Living with chronic kidney disease means a lot of changes to your diet, but it does not mean you get to skip any meals, especially meals like breakfast on a kidney-friendly diet. You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You will be happy to know that there are […]
How to Season & Flavor Your Food Without Salt
How To Season & Flavor Your Food Without Salt If you are on a renal diet and you are trying to add flavor without salt, you may think it is impossible as sodium and salt seem to be everywhere. But I am here to tell you that there are plenty of options for many […]
Renal Diet: Diabetic Sample Menu Ideas
Whether you are new to the renal diet or you are very familiar with it, adjusting to a diabetic diet at any stage of kidney disease can seem daunting. I’m here to help make that transition easier with some basic tips and sample recipes that satisfy the requirements for both a renal safe and healthy […]
Starfruit & Kidney Disease: Why They Don’t Mix!
Star Fruit & Kidney Disease: Why They Don’t Mix! Star fruit looks and sounds like an innocent and tasty option for a fruit salad or an addition to a summer drink, but it is actually a very dangerous and toxic substance that can cause a disturbance in patients who have kidney disease. Star fruit ingestion […]
Fish Oil, Omega 3s, and Kidney Disease, Yay or Nay?
Under the right circumstances, dietary supplements, minerals, and vitamins can be great additions to someone’s everyday life. They can offer improvement of certain conditions or replace a lack of some essential micronutrients that one would get from food. Fish Oil and Omega-3 fatty acids are popular supplements, and for those with chronic kidney disease, there […]
What To Eat When You Don’t Feel Like Eating On a Renal Diet
What To Eat When You Don’t Feel Like Eating on a Renal Diet We have all been victim to that feeling of needing to eat but just not feeling hungry. This can especially be a problem when you are trying to follow a renal diet and need to keep up your energy and appetite to […]
Fresh Ginger & Kidney Disease: Is It Good or Bad for CKD Patients?
Fresh Ginger & Kidney Disease: Is It Good or Bad for CKD Patients? When you think of a chronic kidney disease diet, ginger may not come up readily, but it is actually a good thing to include for those following kidney-friendly diets. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, contains antioxidants, and is even used in many detox […]
How To Leach And Remove Potassium From Potatoes
How To Leach and Remove Potassium From Potatoes Being on a kidney-friendly diet means watching things like your potassium content intake and fluids, among many other factors. One of the most potassium-rich foods someone on a renal diet can eat are potatoes, and the best way to reduce that potassium intake amount is through leaching […]
Low Sodium Fried Rice (CKD Diet)
Low Sodium Fried Rice (CKD Diet) Who doesn’t love fried rice? It is an easy dish to make. You can make it with leftovers. It is satisfying. Fried rice can also contain healthy vegetables and the right amount of protein in the rice mixture. It can be a complete meal in one bowl. However, for […]
Benadryl and Kidney Disease: Is it Safe for CKD Patients?
Benadryl and Kidney Disease: Is It Safe for CKD Patients? Benadryl is one of the most commonly used over the counter medications. It can be taken orally for allergy symptoms. It can also be applied topically, in cream form, for itchiness caused by an allergic reaction. For example, if you get hives from touching a […]
Apple Cider Vinegar & CKD: To Drink or Not To Drink?
Apple Cider Vinegar & CKD: To Drink or Not to Drink? Have you heard that apple cider vinegar is good for your health? Like many supplements, there may be some truth to the health claims, however apple cider vinegar is not a magic remedy. If you have chronic kidney disease, there are some considerations you […]
Fluid Restriction Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease
Hydration is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, so it can be very confusing when all of a sudden things take a turn and your doctors are telling you the opposite. Fluid restrictions can be very difficult not only to process but to follow through with. If you have been given the advice to […]