Susan Zogheib, MHS, RD, LDN, is a food-and nutrition-communications consultant with over ten years' experience working as a clinical dietitian. As a renal dietitian with DaVita Healthcare Partners, she enjoys helping patients live a healthier lifestyle while battling kidney disease. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She currently lives in Philadelphia.
My patients need information, education, meal plans, ample options, simple recipes, flavor, fun, and the reassurance that what they eat is good for them. This book addresses these needs in a way that provides hope, wellness, and accessibility. It is hard to balance this and still create a book that is not intimidating and appealing to the taste buds. I was excited to see the meal plan option and also the chapter on vegetarian options. I also was delighted by the chapter on desserts. Now when my patients ask me for ideas and start to look at food like medicine I can just give them this reference and off they go! No more handouts. No more missing delights like desserts. No more dead ends for vegetarians. It's all there in wonderful, colorful pictures. I'm excited this book exists. Dr. Jean Robey, Nephrologist, Arizona Kidney Disease & Hypertension Centers
I often get asked by kidney patients if there is a renal cookbook I can recommend to them. I am very pleased to now have this one available. It's not just a book of recipes; it starts with solid, easy-to-understand information about aspects of the renal diet and why they are important. In order to make a change, we all need to understand the reason for it. The recipes are not complicated and are explained simply so that even a novice in the kitchen can follow them. This is a very well thought-out book by an expert in the field of renal nutrition. I have already recommended this book and will continue to. With 26 million Americans diagnosed with kidney disease, a book like this was much needed.--Paul Garney, MS RD LD CHC, Vice President of Compliance for DIALYSPA
There was a need for an attractive book which is easy to understand and which presented the materials in a manner that encouraged success and kept the reader motivated. The Renal Diet Cookbook supplies a great deal of valuable information and motivation, including excellent advice on getting started in a way that will ease you into the plan. My wife and I enjoyed the variety of recipes that were uniformly easy to prepare and delicious. This book was much more user friendly than several others I have read. Dr. John Sarbacker, retired Dermatologist and CDK4 patient