SparkPeople Loving Our Kidneys Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36692 Kidney Donors and Kidney Disease patients and their families may join this team. I am hoping to increase awareness of Kidney Disease and the need of taking care of Kidney Health SparkPeople Loving Our Kidneys Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36692 Food Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61784231 Did you know that the National Kidney Foundation has an app? <BR> <BR> https://myfoodcoach.kidney.org Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:11:20 EST Take part in your treatment plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61784219 1. know your health goals - maintain disease, lose weight, ect <BR> 2. investigate and inquire - medicines, treatment plans <BR> 3. know you have options in dialysis (if you are this stage ask many questions) <BR> 4. watch your health (blood pressure, appetite, moods, cramping, sleeping, ect) <BR> 5. educate yourself - ask for pamphlets from your doctor the internet sometimes is not the best place for information (even here) <BR> 6. know yourself - if something does not sit well with you, do ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:09:04 EST June Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61638082 <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>102</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 20:50:29 EST June Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61638073 <em>319</em> <em>237</em> <em>260</em> <em>361</em> <em>502</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 20:49:56 EST June Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61638064 <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>181</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 20:49:01 EST June Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61638056 <em>189</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>33</em> <em>91</em> <em>102</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 20:47:29 EST June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61638046 <em>67</em> <em>375</em> <em>379</em> <BR> Update the team, start a chat, stop by and say <em>524</em> <BR> <em>237</em> <em>491</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 20:46:44 EST National Kidney Foundation offers.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61408537 The national kidney foundation now offers six videos on living with kidney disease <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/ </link> Tue, 5 May 2015 13:09:26 EST Davita Kidney Health Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61397204 <BR> You can find one in your state. <BR> <BR> <link>www.davita.com/services/find-a-kidne<BR>y-education-class/?utm_source=Rocketfu<BR>el&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=kid<BR>neysmart </link> Mon, 4 May 2015 09:57:53 EST 6 Tips to be Water Wise for healthy kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61379891 6 Tips to be Water Wise for healthy kidney <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/6-tip<BR>s-be-%E2%80%9Cwater-wise%E2%80%9D-heal<BR>thy-kidneys </link> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 May 2015 09:37:38 EST RP: The Right Food Can Help Fight Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x61379834 The Right Food Can Help Fight Kidney Disease <BR> <BR> Skim milk, cantaloupe and brown rice may be the keys to preserving kidney function. According to new research presented in late April at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings, eating poorly, smoking and obesity can cause kidney disease in otherwise healthy people. <BR> <BR> Researchers led by Alexander Chang, MD of Loyola University Medical Center found that people with normal kidney function and no hypertension or... Sat, 2 May 2015 09:30:46 EST RP:Insomnia Slideshow: 20 Tips for Better Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x61379813 Insomnia Slideshow: 20 Tips for Better Sleep <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-<BR>benefits-10/slideshow-sleep-tips </link> Sat, 2 May 2015 09:28:58 EST Kidney Quiz for new members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x61379803 Please take this kidney quiz and see how much you know about your kidneys. <BR> Feel free to share your results. <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease /k idneyQuiz </link> Sat, 2 May 2015 09:27:58 EST Low Vitamin levels? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61379791 There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the chronic kidney disease population. Vitamin D is often administered to patients to mitigate detrimental effects on bone health and mineral metabolism, though this treatment may be limited by elevations in serum calcium and phosphorus. This article reviews the basic physiology of vitamin D, the survival data in patients receiving vitamin D, and the current quandary of whether vitamin D administration is beneficial in chronic kidney disea... Sat, 2 May 2015 09:26:30 EST Stocking a healthy kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61379776 <link>www.davita.com/videos/8240/Gnan0CkCi H4 /stocking-a-kidney-friendly-kitchen </link> <BR> Sat, 2 May 2015 09:24:41 EST RP: Being active might mean staying alive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x61379769 For kidney disease patients, staying active might mean staying alive <BR> <BR> Getting off the couch could lead to a longer life for kidney disease patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology. The findings indicate that, as in the general population, exercise has significant health benefits for individuals with kidney dysfunction. <BR> <BR> Many patients with chronic kidney disease die prematurely, but not from e... Sat, 2 May 2015 09:23:42 EST May Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61366240 <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>56</em> <em>102</em> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:33:38 EST May Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61366234 <em>297</em> <em>181</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:32:53 EST May Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61366230 <em>260</em> <em>300</em> <em>332</em> <em>364</em> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:32:17 EST May Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61366223 <em>102</em> <em>91</em> <em>33</em> <em>551</em> <BR> Sleep/rest, exercise, water, and good nutrition Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:31:19 EST May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61366212 <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>375</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Mother's Day to all moms <BR> Happy Memorial Day weekend to all fellow Americans <BR> <BR> Have a chat, update the team, Share some news... <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <em>232</em> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:30:10 EST April Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61093691 <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>362</em> <em>217</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:08:23 EST April Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61093658 <em>274</em> <em>469</em> <em>466</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:05:11 EST April sleep forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x61093621 <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>102</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:01:19 EST April Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61093595 <em>450</em> <em>452</em> <em>375</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:58:28 EST April Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x61093587 <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <BR> Happy April <BR> Have a chat, update the team, share some news <BR> All I want to know is where did March go?! <BR> <em>375</em> <em>378</em> <em>126</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:57:17 EST Kidney disease to rise in the US http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60804002 <link>https://www.kidney.org/news/kidney-d<BR>isease-on-the-rise </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:31:01 EST March 12 is World Kidney Day- icons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60803983 <link>https://instagram.com/nationalkidney<BR>foundation/ </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:28:17 EST Urine testing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60803961 Urine testing: the simple way to keep you and your kidneys healthy <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/urine<BR>-testing-simple-way-keep-you-and-your-<BR>kidneys-healthy </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:26:24 EST three everyday things you can do now for kidney... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60803948 three everyday things you can do now for kidney health <BR> A few small lifestyle changes can have a very big impact on your kidney health. The steps below should become part of your regular routine, right along with brushing your teeth! <BR> <BR> 1. Increase physical activity <BR> <BR> This can be accomplished simply by walking more and taking the stairs, especially at a brisk pace to make it more aerobic (moving to the point where you get out of breath in order to have a better workout fo... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:25:12 EST March Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60803880 <em>437</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:17:57 EST March - 1 thing you did today for kidney health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60803873 <em>67</em> took my vit D today Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:17:15 EST March Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60803863 <em>438</em> <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <BR> Welcome to March <BR> update the team, share a chat... think of spring! <BR> <em>137</em> <em>67</em> <em>375</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:16:18 EST March Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60803841 <em>102</em> of that <em>440</em> <em>137</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:14:36 EST March Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60803832 <em>185</em> running after that gold... <em>440</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:13:35 EST March Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60803820 <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <BR> Track Beverages here <BR> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>87</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:12:34 EST February Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60517975 <BR> <em>102</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> Post your hours of sleep Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:44:49 EST February Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60517969 <em>34</em> <em>319</em> <em>318</em> <em>361</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:43:54 EST February Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60517964 <em>274</em> <em>297</em> <em>181</em> <BR> <BR> Post your beverage for the day <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> <em>469</em> <em>478</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:42:53 EST February Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60517958 <em>102</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:41:47 EST February - 1 thing you did today for kidney health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60517954 <em>34</em> <em>274</em> <em>102</em> <em>551</em> <em>129</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:41:08 EST February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60517944 <em>129</em> <em>408</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Have a chat, catch up the team... just say <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Happy February.... its LOVE your heart month... <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:40:07 EST five common nutrition mistakes to avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60493273 <link>https://www.kidney.org/content/five-<BR>common-diet-mistakes-you-don%E2%80%99t<BR>-want-make </link> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:00:48 EST kidney disease general info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60472169 Five stages of Kidney Failure <BR> <BR> 1 Slight kidney damage with normal or increased filtration More than 90 <BR> 2 Mild decrease in kidney function 60-89 <BR> 3 Moderate decrease in kidney function 30-59 <BR> 4 Severe decrease in kidney function 15-29 <BR> 5 Kidney failure Less than 15 (or dialysis) <BR> <BR> *GFR is glomerular filtration rate, a measure of the kidney's function. <BR> <BR> Stage one is everyone out there in the world who is not diagnosed with stage 2-5. (seems a ... