The Vegetarian Diet for Kidney Disease is packed with clearly stated, up-to-date information on the most effective methods for managing kidney disease. Vegetarian nutrition has been found to wrestle kidney disease down to size, or, in the best-case scenario, stop the progression of this destructive disease in its tracks. When the author, Joan Brookhyser Hogan, first became a dietitian several decades ago, plant proteins were considered inferior to animal proteins, a belief based on the erroneous conclusion that plants contained high levels of certain minerals thought to cause complications in chronic kidney disease. Thanks, however, to ongoing research in the intervening years, this false belief has since been reversed. Vegetarianism has not only become acceptable, it is now considered superior to animal-based diets for the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease. This valuable book has a great deal of specific information to assist readers in implementing, or continuing, a plant-based diet that can improve the health of their kidneys. Hogan first outlines the benefits of vegetarianism, followed by chapters on the stages of kidney disease, common problems associated with the disease, and the relationship of this disease to other disorders. An enlightening discussion of the link between kidney health and diet precedes an integrative diet plan, with a final chapter on detailed meal plans and recipes. Along with numerous detailed tables and graphs and case histories sprinkled throughout, The Vegetarian Diet for Kidney Disease includes appendices, resources, and references that serve to round out the guidelines of this relevant book that anyone with chronic kidney disease will find useful, even indispensable.
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Published March 21, 2011
Health, Fitness & Dieting.