Kidney Health Blog

The immune system is crucial for our overall health and well being. It helps protect us against unwanted pathogens, viruses, bacteria, and more. Having an immune system is essential for survival. The immune system spreads out throughout the body and is involved with multiple organs, including the kidneys. (1) The Immune System and Impaired Renal […]

If you suffer from kidney problems, exercising might be the last thing on your mind. Not only are you busy with life, doctor’s appointments, and treatments, you may also worry that exercising might worsen your kidneys. In many circumstances, however, that is not the case and we’re here to help you find the perfect workout […]

Reading a food label doesn’t have to be confusing or overwhelming! Our guest, Registered Dietitian and Board-Certified Renal Nutritionist, Jen Hernandez, is here to show us how to read food labels for kidney health. A healthy diet is crucial for people that need to be mindful of their kidney health. When the kidneys stop working, they […]

Living with health problems can obviously take a toll on physical health, but it can also radically change the way people think and feel about themselves and the world. It’s easy to give in and let tough circumstances conquer us, but there are so many people who take their challenges in stride and live meaningful, […]

If you’re living with kidney problems, chances are, you’re not consuming enough fiber. The renal diet may make it difficult for you to monitor your fiber intake due to food limitations, but adding a prebiotic to your diet may be an easy solution to this issue. Why is fiber so important? Fiber is important for […]

Weight is a touchy topic for a lot of people. Society pressures us to be thin while advertisements for fast food and highly processed junk food tempt us at every corner. This sends mixed messages that warp people’s relationship with food and can lead to dangerous activities like binging (overeating), restricting (eating much less), and […]