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Monthly Archives: June 2011


Happy Summer!

Summer can be a particularly hard time to be on a renal diet, especially if you need to follow a potassium restriction.  As all the fresh fruits and vegetables come into season it is so easy to indulge in the plentiful and fresh foods in your garden, at farmer’s markets and roadside stands. I vividly remember moving to Southern Ontario from Northern Alberta as a child and I think we stopped at every fruit and vegetable stand on the way!  … (Read more)

Posted in Potassium |

Staying Safe

As a dietitian, I have the opportunity to learn about an incredible variety of foods and ways of eating that I had never conceived of before. Some time ago I was chatting with a gentleman in the grocery store line who described to me what he was planning to make for dinner. It involved ground beef mixed with an egg and seasoned with salt and pepper. That was it – no heating at all.  As a dietitian I was horrified … (Read more)

Posted in Food safety |