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:46:39 EST reading your lab results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60471668 <link>https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease<BR>/understandinglabvalues </link> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:06:30 EST Kidney Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60471641 <link>https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease<BR>/kidneyQuiz </link> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:05:19 EST do you have diabetes? please read this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60292122 New York, NY (December 16, 2014) – Only 12 percent of type 2 diabetics with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are properly diagnosed as having CKD, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. <BR> <BR> Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States, and more than 35 percent of diabetics over age 20 are estimated to have CKD. <BR> <BR> see the article in its entirety here: <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/news/kidney-d<BR>isease-undiagnosed-majority-type-2-dia<BR>... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:28:51 EST medicare and advocacy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60292101 <BR> Please see the info here: <BR> <link>https://nkfadvocacy.wordpress.com/20<BR>14/11/18/great-news-for-medicare-part-<BR>d-recipients/ </link> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:27:31 EST Veggie rich chicken gumbo from NKF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x60292063 see the recipe here: <BR> <link>https://myfoodcoach.kidney.org/ee/re<BR>cipes/23828 </link> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:25:16 EST finding a new way to detect CKD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60292039 Conventional tests to assess kidney function, including albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), are the first line of defense when it comes to detecting kidney disease. <BR> <BR> see the entire article here: <BR> <link>https://www.kidney.org/professionals<BR>/JeffZhang_DetectKidneyDamage </link> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:24:00 EST The dash diet for kidney health... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60292014 The DASH diet is a recognized treatment for hypertension, heart disease, and kidney disease. The DASH diet can slow the progression of both heart disease and kidney disease. If you already have chronic kidney disease, you should speak with your doctor and dietitian before starting any new diets as you may have special restrictions to consider. The DASH diet should not be used by people on dialysis. Individuals on dialysis have special dietary needs that should be discussed with a registered d... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:22:59 EST 7 tips to protect your kidneys... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x60291988 7 steps to protect your kidneys before, during and after an emergency... <BR> <BR> Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common across the country. During a natural disaster, such as a blizzard, earthquake, flood, or hurricane, or other unpredictable power blackout or emergency event, many of the basics we depend on daily may not function. This includes phones, water, and electricity. Health care services, such as dialysis treatment, can also be disrupted. While the circumstances ... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:21:30 EST January Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60173995 <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> Share your sleep hours <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <em>128</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:52:04 EST January Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60173972 <em>357</em> <em>231</em> <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> share fitness goals, workouts, or goals met here <BR> <BR> <em>548</em> <em>355</em> <em>196</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:50:17 EST January Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x60173948 <em>274</em> <em>181</em> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <BR> <BR> share your beverage intake for the day Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:48:50 EST January - 1 thing you did today for kidney health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60173937 <em>274</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:47:54 EST January Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60173925 <em>444</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:46:48 EST January Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x60173920 <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> Start a chat or update the team... <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:46:11 EST December Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59900614 <em>445</em> <em>274</em> post your beverage intake here Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:06:07 EST December Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59900608 <em>444</em> post fitness minutes here Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:05:16 EST December Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59900596 <em>102</em> <em>460</em> <BR> Post your sleep Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:03:38 EST December Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59900587 <em>446</em> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:02:26 EST December Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59900579 <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <BR> Merry December! <BR> <em>500</em> <em>499</em> <BR> Have a chat, update the team, love your kidneys! <BR> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>501</em> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:01:51 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x59626584 Hi, <BR> <BR> I just found out I have Stage 2 CKD. I have had it for over a year, I just didn't realize that is what my doctor was saying. He said to watch my Ibuprofen usage. I have fibromyaglia so I use it quite often. I went back this week for a physical and I had a shoulder issue which I wasn't sure if it was arthritis (I'm 48). It turns out it is a shoulder impingement. He okayed me to take ibuprofen 400 2 x a day for this for 3 days. As I was leaving the office, they now have a checkou... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 02:25:02 EST November Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59625296 <em>297</em> <em>469</em> <em>181</em> <BR> track your beverages here Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:35:31 EST November Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59625286 <em>102</em> track your sleep Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:34:40 EST November Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59625277 <em>319</em> <em>319</em> <em>317</em> <em>315</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> track your fitness here Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:33:59 EST November Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59625268 <em>426</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:32:50 EST November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59625260 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <BR> Happy November <BR> Have a chat, update the team, share some news <BR> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:32:22 EST update: cranberry juice/su plements and stones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59543143 I have been a cranberry juice advocate... stunned to read this - this morning - I had to share it with you! <BR> <BR> Q. I have heard that cranberry juice is good for the urinary tract. Is this true? <BR> <BR> A. This is a common misconception shared by many people. There is actually little evidence to suggest that cranberry offers protection from urinary tract infections. But, more importantly, cranberry juices and extracts are associated with a significant increase in the risk for kidney ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:26:25 EST Sweet Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59424742 How Sugars and Sweeteners Affect Your Health <BR> <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Oct2014/F<BR>eature1 </link> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:01:36 EST Cold, Flu, or Allergy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59424705 Know the Difference for Best Treatment <BR> <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Oct2014/F<BR>eature2 </link> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:58:35 EST check out more great info here... share something http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59416105 Check out more great info here and share something you found interesting if you like <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/ </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:38:07 EST Do you need a kidney healthy check... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59416099 Do you need a kidney health check ... how about someone you love? <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/keephealthy </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:36:55 EST Chicken and Rice Casserole... from nkf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59416080 <BR> <BR> <link>kidney.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0zNzM<BR>wMTIwJnA9MSZ1PTc4MTMzODI1OSZsaT0yMjIzO<BR>TY1OQ/index.html </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:35:18 EST Take A Lifesaving Step- kidney walk info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59416061 <link>donate.kidney.org/site/PageNavigator<BR>/kidney_walk_splash.html </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:34:07 EST Exercise and blood pressure...what do you really http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59416046 <BR> Exercise and blood pressure...what do you really need? <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>07/21/exercise-and-blood-pressure-what<BR>-do-you-really-need/ </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:32:58 EST For kidney health steer clear of these 5 foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59416015 <link>www.kidney.org/content/kidney-health<BR>-steer-clear-these-5-foods </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:30:59 EST October Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59316493 <em>102</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>56</em> <BR> Post your hours of sleep here - 7 + for kidney health Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:32:15 EST October Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59316482 <em>194</em> <em>222</em> <em>181</em> <em>478</em> <em>466</em> <BR> Track your beverage intake here - 6 + servings of water a day (if you are not limited) + 1 serving of cranberry juice for kidney health Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:31:25 EST October Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59316473 <em>34</em> <em>294</em> <em>321</em> <BR> Post your fitness minutes or activity here... 10 + mins a day for kidney health <BR> <em>215</em> <em>185</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:30:13 EST October Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59316465 <em>465</em> <em>129</em> <em>147</em> <em>321</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:28:55 EST October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59316457 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> Start a chat, update the team, just hang out... Happy October! <BR> <BR> <em>333</em> <em>422</em> <em>420</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:27:20 EST High and Low potassium food list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281533 <link>www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx<BR>?id=4294967541 </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:42:55 EST High-Protein & Low-Potassium Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281516 <link>www.livestrong.com/article/457798-hi<BR>gh-protein-low-potassium-foods/ </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:41:09 EST High-Protein & Low-Potassium Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281506 High-Protein & Low-Potassium Foods <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/article/457798-hi<BR>gh-protein-low-potassium-foods/ </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:39:58 EST A delicate balance of potassium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59281496 <BR> See the article here: <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2004/06/22/health/pe<BR>rsonal-health-preserving-a-delicate-ba<BR>lance-of-potassium.html </link> <BR> <BR> first submitted by Claire Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:38:38 EST Just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x59074726 My name is Lisa and I've been using the SparkPeople website and smartphone app since February of this year. I originally joined several years ago, but hadn't used it regularly. In February I was diagnosed with an autoimmune kidney disease with no symptoms and no family history of kidney disease. I am lucky in that my kidneys are fairly stable right now, and I have no food restrictions other than no cheese, bacon, sausage, or prosciutto. I also restrict my sodium to 2000 mg or less each day. M... