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Tue, 08 Dec 2015
The holidays are right around the corner and whether you’ve already started planning, shopping and wrapping or you leave it all to the end, we wanted to give you some strategies to manage your kidney diet over the holidays. Holidaysmore ]
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Tue, 26 May 2015
By Emily Robins, Dietetic Intern, Grand River Hospital – Kitchener, ON Over the past four weeks I have had the opportunity to intern under the supervision of June Martin, Registered Dietitian for the Grand River Regional Renal Program. I have spent ... [ more ]
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014
As the holidays draw ever nearer (and my list of things to do seems to get longer) food is constantly on my mind!  What to cook, when to cook, how much to cook and of course trying to make everyone happy.   ... [ more ]
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Every once in a while I hear something that really sticks with me. Today I met with a lovely patient who has been following some sort of renal diet for the last seven years. She expressed to me how frustrating it ... [ more ]
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Fri, 05 Sep 2014
There aren’t too many “nutrition emergencies” in the hospital setting. But when a patient has a critically high potassium level they shoot to the top of our must-see list.  Potassium, which is an important nutrient for most people, can become dangerously ... [ more ]
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014
After a long, cold winter it is time to enjoy the warm weather and the wonderful, fresh foods that come along with that. Whether it’s blueberries, raspberries or fresh lettuce right out of your garden, the summer seems to make everything ... [ more ]
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014
As if the kidney diet isn’t already complicated enough, there is a new food additive to watch for and avoid (for those on a restricted potassium diet).  I’ve written a fair amount about phosphate food additives which should be avoided by ... [ more ]
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014
Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements are a big business in Canada. Many people take vitamin supplements as a bit of an “insurance policy” just in case their diet isn’t quite as good as it should be.  Or sometimes just because they ... [ more ]
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013
… for getting together with family and friends and celebrating the holiday. Christmas get-togethers always end up being about the food and as I plan for my own Christmas celebrations I always start with the menu! I’ve been told by my ... [ more ]
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013
September always feels more like New Year to me than January!  With the kids going back to school and a new group of dietetic interns starting at our hospital, I always find this is the time of year I make resolutions ... [ more ]
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Fri, 05 Jul 2013
The nutrition fact sheets on kidney.ca have been updated and are better than ever! Working collaboratively with the Ontario Renal Network, a team of dietitians has been working on these for several months.  I’d like ... [ more ]
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