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Silver Spoons: Hemodialysis Cookbook Paperback – March 31, 2010
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From the Author
If you, or someone you know, has kidney failure, please remember that diet is a very important part of any treatment plan. This is not a one size fits all cook book. The recipes that work best for you today may not be the same ones that work best for you next week or next month. The right recipes for you will likely change as your body's needs change.
With kidney failure, you will find the blood tests that are performed at the dialysis center change. Those test results will determine your diet. One month you may need more or less potassium, for example. As your needs change, so should your diet. The foods you eat and the way you prepare them will make a difference in those test results. Your dietitian can explain more about this to you.
I have friend and family who take dialysis treatments and some are permitted certain foods and others are restricted. The foods or restrictions on the diet are based on the individual and their own blood test results and so for any person to write a book that meets the needs of everyone on any given day is just not possible. As you read the book, and find recipes you like, always check with your dietitian to determine your own needs at that time. Be safe in trying these, or any, recipes.
When writing this book, I wanted to write not only recipes, but information about the kidneys and dialysis. It was very confusing when a loved one learned they would require dialysis. It was a life changing decision. Making the information available to those who are faced with the decision of what to do now that their kidneys have failed was important. I thought the book itself would be a great way to introduce them to kidney failure, dialysis, and diet changes all in one. It would be my hope that this book, and others like it, would make its way to the hands of those who are facing the same challenges my loved one faced. And that by giving it to them at the time they are going through this same thing would help them to understand dialysis and treatment options and that their love of food is not something in the past.
That is a pretty big order, I must admit, but it is one that I believe would benefit kidney dialysis patients, those who care for their friends and loved ones and those about to become dialysis patitents.
About the Author
The author writes this book to provide much needed information to the million people who have, or are expected to, experience kidney failure. In just a few short years, it is estimated there will be over a million people in the United States alone with kidney failure. Many will choose dialysis as their treatment option. Having been through the uncertainties with a loved one, the author wanted to make this information available to those who may need it.
Remember the two main causes of kidney failure are high blood pressure and diabetes. Eat healthy and stay healthy as long as you can.
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Top Customer Reviews
The only week point in the book is that it does not do enough to discuss the nutritional value of the meals (carbs, sodium, sugars, etc.) to add in making sure that you do not exceed daily limits or so that you can make tradeoffs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
SO THANKFUL for your books... I started Dialysis 3 years ago and I am always trying to learn, new \recipes or Information about Kidney Failure... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shan
Too little, too late. My husband died before I could read the book.Published 23 months ago by Joan S.
sodium, potassium, and phosphorus levels (gms per serving) in a recipe are critical concern to renal patients. This feature was absent in this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by william odonnell
There are NO nutritional values on the recipes! If I seen this first, I would not have even ordered it! Dialysis patients need to know food values. Read morePublished on May 28, 2014 by Molly
The start of the book was very informative. I was disappointed with the recipes due to not giving information on the nutrition values.Published on April 4, 2014 by Audrey Carroll
I purchased this book for my brother's wife. She has been trying to find recipes that were healthy, easy to prepare and would not be a problem for my brother's already overworked... Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by Amazon Customer