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:26:56 EST Have transplant, will travel - 10 tips for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59068605 Have transplant, will travel - 10 tips for transplant recipients <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/summer14/10-Tips-for-Transpl<BR>ant-Recipients.cfm </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:52:43 EST Inside the World of Kidney Trafficking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59068528 Inside the World of Kidney Trafficking <BR> <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/opinion/i<BR>nside-the-world-of-kidney-trafficking.<BR>html?_r=1 </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:43:32 EST Kidney stones linked to coronary heart disease... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x59068512 Kidney stones linked to coronary heart disease, stroke <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/kidn<BR>ey-stones-coronary.cfm </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:42:17 EST Keep Your Veggies Raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59068491 <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>08/12/keep-your-veggies-raw/ </link> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>08/12/keep-your-veggies-raw/ </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:38:33 EST Recipe: CHICKEN FAJITAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59068482 <link>https://myfoodcoach.kidney.org/ee/re<BR>cipes/23165 </link> <BR> I cannot seem to get the link to work... <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder <BR> 6 tablespoon Mexican (Cheese, Blend, Reduced Fat) <BR> 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder <BR> 10 strips Green Bell Pepper, Raw <BR> 1 tsp, ground Black Pepper <BR> 1/2 medium Onion <BR> 2 breast, bone and skin removed Chicken Breast (Meat Only, Raw) <BR> 6 tortilla Tortilla - Corn <BR> COOKING INSTRUCTIONS <BR> 1) Cook chicken un... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:37:12 EST 7 Kidney–Friendly Superfoods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x59068460 Most natural foods provide nutritional benefits, but some are considered superfoods. While there is no scientific definition of the term “superfood,” most consider it to be a food that has an unusually high amount of antioxidants, vitamins or other nutrients. Here are 7 kidney-friendly* superfoods that pack a nutritional punch for overall health: <BR> <BR> See the article here: <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/septembe<BR>r14/7_Kidney_Friendly_Superfoods.cfm </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:35:30 EST September Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59013386 <em>102</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <BR> Track your sleep hours Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:03:39 EST September Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59013380 <em>353</em> <em>416</em> <em>309</em> <BR> Track your fitness <BR> <em>324</em> <em>318</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:03:01 EST September Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x59013372 <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>287</em> <BR> Track your beverage here <BR> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:02:06 EST September Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59013361 <em>465</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:01:12 EST September chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x59013350 <em>465</em> <em>294</em> <em>217</em> <em>284</em> <BR> Heading into fall weather here... <BR> Start a chat, update the team, share your news... <BR> <em>291</em> <em>287</em> <em>521</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:00:25 EST RPVitamin D and outcomes in chronic kidney disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58857152 There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the chronic kidney disease population. Vitamin D is often administered to patients to mitigate detrimental effects on bone health and mineral metabolism, though this treatment may be limited by elevations in serum calcium and phosphorus. This article reviews the basic physiology of vitamin D, the survival data in patients receiving vitamin D, and the current quandary of whether vitamin D administration is beneficial in chronic kidney disea... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:01:48 EST Spotlighting a rare and often silent form of . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58744056 <BR> Spotlighting a rare and often silent form of kidney cancer <BR> <BR> <link>www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/0<BR>8/04/health/spotlighting-a-rare-and-of<BR>ten-silent-form-of-kidney-cancer/ </link> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:58:29 EST Sign up for Kidney News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58744048 Sign up for Kidney News to be delivered to your email <BR> <BR> <link>onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?m<BR>=15191&l=1 </link> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:57:39 EST Info on antibiotics and ckd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58744003 Info on antibiotics and ckd: <BR> <BR> The Patient With Renal Insufficiency <BR> There are specific adverse antibiotic events associated with renal insufficiency. <BR> <link>www.medscape.com/viewarticle/410873_<BR>6 </link> <BR> <BR> Meds to avoid/or take with ckd <BR> <link>www.unckidneycenter.org/patiented/Ch<BR>ronic%20Kidney%20Disease%20and%20Medic<BR>ines.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> and not least: <link>www.unckidneycenter.org/kidneyhealth<BR>library/CKD/CKD%20Education%20Book.pdf </... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:51:30 EST an inspiring story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58728243 <BR> <BR> You have to log into yahoo to see this story... I did not know that when I posted it. Sorry! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.yahoo.com/health/a-mom-o<BR>f-two-with-kidney-disease-and-the-nfls<BR>-most-91951281112.html </link> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:55:40 EST August Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58702559 <em>237</em> <em>319</em> <em>216</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Fitness time here or activity Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:34:11 EST August Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58702553 <em>102</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> share your sleep hours here Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:34 EST August Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58702546 <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <em>470</em> <BR> <BR> Share your beverage intake here <BR> <BR> <em>297</em> <em>181</em> <em>274</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:00 EST August Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58702537 <em>91</em> <em>102</em> <em>33</em> <em>551</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:31:53 EST August chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58702519 <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>461</em> <BR> <BR> Have a chat, update the team, share some news! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>461</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:30:11 EST Finding new ways to control phosphorus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58405019 Dr. Christov’s NKF-funded research initiative to discover alternative ways to remove phosphorus from the body <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/professionals/DrChris<BR>tov_Control_Phosphorus.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:29:21 EST Recipe Birthday Popcorn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58405002 <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/birthday_popcorn.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:28:10 EST The National Kidney Foundation - Overview http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58404988 The National Kidney Foundation - Overview <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA7M<BR>-R2g55g </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:27:11 EST More Palliative Care Options needed for Dialysis.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58404974 <BR> More Palliative Care Options needed for Dialysis Patients <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/More<BR>-Palliative-Care-Options-Needed.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:26:24 EST 7 of the Best and Worst Condiments for Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58404935 7 of the Best and Worst Condiments for Health <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/july14/7<BR>_Best_and_Worst_Condiments_for_Health.cfm </link> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:24:13 EST July Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58389431 <em>91</em> <em>181</em> <em>469</em> <em>470</em> <em>194</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:47:14 EST July Fitness Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58389412 <em>237</em> <em>502</em> <em>260</em> <em>300</em> <em>332</em> <em>549</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:46:19 EST July Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58389401 <em>102</em> <em>141</em> <em>31</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:45:36 EST July Love Your Kidneys Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58389381 <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>141</em> <em>237</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:44:34 EST July chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58389371 <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy July! <BR> Summer time here... <BR> <BR> What are your goals or plans for July? <BR> Chat... update the team, or just stop by to say <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> FYI: I am on a spark break for July... will be checking in though... <BR> Take care of you and <em>129</em> your kidneys! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>502</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:43:32 EST RP: For kidney disease patients, staying active... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x58325788 Cleaning out my saved messages I found this message from the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and my friend Maury... (passed away a few years ago...miss him very much!) He provided me with great info for our team <BR> <BR> For kidney disease patients, staying active might mean staying alive <BR> <BR> 10/13/2009 <BR> <BR> Getting off the couch could lead to a longer life for kidney disease patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the A... