Category: Health

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 […]

Let’s Talk About Bone Health…

Let’s Talk About Bone Health…

This post was written by Wendy Chung, dietetic intern, and reviewed/edited by Edith Yang, RD, CSR, CLT, FAND Hello, my name is Wendy Chung, and I am a current dietetic intern getting guidance from Edith Yang, dietitian and founder of Healthy Mission Dietitian. There’s nothing more that I like than writing and researching about health […]

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 […]

Salt-Free Spice Blends from Around the World

Salt-Free Spice Blends from Around the World Variety of herbs and spices on a dark grey background. Cinnamon stick, rosemary, black pepper, paprika, thyme, etc. are placed on spoons.

Adding spices and herbs to your food is one of the best ways to bring flavor to your dishes without salt! Using inspiration from different cultures around the globe, this guide is meant to help you get creative in the kitchen and try new things while continuing to stick with your health goals. This year’s […]

Nutritionist vs. Dietitian: Knowing the Difference

Nutritionist vs. Dietitian: Knowing the Difference Dietitian counseling a patient while sitting on a blue couch

March is National Nutrition Month and today is National Registered Dietitian Day! This brings up an important topic within the field of nutrition: what is the difference between a nutritionist vs dietitian? If you’ve just been diagnosed with a chronic disease, be it heart disease, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease, your doctor may have referred […]

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month ethnic nutritious meal us by utilizing the plate method

Happy National Nutrition Month (NNM)!! This month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) to promote healthy eating and lifestyle habits.  I’m EXTRA excited about celebrating Nutrition Month this year because of the theme!! This year we are CELEBRATING A WORLD OF FLAVORS!  This year’s theme focuses on celebrating different flavors from […]

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