Chocolate and CKD

Chocolate is one of life’s most delicious pleasures. In fact it is one of the most popular foods in the world. Did you know chocolate is actually made from roasted and ground cacao seed kernels to produce a variety of types of chocolate. But you may be wondering, what about chocolate and CKD? Can itContinue reading “Chocolate and CKD”

Alcohol and Kidney Disease

Alcohol, which includes beer, wine, ciders and spirits (like gin, rum, vodka, etc) are a big part of the world we live in. In fact, during the pandemic nearly 66% of Canadians reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. Alcohol activates the pleasure or reward centres in the brain which can give a feelingContinue reading “Alcohol and Kidney Disease”

Eating Out With CKD

Eating out at restaurants, take out or attending celebrations is something many of us enjoy. Even with CKD you can still eat out. But it takes some planning. This blog post will walk you through tips and tricks for managing your sodium, protein, potassium and phosphorus and still enjoy your foods. So, let’s get intoContinue reading “Eating Out With CKD”

Fresh Spring Rolls

Maybe you have been at a Vietnamese restaurant and been lucky enough to enjoy fresh spring rolls. Their colour and texture are always so inviting and delicious. But what exactly are fresh spring rolls? What Are Spring Rolls? Spring rolls are an incredibly popular dish enjoyed all over the world. Spring rolls can be eatenContinue reading “Fresh Spring Rolls”

Top 3 Questions About Diet and CKD

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with kidney disease, or have been living with it for a while, nutrition plays an important role. But if you’re like any of my clients, you have probably Googled something and may feel confused of overwhelmed with all of the information online. You probably have questions about diet and CKD. DietContinue reading “Top 3 Questions About Diet and CKD”

Best Drinks for CKD

What are the best drinks for CKD? You may even be wondering why are we concerned about drinks fluids or drinks with CKD. Well the kidneys play a role in removing extra fluid from our body. And if your kidneys are not working properly, extra fluid can build up around the body, like in theContinue reading “Best Drinks for CKD”

Chia Seed Pudding

If you are looking for a simple nutritious breakfast you can make ahead of time and enjoy on the go you are in the right place this chia seed pudding will fit the bill. Chia seed pudding can be made in advance, in fact you can store it in an airtight container in the fridgeContinue reading “Chia Seed Pudding”

Five Myths About Nutrition For CKD

Nutrition plays an important role in preserving kidney function and helps to delay disease progression. I’ve said this many times before. And it does not matter if you are newly diagnosed or have been living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) for a while. But there are five myths about nutrition for CKD that I hear allContinue reading “Five Myths About Nutrition For CKD”

Intermittent Fasting and CKD

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? You’ve probably heard about intermittent fasting (IF) and wonder if you should be having breakfast or not. This post will dive deeper into what IF is and some breakfast options for CKD. Can you follow intermittent fasting and CKD? Breakfast just means the first meal ofContinue reading “Intermittent Fasting and CKD”

Protein bars and CKD

Protein is important to help us fight infections and build muscle. We need to eat protein from plant or animal sources to help keep us healthy. But when we have CKD, we want to limit our protein amounts to help preserve kidney function, so what about protein bars and CKD? Can these be included? ForContinue reading “Protein bars and CKD”