Diseases and Conditions

Diseases and Conditions

If you have a chronic condition, a carefully planned diet can make a difference. With certain diseases, what you eat may reduce symptoms. In other cases, diet can improve health.

Nutrition for Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be challenging on many levels. And healthy eating is no exception.

Autism is a complex developmental and neurological condition that can affect eating habits and food choices, which can lead to health concerns. Learn more about the autism and diet.

Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to learn how to reduce your risk through eating right and engaging in physical activity.

Your diet is one of the most important factors under your control that can reduce cancer risk. Learn more about diet and cancer prevention as well as nutrition during and after cancer treatment.

Diabetes and Diet

There is no one diet for all people with diabetes, but there is a "recipe" for eating healthfully that is similar to recommendations for heart health, cancer prevention and weight management.

Whether you have been diagnosed with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, to successfully manage the disease you need to understand how foods and nutrition affect your body.

Kidney Disease: High- and Low-Potassium Foods

If you have kidney disease, your doctor or RDN will let you know if you need to avoid foods high in potassium. Here are examples of foods that are high and low in potassium.

If you are diagnosed with kidney disease, what you eat can ease the workload of your kidneys. You'll need a meal plan that meets your individual needs and keeps nutrients in check.

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