Holy Fructosenomics!

OK, so I totally made that word up. But, I had already done a post last year titled What the Fructose! So, I had to come up with something. For the purposes of this post, because the topic is very complex, and there is a lot to it, I am going to make some key […]

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Going From Stage 3b CKD to Stage 2 CKD!

Hello, and Happy Monday! The sun is shining and my spirits are lifted. I am so very excited for my Kidney appt. this Thursday! A little back story. If you are new here, and you don’t feel like reading 2 years worth of updates on my kidney journey, I will give a very short summary. […]

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Why Should You Care About Obesity?

Hello, and welcome back to another Healthy Tips on Tuesday post. If you have been reading along then you know that for the month of October I am discussing Obesity. This is the third post on that topic, so please be sure to read the other two, as I don’t intend to repeat myself for […]

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What Exactly Is A Buddha Bowl?

Hello, and Happy Monday! I see videos and articles about Buddha Bowls all the time. I thought to myself what is a Buddha Bowl, and why is it called that? Keep reading, it is kind of neat. I really couldn’t find the original intent of the Buddha Bowl. But, according to Wikipedia, the Buddha Bowl […]

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High Oxalate Food Swaps!

All this month I have been discussing Oxalates in relation to kidney stones, and the possibility it may effect CKD. I did not get in as many topics as I would have liked, but if you look in the archives there is some really good information for you. The foods with the very highest oxalates, […]

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Taste Test Tuesday: Family Cook Off Week 1

Last week I announced that my husband, daughter, and I were going to start a family cook off even each Monday. Yesterday, was our first cook off, and I was the judge. We need to come up with a prize, but we didn’t decide that yet. So, for this week I got to pick the […]

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Don’t Take My Chocolate!

Hello, and welcome to another Thinking on Thursday topic. Today, we are going to think about chocolate. I know controversial, right? But, for this month’s Health Challenge, I have been discussing Oxalates, and chocolate is very high in Oxalates. Well, sort of. Keep reading to learn more. I have talked about chocolate before. Mostly in […]

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How Much Salt Does the Body Need to Function Normally?

Hello, and happy Thursday! If you read this blog, then you know I talk a lot about salt. I talk about salt when I talk about the kidneys, and I talk about salt when I talk about blood pressure. But, how much salt does the body actually need to function normally. Yes, you are reading […]

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Taste Test Tuesday: Trader Joe’s Italian Meatballs

Whoa a new featured topic! I think it is fun to share the perspective of different tastes for different food items. So, I am starting a Taste Test Tuesday topic. I don’t know if every Tuesday will be this topic, because I have others for Tuesdays, but if it is really popular I will just […]

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