the case of the disappearing bacon!

Hello, and welcome to Tuesday! I figured out was wrong with my pool after dumping a gazillion chemicals into it, lol. There was a small tear in the hose that leads from the skimmer to the pump hose. It was literally just blowing the algae back into the pool instead of through the pump. I […]

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day 6: It’s getting easier now, 21 grams of fat

Welcome to day 6 of my Zero Point Food/Very Low Fat Challenge. Now that I am 6 days in I am finding it quite easy to follow the food modifications without feeling like I am dieting. Being prepared by shopping for lower fat items, meal planning, and meal prep are vital to keep this on […]

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cooking methods for ckd to help reduce phosphorus, potassium, sodium and fat

Happy World Kidney Day! I hope you are celebrating this day by loving your kidneys just a little bit more. I have talked in previous posts about soaking vegetables to leach potassium, and boiling meats to decrease phosphorus. Today, I am going to discuss some actual studies that show that different cooking methods can help […]

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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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portion distortion: sodium plus updates

Happy Mindful Monday! It was a whopper of a weekend and I am happy to not have to work again until Friday. My facility has been basically Covid free for a whole year, and then it happened. Yep, a Covid outbreak. I tested negative both days as we now can’t even enter the building without […]

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free kidney education class

You may have read my previous post on this topic back over the Summer. I was doing group classes using Facebook Events. One class went real well and the others not so great. It was a pain waiting for people to come late and then they were behind, and it was confusing to others. So, […]

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my kidney update

My labs came back within 24 hours this time. That has never happened! Before I get to that I want to share an app I discovered that I love. It is called My Healthy Kidney, and I found it in the Google Play Store. It is free and it helps me keep track of nutrients […]

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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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Sweating on Sunday: Step Aerobics

I had mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had picked up the duration and intensity of my workouts.  My labs have all been good, and my kidneys are stable.  I now lift weights twice a week, instead of once, and have started doing step aerobics.  Now, I do not yet own a step.  […]

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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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