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My husband was a recent inpatient at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He was advised to follow a low-phosphorus, low-potassium diet. However, I have no idea where to find meal plans or recipes to accommodate this diet. I have searched the internet until my vision is blurred. When I find a recipe, it has many of the ingredients that should be avoided. I search the renal diet, but I get recipes with canned soup, gravies, tomatoes or tomato sauce; all of which he should not have.

A renal diet can be difficult to understand and complicated to follow. The first thing to do is to get a clarification of the diet order. How much potassium and phosphorous does the doctor recommend?

Go to the Renal Center of the Registered Dietitian 411 website for specific details.

It is best to work one-on-one with a registered dietitian. A registered dietitian is an expert in nutrition and can individualize a meal plan that meets your husband's specific dietary needs.

To make an appointment with a registered dietitian at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, call 314.996.5170.

Nutrition counseling services are also offered at:

BJC dietitians also can be located by calling Help For Your Health at 314.747.7234.

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