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:57:51 EST Insomnia Slideshow: 20 Tips for Better Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58325110 <BR> Insomnia Slideshow: 20 Tips for Better Sleep <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-<BR>benefits-10/slideshow-sleep-tips?ecd=w<BR>nl_cbp_112813&ctr=wnl-cbp-112813_ld-st<BR>ry&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1im<BR>bCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:18:58 EST Kidney-Friendly Candy and not so kidney friendly.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58324650 Kidney-Friendly Candy and not so friendly - see the article here <BR> <BR> <link>www.davita.com/education/article.cfm<BR>?educationMainFolder=diet-and-nutritio<BR>n&category=lifestyle&articleTitle=kidn<BR>ey-friendly-candy-for-dialysis-patient<BR>s&articleID=5341&utm_source=SilverpopM<BR>ailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=D<BR>aVita%20Kidney%20Disease%20and%20Dialy<BR>sis%20Digest%20-%20October%202013%20(1<BR>)%20remainder&utm_content=&spMailingID<BR>=18032189&spUserID=NDA5NTQwMjQ0NjYS1&... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:11:42 EST Traveling while on Dialysis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58324626 Traveling while on Dialysis - see info here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.davita.com/services/subNavLandin<BR>g.cfm?folderID=745&servicesMainFolder=<BR>travel-support&category=travel-tips-an<BR>d-articles&utm_source=SilverpopMailing<BR>&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DaVita%<BR>20Kidney%20Disease%20and%20Dialysis%20<BR>Digest%20-%20June%202014%20(1)%20remai<BR>nder&utm_content=&spMailingID=21011314<BR>&spUserID=NDA5NTQwMjQ0NjYS1&spJobID=34<BR>0978941&spReportId=MzQwOTc4OTQxS0 </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:07:59 EST NKF Annual Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58322048 National Kidney Foundation Annual Report <BR> <BR> <link>kidney.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0zMzc<BR>4NTcyJnA9MSZ1PTc4MTMzODI1OSZsaT0xOTQyN<BR>zY4NA/index.html </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:58:23 EST African Americans and Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58322024 African Americans and Kidney Disease <BR> <BR> Did you know that African Americans are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? Because kidney disease often has no symptoms, it can go unnoticed until it is very advanced. But there's good news. Taking steps to live a healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards reducing risk, and early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease. Get started below. <BR> <BR> see the article here: <BR> <link>www.kid... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:56:56 EST RP:NKF Dr. Alex Chang: phosphorus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58280208 NKF Research Spotlight: <BR> Dr. Alex Chang studies the effects of phosphorus on early-stage CKD patients <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/october1<BR>3/NKF_Research_Spotlight.cfm </link> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:05:48 EST RP:High Phosphorus Food To Limit or Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58280183 High Phosphorus Food To Limit or Avoid <BR> For "normal" people most of these foods are very good for you, for those of us with kidney disease not so much. For those of us with Kidney disease we need to stay on top of our food choices. <BR> <BR> Beverages <BR> ale <BR> beer <BR> chocolate drinks <BR> cocoa <BR> drinks made with milk <BR> canned iced teas <BR> dark colas <BR> <BR> Dairy Products <BR> cheese <BR> cottage cheese <BR> custard <BR> ice cream <BR> milk <BR> ... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:03:42 EST Link for Kidney Living.. dialysis patient info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58272006 Kidney Living is the National Kidney Foundation's FREE magazine for dialysis patients! <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneyliving<BR>/index.cfm </link> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:21:10 EST Proposed Food Label Changes May Help Kidney Patien http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58271997 Proposed Food Label Changes May Help Kidney Patients Make Better Choices, but More is Needed <BR> <BR> see the article here: <BR> <BR> <link>nkfadvocacy.wordpress.com/2014/06/11<BR>/proposed-food-label-changes-may-help-<BR>kidney-patients-make-better-choices-bu<BR>t-more-is-needed/ </link> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:19:02 EST link to survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58130955 <BR> I have tried two different ways to upload the link... it must only work through the email... sorry team! There may be a link in the National Kidney Foundation website... <link>www.kidney.org </link> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 13:02:00 EST Recipes from National Kidney Foundation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x58129009 Recipes from National Kidney Foundation <BR> <BR> Coleslaw <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/coleslaw.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> Summer Veggies <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/summer_vegetable_saute.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> BBQ Pineapple chicken <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/bbq_pineapple_chicken.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> Bunless Quinoa Lamb Burgers with curry ketchup <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/ki... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:57:05 EST Working to Stop Rejection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58128942 Working to Stop Rejection <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/june14/w<BR>orking_to_stop_rejection.cfm </link> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:53:17 EST Dietary Fats – What’s the Skinny? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58128933 Dietary Fats – What’s the Skinny? <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/june14/d<BR>ietary_fats-whats_the_Skinny.cfm </link> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:52:26 EST 3 Surprising Ways Low Kidney Function Signals Dang http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x58128923 3 Surprising Ways Low Kidney Function Signals Danger <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/june14/3<BR>ways_low_kidney_function_signals_dange<BR>r.cfm </link> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:51:00 EST Average Daily Organ Placement On The Rise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58070671 Average Daily Organ Placement On The Rise <BR> <BR> <link>www.unos.org/about/index.php?topic=n<BR>ewsroom&article_id=2857 </link> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:23:30 EST UNOS researchers contribute to study of likely... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58070667 <BR> UNOS researchers contribute to study of likely improvements to kidney transplant outcomes <BR> <BR> <link>www.unos.org/about/index.php?topic=n<BR>ewsroom&article_id=2859 </link> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:22:46 EST June Sleep Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58065314 <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>102</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:11:32 EST June Beverage Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58065304 <em>194</em> <em>482</em> <em>297</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:10:53 EST June Fitness forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x58065294 <em>237</em> <em>278</em> <em>217</em> <em>549</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:10:17 EST June Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58065286 <em>298</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:09:28 EST June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58065278 <em>375</em> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <em>67</em> <em>141</em> <BR> <BR> What are your summer goals? <BR> Are you taking a vacation? <BR> Update, share some news or just chat... <BR> <BR> <em>260</em> <em>300</em> <em>60</em> <em>131</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:08:35 EST Davita dietary helper http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x58017308 <link>www.davita.com/diethelper/?utm_sourc<BR>e=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&ut<BR>m_campaign=DaVita%20Kidney%20Disease%2<BR>0and%20Dialysis%20Digest%20-%20May%202<BR>014%20(1)%20remainder&utm_content=&spM<BR>ailingID=20819692&spUserID=NDA5NTQwMjQ<BR>0NjYS1&spJobID=321174854&spReportId=MzIxMTc0ODU0S0 </link> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:40:25 EST Diet Advice for Kidney Stone sufferers is best ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58017267 Diet Advice for Kidney Stone sufferers is best when brief, new research shows <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/diet<BR>-advice-for-kidney-stone.cfm </link> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:36:50 EST Answers to Your Health Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58017251 <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter/SpringSummer2014/KH_Ask-the-doc<BR>tor.cfm </link> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:35:19 EST How Well Do You Know Your H2O? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x58017243 How Well Do You Know Your H2O? <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter/SpringSummer2014/KH_KnowH2O.cfm </link> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:34:36 EST Help with Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57834172 Does anyone have any "normal" type recipes for food here they would share? That is my main problem, finding something that is appealing to eat and not odd or something I would never make. I just need casseroles or salads, etc. Not fancy stuff or odd ingredients. Thanks. Sun, 11 May 2014 09:05:01 EST stocking a healthy kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57728079 <link>www.davita.com/videos/8240/Gnan0CkCi<BR>H4/stocking-a-kidney-friendly-kitchen </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 09:26:02 EST The Cranberry Kidney Connection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57728065 Find the info here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter /fallwinter2013/KH_Cranberry-Kidney-Co nnection.cfm </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 09:25:28 EST Avoid Raspberries with untreated Kidney Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57728047 Raspberries are among a small number of foods that contain measurable amounts of oxalates, naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and human beings. When oxalates become too concentrated in body fluids, they can crystallize and cause health problems. For this reason, individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating raspberries. Laboratory studies have shown that oxalates may also interfere with absorption of calcium from ... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:24:11 EST By limiting dairy–based foods you protect ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57728004 By limiting dairy–based foods you protect your bones and blood vessels. <BR> <BR> Milk/Yogurt/Cheese <BR> <BR> Limit your intake of milk, yogurt, and cheese to ½-cup milk or½-cup yogurt or 1-ounce cheese per day. Most dairy foods are very high in phosphorus. <BR> <BR> The phosphorus content is the same for all types of milk – skim, low fat, and whole! If you do eat any high-phosphorus foods, take a phosphate binder with that meal. <BR> Dairy foods “low” in phosphorus: <BR> •Butter and tub ... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:20:50 EST Vegetabl s/Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57727995 Vegetables/Salads <BR> <BR> All vegetables have some potassium, but certain vegetables have more than others and should be limited or totally avoided. Limiting potassium intake protects your heart. <BR> Eat 2-3 servings of low-potassium vegetables each day. One serving = ½-cup. <BR> Choose : <BR> •Broccoli <BR> •Cabbage <BR> •Carrots <BR> •Cauliflower <BR> •Celery <BR> •Cucumber <BR> •Eggplant <BR> •Garlic <BR> •Green and Wax beans (“string beans”) <BR> •Lettuce-all types (1 cup) ... