As a community urologist, I see patients with a wide range of genitourinary problems in the office. One question I routinely get asked is, “Do you have any suggestions on how I should change my diet?”
Often, it is difficult to find time to adequately address this question during a standard visit. Depending on the specific problem we are trying to prevent, the answer to this seemingly simple question can sometimes be quite complicated. In addition, dietary referrals are not covered by many insurance companies.
Fortunately, my friends at the Urology Care Foundation now have two new, innovative cookbooks that can help physicians and patients answer these questions. Both of these patient education resources for “Living Healthy” are available for immediate and complimentary download.
Living Healthy: Cookbook with Information about Urologic Cancers
This Urology Care Foundation cookbook features recipes from celebrity chefs and is designed to help patients dealing with urologic cancers. While each person and each cancer diagnosis is unique, general guidance – before, during, and after treatment – includes eating nutritious foods and adopting a healthy lifestyle. A valuable resource for both cancer patients and their caregivers, the educational cookbook is available for complimentary download. A physical cookbook can also be ordered.
Living Healthy: Fight Kidney Stones with Food Cookbook
The Living Healthy Cookbook to Fight Kidney Stones with Food provides patients with helpful suggestions to make better food choices. In addition to medication, dietary changes are an effective way to prevent kidney stones from forming or certain types of stones from reoccurring.
Healthy dietary changes have additional benefits. Patients may experience lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. The cookbook is available for download or a physical copy can be ordered.
For additional information on kidney stone prevention, please visit the The Urology Care Foundation website. Patients who have had weight loss surgery may benefit from my post on the “5 Tips for Avoiding Kidney Stones after Weight Loss Surgery”.
I hope you find these resources helpful.
Please note: Patients should always consult with their own physician for advice about their individual condition before making any changes.