The BAD Effects of Energy Drinks on Kidneys Energy drinks are extremely popular. It’s understandable. Most people are tired, and the consumption of energy drinks is an easy pick me up. They come packed with caffeine and vitamins and herbs that do provide a boost of energy. However, they also come with some dangerous health […]
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RDHQ Podcast 111: What Are Symptoms of CKD For Kidney Patients – Renal Diet HQ1
Hey, everybody! It’s Mathea Ford, with Renal Diet HQ. Happy Veterans Day! I wanted to thank you all for your service, to my fellow veterans. I think it’s just a great day to kind of reflect on all the ways that service to our country is a good thing, and I wanted to go live […]
RDHQ Podcast 91: What if it works? My thoughts on your future.
http://media.blubrry.com/renaldiethq/traffic.libsyn.com/renaldiethq/What_if_it_works_My_thoughts_on_your_future.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Stitcher Hi! This is Mathea Ford, the creator of the Understanding Your Kidney Test Results course and today I want to talk about some of the things you might be struggling with my thoughts are I hear from a lot […]
How is Kidney Disease Diagnosed?
Have you ever wondered exactly how kidney disease is diagnosed? Maybe you have begun having symptoms or know a loved one that is experiencing them. Note that it’s very common to experience zero symptoms of kidney disease until it has become well advanced. With one in three Americans at risk for kidney disease (source), however, […]
Understanding the Risk of Heart Disease as a Chronic Kidney Disease Patient
With heart disease being the leading cause of death for adults in the U.S., it is imperative that everyone understands the seriousness of this condition. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “About 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year-that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.” And if your already suffer from chronic kidney […]
How to Protect your Colon with CKD
I’m not sure if you know, but March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. What does this mean for chronic kidney disease patients? No one knows for sure, just yet, but medical studies over the last few years have been working to find a connection between CKD and colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer (depending […]
How Does the GFR Work?
The GFR, or glomerular filtration rate, is the marker by which many of your health decisions will be made. Glomerular filtration rate is quite a mouthful and can seem very complicated. The more information you have at your disposal, however, the better able you can be to make the best decisions regarding your health. So, […]
Do Meatless Meals Help Or Hurt A Renal Diet?
When you are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, you have to start worrying more about your protein intake. You don’t want to make your kidneys work any more than they already do to remove wastes from the body. You may have been wondering if meatless meals are beneficial to your renal diet. Maybe you are […]
Can I Eat Corn On A Renal Diet?
When you are looking at all the restrictions of your renal diet, it can be difficult to know exactly what’s okay to eat. Changes to what you consume are essential to insure your body – especially your kidneys – can continue to work as best as they can. You may be wondering if you can […]
Can A Person On A Renal Diet Eat Sweet Potatoes?
For health reasons, many people turn to sweet potatoes as a yummy alternative to regular white potatoes. However, if you have chronic kidney disease, sweet potatoes may not be the best part of your renal diet. Below, we will look in to the nutrition and benefits of sweet potatoes, as well as how to eat them […]
How Is Dialysis Diet Different From Pre-Dialysis Diet?
You will likely have different dietary restrictions as your chronic kidney disease changes. When your kidneys worsen, you will have to modify your renal diet to ensure you aren’t consuming foods that will accelerate the process of losing kidney function. It’s essential that you understand a pre-dialysis diet isn’t the same as the diet for […]
What to Eat on Thanksgiving with CKD (with Info Sheet)
For those with chronic kidney disease, a large family meal like Thanksgiving dinner may seem daunting. Gone are the days you can simply fill your plate with anything and everything on the menu. While you do have to watch what you eat on Thanksgiving, it’s definitely possible to enjoy the meal and the holiday with […]