AAKP Ambassador, Dawn Edwards is no stranger to the implications of high potassium when it comes to kidney disease. Now, after a few eye-opening experiences, she wants everyone to be aware of those effects and be cautious when preparing their meals.
It is very important to get on the transplant list through a transplant center. In some cases, a potential recipient had a willing donor, but the center turned the recipient down because they had not gone through the testing to remain listed. Be aware of what’s required of you to also remain on that transplant wait list.
April is National Donate Life month and marks my 33rd kidney anniversary! Retiring two years ago, after a 40-year career in nursing and health management, has been very restorative and, more recently, “sheltering in” has allowed ample time to reflect on my many blessings.
This is another great children’s book about our friend Howl the Owl (Help Others With Love) and this time he’s helping out a true Kidney Hero, Edward “YNOTT” Drake, of The YNOTT? FOUNDATION.
Grape seed extracts come from grapes – as do wine and vinegar – all touted to have distinct health benefits. A small study was done in Tunisia comparing grapeseed extract with a placebo. Although the study size was very small it did show a significant increase in plasma catalase and superoxide dismutase. It also showed a significant decrease in protein carbonylation.
AAKP Ambassador, Chardae “Prima” Sanders knows the devastating effects of having high potassium. While on dialysis, Prima says that she did not watch her diet. She admits, “I was a chip eater! I would over-eat on chips. I also ate bananas as a comfort food. I never thought about the impact.”
Every morning when we awaken, our first thoughts are about how the Coronavirus is ravaging across America and the world. Each hour, more and more innocent people and their families are impacted. We also learn of the heroism of our brave first responders and selfless medical personnel. To gain strength, I think of my family and the lessons they learned from American history.
Dale Rogers is a two-time kidney transplant recipient. Like many other kidney patients Dale has struggled with high potassium (also known as hyperkalemia). Dale shares that high potassium became a huge problem for him when he was fasting and dieting, while on dialysis, in order to get to a health weight for receiving a kidney transplant.
March is National Kidney Month. It is a time where we raise awareness across the country about kidney diseases and the importance of kidney health. This March is drastically different as we are not only raising awareness of kidneys, but across the globe, united we are working to manage the implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).