Is Milk Good For Kidney Disease - Renal Dietitian Tips for milk and milk alternatives

Episode 148: Is Milk Good For Kidney Disease - Renal Dietitian Tips for milk and milk alternatives.
Milk has long been recognized as a controversial food in many ways, including kidney disease. Many have wondered, is milk good for kidney disease or should I avoid it at different stages of kidney disease? There are several factors that contribute to the answer to this question. Phosphorus, potassium, and protein all play a role in kidney health, especially with the different stages of kidney disease. And with so many choices when it comes to milk, it can become very confusing to figure out the best type of milk for kidney disease. Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez is here to clear it all up!

Covered in this video:
Milk and Kidney Disease
Is milk bad for kidney stones?
Milk and Gout
Shopping for the best milk for kidney disease
Shelf-stable milk vs. refrigerated milk
Label reading for additives
Low potassium milk or low phosphorus milk for kidney disease
Types of milk:
Cow’s milk
Is buttermilk good for kidney patients?
Coconut milk for kidney disease
Canned coconut milk
Carton coconut milk
Almond milk
Oat milk
Cashew milk
Soy milk
Rice milk
How to make your own milk for kidney disease

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Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez's Mission:

To simplify the nutritional needs for individuals with chronic kidney disease, and to decrease the prevalence of kidney disease by providing nutrition education including realistic and wholesome lifestyle changes.

Jen helps those with chronic kidney disease find their best kidney-friendly diet so that they can spend less time stressing over keeping their kidney function and get more control of their life!

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