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Smoothies For Kidneys: (And The Heart) [Paperback]

Victoria L Hulett JD , Jennifer L Waybright RN
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14 Feb 2014
"Smoothies For Kidneys" is co-authored by a kidney donor who is also a registered nurse and her kidney transplant recipient. Kidney function really is impacted by what we eat. This jewel of a book begins by illustrating the important connection between certain foods and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Your food choices really can alter proteinuria and progression of kidney disease. The book then presents 80 luscious smoothie recipes for people with any stage of CKD. Kidney patients often want to know what they can do to slow or stop their kidney disease. They naturally feel shocked and overwhelmed by their CKD diagnosis. Food selections are within a patient's control in what is otherwise an uncontrollable and devastating disease. The book offers hope and help to the kidney patient by emphasizing foods that are found to aid kidney function, decrease unwanted symptoms, and improve overall health. Over 26 million American adults suffer from CKD, as well as thousands of children. While some cases of CKD are inherited or caused by trauma or birth abnormalities, over 80 percent of kidney disease cases result from eating choice, says recent research. However, no matter the cause of the CKD, what we put into our mouths can impact how fast kidney disease progresses; our proteinuria, acidosis, and blood pressure readings; and how long we survive. This excellent book also supplies transplant recipients with valuable health information and kidney-saving tips to help them lengthen survival of the transplanted organ. All readers, including dialysis patients, benefit from the heart-saving suggestions. Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of kidney patients, and the hints in the book just might change the odds of an early death. The first part of this invaluable book presents nephrologist-reviewed evidence, based on very recent research about the tie between standard diet choices and the ever-growing epidemic of CKD (and each of its common causes). The book further illustrates how certain foods can speed deterioration of kidney function, resulting in dialysis and early death. The reader will learn how to prevent or slow progression of CKD by altering diet. The book then presents 80 kidney-protective smoothies, containing the very ingredients shown to guard kidney and heart health. Three separate sections of smoothies allow readers to select the recipes appropriate for their stage of CKD. The first section of smoothies is for most kidney (and heart) patients, and for others wanting a more healthful food plan. The smoothies highlight ingredients that can help the patient slow CKD progression, lower proteinuria, eliminate acidosis, decrease uric acid levels, and otherwise aid the health of the kidneys and the kidney patient. The second set of smoothies is for individuals who must alter intake of potassium and/or phosphorus because of the inability of their malfunctioning kidneys to stabilized blood levels of those minerals. Valuable hints will aid the patient in efforts to delay dialysis and improve overall health. The final section of smoothies is designed for dialysis patients. The focus is on heart health, improving stamina and survival, and minimizing common dialysis side effects. All renal diet smoothies are renal dietitian reviewed and approved. Kids will love these smoothies, too. Several of the recipes are kid created. Each smoothie recipe is introduced by a brief explanation as to how its ingredients are helpful in kidney disease. Each recipe also includes a kidney hint based on a recent study and footnoted.

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  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (14 Feb 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1495232174
  • ISBN-13: 978-1495232176
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 257,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST read!!! 12 Mar 2014
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I bought this book and was blown away by it!!! Every CKD Patient should own this book!!! It breaks down the understanding of Kidney problems to people like me with poor info given by Renal Consultants!!! I've learnt more reading this book so far than being under various Specialists for the past few decades!!! Can't wait to try out the smoothies now and help by failing Kidney!!! BUT THIS BOOK!!! 😊
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 26 May 2014
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Excellet book - not only for people with kidney disease but for anybody who wants to have a healthy diet and ensure they get their five a day! Very well written book by a kidney recipient and a kidney donor! Delicious smoothies to be enjoyed by all the family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Yummy Collection of Delicious Delights and Interesting Information 9 Mar 2014
By Mark A Steinwinter - Published on Amazon.com
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If you or someone you love is dealing with kidney issues, "Smoothies for Kidneys" is a godsend! It's packed with dozens of simple recipes for delicious and beautiful smoothies that everyone will enjoy. My partner has kidney disease, and watching what we eat is one way I can join and support her in her quest for a long and healthy life.

Not just a collection of recipes, the first half of "Smoothies" is a treasure trove of easily digestible tidbits about kidney health and nutrition.Browsing this section will make you feel like an expert on the most important aspects of how kidneys work, how to protect them, and what to avoid.

The recipes are presented in sort of "For Dummies" format, one to a page with ingredients listed in large black type on a white background that my 64 year-old eyes can easily handle. (I really hate the Apple-inspired publishing style of small grey letters on a cream background.) Each includes a tempting description of the smoothie, the list of ingredients and mixing instructions, a clear table of nutrient values, and a little bit of the science about why the smoothie is good for you.

Recipes are grouped in sections - one for everyone, one for folks reducing their phosphorous and potassium intakes, and one for those on dialysis. Lest you think this is an exercise in eating strange an unpleasant things, one recipe for those on dialysis is called "Red Velvet Chocolate Delight" and includes raspberries, pineapple, cocoa, almond milk,and vanilla whey. Yum!!!

Grab a copy of this browsable little cornucopia of useful and interesting information and tasty delights for your own collection and another for someone you know who's living with kidney disease or its precursor, diabetes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Summary by Carole Rogers 10 April 2014
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This is a must have book to read and use. The smoothies are Kidney Friendly.
This is something hard to find. It has Smoothies for all stages of Kidney Disease Also another great thing in this book, it lists the amount of Potassium, Phosphorus, sodium and Calcium and calories. I love the Peach Milkshake for D. So many others I like also.
Another great thing about this book, it gives you information on Chronic Kidney Disease.
also Victoria and Jennifer have another Awesome book called Kidney Steps. It is a 5 step guide for Kidney Issues, Hypertension, and Diabetes.
I highly recommend both of these books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative easy to read book! 3 Mar 2014
By Elizabeth A Roth - Published on Amazon.com
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Helpful and informative book. Has sound information on Kidney Diseae. Delicious easy to prepare smoothies! I use the book daily!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!!! 22 Mar 2014
By Julie Vance - Published on Amazon.com
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I would recommend this book to anyone!! I am a CKD Stage 3b patient. It is very informative about kidney disease and the smoothies I can't wait to try them! They have smoothies for different stages whether you're in stages 1-4 or on dialysis. Also, there are smoothies to reduce potassium and protein. These are kidney-friendly!! This book was written with a kidney donor and recipient, nephrologist and kidney(renal) dietician.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Smoothie Book! 21 Mar 2014
By Karen S. Simpson - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm so pleased with this book. It's not only incredibly informative, but the recipes are delicious and so healthy. I'm currently working with a team of doctors including Nephrologist plus Nutritionist on a healthy eating plan to help with some chronic health issues including kidney disease. My Nutritionist was intrigued with this book and bought her own copy. I highly recommend it.
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