45 episodes

The PKD Dietitian podcast is hosted by Diana Bruen, a PKD nutrition expert. Join as Diana digs into health, nutrition, research, and all things proactive & protective for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

The PKD Dietitian Podcast Diana Bruen MS, RD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

The PKD Dietitian podcast is hosted by Diana Bruen, a PKD nutrition expert. Join as Diana digs into health, nutrition, research, and all things proactive & protective for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

    44. Listener Q - Is Drinking Lemon Juice Good For Polycystic Kidney Health?

    44. Listener Q - Is Drinking Lemon Juice Good For Polycystic Kidney Health?

    Listener Q:  "Is drinking lemon juice good for Polycystic Kidney Health and can I drink it?"

    Answer: Tune in and find out:


    Should you drink lemon juice...
    Will it hurt or help your PKD Kidneys?
    Why do PKD'ers drink lemon juice...
    Are there any perks for PKD?
    The PKD Dietitian's final thoughts on if you should add lemon juice to your routine!

     

    RESOURCES 


    Episode 4 Kidney Stones & PKD, Are They Connected? Part. 1
    Episode 5 Help Stop Stones with Nutrition, 6 Steps for PKD Part 2
    Episode 25 Potassium and PKD: Should you restrict it to keep your kidneys healthy?
    Ketocitra - Use Coupon Code PKDDietitian20 to get 20% off**
    Schedule your PKD Connect Call 

     

    REFERENCES


    Fresh lemon juice supplementation for the prevention of recurrent stones in calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis: A pragmatic, prospective, randomised, open, blinded endpoint (PROBE) trial
    The Effectiveness of Lemon Solution versus Potassium Citrate in the Management of Hypocitraturic Calcium Kidney Stones: A Systematic Review
    Assessment of citrate concentrations in citrus fruit-based juices and beverages: implications for management of hypocitraturic nephrolithiasis

    Can lemon juice be an alternative to potassium citrate in the treatment of urinary calcium stones in patients with hypocitraturia? A prospective randomized study


    Urinary Citrate Is Associated with Kidney Outcomes in Early Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Crystal deposition triggers tubule dilation that accelerates cystogenesis in polycystic kidney disease

    Potassium citrate/citric acid intake improves renal function in rats with polycystic kidney disease.



     Urinary Citrate Is Associated with Kidney Outcomes in Early Polycystic Kidney Disease



      

    DISCLAIMER

    The PKD Dietitian Podcast is intended solely for educational purposes. The information provided should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

    **As an SBN affiliate, I may earn a small commission on qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you

     

    • 19 min
    43. Listener Q - What Do Sodium Lab Results Tell Me About My Diet?

    43. Listener Q - What Do Sodium Lab Results Tell Me About My Diet?

    Question:   “When I get my labs back the sodium is also within the “normal” range.  Does this show that I am doing a good job limiting my salt intake?”

    Answer:  Tune in and find out:


    What sodium lab tests show
    What, outside of your kidneys, can make sodium levels too high or low
    If lab results are a good indicator of your dietary intake
    3 Things to always consider when looking at lab results

     

    RESOURCES


    Master Your Labs For PKD: https://www.thepkddietitian.com/masteryourlabs
    Click to >>> Get Access Today

     

    Have a question about PKD, Nutrition, or a topic you’d like an episode on?  

    Click To >>> Contact The PKD Dietitian

     

    DISCLAIMER

    Content on The PKD Dietitian Podcast is for informational purposes, it isn't intended as medical advice. Please consult your Dietitian and/or healthcare provider for individual review and recommendations.

    • 14 min
    42. EVOO: Is It The Perfect Fat For PKD?

    42. EVOO: Is It The Perfect Fat For PKD?

    You may have heard that Olive Oil is beneficial for your overall health and heart. But does it hold up as a good choice for those managing Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)? Join the PKD Dietitian and delve into the science behind Extra Virgin Olive Oil and its impact on your heart health.  Plus, learn what Perks For PKD this "liquid gold" contains Stick around to the end for tips on buying a good EVOO, how much is connected with improved heart health, and if this is a food to add to your plate for Polycystic Kidney Disease Health.

