Love your Kidneys Newsletter February 2014

February 2014
5 Sneaky Sources of Sugar

Around Valentine’s Day, sugar-laden candies and chocolates seem to surround the grocery store checkout counter. But there are also less obvious sources of sugar in the foods and drinks we consume. A diet high in sugar can lead to obesity and diabetes, which can cause kidney disease, so check out these 5 sneaky sources of sugar. They may surprise you!

Research Spotlight: What’s the Best Way to Replicate Natural Kidney Function?

Dialysis has saved countless lives around the world, but researchers believe we have yet to unlock its full potential. Dr. Sahir Kalim, a nephrologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, has dedicated his career to finding therapies that will better replicate natural kidney function. Learn more about his NKF-funded research.

Picture–Perfect Pancakes

The quickest way to someone’s heart is often through the stomach and the National Kidney Foundation wants to help show you the way with this new kidney-friendly pancake recipe. As part of a brunch spread or breakfast in bed, it’s sure to wow your sweetie this Valentine’s Day.

Pancakes
Alcohol and the Kidneys: What You Need to Know

Your kidneys work hard to keep your body healthy and in a balanced state. Drinking alcohol can affect your kidneys' ability to maintain your fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance. Get the facts about alcohol and the kidneys.

New Blood Pressure Recommendations and Kidney Patients

A recently-released set of blood pressure guidelines offer healthcare providers information on when to treat high blood pressure in the elderly, those with diabetes and kidney patients. What do people with kidney disease need to know? Find out the major changes in this blog post.

Chef Duane