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:20:06 EST RP: High Phosphorus Food To Limit or Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57727971 High Phosphorus Food To Limit or Avoid <BR> <BR> For "normal" people most of these foods are very good for you, for those of us with kidney disease not so much. For those of us with Kidney disease we need to stay on top of our food choices. <BR> <BR> Beverages <BR> ale <BR> beer <BR> chocolate drinks <BR> cocoa <BR> drinks made with milk <BR> canned iced teas <BR> dark colas <BR> <BR> Dairy Products <BR> cheese <BR> cottage cheese <BR> custard <BR> ice cream <BR> milk <BR> puddin... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:18:24 EST NKF cares: Patient Information Center info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57727935 NKF cares: Patient Information Center info <BR> Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and caregivers. Speak with a trained professional who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns. We speak Spanish, too (Hablamos Español). NKF Cares is available Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time. <BR> <BR> Call toll-free at 1.855.NKF... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:16:21 EST Study suggests a little wine may be good for ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57727887 Study suggests a little wine may be good for your kidneys <BR> <BR> Las Vegas, NV- Moderate wine consumption could help keep the kidneys healthy, and may protect the heart in patients who already have kidney disease, according to new findings presented here at the National Kidney Foundation's 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings. <BR> <BR> see the entire article here: <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/stud<BR>y-wine.cfm </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 09:13:35 EST Are migraines and hypertension linked? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57727855 <BR> See the article here: <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>03/24/migraines-and-hypertension-is-th<BR>ere-a-link/ </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 09:11:29 EST Not All Fruits Are Created Equal: 5 Tips For Healt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57727821 Not All Fruits Are Created Equal: 5 Tips For Health <BR> How many times have you been told to eat more fruits and vegetables? According to the USDA, the average person should eat approximately 1.5-2 cups of fruits per day. Fruits are an important source of fiber and antioxidants and have been shown to reduce risk of cancers and other chronic diseases. However, it is important to keep in mind that all fruits are NOT created equal! <BR> <BR> see the entire article here: <BR> <link>www.kidney... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:08:54 EST May Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57707389 Track your beverage intake <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>181</em> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <em>466</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:07:12 EST May Sleep tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57707372 <em>102</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> Track sleep Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:06:17 EST May Fitness tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57707355 <em>237</em> <em>317</em> <em>34</em> <em>357</em> <em>364</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> track your fitness Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:05:16 EST May Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57707340 <em>27</em> <em>67</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:03:47 EST May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57707333 <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>378</em> <em>375</em> <em>376</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> May Chat <BR> <BR> Update <BR> Share info <BR> start a chat <BR> <BR> <em>652</em> <em>232</em> <em>377</em> <em>379</em> <em>184</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:02:50 EST Did your getup and go ...got up and went? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57662241 <BR> Did your getup and go ..got up and went? <BR> <BR> Here are some tips to feel more energetic and to get your "getup and go back" <BR> <BR> Being tired is part of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and depression is also very common in those with CKD and both can be hard to overcome. <BR> <BR> In all of my research it still comes back to the basics which we always hear: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat Healthy - remember that POWER foods like tomatoes and raspberries are not good for the kidneys (I will... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:38:38 EST Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Kidneys? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57449309 Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Kidneys? <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/rm-quiz-<BR>kidneys?ecd=wnl_day_040814&ctr=wnl-day<BR>-040814_ld-stry&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8Kpab<BR>WWHMeHnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> <link>www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/rm-quiz-<BR>kidneys?ecd=wnl_day_040814&ctr=wnl-day<BR>-040814_ld-stry&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8Kpab<BR>WWHMeHnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:42:25 EST NIH releases new data on Hispanic health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57407503 NIH releases new data on Hispanic health <BR> <BR> A new resource from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides data on the health and lifestyles of Hispanics. The data come from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). HCHS/SOL includes more than 16,000 adults in San Diego, Chicago, Miami, and the Bronx, NY. <BR> <BR> Key findings in the data book include these: <BR> Diabetes is common among Hispanics. It affects about 1 in 4 adults ages 45 to 64, and almost... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:10:46 EST April is National Minority Health Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57407485 April is National Minority Health Month <BR> <BR> Promote health with these resources <BR> WIN offers content that supports minority health. Examples include <BR> WIN fact sheets and brochures in Spanish at <link>1.usa.gov/1hvyRNX. </link> <BR> <BR> WIN’s Sisters Together program, which is designed to help black women move more and make healthy food and beverage choices. For more, go to <link>1.usa.gov/1gH9cQa </link> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:09:44 EST Are you feeling dehydrated? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57407451 Are you feeling dehydrated? <BR> <BR> Did you know that drinking more water is one of the easiest ways to improve your health? Water is important to keep our bodies healthy, but research shows that half of us are dehydrated every day. That's why experts recommend you drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. <BR> <BR> Try some of these tips for staying healthy and hydrated: <BR> <BR> Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. Drinking a glass of water will replace the fl... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:06:32 EST It’s Kidney Walk Season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57382731 It’s Kidney Walk Season! <BR> <BR> <link>donate.kidney.org/site/PageServer?pa<BR>gename=Walk_copy_of_homepage </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:29:42 EST THE POWER OF PATIENT ADVOCACY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57382724 THE POWER OF PATIENT ADVOCACY <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/spring14/The-Power-of-Patien<BR>t-Advocacy.cfm </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:28:42 EST ADVOCACY UPDATE – BIG WIN FOR TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57382718 ADVOCACY UPDATE – BIG WIN FOR TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS! <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/spring14/AdvocacyUpdate-Big-<BR>Win-for-Transplant-Recipients.cfm </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:27:52 EST KIDNEY ALLOCATION SYSTEM UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57382707 KIDNEY ALLOCATION SYSTEM UPDATE <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/spring14/Kidney-Allocation-S<BR>ystem-Update.cfm </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:27:09 EST 6 TIPS TO HELP “SPRING CLEAN” YOUR MEDICINE CABINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57382692 <BR> 6 TIPS TO HELP “SPRING CLEAN” YOUR MEDICINE CABINET <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/spring14/6-Tips-Help-SpringC<BR>lean-Your-Medicine-Cabinet.cfm </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:26:11 EST Stamp Out Smoking Tobacco-Free Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57382652 Stamp Out Smoking <BR> Tobacco-Free Living <BR> <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/apr2014/F<BR>eature1 </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:22:35 EST The Sting of Shingles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57382646 The Sting of Shingles <BR> <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/apr2014/F<BR>eature2 </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:21:50 EST Nurse Staffing Affects Patient Safety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57382637 Nurse Staffing Affects Patient Safety <BR> <BR> <link>newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/apr2014/C<BR>apsule1 </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:21:00 EST Myths and Facts About Seasonal Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57343171 <BR> Myths and Facts About Seasonal Allergies <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy-reli<BR>ef-10/slideshow-allergy-myths-facts?ec<BR>d=wnl_day_033114&ctr=wnl-day-033114_hd<BR>ln_5&mb=Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1<BR>imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:30:56 EST April Fitness tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57342897 <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>34</em> <em>185</em> <em>332</em> <em>361</em> <em>403</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:10:30 EST April Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57342881 <em>274</em> <em>469</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:09:33 EST April Sleep tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x57342872 <em>102</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <BR> 8 hrs Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:08:57 EST April Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57342856 <em>274</em> <em>318</em> <em>102</em> <em>207</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:07:50 EST April Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x57342828 <em>27</em> <em>451</em> <em>257</em> <em>449</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> April showers... update the team, share a goal, start a chat <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> <em>453</em> <em>376</em> <em>452</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:06:19 EST Do you need a Kidney Health check? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57318131 Do you need a Kidney Health check? <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/inde<BR>x.cfm </link> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:31:08 EST 2014 Kidney Walk National Ambassador http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57318117 Meet Alli Young <BR> <BR> 2014 Kidney Walk National Ambassador <BR> <BR> Alli Young was diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease at the age of 14. She was misdiagnosed multiple times and because of that had a significant loss of her kidney function. Since her diagnosis, Alli has been volunteering for the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk and this year she is serving as one of the 2014 Kidney Walk National Ambassadors. Alli will be blogging about her journey throughout the year... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:29:53 EST This March, Make Over Your Pantry With 8 Simple... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x57318107 This March, Make Over Your Pantry With 8 Simple Tips <BR> <BR> See the info here: <link>www.kidney.org/news/monthly/8tips_mo<BR>y_pantry.cfm?homeslider=8SimpleTips </link> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:28:41 EST Genetic Link To Proteinuria And Kidney Disease... