Understanding Kidney Disease: What kidneys do & why are kidneys important

Episode 170: Understanding Kidney Disease: What kidneys do & why are kidneys important. The kidney is a bean-shaped organ that is critical to living. The kidneys filter your blood of toxins and waste, balance your body's PH, are key to bone health, regulates your blood pressure, and so much more. Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez and Kidney Health Coach James Fabin help you understand the impact of kidney disease by discussing what kidneys do and why kidneys are important.

We will discuss:
-What are the kidneys
-How kidneys filter blood
-Balancing pH
-Red Blood Cells
-Bone Health
-The importance of vitamin D3 & Vitamin D3 benefits
-Blood Pressure
-Renin-Angiotensin Aldosterone System
-Why protecting your kidneys is more than preventing dialysis

► Learn more at renal dietitian Jen Hernandez's Why Are Kidneys Important blog https://www.plantpoweredkidneys.com/why-are-kidneys-important/

Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez's Mission:

To simplify the nutritional needs for individuals with chronic kidney disease, and to decrease the prevalence of kidney disease by providing nutrition education including realistic and wholesome lifestyle changes.

Jen helps those with chronic kidney disease find their best kidney-friendly diet so that they can spend less time stressing over keeping their kidney function and get more control of their life!

Learn more about Jen at www.PlantPoweredKidneys.com and make sure to join the Plant-Powered Kidneys Facebook community

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