Which Cheese is Best for CKD?

Updated 2/21/2021 I am going to address the issue of cheese as related to CKD, namely Phosphorus content, and Sodium content.  If you read my pizza post last week, then you already know that pizza cheese adds a lot of phosphorus to that dish.  So, to follow up on that here are the cheeses that […]

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Memory Care A New Word A Week: Antebellum

Welcome back!  It is time for word #5 in the list of 100 words we will be learning.  This week’s word is, antebellum.  Remember, look up the definition of the word.  Then in your journal write the word, and the definition 10 times.  Then, say the word, and definition, out loud 10 times.  Then go […]

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Stress Tip # 1: Be A Minimalist

First this blog is just over a month old, and I am up to 11 followers, yay!  No clients yet, but I knew going into this that could take some time.  Thank you to those who have decided to follow this blog, and journey. I am not a Minimalist, yet.  I am working towards it, […]

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The Importance of Phosphorus and Risks with CKD

Phosphorus is a very important element that all human bodies require to stay healthy.  However, when you have Chronic Kidney Disease, remember I am stage 3, but there are 5 stages, the kidneys can not remove the excess Phosphorus that the body does not use.  That means the Phosphorus will build up in the blood, […]

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I Love Pizza, But I Have CKD

We are huge pizza lovers in this house.  We eat pizza at least a couple of times a month.  But, with CKD this is very hard.  Pizza is full of sodium, phosphorus and potassium, among other things.  For me, with CKD, the three I mentioned are of the most importance.   I am going to review […]

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Memory Care A New Word A Week: Acumen

We are at week 4, already.  If you are following along you should be on the fourth word, there are a hundred total.  You can find the other posts by scrolling down to the bottom of the blog, and clicking on the Memory Care category.  Remember, you should be writing the word, and the definition […]

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My Latest Labs for CKD and What They Mean

OK, I am not an expert on lab readings, but I do know how to read them, and ask questions where needed.  I will share my most recent labs, and for the previous year, and tell you what I think is significant.  If you have CKD, then you know it is a balancing act trying […]

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Everyone Can Walk, Even With Chronic Illness

Sticking with the theme of being active, everyone can walk.  I have CKD, stage 3, and while it was very hard to get into an exercise regime, now I feel icky if I don’t do it.   That is a good thing. Before I was diagnosed, in 2017, exercise was daunting.  I was tired, had weak […]

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February Calendar and A Heart Month Special

February is Heart Month, and as such my weekly scheduled posts, on Thursdays, will cover heart related issues.  As someone who  has Chronic Kidney Disease, I have to be extra careful to not let it effect my heart.  This is indeed very challenging, but completely doable.  If you have a chronic health issue, whether heart […]

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Be Active!

Have you ever had your doctor, or other health care worker, ask you if you are active?  The answer is most likely yes.  But, what exactly does active mean?  Most of us will say yeah I am active, I walk a lot, or play with my kids.  But, that is probably not what they mean […]

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