Food Additives: Acacia gum or Gum arabic

If you read this blog regularly then you know that I homeschool my daughter. I have decided to make a Nutrition class for her based on a book my son read for a college course called, Food Matters. Part of this Nutrition course will include food additives and preservatives and the effects they have on […]

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Can Losing Weight Improve eGFR for People with CKD?

Updated 3/17/2021 When I was first diagnosed with CKD way back in 2017, one of the first things my Nephrologist told me was that losing weight would help my kidney function. Like many of us who are over-weight, I was yep here we go the fat bandwagon. But, apparently he was right. As I have […]

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Foodie Friday: Holiday Party Vegetable Casserole for CKD

It is the time of year when eating can negatively affect those with CKD or Diabetes.   I have gone to a mostly plant-based diet because I feel best when I eat that way.  I don’t have Diabetes, but I do have CKD. This recipe is from Lord Byron’s Kitchen, that I altered to meet my […]

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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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