PKD Connection Blog

You’ve cut back on protein.  You are limiting potassium and phosphorus.  You are eating more fiber and Omega 3’s.  What else can you to do increase the protective benefits of food that you are including in your daily diet? How […]

I’ve read your “Foods to Avoid” blog…..what does that leave me with? Ok….in response to my earlier blog about the food items that provide us with very little nutrition, and instead may pose high health risks to us, if eaten […]

What foods should I absolutely try to avoid? I pride myself on being a very realistic mom and dietitian.  I also firmly believe that food and eating should be enjoyable.  But, there are still some food items that I recommend […]

Making sure your child is eating healthy can be an enormous challenge!  With 3 children of my own, and the possibility of a PKD diagnosis in their future…I know all to well! Whether your child has PKD or not, many […]

You know it’s coming.  Everywhere you turn there are “subtle” reminders that the holidays are approaching….fast!!!!  There are all sorts of “food temptations:” bombarding you from every angle.  How will you get through this holiday season, while sticking to your […]

I have labs drawn every 3 months. What should I be looking at nutritionally and how can I keep these labs where they should be? Okay, it’s time for me to put on my lab coat to speak seriously to […]

How much fluid and types of fluid you intake is very important for the chronic kidney disease patient to monitor.  Some patients may have been asked by their physician to monitor and/or restrict the amount of fluids they take in. […]

The term “organic” refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. Specific requirements must be met and maintained in order for products to be labeled as “organic”. Organic crops must be grown in safe soil, have no modifications […]