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Every barbecue requires planning. You may be wondering- How many people are coming? Do I have enough food? When’s the last time I cleaned my grill? The list goes on. 

A barbecue fit for people following a kidney disease diet usually requires even more planning. You have to consider protein, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and more! Don’t worry, though- we have you covered. Here is the perfect barbecue menu to sink your teeth into...

This article is the first in a series that showcases how these icons have courageously faced the challenges of kidney disease while pursuing their passions. Their journeys remind us that kidney disease cannot stop you from leaving a lasting mark on the world.

1. Tina Turner

The "Queen of Rock' n Roll', Tina Turner, was diagnosed with...

Dealing with a chronic illness like kidney disease or kidney failure can take a toll on a person’s mental health. Gary Petingola, a social worker certified to teach mindfulness-based stress reduction, is here to introduce you to a simple practice to help you relax. Learn what mindfulness is, its benefits, and how to practice it. 

What is mindfulness?

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Many myths and misconceptions surround the world of kidney health and nutrition. Navigating through all the online information can be confusing and overwhelming, but we are here to help! 

Let’s explore the most common myths to provide you with the information you need to create a healthy, balanced diet plan that works.

Myth 1: There is only one kidney diet

Everyone is unique and that includes their...

By Leslie Spry, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF    Air, soil, and water pollution have been linked to risks for cancer, heart disease, lung disease, shortened life, and infections. There hasn’t been much information about how pollution increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). But what we know shows...
By Jessianna Saville, Renal Dietitian   Coffee is staple for more than 5 out of 10 Americans who drink it daily1. When people find out they have kidney disease and must make dietary changes, one of the first questions they ask is, “Do I need to give up my coffee?”   The bottom-line answer is “No.” Coffee is not bad for coffee-lovers with kidney disease2, but here are a few things to think about:   The Amount of Coffee You...

This article is the second in a series that showcases celebrities who've faced kidney disease while pursuing their passions and careers. Their stories prove that kidney disease cannot stop you from making a lasting impact on the world.

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