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8/18/11 2:49 A

Hi, thank you so much, there is a lot of useful information on this website so is going to take me sometime to digest and get through it all. You help, both of you, is really appreciated.

8/15/11 3:00 P

A low potassium diet is very, very restrictive. There is no way around it. Many kidney patients must follow this restricition along with other diet restricitions. I often refer folks to the davita web site (dialysis site), because all the recipe do contain the potassium amount. You may also want to check your library for kidney or renal recipes so you will see the potassium amount listed. Do not assume that all these recipes will fit the eating plan---you will need to check. I DO NOT know the amount of the potassium restriction, so you must look at the recipes and select the recipes that fit within the plan based on the guidelines you have been given. But it may be a place to start.

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

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8/15/11 2:33 P

Hi, thanks but it is the Dietician who is telling us all the things he cannot have, rather than being more helpful. I was rather hoping I may get a recommended recipe book or some direction to where I can easily print out some suggestions.......

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,300
8/15/11 9:29 A

I'd recommend asking his doctor for a referral to see a Registered Dietitian who can create a meal plan specific to his needs.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

CRZYQUILTER Posts: 4,680
8/15/11 9:12 A

I found this and thought you might find it useful.

I would however double check with the doctor about the diet. I googled this condition and all the medical information I saw suggested a low protein- low sodium diet. I didn't see anything at all about monitoring potassium.

Just as a side note.... salt substitutes contain potassium.

Edited by: CRZYQUILTER at: 8/15/2011 (09:12)
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8/15/11 8:01 A

I have joined this site for my poor mother. My father was diagnosed with Membranous Nephthropothy in September 2009 and was told there was nothing they could do for him. That there was no cure and that it was only going to be a matter of time. However, 2 years later he is still here but has recently been told that he must remain on a low potassium diet, and has been told the things he must avoid. However, he is a traditional meat and 2 veg kind of person and does not eat a lot of rice or pasta. Mother has been told that she must boil vegetables until they have practically no colour left, potatoes, before roasting for a least 20 mins, that she must not use the veg water to make her gravy etc etc. In short, she is running out of ideas. He does not like a lot of pasta or rice. Does anyone know of a good receipe book which specialises in Low Potassium receipes which I can buy her or know of a good website where I can download, print and send them to her in the post? Help!

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