"[A] concise, comprehensive, and well-written book about the power of diet in treating all stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) . . . [author] Kang, using simple, jargon-free language, details the role played by healthy kidneys and what happens when kidney function diminishes (and why); explains which foods, fluids, and supplements discourage the progression of the disease (and which ones hasten it); and presents a wide selection of CKD-friendly diet programs (for heart health, dialysis, post-transplant, etc.) enabling any sufferer to find a relevant plan . . . [O]ffers 55 delicious-sounding recipes, a handy glossary, and an invaluable list of resources including books, organizations, and websites . . . a must-have for anyone with CKD." —Publishers Weekly
* Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Health Title
In the United States alone, 26 million adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and experts project that over half the country may develop CKD due to rising rates of disorders such as diabetes. While nephrologists can monitor kidney function and treat patients with medications, they can’t always offer the nutritional guidance that every kidney patient requires. To fill this information gap, Dr. Mandip Kang has written The Doctor’s Kidney Diets, a comprehensive guide to managing, slowing down, and even stopping the progression of CKD through diet.
The book is divided into two parts. Part One provides a clear overview of kidney function, kidney disease, and the role that nutrition plays in the treatment of kidney problems. The doctor then reviews the special dietary considerations of individuals with CKD, including the need to limit certain nutrients, fluids, and other dietary components. Because different patients have different nutritional requirements, the doctor discusses the most commonly prescribed CKD diets—the DASH diet, heart disease and diabetes diets, diets for dialysis, and more—and concludes with important tips for enhancing overall health and maximizing treatment success. Then Part Two offers a wide variety of recipes for dishes that follow the dietary guidelines highlighted in Part One.
Smart nutrition is essential to the treatment of kidney disease. With The Doctor’s Kidney Diets, you can become an active, effective participant in your own treatment plan.
Mandip S. Kang, MD, FASN, received his fellowship in nephrology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina. In addition to being board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology, he has taught at medical schools since 1996. Currently, Dr. Kang is a Managing Partner at the Southwest Kidney Institute located in Glendale, Arizona. He was selected as the Top Doc in his specialty by Phoenix Magazine.