Dr. Schär USA partners with Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh on a New ‘Healthy Kidney Diet’ Plan
An innovative Healthy Kidney Diet to help people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) change their diet to delay the progression of the disease.
Kidney-Friendly Diet: The Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
Implementing dietary changes may help preserve remaining kidney function, prevent and correct symptoms and complications and delay the need for renal replacement therapy.
Protein in CKD
Adequate protein intake helps maintain good nutritional status while avoiding the accumulation of harmful substances.
Benefits of FLAVIS kidney-friendly foods
FLAVIS kidney-friendly foods are extremely helpful for improving dietary adherence in CKD.
Food-choice guide for CKD
Get tips and meal planning advice in this section! Have also a look on which foods to choose for your kidney-friendly diet and check out our example day menu.
The role of Phosphorus, Potassium and Sodium
Key function of the kidneys is to remove or regulate the amount of phosphorus, potassium and sodium in the human body. Therefore, it is important to control their intake with Chronic Kidney Disease.
Phosphorus in CKD
When managing CKD, it is important to reduce phosphorus intake in order to maintain bone health.
Potassium in CKD
When kidney function is impaired, potassium may build up in the blood and cause heart problems. Therefore, CKD patients may need to limit dietary potassium intake.
Sodium in CKD
The consumption of sodium should be limited for individuals with CKD in order to keep blood pressure under control.
How much can I drink?
The quantity of fluids allowed depends on the stage of Chronic Kidney Disease.