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My dad just started dialysis, and I'd like to buy my mom a cookbook to help her navigate his new dietary restrictions. I've looked on Amazon, but many of the best-rated books date from the mid-80s. I'm guessing there have been some changes to best practices since then. I plan to speak to his nutritionist sometime after the holidays, but in the meantime any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

asked by Bemie over 6 years ago
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added over 6 years ago

Here is a site from the national institute of health- looks like there is a lot to know about, and that it may be very patient specific.

These cookbooks provide recipes for people on dialysis:

The Renal Gourmet
Mardy Peters
ISBN: 0–9641730–0–X
Emenar Incorporated
13n625 Coombs Road
Elgin, IL 60123
Fax: 847–741–8696
Email: [email protected]..
Internet: www.kidney-cookbook.com

Southwest Cookbook for People on Dialysis
Developed by the El Paso Chapter Council on Renal Nutrition
and the National Kidney Foundation of Texas, Inc.
Published by a grant from Amgen Inc.
Internet: www.epogen.com/patient... (PDF, 1.17 MB)

Creative Cooking for Renal Diets
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
ISBN: 0–941511–00–6
Senay Publishing
P.O. Box 397
Chesterland, OH 44026
Phone: 866–648–2693
Internet: www.patientsupport.net

Creative Cooking for Renal Diabetic Diets
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
ISBN: 0–941511–01–4
Senay Publishing
P.O. Box 397
Chesterland, OH 44026
Phone: 866–648–2693
Internet: www.patientsupport.net

Cooking for David
Culinary Kidney Cooks
P.O. Box 468
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 714–842–4684
Email: [email protected]..
Internet: www.culinarykidneycooks...

More Online Information

The American Association of Kidney Patients provides an online nutrition counter at www.aakp.org/brochures....

The National Kidney Foundation offers many fact sheets for patients with kidney disease at www.kidney.org on the Internet.

Best of luck!!

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added over 6 years ago

Thanks so much. This is super helpful. I'll browse through these and possibly order one for inspiration, though you're right -- we will definitely be tailoring his diet to his particular needs (unfortunately he suffers from several other health issues which also affect his diet).

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Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 6 years ago

Bernie, here's a pdf from kidney.org that may be able to help you:

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