Edith

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.

How to use Traditional Chinese Medicine for Diabetes

How to use Traditional Chinese Medicine for Diabetes

Brief Overview of Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when our body isn’t able to make enough insulin (type 1) or when our body doesn’t respond to insulin well (type 2), leading to high blood sugar levels. When uncontrolled, it can lead to other complications such as heart disease, vision loss, kidney disease, […]

A Look at Soybean Nutritional Value and Chronic Kidney Disease

A Look at Soybean Nutritional Value and Chronic Kidney Disease

Just like eggs, soy has a long history of being known as “good” or “bad” with different headlines coming out once every few years. A controversy like this can be confusing on whether or not soybean products have a good nutritional value and if you should be avoiding them. Even more so when you aren’t […]

What Is Napa Cabbage? Nutrients, Recipes & More

What Is Napa Cabbage? Nutrients, Recipes & More 2 wedges of napa cabbage that is roasted and topped with dijon mustard sauce, sesame seeds, and scallions

Napa cabbage, or Chinese cabbage, is a leafy green vegetable that has been a longtime staple in Asian cuisine. Unlike the typical round and dense American variety, it has a longer, oblong shape with thicker ribs and more delicate greens. This makes for a very versatile ingredient in the kitchen that can be enjoyed raw […]

World Kidney Day 2024: Kidney Health for All

World Kidney Day 2024: Kidney Health for All

World Kidney Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of March each year, which falls on March 14, 2024. It is a global initiative that “aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide”.  […]

Beyond the Table: National Nutrition Month March 2024

Beyond the Table: National Nutrition Month March 2024

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics every March. The theme for this year is “Beyond the Table”. It aims to remind us that our food choices significantly impact us even before and after we enjoy a meal. This means that we must consider our […]

Sodium: what happens if you eat too much salt?

Sodium: what happens if you eat too much salt?

If you have high blood pressure, chances are you’ve heard of the American Heart Association (AHA) and their guidelines recommending less than 2300 mg per day of sodium (equal to about 1 tsp of salt). Recent guidelines from the AHA are moving towards an ideal limit of less than 1500 mg per day for most […]

Can Diabetics Drink Boba Tea? How to Order Healthier

Can Diabetics Drink Boba Tea? How to Order Healthier

When living with diabetes, people may tell you what to eat and drink on a regular basis. Boba tea, also known as bubble tea, is known for it’s tapioca pearls that give a fun, sweet and chewy aspect to the drink. Considering that the are often soaked in a sugar syrup before being added to […]

How To Eat These 3 Chinese Fruits To Combat Chronic Disease

How To Eat These 3 Chinese Fruits To Combat Chronic Disease

We know that eating an apple a day is not a determinant factor of good health, despite the popular saying. However, fruit may not be a bad place to start. Generally speaking, fruit is a good source of fiber and antioxidants, and Chinese fruits are no exception. Certain varieties have been heavily studied for their […]

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 […]

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