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I created this site to help people with inherited metabolic disease in their everyday live. For them, food is their medical treatment. A recipe is more than a simple way to prepare food , it is a tool to help accomplish their medical treatment.

Since 2007, I have been working as a registered dietician in the Department of Genetics of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke. My job is to advise people with an inherited metabolic disease, in order to help them with their daily nutritional treatment .

For many of these people, their nutritional treatment consist of a very strict protein restriction. Some of them calculate the total protein intake, others calculate milligrams of a specific amino acid (phenylalanine, tyrosine or leucine).

You will therefore understand that we do not decide overnight to have a low protein diet . It is not for pleasure or to follow a trend that people modify their diet, but to follow a nutritional treatment prescribed by a doctor.

My challenge was to develop simple recipes, visually appealing, tasty and low in protein! I wanted to prove to everyone that following a low protein diet can be easy and delicious. Detailed nutritional value for each amino acid is available for each recipe of this website.

The recipes have been developed with products available in Quebec, at the grocery store or through companies that manufacture food especially for the treatment of inherited metabolic diseases (phenylketonuria, tyrosinemia, maple syrup urine disease, urea cycle defect, triple H syndrome, methylmalonic acidemia, propionic acidemia, homocystinuria, isovaleric acidemia, glutaric acidemia, etc.).

I hope that this website will meet your expectations and you will help you plan your meals.

Geneviève Lafrance
Geneviève Lafrance
Registered Dietician

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