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57318085 Genetic Link To Proteinuria And Kidney Disease - Study <BR> <BR> Genetic differences can influence one's risk of developing proteinuria, a condition that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The results may be important for determining patients' health risks and for devising new medical treatments. <BR> <BR> Read more: <link>www.science... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:25:53 EST Autoimmune Drug May Help Prevent Kidney Disease... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57318076 Autoimmune Drug May Help Prevent Kidney Disease Caused By Diabetes <BR> <BR> Washington, DC (March 27, 2014) — A drug currently used to treat autoimmune disease may also help prevent the kidney-damaging effects of diabetes, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that clinical trials should be designed to test the drug in diabetic patients. Kidney disease is one of the most serious complications of ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:24:32 EST New lens design drastically improves kidney stone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x57318070 New lens design drastically improves kidney stone treatment <BR> <BR> Duke engineers have devised a way to improve the efficiency of lithotripsy—the demolition of kidney stones using focused shock waves. After decades of research, all it took was cutting a groove near the perimeter of the shock wave-focusing lens and changing its curvature. <BR> <BR> Read more at: <link>phys.org/news/2014-03-lens-drastical<BR>ly-kidney-stone-treatment.html#jCp </link> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:23:01 EST March Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56960291 <em>381</em> <em>278</em> <em>132</em> <em>256</em> <em>185</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:11:29 EST March Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56960288 <em>439</em> <em>106</em> <em>469</em> <em>470</em> <em>274</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:10:51 EST March Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56960278 <em>102</em> <em>56</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> 5 hours Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:09:55 EST March Love Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56960265 <em>137</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:08:45 EST March Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56960256 <em>524</em> <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <BR> <BR> March - where did February go?! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:08:15 EST Get Yourself Tested- youtube video with the kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56947223 <BR> Get Yourself Tested <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2U2iZQxkqI </link> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:50:27 EST vegetable fried rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56947195 vegetable fried rice <BR> Appropriate for CKD, Dialysis, Diabetes <BR> <BR> see the recipe here: <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/vegetable_fried_rice.cfm </link> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:48:43 EST Blood presure- reducing diet may also diminish... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56947175 Blood presure-reducing diet may also diminish kidney stone risk <BR> New York, NY (March 1, 2014) – A diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts, moderate in low-fat dairy products, and low in animal proteins, refined grains and sweets may reduce risk for developing kidney stones, according to a new study published in the March issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases. March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) encourage... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:47:22 EST March 13th is World Kidney Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56947146 March is National Kidney Month and March 13th is World Kidney Day <BR> Help us spread the word about following a healthy lifestyle and protecting the organ we hold so dear by sharing, posting and tweeting on social media using the hashtags #kidneymonth, #nkf and #worldkidneyday. Be sure to also tag us in your Instagram photos. Our handle is @NationalKidneyFoundation. <BR> <BR> no link was provided for this info, I cut and paste it. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:44:56 EST What Your Pee Says about Your Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56947121 What Your Pee Says about Your Health <BR> <BR> Your next bathroom break may expose more than you realize. Before you flush valuable health information down the drain, get better acquainted with your urine -- a byproduct of the kidneys' complex filtration system. These are the top 5 ways urine can reveal important information about your kidneys as well as your overall health, according to the National Kidney Foundation. <BR> <BR> see the entire article here with the five points <BR> <link>... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:43:35 EST Questions about Nocturia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56938345 I had to get up to use the restroom 4 times last night which does not make for a restful night. It does not happen this way all the time. Any suggestions? <BR> Could it be: 1. I ate too much protein? or 2. I drank a ginger ale? <BR> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:10:59 EST New book for CKD-Smoothies For Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56823053 Smoothies for Kidney's and your Heart, just published from a friend of mine on Face book a Kidney team I am on. <BR> awesome book Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:42:33 EST New Blood Pressure Recommendations and Kidney Pati http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56706704 New Blood Pressure Recommendations and Kidney Patients <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2014/<BR>01/06/new-blood-pressure-recommendatio<BR>ns-and-kidney-patients/ </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:38:32 EST Alcohol and the Kidneys: What You Need to Know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56706688 Alcohol and the Kidneys: What You Need to Know <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/february<BR>14/Alcohol_and_the_Kidneys.cfm </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:37:13 EST dialysis and other therapies that could better rep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56706679 Dr. Sahir Kalim studies dialysis and other therapies that could better replicate natural kidney function <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/professionals/NKF_Fun<BR>ded_Research.cfm </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:36:00 EST 5 SNEAKY SOURCES OF SUGAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56706661 5 SNEAKY SOURCES OF SUGAR from the NKF <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/atoz/content/5_Sneaky<BR>_Sources_of_Sugar.cfm </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:35:04 EST Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56674800 Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA <BR> <BR> Because we who have CKD have to be careful with our kidney care for a colonoscopy this is great news!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/news<BR>/20140204/pill-camera-colon?ecd=wnl_da<BR>y_020614&ctr=wnl-day-020614_hdln_3&mb=<BR>Duntduso%2f3kp8KpabWWHMeHnVev1imbCcNbySlsVZG0%3d </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 17:56:00 EST February - would you ever? Lets try another game.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56593880 Would you ever do a polar bear swim? <BR> <BR> You answer my question and then leave one of your own. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:29:20 EST February Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56593857 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>102</em> Get your Zzzz's and track'em here for a team goodie. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:27:13 EST February Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56593842 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Track beverage intake for a team goodie. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>271</em> <em>469</em> <em>478</em> <em>181</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:26:00 EST February Love Your Kidneys emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56593827 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Love your kidneys forum Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:24:24 EST February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56593822 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> February already! <BR> <BR> Stop in to chat or update us how you are. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:23:49 EST Sweet death - aspertame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56481071 <BR> Sweet death - aspertame <BR> <BR> Have you ever warmed up a glass or cup of diet soda when sick? <BR> Since I was a kid - I have drank warmed up diet vernors when ill. <BR> Never again! <BR> If you have please read the following information. <BR> <BR> <link>www.spice-of-life.com/columns/aspart<BR>am.html </link> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:58:34 EST video on organ donation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56439127 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=pefU_FSQ4nc&<BR>list=PLReQ4BxyIJa_cSnF8TkpNRJiozJlBxvzS </link> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:21:33 EST have a question for a dietitian in regards to ckd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56439107 <BR> <link>nkfdietitian.wordpress.com/ </link> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:20:41 EST Chicken noodle soup recipe from NKF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56439079 <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/chicken_noodle_soup.cfm </link> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:19:42 EST Cancer deaths rise in those with reduced kidney... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56439063 Cancer deaths rise in those with reduced kidney function <BR> <BR> National Kidney Foundation renews call for early detection of CKD in at-risk individuals <BR> (New York, NY) - Cancer patients are more likely to die from their disease if they have reduced kidney function, according to a new study published in the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases. <BR> <BR> The research also found that the correlation between cancer mortality and kidney disease remained high ... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:18:49 EST 5 Foods to Avoid if You Have High Blood Pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56439028 5 Foods to Avoid if You Have High Blood Pressure <BR> <BR> One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease due to high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. High blood pressure is a leading cause of kidney disease and increases your risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. There is no cure, but treatment and lifestyle changes, including taking high blood pressure medications, following a healthy diet and exercising regularly can lower blood pressure. <BR> <BR> Even if you’re ... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:17:03 EST How are you impacting your kidneys today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56331642 How are you impacting your kidneys today? Meaning what are you doing today to promote kidney health? <BR> <BR> I am eating right... still on my kidney friendly diet, drinking my water to flush the kidneys daily, drinking my one cup of cranberry juice a day, and limiting sodium, avoiding pre-packaged foods, and adding exercise to my daily routine. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> your kidneys <BR> jean <BR> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 14:20:33 EST Artificial kidney could help those with renal fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56229722 Artificial kidney could help those with renal failure <BR> <BR> It may not look like one, but the Implantable Artificial Kidney device has been designed to function in the same way as a human kidney. By extracting waste and keeping nutrients needed by the body, it could one day help those with chronic renal failure. <BR> <BR> see the article here: <link>www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/26<BR>6471.php </link> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:50:03 EST Diet, Physical Activity May Affect Risk of . