Nutrition

High Fiber Foods for Diabetics: 10 Dietitian Recommended Foods

For those with diabetes, managing blood sugar levels can be a challenge. One way to help manage blood sugar levels is to include high fiber foods in your diet. High fiber foods can help regulate blood sugar levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce the risk of complications associated with diabetes. In this blog post, we […]

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Carnivore diet meal plan: Is it right for you

The carnivore diet meal plan has gained popularity in recent years. But who is the carnivore diet for and who, if anyone, can it harm? What is the carnivore diet The carnivore diet is pretty much just that, a meat only diet. There are conflicting sources about dairy. The idea behind the carnivore diet is

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Kidney Disease Myths

Kidney disease myths are not only harmful to individuals but the misinformation can lead to improper care for those living with CKD. Here I unpack 4 common myths about CKD. Myth #1: Dietitians can’t help until you’re on dialysis Dietitians can help at any stage of CKD. In all stages, a trained renal dietitian can

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What to expect when meeting with a Registered Dietitian

This is a question I get a lot when talking with individuals in the public. Many people don’t know what is involved in meeting with a Registered Dietitian…or worse, they think dietitians will just tell them what to eat and not eat. While some dietitians may do that, the good ones don’t. Here I outline

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PRAL and Kidney Disease: Renal Acid Load Impacts the Kidneys

What is PRAL? PRAL stands for “Protein Renal Acid Load” or “Potential Renal Acid Load”, both mean the same thing. Each food we eat has a PRAL score that determines how the food will impact the acid balance in the body; each food is either acidic or basic (aka “alkali”). The higher the PRAL value

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Going Nuts over Nuts with Kidney Disease

Nuts have gotten some bad press when it comes to Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Nuts are a great source of unsaturated and heart-healthy fats. The National Institute of Health even recognizes they can be part of a healthy kidney diet. Yes, some are high in potassium,

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All Things Grains

Whole Grains, Enriched Grains, Sprouted Grains! What grains are safe for kidney disease? Grains are an important part of the diet. They provide fiber, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. But it can be confusing to know which grains to choose, especially if you have CKD, diabetes or both! Today we are going to demystify all things

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Taco Night: Low Sodium Tacos for Kidney Disease

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How To Find A Dietitian

Need Nutrition Advice? Have you recently had a medical diagnosis that requires a special diet? Has your doctor given you a diet that seems impossible to follow? Just wanting to sort through all the muck about healthy eating? You need a Dietitian! Why not a Nutritionist? All Dietitians are Nutritionists but not all Nutritionists are

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A-Z Nutrition: Caffeine

What is the buzz about caffeine? Caffeine is a stimulant naturally present in certain foods including, coffee, tea, and chocolate. Stimulants impact the nervous system by exciting it, giving some people the feeling of alertness while others may have the jitters (1). Cautions about caffeine! Due to the stimulant nature of caffeine, large doses (more

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