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How to Navigate a Fast Food Menu with CKD

By: Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN, PatientsLikeMe Contributor  Picture this. You are having a busy day with appointments, errands, and family obligations. The easiest thing right now would be to stop and get fast food. So, you pull into the drive thru and order your meal. Now, you have food and can get all of your […]

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How to Navigate a Restaurant Menu with Chronic Kidney Disease

By: Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN, PatientsLikeMe Contributor  Enjoying a meal at a restaurant with loved ones is a nice way to connect with others and enjoy a well-cooked meal. When it comes to going out to eat with chronic kidney disease, there can be a lot to keep in mind. Instead of avoiding it altogether,

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Exercising with Chronic Kidney Disease

By: Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN, PatientsLikeMe Contributor Yoga, pilates, jogging, biking, the list goes on and on. When it comes to exercise, there are so many options! Exercise is sometimes thought of as taboo when it comes to chronic kidney disease, but it can actually be beneficial for overall kidney health.  Health benefits of exercise

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How to Make Vegetables Taste Good When You Have CKD

By: Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN, PatientsLikeMe Contributor Broccoli, onions, kale, carrots, the list goes on and on! Vegetables are a crucial part of a kidney-friendly diet because they are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Studies show that fiber intake is so important for overall kidney health and can help to keep the gut healthy

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Let’s Get Snacking! How to Make a Balanced Snack for the CKD Diet

By: Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN, PatientsLikeMe Contributor Snacks can come in all different shapes and sizes. Chips, crackers, popcorn, pretzels, and more! When it comes to choosing snacks for your chronic kidney disease, the key is to make them balanced. What exactly does balanced mean? It means that you are combining different nutrients to optimize

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How to eat a diabetes-friendly and kidney-friendly diet with Chronic Kidney Disease

By: Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN, PatientsLikeMe Contributor  When it comes to managing diabetes and chronic kidney disease, there is so much conflicting information out there. One website may tell you to only eat white bread and grilled chicken, while another website says white bread is bad for diabetes. Many websites will also tell you that

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Celebrating Spring Holidays with Chronic Kidney Disease

By: Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN, PatientsLikeMe Contributor  With a few Spring holidays coming up, it’s important to remember that you deserve to enjoy your holiday celebrations when you have chronic kidney disease! Holidays can be such a joyous time of year, filled with family time, laughter and good food. Along with fun, holidays can also

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Do you need to follow a low-sodium diet for your CKD? 

By: Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN, PatientsLikeMe Contributor  When it comes to managing your CKD, there are so many things to keep in mind! Protein, phosphorus, potassium, and so much more. It can be overwhelming to take steps to eat a more kidney-friendly diet. One thing that can be a great first step in healthily managing

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Protecting your Heart Health with Chronic Kidney Disease

By: Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN, PatientsLikeMe Contributor  In honor of American Heart Month, it’s important to discuss the connection between heart health and chronic kidney disease. When managing CKD/chronic kidney disease, medications and lifestyle, and diet changes can help keep the kidneys protected. Another important topic to keep in mind is heart health. Heart health

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Can you eat sandwiches with kidney disease?

By: Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN, PatientsLikeMe Contributor  Sandwiches are a favorite lunch option for so many people in the world. They are easy to make, compact, and travel well in a lunch box. Turkey, ham, tuna, and cheese, the possibilities are endless! When it comes to CKD/Chronic Kidney Disease, sandwiches can sometimes be thought of

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