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Registered Dietitian
Renal
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Registered Dietitian
Kidney Disease
Older Adult Nutrition
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Finding the best renal, or kidney, nutritionist comes down to finding the best renal nutritionist for you. Before committing to  a renal nutritionist, consider the following points:
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Our matching specialist will thoroughly understand your goals and needs and align your personality with a partner expert nutritionist who will partner with you throughout your journey.
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Nicolette

"We find too much confusing nutrition information around us these days. The "secret sauce" will be in us working together to make sense of it all. We will work together to develop simple, realistic, sustainable modifications that'll leave you feeling empowered to achieve your goals!"
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Stacey Simon

"You know your body best; you know what works for you and what simply doesn’t. We will work together as a partnership, where you drive the car and I hold the roadmap to feeling good in your body."
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Common questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know a renal nutritionist is a true nutrition expert?

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Anyone can call themselves a renal nutritionist, therefore, there are a few key signs you should look out for to ensure you are working with an expert. One of the best ways to deduce whether or not an individual is qualified is to pay attention to their title and credentials. A Registered Dietitian (RD) (also called a registered dietitian-nutritionist [RDN]) is a specific professional credential that can only be earned by an individual who has at least a bachelor’s degree. This individual will have also completed a series of undergraduate courses approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, supervised practice programs, and a national exam for the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Many Registered Dietitians also have a Master’s degree or other advanced board certifications. Registered Dietitians are also required to complete ongoing continuing education to remain up to date on best practices.

How much does it cost to work with a renal nutritionist?

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The cost of hiring a renal nutritionist will differ depending on location, level of experience, and clinical specialty. Because most patients see renal nutritionists for months, or even years, at a time, some nutritionists will offer monthly or annual packages. Remember that working with a qualified renal dietitian is an investment in your health, and will set you up for success in the future.

What does it mean if a service has a two-week risk-free trial?

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A two-week risk-free trial is designed to help guarantee customer satisfaction. Customers are granted two weeks of complimentary services. During that time, the customer can decide whether or not they would like to continue with the service or opt for another one.

What is a nutrition specialist’s role?

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Before an individual is matched with a renal nutritionist at Top Nutrition Counseling, they will undergo a nutrition consultation. This is essentially a matching service where a specialist will learn more about a prospective client's needs. This allows the nutrition specialist to learn as much as they can about the client in order for them to match the client with the best possible renal nutritionist for them.

What do I do if I disapprove of a nutrition specialist’s suggestions?

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If you don’t like the recommendations made by a nutrition specialist, don’t shy away or be afraid to tell them why. A nutrition specialist’s primary goal is to make your nutrition journey the best it can possibly be – they will do anything in their power to achieve this goal. If there is a specific reason that you disagree with a nutrition specialist’s suggestions, explain your reasoning and why you are dissatisfied. The nutrition specialist can then go back to the drawing board and find a renal nutritionist that better suits your interests.
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What is a renal nutritionist?

Renal nutritionists are experts in diet and nutrition specifically for individuals who are suffering from kidney disease. Any individual who has been diagnosed with an acute kidney injury,  chronic kidney disease (also called CKD), kidney stones, or polycystic kidney disease can find tremendous benefit from consulting with a renal nutritionist. Those undergoing dialysis or a kidney transplant should be followed by a renal dietitian. As a key member of your care team, renal nutritionists coordinate with members of your support system and medical team to ensure that you are consistently on top of your health. Abiding by your renal nutritionist's food, fluid, and nutrition plan is crucial in promoting kidney health.

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What does a renal nutritionist do?

Regardless of what type of kidney condition you’ve been diagnosed with, your dietitian will create a customized, specific plan of care to best support your kidney health.Your dietitian will take the time to learn more about your kidney diagnosis, your other medical conditions, your recent blood work, and what matters most to you. Your dietitian will help you to better understand how nutrition can impact your kidney health and will make a specific plan of care to not only ensure you’re getting everything your kidneys need but to make sure you understand every dietary adjustment. Your dietitian will help answer your nutrition questions and ensure that you feel confident in how you fuel your body to support your kidney health.

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Benefits of working with a renal nutritionist

If you have kidney disease, the importance of working with a renal nutritionist is paramount. Here are some of the few benefits that come with working with one of these experts.

Renal nutritionists will prioritize your favorite foods

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Your renal dietitian will take the time to get to know your personal food preferences and food aversions. It’s important to establish nutrition goals that you truly enjoy, as nutrition for kidney disease isn’t just a quick diet, but a lifelong improvement in the way you fuel your body.

Renal Dietitians can help you improve your overall health

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Many kidney patients also have other chronic medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension (also called high blood pressure), high cholesterol, gout, and more. A renal dietitian can help you eat to best support your medical conditions, and can help you improve your relationship with food. If you have chronic kidney disease, your nutrition needs may change as your disease progresses. A renal nutritionist will not only know what you should consume for each stage of your disease, but they will also know the best foods for you to eat for your overall health.

Renal dietitians are a trustworthy resource

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If you are unsure whether something is healthy for you, you can use your renal nutritionist as a resource. A renal nutritionist will tell you basic information about what nutrients (including, but not limited to protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals) to consume, but when it comes down to extremely specific foods and meals, you will likely have numerous questions you want to run by your renal nutritionist for peace of mind. We all know that searching the internet can turn up unreliable and even unsafe answers to our questions, and the best way to know with confidence that we’re eating the right foods is to ask the expert: your dietitian.

What to look for in a renal nutritionist

There are a few things that you should keep in mind when you begin your search for the best renal nutritionist for you.

Ask about their credentials and training

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It’s easy to assume that every renal nutritionist is qualified to give healthy eating advice, but that is not always the case. Asking a nutritionist to provide you with information about their credentials, education, and training can make all the difference in your nutritionist decision. If you don’t, you could potentially end up working with a nutritionist who has received a certification online in a matter of days, instead of years of extensive education and training to practice evidence-based nutrition.

Inquire about their specialty

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Many professionals in the field of nutrition have a particular specialty or area of expertise. Before hiring a nutritionist, make sure their specialty meets your needs and that their personal nutrition philosophy is aligned with yours. Ask your dietitian if they specialize in kidney health, and what experience they have working with kidney patients. You can also ask if they have experience managing other chronic conditions you may have, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and more.

Remember that choosing a dietitian is a commitment to your health

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Investing in a renal dietitian is an investment in your health; choosing the right dietitian can help to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), help you feel confident in your nutrition choices, and help you live a longer, healthier life. It’s important to find a dietitian who will help you to feel supported throughout every step of your nutrition journey.

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How to find a renal nutritionist near me

One of the quickest ways to find a renal nutritionist near you is to ask for recommendations from your current healthcare providers. Your general practitioner may know of a credible specialist that they can connect you with that will suit your interests. Better yet, this nutritionist may even be covered by your insurance.

If you are thorough with your research, qualified renal nutritionists can also be found online. Individuals can use the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) or other reliable nutritionist portals like Top Nutrition Coaching as resources.

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How Top Nutrition Coaching can help

Finding the right nutritionist for you can be stressful, overwhelming, and time-consuming. That’s where we come in. To get started with your nutritionist search, all you need to do is fill out a short survey and provide us with basic information about yourself and your nutrition goals, we will do the heavy lifting of finding the perfect nutritionist for you.

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