooking" School: Module 9 - Nutrition

I started Kidney "Cooking" School this morning because my mom is on dialysis. What have I learned? The pd solution serves up 400-800 empty calories every night. It's like I've always feared, calories by osmosis. Certain things will build up in the body and cause problems, gotta be careful about what's going in.

Things to Avoid
  • Salt
  • High potassium like: beans, avocados, oranges, bananas and plan- tains, dried fruits (raisins, figs, and currants), and chocolate" (cheese?)
Okay to Cook With
Protein (protein powder is encouraged)
Beef, chicken (not chicken breast), turkey, shrimp, fish, eggs

Watch For
Calcium, potassium and phosphorus levels in labs. May need to adjust diet according to results.

Initial Menu Ideas

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