Category Archives: dietary restictions

Dialysis and Hurricanes


June is the beginning of the Hurricane Season and with them come tornadoes inland.  If you live in an area hit by either storm type, take heed! We learned a lot about disaster prep  here in Texas after Katrina.  The ESRD … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Nutrition


The Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center held a really good telephone conference last week about Nutritional issues for dialysis patients. On this call, Sara Colman-Carlson, Nutrition Manager of DaVita.com, addresses the important nutrients kidney patients need to monitor in order … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Stages of Kidney Disease


Update  05-30-14:   I found this graphic at “KidneyBuzz”.  Very well done.  CLICK HERE to see it.  I came across this great graphic illustrating the stages of kidney disease.  Unfortunately I can’t tell who created and published it so I can … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Good Foods


I found a great posting in Davita.com under their Diet and Nutrition page that identifies the 15 Healthy Foods for dialysis patients.  The links herein are to the Davita website.  So here they are… 1. Red bell peppers 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Nutrition Labels


The National Kidney Foundation is involved with the FDA on some proposed changes to nutrition labels that will benefit kidney patients.  Read about it by CLICKING HERE.   As it stands, there’s a great deal of information on a nutrition label … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Information


This page was sent to me by the American Kidney Fund.  I though it was a very good resource and wanted to pass it along to you.  CLICK HERE to read it.

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Dialysis and the Holidays


(I originally posted this last year and, like Christmas, it’s that time of year again! Enjoy!) ‘Tis the season to be eating! At every turn, we’ll be faced with the questions like, “What can I eat?” and “What can I … Continue reading

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Dialysis cookbook


Hey Y’all! Davita has a cookbook for dialysis patients that I figured I should pass along.   You also have a chance to get singed up for the Davita newsletter, a recipe alert, and the Davita Destinations that gets you … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Pancackes


It’s a Sunday morning in the US of A so I thought it might be nice to have some pancakes and I came across this great recipe from Marie.   Also, bookmark her page as I’m sure it will be a … Continue reading

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What Was I Drinking…er…Thinking


Originally posted on Bob Northam:
Bob Here. So this dialysis patient goes into a bar and orders a beer, right? The bartender says, “That’ll be eight dollars. You know,” he continues, “we don’t get many dialysis patients in here.” The…

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