May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014
April 10, 2014
The Meal Planner feature in DaVita Diet Helper provides pre-planned meals, or allows you to create your own meals. The pre-planned meals, or DaVita suggested meals, provide kidney-friendly menus and recipes for 3 meals and 2 snacks each day. These meals are designed to meet daily nutrition targets for protein, sodium, potassium and phosphorus selected in the meal plan settings. The meals are on a 2 week rotation, plus additional meals are available in the “Substitute” list. Read more…
April 3, 2014
DaVita Diet Helper is an online meal planning and tracking tool created specifically for kidney diets. You will benefit from using this tool if you are concerned with:
This “How to” blog series aims to help you get started, and teach you to use the new features in DaVita Diet Helper.
Part 1: Account Creation and Daily Nutrition Targets
The first step is to go to the DaVita Diet Helper promotion page at www.DaVita.com/DietHelper . On this page you can watch a short video to see an overview of the features. Next, click on the “Get Started Now” button to go to the account registration page. After completing the form click “Create My Account”. Be sure to record your email address and password for later reference. If you forget your password, use the “Forget your password?” feature to create a new one. If you already have a myDaVita.com account, click on “Sign in Now” to access your account and activate DaVita Diet Helper. Read more…
November 20, 2012
It’s almost here—my favorite fall holiday! Maybe it’s the cooking or the fact there are no presents to buy, or maybe it’s the memories of Thanksgivings past and the leftovers on Friday. As you plan for this year’s holiday, think about the good times past and what you can do this week to feel good and stay healthy. A positive approach can make the difference in how you handle your food choices on Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. Many dishes are high in sodium, potassium and phosphorus. You have several options though. Think ahead and plan your Thanksgiving plate with the goal of feeling good afterwards.
Here are our favorite Thanksgiving kidney diet tips:
Ask your dietitian and other patients about their best tips for staying healthy during Thanksgiving and the holidays. Check out past Thanksgiving tips for the kidney diet:
Kidney diet resources from DaVita.com
June 11, 2011
Last week a new diet tool to help guide people toward healthier eating, called My Plate, was unveiled by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The website, ChooseMyPlate.gov, provides detailed information on five Food Groups (Grains, Vegetable, Fruit, Dairy, and Protein Foods) including which foods are in each group, how much is needed each day, what counts as a serving and health benefits and nutrients. Visually, a plate divided into sections shows how much food from the food groups to fill your plate. Read more…
January 9, 2009
What is a renal diet or a kidney diet? For a person with a newly diagnosed chronic kidney disease, figuring out what to eat is quite confusing. The truth is there are different diets for kidney disease and diet focus changes depending on the stage of CKD.
Early stages of CKD usually focus on low sodium intake to help control blood pressure and carbohydrate balance if you have diabetes and CKD. Controlling blood pressure and blood glucose can help slow progression of kidney failure. You may be told to avoid excess dietary protein to reduce the kidney workload and minimize build-up of protein waste products in the blood. As kidney disease progresses, more focus is placed on phosphorus and potassium, since the kidney loses ability to remove excess amounts from the body.
Once you start dialysis, diet changes again. A low protein diet is replaced Read more…
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