April is National Florida Tomato Month, but What if You Have CKD

One of my most favorite things to eat, before being diagnosed with CKD, was fresh garden tomatoes.  Tomato sandwiches were my favorite. April is National Florida Tomato Month.  But, what if you have CKD?  Tomatoes are low in sodium, protein, fat, and calories.  They are, however, high in potassium.  One medium tomato has almost 300 […]

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My Number One Tip for Time Management

Time management, a skill we can all take advantage of.  Are you always late getting out the door, getting to work, or leaving work?  Do you just seem unorganized and behind? OK, a little about me.  I am a time management freak.  I do not like to be late, and I loathe leaving work late.  […]

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Wellness Wednesday: How To Monitor Your Family for Coronavirus

Before I get to the main topic of this post, I would like to make a few updates.  I had every intention of expanding this blog in 2020 and aggressively monitoring my Health Coaching business.  However, with everything going on with this novel virus, I have decided to postpone spending any money on new projects […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Fabry Disease and CKD

If you follow this blog then you know I have CKD, and you also know that there is no apparent cause for my CKD.  I do not have Hypertension, Diabetes or any of the other major risk factors.  I had signed up for an AAKP seminar, today, on CKD and Covid19.  Unfortunately, the webinar was […]

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Making A Family Meal Plan In A Coronavirus Panic

It is getting real now!  On Friday my daughter and I went to go grocery shopping.  I had initially planned on going to Publix but changed my mind at the last minute.  Instead, we went to Walmart.  I could not believe the toilet paper and paper towel shelves were completely bare.  There was a motor […]

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How I Make My Family Meal Plan CKD Friendly

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is well.  It is getting real here in FL.  I went to Walmart today and there was literally no toilet paper, paper towels, alcohol, hand sanitizer and most importantly the Ramen is sold out.  However, Dollar General and Family Dollar both still have toilet paper and paper towels.  Not so […]

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Menu Plan Monday

If you are following along with my #walkingchallenge be sure and visit my Health Buddy Melissa Facebook page to add your stats too.  Friday I posted about a new dish we were having and it was a huge hit at our house.  Read the post to learn which one it was and to get the […]

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Health Buddy Melissa Podcast #1

Well, the converter I was going to use does not accept large Mp3 files.  So, my podcast will be available via email to those who wish to receive it.   Each Thursday I will send a new podcast to all email subscribers.  The first one is a general About Me and was created last week so […]

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Foodie Friday: Are You Eating For Chronic Disease?

Hi, everyone!  I am so happy to be back to my regular scheduled posting schedule.  I am still debating how I want to move forward with my Foodie Friday topics.  Recipes are great, but there are so many other topics that can come under that heading.  So, I will be mixing it up a little […]

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