Are you struggling to control your potassium levels? If you have kidney disease, you may be at risk for hyperkalemia, or high potassium, because your kidneys cannot remove the extra potassium in your blood. The good news is you can manage potassium levels through the food you eat.
Join us for a cooking demonstration featuring Dr. Blake Shusterman, a nephrologist on a mission to help you eat healthy while living with kidney disease. Dr. Blake will show you how to prepare and cook a delicious low potassium meal. He will also discuss:
- Potassium considerations when you are cooking
- Understanding potassium in your foods
- Substitutions for high potassium ingredients
- Cooking tips and hacks
The Cooking Doc’s Kidney-Healthy Cooking, written by board certified nephrologist Dr. Blake Shusterman (AKA The Cooking Doc), is a simple 10-step guide to kidney wellness. Included in the book are more than 50 low sodium recipes specifically designed for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and with modifications for each stage of CKD from 1 to 5. 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.
Blake Shusterman, MD
Dr. Blake Shusterman is President and Physician Partner at Carolina Nephrology, a large nephrology practice in Greenville, SC. He is also the creator of The Cooking Doc , an online cooking show and health information website dedicated to helping viewers create delicious meals and use food to manage their kidney disease. He is also a contributor to AKF’s Kidney Kitchen®. A board-certified nephrologist, he serves as medical director at multiple dialysis centers and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the USC School of Medicine Greenville. Dr. Shusterman earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at the University of Virginia.