CKD
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...

Low Potassium Diet…Do you really need one?

Low Potassium Diet…Do you really need one?

If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you may be under the impression that you need to follow a low potassium diet. This may or may not be true. Read on for help in determining if you really do. CKD occurs when your kidneys are damaged over time and are unable to...

Online Kidney Nutrition Course

Online Kidney Nutrition Course

A sneak peek into my CKD Course If you're reading this, you or someone you love is facing a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease and you have questions. Lots of questions. My Self-paced CKD program can help you find the answers. In your search for what you can do to...

Kidneys & High Blood Pressure

Kidneys & High Blood Pressure

Did you know that in the United States, high blood pressure (hypertension) is the secondleading cause of chronic kidney disease, just behind diabetes? High Blood Pressure Defined One of the most critical functions of the heart is to pump blood constantly throughout...

Loving Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

Loving Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day, show your loved ones you care for them by making heart health a priority. Many chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are unaware of their increased risk of developing heart disease. Understanding the relationship between the two disease processes...

CKD Risk Factors

CKD Risk Factors

Diabetes What are the most common CKD risk factors? Diabetic kidney disease is the most common cause of CKD in the United States. [1] Over 30% of patients with diabetes will develop kidney disease within their lifetime. These patients are at greater risk of morbidity...

How to Keep Kidneys Healthy

How to Keep Kidneys Healthy

Working with a dietitian who specializes in kidney disease may be just what you need. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you or someone you love has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.  Maybe it’s stage 1 or 2 and you want to learn more about what you...

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