PKD Connection Blog

The winter season brings much to look forward to: holidays, time with family, snow. What’s not nearly as fun? Getting sick. Scientists have found that when someone is sick within your same vicinity (home or office for example), it takes […]

Along with the start of 2015, readers can expect some exciting changes and additions to the PKD Connection blog. One of the changes that you might notice is that I have decided to step down as a regular contributor to the PKD […]

While grocery shopping the other day, I had an interesting experience with my two girls. Halle and Macy are 12 and 8. As they get older, they are really starting to pay attention to what goes into their bodies. They, […]

Servings: 8 Ingredients: 3 pounds baby carrots or carrot chunks (peeled) 8 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup heavy cream Pepper to taste Combine the carrots, stock and […]

Halloween is almost here again! For many, October 31st marks the beginning of  holiday eating and many diet temptations. Eating candy is not only for holidays such as Halloween. Sweets are enjoyable all year round. Candy seems to be everywhere, […]

Servings: 8 Ingredients: 4 cups cooked orzo, chilled (about 1 2/3 cup dried orzo) 1 cup dried cranberries 2 cups diced apple¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh […]

I have exciting news to share! Starting next Monday, Oct. 13, PKD Health Notes will be hosted on the PKD Foundation’s new blog, PKD Connection. PKD Connection will provide the PKD community a place to gain tips to proactively manage […]

Portions: 6 Serving size: 1/2 cup Ingredients: 4 ounces bow-tie pasta, uncooked 2 tablespoons red bell pepper 2 tablespoons orange bell pepper 2 tablespoons yellow bell pepper 3 tablespoons red onion 3 tablespoons cucumber 3 tablespoons carrot 1/8 teaspoon black […]

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