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56229647 Diet, Physical Activity May Affect Risk of Developing Kidney Stones <BR> <BR> Dec. 12, 2013 — Even small amounts of physical activity may decrease the risk of developing kidney stones, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study also found that consuming too many calories may increase risk. <BR> <BR> read article here: <link>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/1<BR>2/131212183425.htm </link> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:45:09 EST Keep Your Kidneys Healthy Catch Kidney Disease .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x56229630 Keep Your Kidneys Healthy <BR> Catch Kidney Disease Early <BR> <BR> Protect Your Kidneys <BR> If you’re at risk for kidney disease—especially if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure—talk to your health care provider to choose the best steps for you. <BR> <BR> Get your blood and urine checked for kidney disease. <BR> Learn to manage your diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. <BR> Take medicines the way your provider advises. <BR> Cut back o... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:43:44 EST 5th Annual Rappel for Kidney Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56229603 Interested in Rappel? <BR> <BR> Please join us for the 5th Annual Rappel for Kidney Health on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. <BR> <BR> click here for further info: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidneymd.org/news/rappelforkidne<BR>yhealth.html </link> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:41:29 EST Researchers investigate use of pig kidneys .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x56229593 Researchers investigate use of pig kidneys for human transplant <BR> <BR> According to the National Kidney Foundation, around 96,645 patients in the US are awaiting kidney transplants as a result of kidney failure. However, less than 17,000 kidney transplantations are carried out each year due to a shortage of donors. But a new option could soon be available - in the form of pig kidneys. <BR> <BR> Researchers from the University of Florida are investigating the use of a pig kidney as a "sca... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:40:02 EST Joining any new teams this year? or a team .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56161985 Is there a team you are thinking of joining or a team you are on that want to share - that helps you meet your goals? <BR> <BR> I have joined the 5% challenge again. <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:54:57 EST January Sleep Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56161947 <em>102</em> 8 hrs Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:52:52 EST January Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x56161932 <em>478</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>181</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:52:02 EST January Love Your Kidneys emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56161898 <em>412</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:50:11 EST January Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x56161881 <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> What are your goals for 2014? <BR> <BR> Chat or update the team Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:49:28 EST Can you recommend a good renal diet book? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x55862774 I cannot get any help from my doctor about diet. What do you recommend for a renal diet book that I can order from Amazon? <BR> <BR> We have dieticians here, but no renal dieticians. <BR> <BR> I am stage 3. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Linda Wed, 4 Dec 2013 10:31:30 EST juicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55843979 hi has anyone ever used juicing to help your kidneys? I have found some information that juicing will help but other info says do not do this. <BR> <BR> a Australian doctor who's name is Dr Sandra Gabot claims to have cured her mother's kidney disease <BR> <BR> her recipe <BR> <BR> watermelon <BR> raspberries (I know we cannot eat these but I thought about cranberries) <BR> strawberries <BR> carrots <BR> cucumber <BR> parsley <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidneycoach.com/381/kidney-juice<BR... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 21:20:45 EST bioengineered-kid ney-works-in-rats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55828666 <BR> bioengineered-kidney-works-in-rats <BR> <BR> <link>www.livescience.com/28709-bioenginee<BR>red-kidney-works-in-rats.html </link> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:53:50 EST Should we pay organ donors? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55828653 Should we pay organ donors? <BR> <BR> <link>www.livescience.com/40691-paid-kidne<BR>y-donation-cost-effective.html </link> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:52:42 EST Science Fiction or Reality: Can Scientists... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55828610 Science fiction or reality - can they really print me a kidney? <BR> <BR> see the article here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.livescience.com/41480-3d-printed<BR>-kidneys-take-small-steps.html </link> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:48:14 EST Acid Levels in Diet Could Have Profound Effects... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55828582 Acid Levels in Diet Could Have Profound Effects On Kidney Health <BR> <BR> Nov. 9, 2013 — Increased consumption of vegetable protein was linked with prolonged survival among kidney disease patients in a new a study. The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5¬-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. <BR> <BR> Due to poor kidney function, toxins that are normally excreted in the urine can build up in the blood of individuals with chronic kidney disease (... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:44:50 EST HOPE Act Passes: May Help Reduce U. S. Organ .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55828567 HOPE Act Passes: May Help Reduce U. S. Organ Shortage <BR> <BR> Nov. 13, 2013 — Congress has passed legislation to end the federal ban on the transplantation of organs from deceased HIV-positive donors to patients with HIV. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) worked closely with Congress and other organizations to promote the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act. This milestone legislation could add up to 600 organs per year for HIV-infected transplant candidates and expand the total pool... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:43:25 EST List of restricted foods for kidney problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55828456 See the article here and there is a download offered <BR> <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/article/512128-li<BR>st-of-restricted-foods-for-kidney-prob<BR>lems/?utm_source=livestrong_opar&utm_medium=5 </link> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:34:14 EST December Sleep tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55818003 <em>102</em> <em>128</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> track your sleep for a goodie at the end of the month Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:07:13 EST December Exercise Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55817994 <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>318</em> <em>326</em> <em>196</em> <BR> <BR> Track your fitness minutes for a team goodie Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:06:28 EST December Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55817980 <em>271</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:05:30 EST December -Loving Our Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55817965 Love your kidneys! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:04:07 EST December Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55817952 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas!! <BR> <BR> Update us, start a chat or just hang out... <BR> <BR> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:02:57 EST update on Wendy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55784106 more news: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=OPALMOON </link> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:30:18 EST News on Wendy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55767266 Wendy had surgery on Friday - you can check for updates on Motlem's page: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>TLEM </link> <BR> <BR> Please stop by her page and wish her well. Jean Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:08:23 EST redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55738970 This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker Options, and Daily Feedback buttons were moved down the page. <BR> ... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 09:51:34 EST Defying My Genetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55644637 Defying My Genetics <BR> <BR> Find the article here: <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>09/27/defying-my-genetics/ </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:14:47 EST Ask the Doctor with Dr. Leslie Spry, MD, FACP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55644623 Ask the Doctor with Dr. Leslie Spry, MD, FACP <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter/fallwinter2013/KH_Ask-the-docto<BR>r.cfm </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:13:54 EST HOLIDAY HAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55644616 HOLIDAY HAM <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/kidneykitche<BR>n/content/Holiday-Ham.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> I typically avoid ham due to the high amount of sodium, but this recipe is offered by the NKF this month Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:13:05 EST Physical Activity and High Blood Pressure Risk—Doe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55644601 <BR> Physical Activity and High Blood Pressure Risk—Does it Matter Where You Exercise? <BR> <BR> Find the info here: <BR> <BR> <link>nkfpressurepoint.wordpress.com/2013/<BR>10/25/physical-activity-and-high-blood<BR>-pressure-risk-does-it-matter-where-yo<BR>u-exercise/ </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:11:47 EST The Cranberry Kidney Connection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55644591 Find the info here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter/fallwinter2013/KH_Cranberry-Kid<BR>ney-Connection.cfm </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:10:49 EST Diabetes and Your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55644571 You can find the article here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/keephealthy/news<BR>letter/FallWinter2013/KH_Diabetes-and-<BR>Your-Kidneys.cfm </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:09:55 EST Earn 500 SparkPoints Check the New Welcome Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55632998 This was added to everyone's Start page so you can see what we share with new members in case you share SparkPeople with your friends and also wanted to make sure existing members were aware of everything in this guide. You can easily remove this if you'd like -- before or after you earn the 500 SparkPoints for reading <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=earn_500_sparkpoints_with_our_new_w<BR>elcome_guide </link> <BR> <BR> Here is a link to SPARKGUY'S blog telling ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:37:32 EST November Track Sleeping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55469447 <em>102</em> <em>536</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> Track sleeping for a goodie at the end of the month Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:12:58 EST November Fitness Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55469431 <em>317</em> <em>315</em> <em>361</em> <em>354</em> <em>309</em> <BR> <BR> Track fitness for a goodie at the end of the month Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:11:31 EST November Beverage Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55469420 <em>297</em> <em>469</em> <em>271</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Track