Private Renal Nutrition Coaching with a Registered Dietitian
In patients with chronic kidney disease, medical nutrition therapy can slow the progression and significantly reduce healthcare costs.
But 90 percent of non-dialysis kidney disease patients never meet with a dietitian.
Most adults with chronic kidney disease remain poorly informed of how diet influences disease management and progression,”
About 30 million Americans – or 15 percent of adults – have chronic kidney disease, and the incidence is expected to increase in the next 20 years due to the obesity epidemic and aging population. Nearly half of adults age 65 and older are expected to develop kidney disease during their lifetimes. Medicare spends $33 billion a year on dialysis patients, and costs for non-dialysis kidney patients are higher than the costs of treating stroke or cancer.
Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is one of the most important ways to slow the progression and prevent kidney failure. MNT consists of individualized nutrition assessment, care planning and dietary education by a registered dietitian nutritionist. MNT has been shown to improve blood sugar control and blood pressure, thus slowing kidney disease progression and delaying or preventing the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Although patients may receive dietary counseling from physicians or nurses, such counseling often is brief and involves only broad suggestions such as reducing salt or protein intake. By contrast, MNT includes an in-depth individualized nutrition assessment, personalized treatment plan and periodic monitoring and reassessment. The National Kidney Foundation and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommend MNT for all persons with kidney disease, regardless of stage.
There are several reasons why so few kidney patients receive MNT. Some physicians do not refer patients to MNT under the mistaken belief the service isn’t covered. Other doctors may not recognize the strong role dietary factors play in kidney disease, or lack confidence that MNT will be effective. Some patients may be reluctant to invest the time and money in MNT. Moreover, only a limited number of registered dietitian nutritionists are trained in kidney disease management and many are not enrolled as Medicare providers.
Kidney disease can be a difficult process. Medications, multiple practitioners, and a lot of “shoulds” and “should-nots”, “dos” and “do nots.” With private renal nutrition coaching, it doesn’t have to be so messy.
Your nephrologist has limited time to discuss diet and nutrition, and doesn’t have all the answers or resources regarding up-to-date nutrition guidelines. But that’s okay – that’s why I’m here!
Instead of spending hours upon hours searching the internet for guides, meal plans, and other cookie-cutter ideas of “how to eat for kidneys,” leave the heavy lifting to me.
I provide private renal nutrition coaching to those in the United States in effort to help preserve kidney function and delay or prevent the need for dialysis.
Including renal nutrition coaching is the gold standard for kidney health
If you’re looking to improve kidney function, find your best diet for kidney disease, and learn how to keep kidneys healthy, you’re in the right place.
Kidney disease can progress without warning, and symptoms may not be noticed until it’s too late. Don’t let that happen!
We can work together to get you on the right path. Feel confident and comfortable with your food choices, knowing that you are nourishing your body and kidneys with safe and effective nutrition guidelines.
Did you know that once dialysis is required, it is needed for life? You can get on a kidney transplant list, but that can take several years because the waitlist is that long.
“You have let me sleep so much better since we started working together because you are helping me and my wife feel better about all of this. I feel good!” – private client
I’ll help you stay away from dialysis, and the high medical bills, by making huge improvements to your health now!
Commit to better kidney health with private renal nutrition coaching
What I need from you is the commitment to learn and be ready to set goals in your life!
It doesn’t matter what stage you’re in, so long as you’re not on dialysis and want to keep it that way.
As we work together, clients report:
- A boost in energy after our first session
- Confidence in cooking healthy, kidney-friendly meals
- Comfort knowing they’re making the best changes for their kidneys
- More flexibility and variety in their diet
- Great follow-up appointments with their nephrologist
If you just want a quick run-through of kidney disease, we’re probably not the best fit. There are plenty of dietitians available to help you if that’s the case.
But if you are ready to learn the best diet for your body and kidneys and are willing to commit to the experience, we should be talking.
“My blood pressure has been so much more controlled since we have started working together. My nephrologist really likes you.”
You have a primary care physician for the big picture. You have a nephrologist for your kidney function. And you may have an endocrinologist for your blood sugar medication management.
Now what you need a registered dietitian for your personalized renal diet.
Stop piecing together your diet on your own and get the clarification you are looking for in in a straightforward, scientifically-backed approach with me.