50 Foods Low In Potassium
Nov22

50 Foods Low In Potassium

If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, you have probably seen the federal guidelines for sodium but perhaps not for potassium. The current recommendation from the Institutes of Medicine is 4700 mg per day for people over age 14 with normal kidney function. Most dietitians will tell you that potassium is a critical mineral for proper functioning of some cells in the body such as muscles and nerves. The good news is that potassium...

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17 Kidney Friendly Foods To Savor
Sep23

17 Kidney Friendly Foods To Savor

Are you “kidney conscious”? Because of what the Institutes of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health tell us, we all (especially people over 50) need to pay attention to kidney health.  One of the most important ways to be kidney conscious is to maintain a healthy weight.  Why?  Because one of the primary associations with Type 2 Diabetes is obesity.  Type 2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure lead to kidney damage when they are...

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Be S.M.A.R.T – A New Year’s Resolution
Jan01

Be S.M.A.R.T – A New Year’s Resolution

Once again, it is that time of year for New Year’s resolutions to be announced, written, pledged, and shared. Maybe you are thinking about one or many? Maybe you are one of the many people that say “I’m going to get healthy this year”. But, that statement can be very general and vague, often overwhelming our good intentions only to be forgotten and ignored. After all what does “healthy” mean to you? How will you accomplish “healthy”?...

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