beverages for a goodie at the end of the month Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:10:38 EST November Love your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55469406 <em>426</em> <em>34</em> <em>274</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Love your kidneys with an emoticon and get a goodie at the end of the month Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:09:20 EST November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55469387 <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Share info, share a goal, just stop in and chat <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:07:56 EST video: stock a kidney friendly kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55462913 <link>www.davita.com/videos/8240/Gnan0CkCi<BR>H4/stocking-a-kidney-friendly-kitchen </link> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:16:12 EST video: stages of ckd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55462898 <link>www.davita.com/videos/8228/zTxICCqyw<BR>uI/stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease </link> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:14:42 EST Video: slow the progress of ckd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55462890 <BR> <link>www.davita.com/videos/8225/w79tNsUis<BR>0M/slowing-the-progression-of-chronic-<BR>kidney-disease </link> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:14:02 EST Attention looking for living kidney donors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55460084 I want to share with group that on Sept 10 I was perfect match for my husband and that was our kidney love day. In August this year we celebrated 40 years of marriage and he had been on dialysis for almost 9 months. Dialysis is good because it is a life-saver but I want to spread the word that we need more living kidney donors. Just one person can change the lives of so many if we would step out of our selfish ways and share what we can of ourselves. I'm thankful for the perfect match we were... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:24:47 EST CKD becoming top US health threat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55442114 Here's a very interesting video from the Wall Street Journal. <BR> <BR> Kidney disease is fast becoming one of the most dangerous and costly health threats in the U.S., and new guidelines recommend screening for all Americans over 60. Laura Landro and Joslin Diabetes Center Kidney Services Chief Robert Stanton discuss. <BR> <BR> <link>live.wsj.com/video/kidney-disease-no<BR>w-a-top-health-threat-in-us/BAEB51AA-3<BR>716-4609-8445-33B6D1969ED5.html#!BAEB5<BR>1AA-3716-4609-8445-33B6D1969ED5... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:38:58 EST new changes to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55306572 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:29:49 EST today on spark: Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55195805 Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study <BR> <BR> Well if they are not good for adults.... (just saying) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=672832 </link> Tue, 8 Oct 2013 23:31:41 EST 1 of my SP friends has become a live donor! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55180223 Well, she's signed up anyway and is going through the interviews. Here's her SparkPage. Give her some love! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TI<BR>NYRN2011 </link> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 20:44:32 EST Hi, New Member Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36692x55130911 Hi all, my name is Marcia. This is my 3rd time back @ SP, after crazy life issues & discouragement. Going to try to take things nice and easy, one step, one day at a time. Having several medical issues, some caused by or aggravated by meds that are supposed to help other issues. Just found out about my kidney disease a couple of years ago, but having a hard time keep up with what to eat what not to eat, etc. but going to work on that. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 18:49:40 EST Common Mistakes Kidney Patients Make... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55125029 Common Mistakes Kidney Patients Make & How to Avoid Them, Part 5: Neglecting To Share Your Story <BR> <BR> <link>nkfstayinghealthy.wordpress.com/2013<BR>/10/02/common-mistakes-kidney-patients<BR>-make-how-to-avoid-them-part-5-neglect<BR>ing-to-share-your-story/ </link> <BR> <BR> Parts 1 - 4 are linked in this article. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:46:23 EST Alonzo Bodden.. experience donating a kidney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55124848 Comedian Alonzo Bodden Roasts Kidney Donation <BR> <BR> Alonzo Bodden, winner of the reality-television series Last Comic Standing, jokes about his experience donating a kidney to his brother <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFnmUKdz8u4&<BR>feature=c4-overview&list=UU5Cs788esAFT<BR>EDVktHFry1g </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:33:39 EST Science Fiction or Reality: Can Scientists... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55124821 Science Fiction or Reality: Can Scientists Print Human Organs? <BR> <BR> <link>nkfstayinghealthy.wordpress.com/2013<BR>/08/20/science-fiction-or-reality-can-<BR>scientists-print-human-organs/ </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:32:07 EST ... the effects of phosphorus on early-stage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55124807 NKF Research Spotlight: <BR> Dr. Alex Chang studies the effects of phosphorus on early-stage CKD patients <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/october1<BR>3/NKF_Research_Spotlight.cfm </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:30:55 EST 10 Fall Exercise Do’s and Don’ts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55124770 <BR> 10 Fall Exercise Do’s and Don’ts <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/october1<BR>3/10Fall_Exercise_Dos_and_Donts.cfm </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:28:08 EST October sleep 7- 8 hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55094069 <em>102</em> track it here Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:23:45 EST October Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55094058 track your fitness here <BR> <BR> <em>317</em> <em>319</em> <em>206</em> <em>342</em> <em>364</em> <em>331</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:23:06 EST October Water Count http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x55094047 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Track your beverages here Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:22:22 EST October Love your Kidneys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55094030 <em>421</em> <em>419</em> <em>422</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> Love your kidneys Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:21:07 EST October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55094019 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> October!! <BR> check in - have a chat, update us on what you are doing - Love your kidneys! <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>421</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:19:58 EST Spark today:CDC Reports More Americans Get Flushot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55072230 Spark today: CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=680560 </link> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 09:40:03 EST 30 days of FIT Food challenge - with Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x55042396 30 Days of FIT food challenge with sparkpeople <BR> <BR> Join and share your progress here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/30-days<BR>-of-fit-food.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Today I signed up and downloaded the shopping list and checked out the menu plans. <em>252</em> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:05:20 EST You can subscribe to newsletters here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55015949 <BR> You can subscribe to newsletters here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/news/newsletters.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> Most of the time I share the info in the forums, but you might like to get your own newsletter. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:24:25 EST A mother gives life in more ways than one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55015918 A mother gives life in more ways than one <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/fall13/A-Mother-Gives-Life-i<BR>n-More-Ways-Than-One.cfm </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:21:56 EST An Update on Legislation for Immunosu pressive Dru http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13217x36692x55015902 An Update on Legislation for Immunosuppressive Drugs <BR> <BR> A blog: <link>nkfadvocacy.wordpress.com/2013/09/18<BR>/an-update-on-legislation-for-immunosu<BR>ppressive-drugs/ </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:20:52 EST revamped the patient resources at the NKF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55015885 revamped the patient resources at the national kidney foundation <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/patients/resources.cf<BR>m </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:19:36 EST Weight: What are the magic numbers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55015864 Weight: What are the magic numbers? <BR> <BR> From Transplant Chronicles <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/fall13/Weight-What-Are-the-M<BR>agic-Numbers.cfm </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:18:28 EST 5 Tips to a lifetime of healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13216x36692x55015845 5 Tips to a lifetime of healthy habits <BR> <BR> From transplant chronicles <BR> <BR> <link>www.kidney.org/transplantation/trans<BR>action/TC/fall13/5-Tips-to-a-Lifetime-<BR>of-Healthy-Habits.cfm </link> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:17:02 EST Kidney Friendly Bob's Oven-Baked Pork Ribs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54764065 Find the recipe here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.davita.com/recipes/recipe.cfm?re<BR>cipeMainFolder=beef%2C-lamb-and-pork&a<BR>rticleTitle=bob%27s-oven-baked-pork-ri<BR>bs&articleID=5391&utm_source=Silverpop<BR>Mailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>KDA_Labor_Day_BLUETEXTLINK%20(1)%20rem<BR>ainder&utm_content=&spMailingID=178604<BR>66&spUserID=NDA5NTQwMjQ0NjYS1&spJobID=<BR>226239088&spReportId=MjI2MjM5MDg4S0 </link> Tue, 3 Sep 2013 10:17:31 EST September Team Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x54727258 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>222</em> <BR> <BR> track your beverage intake here - aim for 6 - 8 servings of water <BR> <BR> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> <em>297</em> <em>106</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:06:50 EST September Woohoo if you Huddled today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x54727241 <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> woohoo if you huddled with the team today - for a team goodie at the end of the month Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:05:06 EST September 7/8 Sleep a night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19214x36692x54727230 <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Log your sleep hours for a team goodie at the end of the month. <BR> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:03:51 EST September Love your Kidneys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54727159 <em>247</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> post a goodie - expressing Loving your Kidneys for a team goodie at the end of the month <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>345</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 10:57:10 EST September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36692x54727133 <em>150</em> <em>207</em> <em>387</em> <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> Share your monthly goals, start a discussion or just check in. <BR> <BR> Soon the leaves will be changing (already are in Michigan) the cooler whether is already here, and the leaves will be falling. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 10:55:45 EST