Kidney Class Week #6

Welcome to week 6 of the AKF Kidney Education class. This slide is pretty self-explanatory, but to make it a little more interesting I chose a video to go with it. One thing the video does not emphasize is the role of diet in keeping your kidneys healthy. While that is a complicated topic eating […]

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hypertension, high blood pressure, Hbp! What is it?

Hello, hello! I am so happy you are here. May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month here on Health Buddy Melissa. In March I focused on Kidney Disease, and in April Stress. You can read all of those posts in my archives. There is some great information there. So, what exactly is blood pressure anyways? Blood […]

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14 days of gratitude: Day 14 Happy thanksgiving and meal prep low carb

Updated 11/20/2021: I will be Black Friday shopping for the first time in 2021. I have shopped on Thanksgiving eve before, but this year the Bills are playing and most stores are closed, I think. My daughter wants to do it this year to get her gifts picked. I won’t do Door Busters, or 5 […]

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droplet vs Airborne virus and spread

If you live in the USA you may have recently heard about the Covid 19 virus being an airborne virus. Though no official, other than taped conversations with a reporter and the president, have officially said that it is for certain an Airborne spread virus. But, it obviously is, and for some reason officials are […]

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Efficacy of Face Masks!

Happy Thursday, everyone. This post was intended for yesterday, but yet again my internet went out for most of the day. This was after weeks of issues with the internet. Almost everyone in my area uses the same provider and it is getting quite old. At any rate, if you are living on Planet Earth, […]

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Why You Should Be Disinfecting Your Home Every Day!

On Monday I posted about the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting.  If you read that post then you know that sanitizing does not remove all germs, especially stubborn germs.  I have CKD and I have been disinfecting my home every 24 hours.   Generally, during flu season I would do this every 5 days or if we […]

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Sweating on Sunday: Pilates

Happy Sunday!  Before I get into the workouts I am doing for the next couple of weeks, I want to mention that anyone can join in the #walkingchallenge by posting their walking stats to Health Buddy Melissa Facebook page.  I post on Sunday, but your week can be any start and end day. I have […]

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Tips on Tuesday: Learn To Wash Your Hands the Right Way

If you have a chronic illness, like me, then the doctors on the news are giving you no comfort when they say old people and people with underlying chronic illnesses are the ones getting the most serious illness from this new virus in the news.  That brings me no peace of mind, love, kindness or […]

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Health Buddy Melissa Podcast #2 Early Signs of Kidney Disease

I have recorded my second podcast titled, Early Signs of Kidney Disease.  It is available to email subscribers exclusively.  If you would like to listen to it, use the contact form below to message request it. Disclaimer

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