PKD Connection Blog

I’ve been told that I should avoid/limit milk products. What are my alternatives? People with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) may have to limit dairy product intake in their kidney diet, at some point in their disease process. Did you know […]

I’ve been told by my dietitian to eat regular meals and snacks. I have a hard enough time trying to figure out what to eat for meals, much less snacks. What are good choices for someone with kidney disease? Whether […]

Not sure how your summer is shaking out, but if you are like me, my weeks seem to be filled with all sorts of summer shindigs! Holidays, parties, baseball games, festivals, fairs, picnics and just backyard get-togethers are abundant. All […]

Standing on the doorstep to my 40’s, is mostly a positive for me, but I’d be lying if I said that approaching 40 didn’t bother me…. Even just a little bit!  Despite having PKD, I know my life has improved […]

Question: Can you please address the consumption by PKD patients with either near-normal kidney function or early-stage CKD of foods high in oxalic acid (e.g. spinach, beets, kale, etc.)?  Oxalates are naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and in humans. […]

Being diagnosed with kidney disease can be extremely overwhelming. Especially, where diet is concerned. There is always an abundance of  information out there about what you cannot or shouldn’t eat. One of the most asked questions I receive is….I know […]

March is such a busy month with National Nutrition Month, the start of Spring, and of course, National Kidney Month. Thought I’d put together a general list of guidelines that the kidney patient can use to “Spring Clean” their diets. […]