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Quinoa: A Kidney-Friendly & Gut-Friendly Food 

Quinoa is a whole grain that is versatile and delicious. It is a part of the amaranth family, and what we eat is actually the edible seeds. Quinoa is rich in fiber, plant-based protein, and other vitamins and minerals. But is it kidney-friendly?

Nurturing Gut Health: The Importance of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Diet, and Lifestyle...

When managing kidney disease, focusing solely on renal health isn’t enough. Recent research has shed light on the crucial role of gut health in overall wellness, particularly for patients with kidney disease. This article explores the significance of probiotics, prebiotics, diet, and lifestyle changes in supporting gut health and improving health outcomes for those with kidney disease.

Savory Tomato Oatmeal: A Kidney-Friendly & Gut-Friendly Food 

Oatmeal can often be overlooked as a great kidney-friendly and gut-friendly meal option. Many think of oatmeal as a bland and boring breakfast option. This is so far from the truth! Oatmeal can be turned into a delicious lunch or dinner meal by adding more flavor and a few extra ingredients.

Donating a Kidney: What You Should Know?

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function. People with kidney failure need dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive. If you are thinking of donating an organ, here are some important considerations and advice to keep in mind.

Dialysis Patient Complaint and Grievances: What You Should Know?

Do you know that dialysis patients have the right to file a complaint/grievance without fear of retaliation with the guarantee that their care will not be affected? As a dialysis patient, you have the right to have your complaints or grievances handled promptly and considerately.

Kidney-Friendly Veggie Burger Recipe for Gut Health

Studies show that a more plant-based diet can lead to better health outcomes in those with chronic kidney disease. Plant-based protein has been shown to be more beneficial for kidney health compared to animal-based protein. All of these reasons show us that veggie burgers are a great option for those with CKD! 

How to Make a Gut-friendly & Kidney-friendly Smoothie

Smoothies can be a great part of a kidney-friendly diet. Bananas, mixed berries, pineapple, and mango, the list goes on and on! Making a kidney-friendly and gut-friendly smoothie can be difficult. Let’s break it down together so that making smoothies are a breeze for you!

Nephro, Nephron, & Nephrology: What does it all mean?

Patients with kidney disease often hear words that start with the prefix nephro- (nephrology, nephrologist, nephrotic syndrome, nephropathy, nephrectomy). These words are derived from the Greek word nephros, which means kidney. How do these words relate to your kidney disease?

A Basic Look at Kidney Transplant

Many who start kidney dialysis treatment aren’t aware of kidney transplant as a treatment option. This is why kidney disease education is critical for patients to take charge of and advocate for their health.

Kidney-Friendly Cookout Tips for Your CKD

It’s grilling season! The sun is shining, the grill smells great, and you're having fun with your family outside. There are so many options for patients with CKD at a cookout.