Edith Yang, RD, CSR, CLT, FAND is a registered dietitian Board-Certified in Renal Nutrition, a Certified LEAP Therapist, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, cookbook author, and the owner of Healthy Mission Dietitian, Inc. Edith has experience working with a variety of patients and is passionate about all things related to food. She specializes in kidney nutrition, weight management, GI issues, food intolerances/sensitivities, diabetes, heart health, and general nutrition. Her goal is to empower people to properly fuel and nourish their bodies to live happy, healthy lives and prevent many chronic illnesses. “Healthy Alternatives, Infinite Possibilities!” is her motto and she enjoy helping my clients cultivate a joyful relationship with food and learn how to adapt and thrive on their health journey. She wants to empower her clients with the knowledge to know how foods impact their body and their health and how they can make realistic and sustainable changes to live healthy lives and feel their very best.

Top 10 Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables

Top 10 Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables

We all know that a balanced diet should include vegetables, but things can get a little complicated when it comes to living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). With so much “eat this, not that” messaging out in the world, it’s hard not to take it all personally. Cooking with Asian kidney friendly vegetables and incorporating them […]

Healthy Filipino Food: Making Filipino Cuisine Kidney-Friendly and Heart-Healthy

Healthy Filipino Food: Making Filipino Cuisine Kidney-Friendly and Heart-Healthy Dinner table with Asian inspired dishes.

My name is Desiree Ann Hosena, an intern with Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship Program. It has been a great privilege to be able to intern with Edith Yang, and I am very excited to take over the blog today! My favorite memories from when I was young were coming home from a long day […]

Chinese Food and Diabetes

Chinese Food and Diabetes

Concern about Chinese food and diabetes has grown as the rates of diabetes amongst Chinese Americans and Asian Americans grows. 1 in 9 Asian Americans have diabetes, with Indians, Filipinos, and Chinese having the highest rates. Does this mean that Chinese food and diabetes don’t mix well? Definitely not!  A diabetes diagnosis doesn’t mean that […]

Biggest Nutritional Challenges for AAPI

Biggest Nutritional Challenges for AAPI

In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month, we are taking an in-depth look at the biggest nutritional challenges for AAPI. This includes looking at chronic disease risk, prevalency, and specific nutritional advice for improved outcomes in the AAPI population. What countries are included in Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage month? […]

Can Prediabetes be Reversed?

Can Prediabetes be Reversed? blood sugar meter and medication on the blue background

Leaving your doctor’s office with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes and a couple of generic suggestions from your provider can spark so many negative feelings and emotions. Most times, people ask themselves how this could have even happened— they may have walked in to the doctors appointment thinking they are generally healthy but are now doomed. […]

Are Peanuts Bad for Kidneys?

Are Peanuts Bad for Kidneys? peanut sauce topped with crushed peanuts on a blue background

When living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), it can sometimes feel like the list of foods you’re told to avoid is never-ending. Peanuts and peanut butter are often no exception to this list, which prompts the question: are peanuts bad for kidneys? Peanuts Nutrition Generally speaking, peanuts and peanut butter are a great source of […]

Heart Healthy Fats For Kidney Disease

Heart Healthy Fats For Kidney Disease Olive oil in a jar

February is National Heart Month! Let’s talk about all how to choose healthy fat for kidney and cardiovascular disease! In the 1960s, the low-fat trend took the country by storm and was often promoted by physicians to patients with heart disease. So, why are we talking about eating fat for kidney disease? I thought fat […]

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