PKD Connection Blog

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 […]

  Serves 6 Ingredients 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1 pound carrots, peeled and trimmed 1 Granny Smith apple, cored 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh mint […]

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. […]

Serves 4 Ingredients 5 cups blackberries (1 1/2 pounds) 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups granola 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened Directions 1. Heat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, toss together the blackberries, sugar, and salt. Transfer to a shallow 2-quart baking dish. […]

Serves 4 Ingredients Cooking spray 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices 8 to 12 scallions Wooden picks 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil 1 teaspoon grated fresh […]

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 […]

Serves: 6 Ingredients: 3/4 pound whole-wheat fettuccini 2 medium green zucchini (about 1 pound) 2 medium yellow zucchini (about 1 pound) 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup grated (1-ounce) Parmesan (lightly […]

I’ve heard different conflicting information about how much protein I need with chronic kidney disease. How much is the right amount for me? Does it matter what kind of protein I eat? As a general guideline, moderate-protein diets are typically […]