     

    RESOURCES


    Is Olive Oil Good For PKD Health? https://www.thepkddietitian.com/blog/healthy-fat-PKD-olive-oil
    United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) QMP seal: https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2016/05/11/safeguarding-consumers-olive-oil-fraud
    California Ranch EVOO: https://www.californiaoliveranch.com/

     

    REFERENCES


    Dietary Polyphenols in the Prevention of Stroke
    Extra virgin olive oil improves HDL lipid fraction but not HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux capacity: a double-blind, randomized, controlled, cross-over study (OLIVAUS)
    Current Understanding of the Relationship of HDL Composition, Structure, and Function to Their Cardioprotective Properties in Chronic Kidney Disease
    Low HDL cholesterol as a predictor of chronic kidney disease progression: a cross-classification approach and matched cohort analysis 
    Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein
    Olive oil consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
    Antioxidative activity of high-density lipoprotein (HDL): Mechanistic insights into potential clinical benefit

     

    Connect with Diana, The PKD Dietitian!

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/the.pkd.dietitian/

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PKDdietitian

    WEBSITE: https://www.thepkddietitian.com/ 

     

    DISCLAIMER

    The PKD Dietitian Podcast is meant for educational purposes only.  Information presented should not be used in place of advice from a medical professional. 

    • 16 min
    41. What The Heck is Vasopressin?

    41. What The Heck is Vasopressin?

    What is vasopressin and how is it connected to Polycystic Kidney Disease? In this episode, the PKD Dietitian is going to:


    Break down exactly what vasopressin is.
    Explain how it functions in the body and how it affects your kidneys.
    Highlight how it impacts PKD cyst growth.
    PLUS share dietary and lifestyle factors that impact vasopressin levels...for better or worse.

     

    RESOURCES

    BLOG: What is a Good Fluid Goal for Polycystic Kidney Disease?

    EPISODE 3:  Listener Q - How Much Water Should I Drink?

     

    REFERENCES


    Torres VE. Salt, water, and vasopressin in polycystic kidney disease. Kidney Int. 2020;98(4):831-834. doi:10.1016/j.kint.2020.06.001 ARTICLE LINK
    Van Gastel MDA, Torres VE. Polycystic Kidney Disease and the Vasopressin Pathway. Ann Nutr Metab. 2017;70 Suppl 1:43-50. doi:10.1159/000463063 ARTICLE LINK
    Taylor JM, Hamilton-Reeves JM, Sullivan DK, et al. Diet and polycystic kidney disease: A pilot intervention study. Clin Nutr. 2017;36(2):458-466. doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2016.01.003 ARTICLE LINK
    Amro OW, Paulus JK, Noubary F, Perrone RD. Low-Osmolar Diet and Adjusted Water Intake for Vasopressin Reduction in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016;68(6):882-891. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.07.023 ARTICLE LINK
    Maatje D.A. van Gastel, Vicente E. Torres; Polycystic Kidney Disease and the Vasopressin Pathway. Ann Nutr Metab 15 June 2017; 70 (Suppl. 1): 43–50. ARTICLE LINK
    Torres, Vicente E.; Harris, Peter C. Strategies Targeting cAMP Signaling in the Treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 25(1):p 18-32, January 2014. | DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2013040398 ARTICLE LINK
    Wang, Xiaofang; Wu, Yanhong; Ward, Christopher J.; Harris, Peter C.; Torres, Vicente E.. Vasopressin Directly Regulates Cyst Growth in Polycystic Kidney Disease. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 19(1):p 102-108, January 2008. | DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2007060688 ARTICLE LINK
    Tasneem M, Mannix C, Wong A, Zhang J, Rangan G. Is serum copeptin a modifiable biomarker in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease?. World J Nephrol. 2018;7(2):51-57. doi:10.5527/wjn.v7.i2.51 ARTICLE LINK
    Bankir L, Roussel R, Bouby N. Protein- and diabetes-induced glomerular hyperfiltration: role of glucagon, vasopressin, and urea. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2015;309(1):F2-F23. doi:10.1152/ajprenal.00614.2014 ARTICLE LINK
    Alwis US, Delanghe J, Dossche L, et al. Could Evening Dietary Protein Intake Play a Role in Nocturnal Polyuria?. J Clin Med. 2020;9(8):2532. Published 2020 Aug 5. doi:10.3390/jcm9082532 ARTICLE LINK
    Grantham, Jared J.. Therapy for Polycystic Kidney Disease? It's Water, Stupid!. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 19(1):p 1-7, January 2008. | DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2007101100 ARTICLE LINK
    Yamada Y, Fujiki H, Mizuguchi H, et al. Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. 2022;157(4):254-260. doi:10.1254/fpj.22006 ARTICLE LINK
    Rangan GK, Wong ATY, Munt A, et al. Prescribed Water Intake in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. NEJM Evid. 2022;1(1):EVIDoa2100021. doi:10.1056/EVIDoa2100021 ARTICLE LINK
    Sparapani S, Millet-Boureima C, Oliver J, et al. The Biology of Vasopressin. Biomedicines. 2021;9(1):89. Published 2021 Jan 18. doi:10.3390/biomedicines9010089 ARTICLE LINK

