The kidneys are responsible for excreting and getting rid of a lot of the waste products that come through the body, and a lot of these waste products come from the food we eat. So it’s important that we consume foods that are friendly to our kidneys and easy for the body to digest and breakdown, especially for those with diseases like IgAN.
To give us very practical tips to eating better for our kidneys. Schusterman joined us to talk about all things nutrition.
Dr. Shusterman is a Nephrologist practicing in Greenville, SC at Carolina Nephrology. He is also known as “The Cooking Doc” from his YouTube show. Here, he helps his patients find creative ways to use new ingredients to cook dishes that taste amazing. He also wrote his own cookbook, The Cooking Doc’s® Kidney-Healthy Cooking: A Modern 10-Step Guide To Preventing & Managing Kidney Disease.
Dr. Schusterman shared several tips including:
● Limit sugary drinks
● Eat more plant-based foods
● Eat less fast food
● Have a low-sodium diet
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