Cooking for your Kidneys

John Vito’s Pasta with Squash and Carrots in a Cream Sauce. Photo courtesy of

Not all dietary needs of those with kidney disease are the same. Therefore, it can be difficult to learn everything about cooking to satisfy your own specific dietary requirements. John Vito, a chef, restaurateur, and a kidney transplant recipient, was on dialysis for several years. He talks with Lori about his new cookbook Cooking for your Kidneys, and offers tips on how you can prepare your own tasty low-sodium meals. Listen in to this show and learn about techniques that apply to people in any stage of kidney disease.

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For recipes like the Pasta with Squash and Carrots in a Cream Sauce pictured above, this Mango Salsa and to learn more about John Vito’s cookbook visit
 Cooking for your Kidneys.

Hosted By Lori Hartwell

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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