Blog & Recipes

Vitamin C Supplements: Are They Safe For Polycystic Kidney Disease? Aug 16, 2023

Is Vitamin C good for the kidneys and Polycystic Kidney Disease? 

In this blog, we will explore Vitamin C, its beneficial roles in the body, how much you need and how to get it through...

Smoother PKD Lab Draws: 5 Tips and Why They Help Jul 19, 2023

Getting labs drawn is nerve-racking.  I have found many folks with PKD absolutely dread them, experience some anxiety leading up to them, and often feel they are “just waiting for bad...

Hydration for PKD: How To Mix It Up Jun 14, 2023

About 60% of our bodies are made up of water.  It is essential for life and good hydration helps deliver nutrients to cells, aids digestion, regulates body temperature, removes waste, and even...

The Ultimate Guide to Vitamin D and Polycystic Kidney Disease May 17, 2023

In the United States, an estimated 42% of adults have a Vitamin D deficiency.(1)  Worldwide, deficiency is even more prevalent with estimates of over 50% of the world’s...

10 Of The Best Low Oxalate Greens For Polycystic Kidney Disease May 03, 2023

Google “what to eat for PKD” and a million and one different recommendations will come up.  You might be tempted to throw the towel in and stick to the standard recommendations for...

Polycystic Kidneys: 30 Ways a Dietitian Can Help & How to Find One Apr 17, 2023

What you eat, and drink, plays a role in your kidneys’ workload, their health, and the progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).  There are Dietitians who specialize specifically...

Are Raspberries Good for PKD? Apr 05, 2023

Should you eat raspberries with Polycystic Kidney Disease? Are they on the “good” or the “avoid” list for PKD?  You might have even heard that you should avoid them...

4 Questions To Ask Before Starting a Supplement With PKD Mar 21, 2023

77% of Americans take a daily supplement, and the older we get the more supplements we typically take. Folks that are greater than 65 years old take an average of 4 supplements daily! (1,2,3)...

NSAIDs, Are They Safe For Polycystic Kidney Disease? Jan 18, 2023

One question I always ask folks I work with is “do you have any pain or discomfort” that you associate with your kidneys? I have learned so much about what it is like living with...

Coffee and PKD, is it safe to sip on? Dec 15, 2022

What have you heard, or been told, when it comes to drinking coffee with Polycystic Kidney Disease?  

Perhaps that is harmful or can cause cyst growth.  Or that consumption of coffee...

Kidney Stones & PKD, Can Nutrition Help? Oct 25, 2022

Diet and lifestyle both factor into the risk of forming a kidney stone.  With PKD it's important to consider both for preventing a first, or even a second stone from forming.

The good news is...

What is a Good Fluid Goal for Polycystic Kidney Disease? Oct 05, 2022

Have you been told to drink more fluid or to stay hydrated? Maybe even read online that it is beneficial for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).  That's pretty generic advice…What does it...

1 2