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Empower Kidney Health

Empower Kidney Health


The Empower Kidney Health (EKH) class is intended for people who are motivated to heal themselves, join with other patients, and learn about plant-based nutrition as a tool to reverse or delay kidney failure.


We have had many people dramatically change their kidney function after only 4 weeks of a plant based diet. However this change isn’t easy. After 6 years we have learned that patients benefit from support and group classes.


Empower Kidney Health Course Summary: $ 169.00 for 8 sessions. Medicare Co-pay


● 8 weekly Zoom classes, lasting 1.5 hours.
● Learn how to delay or reverse your Kidney Disease with a whole food

plant-based diet, change your microbiome to promote heart and kidney health,

understand what causes kidney disease, learn how to avoid common

nephrotoxins, and reduce stress/anxiety to promote healing in your life.
● Group Support by a personalized Health coach and Mindfulness expert.
● Interactive guidance with a Nephrologist and Nutritionist certified in

plant-based medicine.
● Includes 8 weeks of MedChefs Dietary application.
● $169 dollar fee includes classes, MedChefs app, and personalized health

coaching for 8 weeks. Medicare Co-pay for Physician group visits

and Nutritionist visits.


Next Class Begins on Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM


1. Register On-line: www.MedChefs.com
2. Have an EBNMG Medical Assistant help you sign up today.
3. Register now as class size is limited to 20 participants.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition consultations are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient by providing education, tools, and guidance in diet and lifestyle modification.  Renal Dietitian specializes in Renal Nutrition, and CKD counseling. Our nutrition specialist can help you with CKD progression, diabetes control, hypertension management and weight loss, weight management.


Clients receive a customized and personalized diet counseling. Consultations are offered to individuals and care takers. Receive face to face Nutritional Counseling through motivational interviewing for behavior change. Our Renal Dietitian has 30+ years of experience in the kidney field.


For a consultation with Chhaya Patel, MA, RD, CSR, or Suzanne Lee, RDN,, CSR please contact our office.

Chhaya Patel, MA, RD, CSR


BS in Foods and Nutrition

MS University, Baroda, India


Post Graduate in Dietetics

MS University, Baroda, India


MA in Clinical Nutrition

New York University

New York


Experienced Renal Dietitian since 1979 –

experience with HD, HHD and PD therapies

  Joined EBNMG   December 2015
  Languages Spoken   English, Hindi, Gujrati


Suzanne Lee, RDN, CSR




B.A. Sociology, University of California, San Diego

B.S. Dietetics, University of California, Davis

Dietetic Internship and Training, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey  IL

Director of Clinical Nutrition Services at LAC+USC Med Center, 1991-96

Renal Dietitian of dialysis patients at Davita 1996-2019


  Joined EBNMG   November 2018
  Languages Spoken   English


Praveena Kumar, MA, RD




B.S. Clinical Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 2003

M.A. Family and Consumer Srvices (Nutrition Major), SF Stae Univeristy, SF, CA, 2006

Ayuverdic Wellness Practitioner Certificate, Keyala Ayuverda Academy, CA 2012

Yoga Therapist Certificate, Svastha Yoga and Ayuverda, Chennai, India 2015

Clinical Diettian, AltaBates Summit Medical Center 2004-2017

Registered Dietitian, Lifelong Medical Care, Oakland, and Berkeley, CA 2018-2019

Registered Dietitian, iHealth Labs, Sunnyvale and San Leandro, CA 2019-2021  

Owner, Founder, Nourish, Pinole, CA 2014-Present 

  Joined EBNMG   2022
  Languages Spoken   English