Why “Eat Your Vegetables!” is Mom’s Best Advice
May17

Why “Eat Your Vegetables!” is Mom’s Best Advice

You probably heard it over and over as a child, and it probably made you cringe each time: “Eat your vegetables so you’ll grow up big and strong!” Moms are always giving their children advice—some good (“Treat others the way you want to be treated”), some bad (“You can be whatever you want to be, even with a liberal arts degree”), and some, well, weird (“Never wear white after Labor Day”). But the vegetables thing? Turns out she was...

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Easter Eggs: Excellent or Unhealthy?
Apr04

Easter Eggs: Excellent or Unhealthy?

Easter eggs are tons of fun to color, hide, and hunt, but did you know they also make excellent snacks? In today’s post, we’ll tell you exactly why—and offer some helpful Easter egg safety tips to protect you and your family from foodborne illnesses. The Incredible, Edible Egg When it comes to nutrition, eggs have a bad rap that dates back to 1968, when the American Health Association arbitrarily recommended that Americans eat no more...

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This Valentine’s Day, Give Your Heart Some ❤
Feb08

This Valentine’s Day, Give Your Heart Some ❤

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s safe to say that love is in the air. And while you’re busy thinking of ways to show your sweetheart how much you care, your own sweet  heart is beating steadfastly on and on for you. As a matter of fact, your heart beats about 100,000 times a day. Now that’s true devotion! An Awesome Organ You already know that your heart holds the huge responsibility of pumping blood to all the different parts of...

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8 Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays
Dec22

8 Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays

Decorating the Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols, and reindeer in the yard; the holidays are in full swing. It is that time of year and tis the season for holiday parties.  Frankly, Christmas is my favorite time of year, but along with the holiday season comes lots of holiday parties. We would all like to avoid that holiday weight gain and be kind to our kidneys, but how can that happen when you have holiday parties full of egg...

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Holiday Baking for Renal Health
Nov29

Holiday Baking for Renal Health

Throughout our conversations, I have sounded the theme that “All Foods Can Fit” and no time is this more important to remember than when we arrive at the traditional holiday season. BUT, as I stated last time, that applies only when you realize that portions and frequency matter when managing kidney health. With regards to baking at home and baked goods purchased away from home, sodium and salt are to be managed carefully...

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