Love your Kidneys Newsletter November 2012

November 2012

Healthful Holiday Dining Guide

Surviving the holidays with healthy habits intact can be tricky for anyone, but for those with kidney disease, there's more at stake than just the number on the scale. Our guide, filled with easy tips and substitutions, will help you prepare for upcoming social events that may tempt you to turn away from your kidney-friendly lifestyle. With a little planning, it's possible to have your cake and eat it too. Let the menu makeovers begin.

What's your salary have to do with your kidneys?

According to new research from NKF's journal, your income may be linked with your risk of developing kidney disease. How? Find out what the study shows and why it's especially important for African Americans.

Roast Turkey and Cranberry Chutney

The spotlight's on the bird this season, so let it shine. Watch these quick tips on preparing the perfect turkey. For a new take on the traditional, check out this kidney-friendly Cranberry Ginger Apricot Chutney recipe.

Family Health History Top 5 To-Do List

As your family gathers at the Thanksgiving table passing around the turkey, the National Kidney Foundation encourages you to think about something else that gets passed down – your genes. This holiday season have an important discussion with your relatives. Read the NKF's "top 5 to-do list" regarding your family health history.

Giving Tuesday

It follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but this new observance is all about giving, rather than getting. Generous Americans looking to kick off the season in the true spirit of the Holidays will celebrate Giving Tuesday on November 27th. The NKF has partnered with #GivingTuesday™, a movement to create a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season. Please donate to this important cause near and dear to our hearts (and kidneys).

NKF Launches New Lifestyle Magazine for Dialysis Patients

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