Category: Kidney Disease

Are Peanuts Bad for Kidneys?

Are Peanuts Bad for Kidneys? peanut sauce topped with crushed peanuts on a blue background

When living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), it can sometimes feel like the list of foods you’re told to avoid is never-ending. Peanuts and peanut butter are often no exception to this list, which prompts the question: are peanuts bad for kidneys? Peanuts Nutrition Generally speaking, peanuts and peanut butter are a great source of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Managing Chronic Disease: 5 tips from a Registered Dietitian

Managing Chronic Disease: 5 tips from a Registered Dietitian A Person Holding a Black Pen Writing on White Paper

Being diagnosed with a chronic disease can feel blindsided, especially if you had no prior warning signs or symptoms. You’re left with hundreds of questions- none of which are in the tri-fold brochure your doctor sent you home with.  You can choose to either let your chronic disease live your life for you, or you […]

How to Make a Healthy Plate with Asian Foods

How to Make a Healthy Plate with Asian Foods

A healthy, balanced plate can take on many different shapes and forms. Not only does it vary from culture to culture, but from person to person as well. The principles of how to make a healthy plate remain the same regardless of where you come from. Let’s take a look at how to use traditional […]

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 […]

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