Category: Diabetes

Do I Need To Avoid Foods High In Phosphorus?

Do I Need To Avoid Foods High In Phosphorus?

This post was written by Atziri Villafana, dietetic intern, and reviewed/edited by Edith Yang, RD, CSR, CLT, FAND. Patients with kidney disease are often told to follow a low-phosphorus diet. Unfortunately, most people do not know what phosphorus is or why too much can be harmful. A low phosphorus diet can be overwhelming to learn […]

How to Make Healthier Holiday Choices

How to Make Healthier Holiday Choices Family gathering at festive table

Family, friends & holiday traditions call for gathering around the dinner table all season long! While the holiday season brings so much love and cheer, it can also bring about stress over managing weight and chronic disease.  Routines are typically askew or thrown off entirely when it comes to holiday parties and spending extra time […]

Is Monosodium Glutamate Bad For You?

Is Monosodium Glutamate Bad For You? MSG powder coming out glass jar

This post was written by Wendy Chung, dietetic intern, and reviewed/edited by Edith Yang, RD, CSR, CLT, FAND What is ‘Monosodium Glutamate?’ Monosodium glutamate is known as MSG and it is a food additive related to the terminology “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”. It is very likely that you have heard about the effects of MSG. These […]

Sodium and Kidney Disease

Sodium and Kidney Disease

Hi there! My name is Isabella Tsue and I am one of the Healthy Mission Dietitian’s mentees participating in a Registered Dietitian Mentorship Program organized by the University of Northern Florida. Throughout this mentorship, I have learned about the role of a dietitian and the Asian community and nutrition. Edith Yang, RD, CSR, CLT, FAND, […]

High Potassium in Chronic Kidney Disease

High Potassium in Chronic Kidney Disease Sliced Oranges, Grapefruit and Kiwi Fruit

Today is National High Potassium Awareness Day! The American Association of Kidney Patients has celebrated this day for the past three years and the date is anything but random! May 1st is representative of the blood potassium level of 5.1 mEg/L to be under to be considered within a safe range. What is Potassium? Potassium […]

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