Realistic Resolutions for Continual Health

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Marika Wamback, R.D. Renal Dietitian -- Happy new year!  As we welcome in 2018, many of us will want to start the year off with healthy goals; the top ones being losing weight, and quitting smoking.  These are admirable goals, but often, people quit just as they’re getting started.  This is because they have not set realistic goals for sustainable change.  With kidney disease, it can be even more of a challenge, due to the constant monitoring of kidney function.  Kidney disease can often feel like a lifestyle in and of itself. Realistic resolutions will help you, whether or not you have kidney disease. Making them work for you in the long term is key.  With food costs increasing in 2018 and increase cost in dining out, and with constantly…
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Kidneys – Did You Know?

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Stephanie Legin, RD, LDN Renal Dietitian -- Kidneys - Did You Know? Renal is a medical term meaning “having to do with the kidneys” High blood pressure and diabetes are the two leading causes of kidney failure.  Controlling blood sugar and blood pressure levels is key in protecting the kidneys and preventing or slowing kidney disease.  Other risk factors include heart disease, obesity, and a family history of CKD 35% of people aged 20 years or older with diabetes have chronic kidney disease CKD is estimated to be more common in women than in men (16% vs 13%) 30 million people or 15% of US adults  (1 in 7 adults aged 18 and older) are estimated to have CKD An estimated 12.5% of the population in Canada has CKD Compared…
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