Category Archives: Diet & Nutrition

The Connection Between EPO and Our Kidneys

You may have heard the term EPO in the news related to athletes and drug use to enhance performance. ErythroPOietin (EPO), a hormone produced by the kidneys, helps us to make red blood cells. If we don’t have enough red … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bird: Hosting Tips to Keep Sodium and Stress Low This Holiday Season

By Jessica Goldman Foung, aka Sodium Girl A few days left until my favorite meal of the year: Thanksgiving! Flavorful food, family bonding, and hours spent feasting — it is the ultimate edible celebration. But if you’re hosting, it can … Continue reading

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The Trick of Treats: Secret Sodium in Holiday Sweets

By Jessica Goldman Foung, aka Sodium Girl It’s officially the start of the holidays. Or what I like to call, “the season of eating.” And from Halloween to the New Year, we enjoy a flurry of traditions, many of which … Continue reading

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Food Shock—My Tips for Tackling the Dialysis Diet

By Lisa Baxter I’ve been around kidney disease and kidney failure my entire life. My father had polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and three of my sisters and three brothers ended up on dialysis. It wasn’t until I received a sonogram … Continue reading

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On a Restricted Diet? Dine out with Confidence!

Other than eating without flavor, the biggest fear associated with a low-sodium diet is eating at home, alone. And most people think that eating out (and eating well) is completely out of the question. But think again. Because going to … Continue reading

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Obesity: From Cosmetic to Clinical

By Beth Piraino, MD It’s official: obesity is now a recognized disease, as declared earlier this week by the American Medical Association (AMA). Since more than 78 million American adults and 12 million children are considered obese, this decision has … Continue reading

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Another Good Reason to Get Moving

By Beth Piraino, MD Are you stuck on the couch most of the time and not exactly motoring down the street when you do finally get up? New research released this week will push you to put some energy in … Continue reading

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