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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Why Be A Minimalist?

Updated 1/20/2022 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 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 […]

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The Importance of Phosphorus and Risks with CKD

Updated 1/21/2022 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, actually hovering around stage 2 at the time of this revision, but there are 5 stages, the kidneys can not remove the excess Phosphorus that the body […]

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I Love Pizza, But I Have CKD

Updated 1/23/2022: It has been three years since I wrote this post. I can tell you that if you buy organic, low fat, and low sodium crust, sauce, and cheese, you will be saving a lot of sodium and possibly phosphorus. Organic foods also don’t have all the additives and preservatives of frozen or takeout […]

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Memory Care Monday: Acumen

Updated 12/6/2021: As I continue to edit these old posts from when I first started this blog, I am mindful that I really stunk at this, lol. If you are a member of my Mailchimp newsletter then last Wednesday you would have received a link to the current list of words where you can print […]

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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 A Chronic Illness!

Updated 1/24/2022: Walk With Me! 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. Update, I am not hovering right at stage 2! […]

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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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Don’t Worry, Be Active!

Updated 01/28/2022: If you are old like me, then you probably remember the song, Don’t Worry Be Happy. It was a catchy jingle. It is going to be colder than I can ever remember since we moved to Florida in 2005. Please bring your pets inside and if you can help stray pets stay warm, […]

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