Category: Health

A Look at Soybean Nutritional Value and Chronic Kidney Disease

A Look at Soybean Nutritional Value and Chronic Kidney Disease

Just like eggs, soy has a long history of being known as “good” or “bad” with different headlines coming out once every few years. A controversy like this can be confusing on whether or not soybean products have a good nutritional value and if you should be avoiding them. Even more so when you aren’t […]

What Is Napa Cabbage? Nutrients, Recipes & More

What Is Napa Cabbage? Nutrients, Recipes & More 2 wedges of napa cabbage that is roasted and topped with dijon mustard sauce, sesame seeds, and scallions

Napa cabbage, or Chinese cabbage, is a leafy green vegetable that has been a longtime staple in Asian cuisine. Unlike the typical round and dense American variety, it has a longer, oblong shape with thicker ribs and more delicate greens. This makes for a very versatile ingredient in the kitchen that can be enjoyed raw […]

Beyond the Table: National Nutrition Month March 2024

Beyond the Table: National Nutrition Month March 2024

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics every March. The theme for this year is “Beyond the Table”. It aims to remind us that our food choices significantly impact us even before and after we enjoy a meal. This means that we must consider our […]

Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables: Part 2

Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables: Part 2

Welcome back to part two of the Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables series! There are eight more Asian kidney friendly vegetables to review. Here we will go over how they taste, how to use it, and their nutrition.  Find the first Top 10 Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables in part one. 1. Carrots 紅蘿蔔 While carrots are […]

Can Prediabetes be Reversed?

Can Prediabetes be Reversed? blood sugar meter and medication on the blue background

Leaving your doctor’s office with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes and a couple of generic suggestions from your provider can spark so many negative feelings and emotions. Most times, people ask themselves how this could have even happened— they may have walked in to the doctors appointment thinking they are generally healthy but are now doomed. […]

Heart Healthy Fats For Kidney Disease

Heart Healthy Fats For Kidney Disease Olive oil in a jar

February is National Heart Month! Let’s talk about all how to choose healthy fat for kidney and cardiovascular disease! In the 1960s, the low-fat trend took the country by storm and was often promoted by physicians to patients with heart disease. So, why are we talking about eating fat for kidney disease? I thought fat […]

8 Simple Swaps For A Healthy & Happy Lunar New Year

8 Simple Swaps For A Healthy & Happy Lunar New Year Snacks and Red Envelopes on a Red Background

What Is Lunar Year? Lunar New Year is celebrated by many East Asian Countries (Taiwan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Mongolia, Tibet, and Singapore). It’s an important holiday in these counties and is tied to the lunar-solar calendar. Traditionally, it is a time to honor household ancestors and deities.  Because this holiday follows the Chinese lunar […]

Chronic Disease Prevention: Physical Activity

Chronic Disease Prevention: Physical Activity

If you have a chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease, exercise can help manage your symptoms. If you are not regularly exercising, getting started can be the hardest part. Remember, along with your diet and medications, regular physical activity is essential to managing your chronic disease. Exercise can help you […]

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