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Dietitian’s Blog

Our Dietitians’ Blogs provide fun, factual and interesting information for eating renal-friendly.

Latest Dietitian's Blog Posts

Label Reading for Sodium

I had an excellent question recently from someone who is struggling with label reading for a low sodium diet and I thought it very likely applies to everyone.  Here it is: “I have a sodium question for you.  If the sodium intake for a healthy adult is between 1500mg to 2300mg per day, why is the nutritional information labels on our food based on the intake of 2400mg of sodium per day?  It drives me crazy …

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Shake Up your BBQ without a Salt Shaker

It’s hard to believe that September is here and summer is almost over!  I thought I’d spend a bit more time talking about salt and sodium since it is such an important issue.  When we talk about eating “renal-friendly” limiting salt is the very first thing that comes to mind!  I recently had several questions about using different rock salts for their healing properties.  Some types of salts are being advertised as “cures” for various …

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Welcome to my blog!

I am very excited to be involved in the new Kidney Foundation of Canada Website!  What a wonderful resource for Canadian kidney patients and their families. I have been a renal dietitian for 10 years and I can honestly say that the “renal diet” is one of the most challenging diets there is.  There is no simple diet sheet that we can hand out to everyone with kidney problems – every diet must be individualized to …

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