Trying to figure out what to eat for Chronic Kidney Disease?

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Do you want to manage your health by learning to eat well?

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We specialize in diabetes, chronic kidney disease, LEAP Therapy, and total health restoration.

If you’re looking for personalized guidance in any of these areas, we would love to hear from you!

Let’s work together

Chronic Kidney Disease 

Get past all the confusing and conflicting information you’ve read online and learn the truth about what YOU need to eat to maintain the health of your kidneys.

LEAP Therapy

An effective method of detecting and treating food sensitivities that cause a variety of symptoms, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), migraine, fibromyalgia, arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis (eczema), Crohn’s disease, depression, GERD, ulcerative colitis, and many other conditions caused by food sensitivities.

Health Restoration

A total health restoration program that can result in reduced inflammation, detoxification, enhanced immune function, weight loss, decreased pain, improved sleep, decreased or eliminated medication dependency, better emotional health, boost in energy, and balanced blood sugar. 

Diabetes Management

Work with an experienced diabetes educator to gain the knowledge and support you need to  manage your diabetes well.

Wish I had worked with her years ago

The process with Heather Smith was excellent. I learned far more than I thought I would from Heather on how to make a positive impact on my health through a lower protein-largely plant based diet. She provided lots of insight from diet changes, to recommendations on probiotics, and supplements to help improve my health. Heather dives into the lab results, analyzes and spends quality time with you on how to improve through many different levers. I generally feel better as well, mentally and physically, in which I am grateful for the experience with Heather. I wish I had started with her years ago... as I would be in a far better place today.

J. M., Kidney Health Clarity Client

Very happy client

I found Heather Smith to be very professional.  She was extremely diligent in helping me to improve my diet.  As a result I am feeling so much better.  She is an outstanding dietitian and I would certainly recommend her to anyone.

Most successful treatment

I've been to 3 gastroenterologists and this has been my most successful treatment.  I feel great!

-F.R. (LEAP Therapy client)

We lost weight!

It has been great working with Heather. My husband and I have lost weight and improved our health. We have enjoyed learning new ways to cook and eat healthier.

-P.W. (health restoration program client)

So much better than other plans!

This is so much better than other plans I've been on!  It really makes you feel good about yourself.

-P.B. (health restoration client)

I may never stop thanking you

Thanks to YOU. Again --and again and again and again! I may never stop thanking you. 

-W.M. (Chronic Kidney Disease client)

Forever grateful

You literally saved my life and I am forever grateful.  I am so pleased with my progress under your guidance!

-R.W. (Chronic Kidney Disease client)

Personable and knowledgable

I found Heather to be personable and knowledgeable. I would recommend Heather Smith to anyone in need of a dietitian.


3 Steps to Success


Step 1:

Schedule a call to discuss your health goals.

Step 2:

Determine which service and practitioner best meet your needs.

Step 3:

Get started with Heather or Cami.

Hi there!

I’m Heather

I’m the owner of Palmetto Nutrition Therapy and I specialize in chronic kidney disease, food sensitivity testing and therapy, and in helping people restore their health and lose weight by transitioning from a standard American diet to a whole foods diet.  My friend and colleague Cami has joined me, and she specializes in diabetes and pediatrics.

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How the SHAPE Program Works 

How the SHAPE Program Works 

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LEAP Therapy and Food Sensitivities

LEAP Therapy and Food Sensitivities

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Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good for Kidneys?

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good for Kidneys?

You’ve probably been hearing about apple cider vinegar (ACV) for some time.  I certainly have. The first time I ever became aware of its potential health benefits was about 10 years ago when I was talking with an acquaintance. I noticed that her hair was shiny and her...

How much water should you drink with kidney disease?

How much water should you drink with kidney disease?

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Is Protein Bad for Kidneys?

Is Protein Bad for Kidneys?

The amount and type of protein you need if you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important topic of discussion. In fact, it’s one of the most important concepts to wrap your brain around. What is protein? Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in...

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