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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.

Advocating for Your Health

Every day, people go to doctor’s appointments, are admitted to the hospital, and attend outpatient hemodialysis treatments for healthcare services. Being comfortable with your healthcare team and knowing what your care consists of is vital to your health and safety. Understanding what your healthcare provider or dialysis facility tells you will help you take better care of and protect yourself.

Gut-Friendly & Kidney-Friendly Spring Pasta Salad Recipe

Kellsey Reed the CKD Dietitian is back with a recipe to help you protect your kidneys by feeding your gut microbiome!

Preventing Vision Loss If you have Diabetes: What you should know?

More than 37 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 out of 3 of them will develop diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness among working-age American adults.

Chocolate, Fiber and CKD

Sponsored by: Renadyl™ Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN  With Valentine’s Day chocolate treats lining the aisles, there are so many...

Probiotics as an Add-on Therapy for CKD Management

If you have CKD, chances are you have sought out interventions to help you manage it in a healthy way. There is a lot of information out there about different drug therapies and lifestyle changes for CKD, specifically probiotics and SGLT2 inhibitors. So how do you know which one is right for you? Instead of choosing one treatment, it may be helpful to speak to your healthcare team/doctor about multiple therapies that work well together. 

Southern Diet and Chronic illness

Did you know that your chances of having a stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease increases with a Southern diet of processed meats, and fried foods. In fact, there are thousands of people who live in southern states that are at an increased risk for those diseases. You may be asking why does a Southern diet put you at risk for these chronic disease, which are preventable?

A Brief Look at Peritoneal Dialysis

Did you know that many patients with kidney failure are able to home dialysis on their schedule? The most popular home dialysis is called peritoneal dialysis, or PD. With PD, you’ll go to the clinic just a couple of times a month to meet with your care team. The rest of your dialysis is done at home. So, you may ask what exactly is peritoneal dialysis or PD? Let’s take a look at what is peritoneal dialysis and how does it work.

How to Set Smart Goals & Keep your Gut Healthy with...

With the new year quickly approaching, you might be thinking of a new year's resolution or goal to accomplish in the coming year. If you’re thinking about focusing on a kidney health goal, it might be time to focus on your gut health. Setting a “smart” goal can help you reach your kidney health goals, like protecting your gut health, in a more efficient and timely manner.