Holiday Eating Tips: Eat, Drink, and Be Careful

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This week’s special guest is Sara Colman, a renal dietitian and DaVita’s Nutrition Project Specialist. Sara, who is co-author of “Cooking for David,” discusses guidelines for eating, drinking, and being careful not to overindulge during the holiday season. Lori and Stephen ask Sara questions about navigating all the holiday goodies, dinners, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while maintaining a renal-friendly diet.

Tune in and discover tips for controlling your intake at the holiday buffet table, learn how to play the “buffet game,” and collect some new recipes that are packed full of flavor and are also renal-friendly that your family will enjoy as well.

From everyone at KidneyTalk and Renal Support Network, have a very healthy and Happy Holiday Season!

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


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 bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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