About the Renal Nutrition Page
Disclaimer (Also, see disclaimer at nephron.com)
Renal Nutrition Project offers its services on an "as is" basis, without warranty, expressed or implied. LKP screens Web sites for valid resources
to inlclude and strives to meet high quality goals. However, LKP cannot
vouch that the information retrieved from these sites is in every respect
accurate or complete. Consumers should review medical information
carefully with their professional healthcare provider.LKP links
to other Internet sites, including fee-based content providers and advertisers.
ADP can not be held liable for the quality or suitability of such sites.
Arizona Dietetic Project was designed by Bruce T. Smith, R.D., a
widely respected renal dietitian. A few years ago, Bruce asked The
Nephron Information Center to host the content. The site originally
contained links to other web sites, and these links have been incorporated
into the Center. The content created
by Bruce is excellent, and has been extensively used by professionals
and patients. With Bruce's help, we hope to continue this tradition of
excellence. With the incorporation of chronic kidney disease, exercise and other aspects
of health care, the project has grown. In addition, it has taken a new name that better defines
the geography of its current location.
With the advent of the web, the location of a program such as this is irrelevant.
Likewise, it is also possible to link to a variety of resources from around the world, and the
challenge is finding resources that are suitable for patients, are valid, and are relevant.
As nutritional aspects of health care become recognized as a
major determinant of cardiovascular morbidity, we become more aware of the need to educate and
support good nutrition. This is especially true in the management
of renal diseases, which is in itself an independent risk factor of cardiovascular disease.
In addition to the management of phosphorus, potassium,
sodium and fluids, renal patients are constantly forced to face the
challenges of diabetes and heart disease, and the dietary restrictions
they demand. Yet, much of the gratification in the management of renal
diseases is that patients often have a great deal of control over their
condition. It is with this in mind that The
Nephron Information Center, in cooperation with The
The LoneStar Kidney Project is continuing to foster this endeavor.
is hoped that in the future this site will expand, and serve as a useful
tool and resource for all members of the renal community.