The PKD Dietitian Podcast

The PKD Dietitian Podcast

Hosted by: Diana Bruen MS, RD

The PKD Dietitian podcast is hosted by Diana Bruen, a PKD nutrition expert. Join as Diana digs into health, nutrition, research, and all things proactive & protective for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

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Episodes

43. Listener Q - What Do Sodium Lab Results Tell Me About My Diet?

Question:ย  ย โ€œWhen I get my labs back the sodium is also within the โ€œnormalโ€ range.ย  Does this show that I am doing a good job limiting my salt intake?โ€ Answer:ย  Tune in and find out: What sodium lab tests show What,...
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42. EVOO: Is It The Perfect Fat For PKD?

You may have heard that Olive Oil is beneficial for your overall health and heart. But does it hold up as a good choice for those managing Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)? Join the PKD Dietitian andย delve into the...
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41. What The Heck is Vasopressin?

What is vasopressin and how is it connected to Polycystic Kidney Disease? In this episode, the PKD Dietitian is going to: Break down exactly what vasopressin is. Explain how it functions in the body and how it...
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40. Are Raspberries good for PKD?

In this shorty episode of The PKD Dietitian we are going to dive into the question - Are Raspberries Good for PKD? For your PKD kidneys? We will explore the nutrients in raspberries, their rich antioxidant profile,ย ...
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39. Listener Q: Is a 3-Day Water Fast Good for PKD? + FAQ's

Listener Q Episode + FAQsย  Q: "I occasionally fast but am considering doing a long fast, like the 3-day water fast that was done in the study.ย  What do you think of extended fasting?ย  Is it good for PKD?" A:ย Tune in...
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38. What is the Carnivore Diet, and Are There Benefits for PKD?

ย  In this shorty episode, The PKD Dietitian tackles the Carnivore diet,ย  what it really is, why folks with PKD are doing it, and provides her thoughts (scientifically backed of course) on whether the meat-based...
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37. Conceiving a PKD-Free Family: IVF & PGT-M

In this episode of the PKD Dietician podcast, host Diana Bruen talks with guest Emily Fraser about family planning with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Emily shares her journey, including her decision to use IVF and...
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35. Proactive PKD: 3 Labs I Want You To Ask for Annually

In this episode, The PKD Dietitian talks about three labs she wants you to ask for each year - Vitamin D, PTH, and Uric Acid.ย  Learn more about the labs, why they are important for your kidney health, and your next...
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35. Dietary Mindset Shift: Choose vs. Cheat

As we start this new year, it's the perfect time to check in around mindset and dietary changes to support PKD Health.ย  How we talk and think about dietary changes is important. Join The PKD Dietitian as she looks at...
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34. KETO-ADPKD: What Were The Study's Results?

In this episode, The PKD Dietitian geeks out a bit looking at the recently published results of the KETO-ADPKD trial.ย  This is the very first randomized controlled trial (RCT) looking at PKD and ketogenic diet...
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33. Listener Q - What is Cystatin C and Should You Get it Tested?

Listener Q Episode!ย Tune in and find out: How to look at your GFR What Creatinine is, and what can affect lab results outside of your kidney function What Cystatin C is, and who should talk to their MD about it...
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32. How To Adapt A Recipe For PKD - 4 Simple Steps

In this episode, you will learn 4 steps to take to adapt a recipe to be more PKD-friendly.ย ย  You will get simple tips on how to look at protein, sodium, and even fat to uplevel what you are eating to have #PerksforPKD...
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