Kidney Class Week #6

Welcome to week 6 of the AKF Kidney Education class. This slide is pretty self-explanatory, but to make it a little more interesting I chose a video to go with it.

One thing the video does not emphasize is the role of diet in keeping your kidneys healthy. While that is a complicated topic eating a whole food diet, and avoiding highly processed foods as much as possible, should be encouraged. These foods are generally higher in sodium, fat, phosphorus, and sometimes potassium through additives and fillers. You can read more about that here.

Remember, I am an American Kidney Fund Kidney Coach. The slides are theirs. I add my experiences, and thoughts to each slide. I was close to stage 4 when I became ill, and now I hover right around stage 2.

Kidney Failure can be acute, which means it comes on sudden possibly from an injury or infection. Or, it can be chronic taking many years of the kidney slowly weakening before it fails. Awareness, education, and advocacy are all ways to help the community prevent getting Kidney Disease. That is why I am a Kidney Coach. As a Kidney Coach, it is all-volunteer, however, I am also a Health Coach and that is why you will see other posts that are not related to the AKF.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to do so. I love to interact with my readers. You can also share this post to help raise awareness. I would greatly appreciate that.


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My name is Melissa. I am a certified Health Coach, Holistic Coach, Kidney Coach, LPN, can coach in Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Guided Imagery, am level 2 Reiki certified, and I want to be your Health and Wellness Coach. I am continually learning and taking classes to expand my knowledge base.

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