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What Is PRAL & How Does It Affect Kidneys?

If you’ve ever wondered about the impact of food on body acid levels, this article is for you! PRAL is a measurement of the acid (or alkaline) produced from your diet in your body. People with kidney disease, and some other chronic conditions (including kidney stones!) can make changes to their diet to reduce PRAL, …

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Alkaline Water & Kidney Stones: The Solution?

In 2020, alkaline water was estimated to make $46 million in revenue, a 20% increase from 2019! (1) This is no surprise, as alkaline water carries many (largely false) health claims ranging from improving digestion, reducing cancer risk, anti-aging properties, immune boosting, colon cleaning and yes, the prevention of kidney stones. Although alkalinity does play …

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Why Is Evidence Based Nutrition So Important?

Many of you know I am passionate about research and evidence based nutrition. I take extreme care that all of the information I provide is evidence based to protect you and your kidneys! Why is evidence based nutrition so important and why do I care so much? Here is an overview. What is Evidence Based …

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Is Watermelon Good For Kidney Health?

Is watermelon good for kidney patients? Should you eat more watermelon if you have kidney disease? As with most answers in kidney nutrition, the answer is “it depends”. Read on to learn more about watermelon and it’s benefits for kidney health! Watermelon For Kidney Patients As I always say, there is no single diet that …

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Is Mango Good For Kidney Patients?

We intuitively know that fruit is good for us. But, it can seem like so many fruits and vegetables are “off limits” for kidney patients. What about mango? Is mango food for kidney patients? Let’s dive into mango and kidney health. *Please note that this post contains clearly identified affiliate links.  As an Amazon affiliate, …

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