my thoughts on the dash diet

Happy Healthy Tuesday! It is cold and dreary here again in the Sunshine State. Today I want to talk about the DASH Diet. I will give my pros and cons. First the pros, and most of it is positive. The DASH Diet which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. I believe it was created […]

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My very exciting kidney update!

Happy Monday! What do you think of my new logo, and color scheme? I think I need a brighter more colorful one, too, especially for social media. If you read this blog, then you already know I have had CKD since 20`17. You would also know that it has been my goal to get back […]

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my experience with the covid vaccine #2

Happy Friday! I did not get much done since Wednesday, because I got the second dose of my Moderna Covid vaccine. They actually wanted to schedule me to have it today, but I requested to do it Wednesday, because I have to work tomorrow. Boy am I glad I did it Wednesday. I am totally […]

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potassium and kidney disease

Below is a webinar from the AKF on the topic of Potassium and Kidney Disease. Not all kidney patients have issues with potassium, but a lot do. Knowing how to monitor your diet for Potassium intake is vitally important. Disclaimer

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portion distortion: Hot dogs

Welcome back! Last week was a kind of weird week and I am hoping to be way more productive this week. If you read here often, you know I focus a lot on healthier eating habits. Hot dogs are one of the top ten food items in America. We love our hot dogs! I am […]

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quitting the soda habit

Soda, the drink with no nutritional value, yet so many of us love it. I used to drink 1 Pepsi a day, for years, and I mean like most of my adult life. Just one, no big deal. Right? It had become a habit, just something I did, like brushing my teeth. I was not […]

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you have just been diagnosed with kidney disease! now what?

Happy Healthy Tuesday! Yes, it is even more cold today than yesterday. But, I do feel for all of my family and friends in the Northeast dealing with blizzard conditions. Today, I want to talk a little bit about the stages of grief specifically in relation to being diagnosed with Kidney Disease or any an […]

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i got vaxxed!

There is a lot of anxiety about the new Covid 19 vaccines. I was supposed to have gotten my vaccine from my job last Saturday. But, for some reason all of the doses were pulled back by the governor. I was given the opportunity to get it at my local Health Dept on Wednesday. My […]

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3 excellent reasons why you should not eat a big mac!

Happy Food on Friday! I am not technically singling out a Big Mac, but Big Mac is the fast food choice of my teenager. The purpose is to educate her, and anyone else that consumes fast food more than three times a week, exactly what they are, and are not getting when you eat a […]

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pain and chronic kidney disease!

Happy Thursday! It is finally sunny and warm here in North Florida. I hope that means Winter is over. I grew up in the Northeast so I know what real cold feels like. But, one of the reasons I moved to Florida was to get away from that. It is been a very chilly Winter […]

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