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Your simple 10-step guide to kidney wellness with more than 50 delicious and easy-to-cook recipes.
From tweaked classics, such as Vegan Bolognese and Macaroni & Cheese, to modern and diverse fare such as Thai Shrimp Salad and Chicken Farro bowls, this book covers the best food and drinks for your kidneys, eating a low-sodium diet, plant-based foods, low-potassium and high-potassium diets, protein needs, phosphorus, the DASH and Mediterranean diets, diabetes, and starting dialysis.
Much of this book is intended specifically for those with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but anyone who wants to improve their diet and promote their health can benefit from this book.
This book is written for you, no matter where you are in your journey.
“Dr. Blake answers the question our patients always ask, “What can I actually eat?” He explains the crucial role of diet in management of chronic disease, providing wonderful tools and rules to follow for better health.”
Jason Eckel, MD
North Carolina Nephrology
“I always tell my patients that what they eat is 100-fold more important than the pills I give them.
The Cooking Doc provides the details you need to create a healthier lifestyle and better self-management of kidney disease…Cooking healthy will make you healthier, and this book will open the door to a new way of life.”
Holly Kramer, MD, MPH
Nephrologist and President
National Kidney Foundation
“The Cooking Doc’s book is a must-read for anyone who wants to slow progression of kidney disease or who wants to eat more healthfully! Dr. Blake translates the most up-to-date nutrition science into actionable lifestyle changes…I recommend this book to anyone who wants to eat right to protect their kidneys.”
Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSR, CSG
The Kidney Dietitian
“One of the most challenging things for patients on dialysis is managing their diet, and Dr. Blake Shusterman, an expert in treating kidney disease, has provided a valuable resource that guides patients in making smart nutritional choices. I highly recommend this book to all my patients.”
Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, MACP
Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Virginia Health System
“Blake Shusterman, MD is a compassionate physician who shares his love of food and cooking in his journey to introduce healthy and flavorful recipes for his patients and readers.”
Sandra Frank, Ed.D., RDN, FAND
Nutrient Analysis Expert, Social Media Consultant, Food Journalist and Researcher
“With recipes that range from sweet to savory and will take you from appetizer to dessert, healthy cooking takes the main stage in The Cooking Doc’s Kidney-Healthy Cooking. This delightful cookbook is full of stunning photographs and lovely illustrations; valuable, practical information about kidney health, and tantalizing, tasty go-to recipes. It’s an absolute must have on your cookbook shelf. The Cooking Doc has done it – eating healthy never looked so good!”
James Beard Award-winning Cookbook author