Chronic Kidney Disease and Potassium — Beyond the Basics

Chronic Kidney Disease and Potassium — Beyond the Basics

Kidney Disease, Potassium, Renal Diet
by  Stephanie Legin RD, LDN This article helps to add to the knowledge acquired from the article, Chronic Kidney Disease and Potassium — A Guide for the CKD Patient.   For the most accurate measure of potassium amounts in food or to identify if potassium has been added to a food product, it requires knowledge of how to read and understand the nutrition facts label and ingredient list. The Newly Revised Nutrition Facts Label for the U.S. and Canada The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires a Nutrition Facts Label on most packaged foods and beverages.  The label has recently been revised and updated. Some food manufacturers have already started using them on their products; however, they are not required by the U.S. FDA to use them on packaging until January 2020.…
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Spritz Cherry Limeade

Spritz Cherry Limeade

Kidney Disease, recipes, Renal Diet
Spritz Cherry Limeade Let’s celebrate National Nutrition Month & National Kidney Month — make a toast to your kidneys with this refreshing Spritz Cherry Limeade!   Cherries are a great source of antioxidants!  They are known to have anti-inflammatory properties that may promote health as well as help control blood sugars, blood pressure, arthritis and other health issues. Learn about some other superfoods you can incorporate in your daily life. Ingredients ½ cup sugar 1 cup water 5 limes (juiced) 1 1/2 cups frozen (or fresh pitted) dark cherries 3 cups ice 2 cups unflavored seltzer Preparation: In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water to make a simple syrup.  Heat mixture until it comes to a boil, turn off heat and allow to cool.  Puree frozen cherries in a…
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Top Ten List for Thriving with Chronic Kidney Disease and / or End Stage Renal Disease Including Dialysis

Top Ten List for Thriving with Chronic Kidney Disease and / or End Stage Renal Disease Including Dialysis

Kidney Disease
Marika Wamback, BSc. R.D. Registered Dietitian Managing chronic kidney disease is no easy task.  There’s a lot of time required for it, a lot of things to learn, and a lot of information to absorb. Appointments, team members, medications, diet, dialysis regime; it can be overwhelming. Simple management tips can help you feel in control of your health.  That is the key to thriving. Often, patients will say ‘just tell me what to do!’ To help increase your confidence, and to help you regain control of your health, the following tips may help: 1. Consider vaccination.  Vaccines are meant to prevent serious illnesses that can cause long term effects and/or increase mortality.  When you have chronic kidney disease, your ability to fight infection is compromised. If you are on dialysis,…
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