TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Eating healthy over the holidays can be overwhelming for many, with family dinners and work parties derailing even the best of intentions. Store-bought goods and some of our favourite recipes can be very heavy in sodium, and for the estimated three million Canadians1 suffering from chronic kidney disease, it's even more difficult to prepare and adhere to a balanced, kidney-conscious diet.
Kelly Welsh, registered dietician and author of the acclaimed cookbook, Brilliant Eats, Simple and Delicious Recipes for Anyone Who Wants to Be KidneyWise, has been living with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) for 17 years. After spending years trying to find kidney-friendly recipes, she decided to publish her own cookbook to help others who were also looking for answers.
Brilliant Eats is full of delicious, original, recipes and includes information on the impact of a renal-friendly diet for those who are looking to make a change.
Kelly will be in Toronto for the first-ever Canadian Polycystic Kidney Disease Symposium, hosted by the PKD Foundation of Canada and is available for a live cooking demonstration on Thursday, November 20th and Friday, November 21st to showcase some of her favourite recipes for the holidays. She can also speak to the importance of a kidney-friendly diet for all Canadians and how to overcome the holiday challenges, including not giving in to boxed stuffing.
Jeff Robertson, Executive Director, PKD Foundation of Canada is also available for interview. He is personally affected by PKD, with both his mother and grandmother having the disease.
1 CMAJ. Prevalence estimates of chronic kidney disease in Canada: results of a nationally representative survey. Available at: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/185/9/E417. Last accessed on, October 10, 2014.
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SOURCE: PKD Foundation of Canada
For further information: For more information or to set up an interview, please contact: Erin Collett, [email protected], 416-849-8911