Whole grains and CKD

One of the biggest questions I get as a renal dietitian is “should I be eating white or brown bread?”. I think this is a topic of confusion for many who are living with chronic kidney disease because whenever we read something online, the first thing we find is that you need to have whiteContinue reading “Whole grains and 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”

Best Bread for CKD

The white bread or brown bread debate is one of my favourites with chronic kidney disease. If you’ve read anything online or been given an outdated, you’ve probably seen that white bread is best. But really is it? Let’s take a look at the best bread for CKD. Previously, white bread or refined carbohydrates wereContinue reading “Best Bread for CKD”

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”

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.