Happy Holiday Eating, Low-Sodium Style
Nov18

Happy Holiday Eating, Low-Sodium Style

Since it is the first of November,the holidays are rapidly approaching.  Holiday eating is often cause for anxiety when you are on a restricted diet, so now is the time to do a bit of preparation for how to successfully navigate the holiday meals. Most of you know that I am one to encourage the enjoyment of food even while being conscious of the impact of each food on our health, both short term and long term. So, first let me say...

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4 Must-Try Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauces
Sep09

4 Must-Try Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauces

I am a Registered Dietitian with years of experience in the food manufacturing industry (Kraft Foods and Campbell Soup Company to name two) and I want to continue to talk with you very directly about how to achieve a low sodium lifestyle so that your kidney disease and hypertension are controlled. Since most of us eat out at least one meal each day and sometimes two or three meals each day, reducing sodium when you do cook at home is...

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Finding Low Sodium Salad Dressing
Aug05

Finding Low Sodium Salad Dressing

I am a Registered Dietitian (RD) with lots of experience in the food manufacturing industry (Kraft Foods and Campbell Soup Company to name two) and I want to continue to talk with you very directly about how to achieve a low sodium lifestyle so that you control kidney disease and hypertension. So let’s start by talking about one of the most common sources of sodium and salt in the American diet. I realize that the common...

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Convenience Foods and Eating Low Sodium
Jul24

Convenience Foods and Eating Low Sodium

If you have high blood pressure or kidney disease, reducing salt and sodium intake is a must.  The best way to be in control of your salt consumption is to eat at home.   That may be easier on the weekends, but Monday to Friday is hectic so how do you pull it off? How do you manage cooking from scratch in the limited amount of time that most of us have at the end of a workday? For many of us, use of some convenience food coupled with...

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Suave Your Sweetheart
Feb10

Suave Your Sweetheart

By the Registered Dietitians at 2YourHealth Even with diabetes and CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease), you can still enjoy delicious food especially when preparing a meal for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. It’s much easier to cut back on sodium, sugar, and processed foods when you have healthy herbs and spices along with fresh fruits and vegetables to add to your meal. According to the National Kidney Foundation, diabetes and...

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How To Improve Kidney Function In 5 Steps
Dec02

How To Improve Kidney Function In 5 Steps

If you have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), you are probably wondering how to reverse or at least slow this process. A CKD diagnosis means that the kidneys typically have some permanent damage that can progress through multiple stages. These stages can lead progressively toward “end stage renal failure” if not managed well. Regardless of where you are in the process, whether at Stage 1, Stage 5, or...

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