Cold and Flu Prevention Part 1

This post was updated on 3/31/2021 It does not apply to the Covid vaccine. I am fully vaccinated against Covid. You can read about my experience in the archives. I do not get a flu vaccine generally speaking.  That doesn’t mean I never will.   I much prefer keeping my Immune System as healthy as […]

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Top 5 Things I Would Like People to Know About Kidney Disease

As I prepare for another Kidney Coach Class, I try to think of keypoints I would like people to know about Kidney Disease or questions they may ask.  Since I have CKD, with no known actual cause, and I had some pretty interesting symptoms most of my life that was mostly overlooked, it is important […]

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Health Coach for Diabetes

Happy Thursday, everyone!  As I continue to learn how to make videos, and graphics, which I think people enjoy much more than me just writing something, I get better and better at it.  Faster too!  When I first started these little videos it would take me forever, because I didn’t know yet how to make […]

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Iron Deficient Anemia and CKD

The 3rd type of Anemia, that people with CKD can experience, is called Iron Deficient Anemia.  You can read about the other two kinds in the archives, if  you want.  Now not just people with kidney disease get Iron Deficient Anemia, but it is common in people with kidney disease.  Why? 1-  Impaired absorption of […]

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I Am Now A Kidney Health Coach

I am passionate about teaching others about Kidney Disease.  This adds to my education experience, and skill set.  I will be doing some videos soon, for world wide viewing, and I will be doing local community classes as well.  Next, is the Walking Coach.  Stay tuned, I am growing.  

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National Kidney Foundation Keep Healthy Events!

I love the NKF website.  There is so much helpful information there.  There is always something new to learn about keeping the kidneys healthy.  Something I just learned, is they do Keep Healthy Events.  What is a Keep Healthy Event?  Keep Healthy Events allow you to test your kidneys for free.  If you are interested […]

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How Does Salt Effect Kidneys?

Brr it is freezing here in FL, today.  No walk for me this morning, but I did do an old aerobic video that was one of my favorites way back in the 90’s.  I will share that in a later post. As promised, today I would talk about Salt and how exactly it effects the […]

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Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Cholesterol is a type of fat.  It can build up in arteries causing decreased blood flow to the heart.  Cholesterol is found in highest amounts, in dairy products, meat, and eggs.  I can remember the days of nursing when Cholesterol was the only type of fat discussed.  Now there is Trigylcerides, LDL, HDL, etc.   Saturated […]

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Love Your Heart: Stress and Hypertension

So, this is the third week of Love Your Heart month.  Heart health, and awareness should be at the top of your list.  For people with CKD, believe it or not Cardiac Disease is the top killer.  I put Stress, and Hypertension together in one post, because they very much go hand in hand.  I […]

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