what i eat in a day, Plant-based August 4, 2021

Hello, and welcome to Wellness Wednesday! Readers seem to like these kind of posts, so I thought maybe once, or twice a week I would do this type of topic. First let me get this out of the way. Plant-Based is not Vegan. There is nothing wrong with eating a Vegan Diet, but it doesn’t […]

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Going Plant Based or Vegetarian with Kidney Disease

So, I was originally going to post one big post on meat protein vs plant protein, but there is so much good information out there that I decided to split them up into individual posts. This post will be about my personal experience so far. I have written about Plant Based and Vegetarian lifestyles, before. […]

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Iron Deficient Anemia and CKD

The 3rd type of Anemia, that people with CKD can experience, is called Iron Deficient Anemia.  You can read about the other two kinds in the archives, if  you want.  Now not just people with kidney disease get Iron Deficient Anemia, but it is common in people with kidney disease.  Why? 1-  Impaired absorption of […]

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Anemia in CKD Caused By Deficiency of Vitamin B12 and Folate

Two weeks ago I talked about the most common type of Anemia for people with CKD, and that was Anemia caused by a lack of the hormone EPO, which is created in the kidneys.  Today, we will discuss Anemia caused by Vitamin B deficiencies.  Remember someone with kidney disease can have both types of Anemia.  […]

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The Kidneys, EPO and Anemia

What exactly is EPO, and what does it have to do with kidneys?  EPO is short for Erythropoietin.  EPO is a hormone that is produced by the kidneys.  It helps the bone marrow to make new red blood cells.  When someone has kidney disease, such as CKD, then EPO production is most likely decreased.  5% […]

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Foodie Friday: Iron and CKD

Today, kicks off a new series of topics covering Iron, Anemia and CKD.  If you have CKD, you probably have had, or maybe have right now, Iron deficiency otherwise known as Anemia.  I was Anemic when first diagnosed, and all I did was sleep.  Couldn’t help it, was just plain exhausted.  The last couple weeks  […]

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