Kidney Stones

How to Eat Low Sodium at Subway: From a Registered Dietitian

Eating low sodium at any restaurant can be a challenge. Fast food, and sandwiches, in particular are a salty item. In fact, about 20% of the salt we eat in the United States comes from sandwiches alone! (1) Interestingly, we are pretty bad at guessing how much sodium is in our restaurant meals. One study …

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What Dissolves Kidney Stones Fast: Fact vs. Fiction

Maybe you just got imaging results back and found out you have a kidney stone. Or, maybe you had the unfortunate experience of learning about your kidney stone by passing it. In either case, your obvious concern is: “what dissolves kidney stones fast?”. You understandably want to get rid of that kidney stone as fast …

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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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