what is food?

I did not get my Wednesday post done yesterday. My daughter needed my laptop all day for her school. I will do it another day. I had mentioned before that I am reading a book called, Food Matters. It is a book that my son used for a college writing course. I am using it […]

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Is sugar Evil and Addicting?

Happy Tuesday! Is sugar evil and addicting? I don’t think sugar in and of itself can be considered evil. However, the food industry can be. Did you know sugar is 8 times more addicting than cocaine? How would I know such a thing? Because they did a study, and you can learn about that study […]

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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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Wellness Wednesday: Canola Oil

I follow some Kidney boards on various websites, and there was a lot of discussion about Canola Oil.  I don’t use Canola Oil, I prefer Olive Oil, but it piqued my interest because a lot of kidney recipes call for using Canola Oil.  So, I thought I would do some searching around to find answers. […]

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The Don’t Gobble Til You Wobble Holiday Plan

Well, I tried to do my first Podcast yesterday and it was going well until I tried to upload it to this blog.  Apparently, I can not add voice or video files until I upgrade.  Booooo!  I was in a rush to take my daughter Trick or Treating so I just let it go.  When […]

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Mindful Monday: You Are What You Eat!

How many times have you heard that in your life?  Do you believe it?  Does it offend you?  I have two ways that I used to look at this idea, one good, one bad. First the bad.  I used to get offended by this statement.  Mostly because I was ignorant of what the people who […]

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Foodie Friday: Chocolate Cupcake Day CKD and Diabetes Variations

Before I dive into the cupcakes, a quick update.  Tomorrow, I will be sharing how you can buy Health Buddy Melissa gift cards for loved ones for Christmas, and a cool freebie for five lucky people.  So, be sure and check back tomorrow. Now for the cupcakes.  October 18th is Chocolate Cupcake Day.  If you […]

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Type 3 Diabetes

So, I talked about Type 1 Diabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes.  Did you know there is a possible Type 3 Diabetes?  In the quest for answers to the explosion of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, studies are starting to point to a type of Diabetes being the possible link to Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Now as far […]

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Foodie Friday: Smoothies

Smoothies are awesome, for a lot of different reasons.  One, here in FL it is already getting hot, and they are a nice refreshing cold drink, especially if you grind up ice in there too, like me.  You can put anything you like in a smoothie.  I will share my favorite below.  For extra protein […]

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Grape Seed Powder and Benefits for CKD

This is a shorter than normal post, but I didn’t have a ton of time to put something more together.  However, I was very intrigued on reading this article on Grape Seed Powder Extract, and how it benefited people with CKD.  I had been researching red grapes for some time, but the seeds ground into […]

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