Phosphorus and CKD

Phosphorus is a mineral that is important for keeping your bones strong. With kidney disease, phosphorus can build up. Excess phosphorus can cause itchy skin and painful joints. But excess phosphorus also causes calcium to be pulled from the bones, and can make our bones weak. Controlling our phosphorus is important, but we’ve got someContinue reading “Phosphorus and CKD”

Dessert and CKD

Everyone loves a little dessert, and when we have CKD this is not something we always need to avoid. Desserts are a great ending to a meal or delicious treat on a special occasion.  But, with desserts we are often concerned with the extra potassium, phosphorus, protein and sugar which comes with it. Long storyContinue reading “Dessert and CKD”

A renal dietitian’s guide to smoothies

Who doesn’t love a smoothie? It can be overwhelming with how to build a nutritious and delicious smoothie. So here is a renal dietitian’s guide to smoothies. They are so versatile and can be a quick, nutritious, and delicious breakfast (well really any meal), snack, or event dessert. And smoothies can be enjoyed all yearContinue reading “A renal dietitian’s guide to smoothies”

How to include beans in your CKD diet

You’ve probably heard about pulses like chickpeas, lentils, or other sorts of beans. But what exactly are they and why are they so important with CKD? Wondering what beans you can eat with CKD? Well this post has you covered. Beans, peas, and lentils have been getting a lot of spotlights in the media andContinue reading “How to include beans in your CKD diet”

How To Stock A Kidney-Friendly Pantry

Have you ever opened the cupboards and wondered “What’s for dinner?”. If you’re like me, and many others, this has probably happened before. But how do you stock a kidney-friendly pantry so that you always have nutritious and delicious foods available to help with your kidney disease? Well look no further. This post has youContinue reading “How To Stock A Kidney-Friendly Pantry”

Five Reasons To See A Renal Dietitian

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with kidney disease, or have been living with it for a while, nutrition plays an important role. A renal dietitian like myself can help to preserve kidney function. This blog will dive into the five reasons you should see a Renal Dietitian.