     

    DISCLAIMER

    The PKD Dietitian Podcast is meant for educational purposes only.  Information presented should not be used in place of advice from a medical professional.

    • 17 min
    40. Are Raspberries good for PKD?

    40. Are Raspberries good for PKD?

    In this shorty episode of The PKD Dietitian we are going to dive into the question - Are Raspberries Good for PKD? For your PKD kidneys? We will explore the nutrients in raspberries, their rich antioxidant profile,  address oxalate concerns, and get your mouth watering with some delish raspberries + calcium combinations.

     

    RESOURCES


    USDA FOODData Central 
    BLOG: Are Raspberries Good For PKD?
    OXALATE LIST: Harvard’s Oxalate List
    ENROLL TODAY: PKD Nutrition Academy

     

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    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/the.pkd.dietitian/

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PKDdietitian

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    DISCLAIMER

    The PKD Dietitian Podcast is meant for educational purposes only.  Information presented should not be used in place of advice from a medical professional.  If you would like to work The PKD Dietitian, please check out your opportunities at www.thepkddietitian.com.

    • 12 min
    39. Listener Q: Is a 3-Day Water Fast Good for PKD? + FAQ's

    39. Listener Q: Is a 3-Day Water Fast Good for PKD? + FAQ's

    Listener Q Episode + FAQs 

    Q: "I occasionally fast but am considering doing a long fast, like the 3-day water fast that was done in the study.  What do you think of extended fasting?  Is it good for PKD?"

    A: Tune in and find out:


    If there are benefits for PKD with an extended water fast
    The PKD Dietitians' thoughts on if you should try a water fast
    FAQs on whether you should do keto
    FAQs on how much fluid you should drink
    If labs are a good marker of sodium intake
    PLUS ways to work with the PKD Dietitian

     

    RESOURCES MENTIONED

    Episode 14: How I Became The PKD Dietitian

    Episode 19: Ketogenic Diets: Are They Good for PKD?

    Episode 34: KETO-ADPKD: What Were The Study's Results?

    Blog: What is a Good Fluid Goal for Polycystic Kidney Disease?

    Info: PKD Nutrition Academy

     

    QUESTIONS?

    Do you have a question for The PKD Dietitian or a topic you would like covered?  

    Contact The PKD Dietitian

     

    REFERENCES 

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8369953

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37377031/

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29455546/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7929006/

     

     DISCLAIMER

    The PKD Dietitian Podcast is meant for educational purposes only.  Information presented should not be used in place of advice from a medical professional.  

     

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

B or Biancs...whatever you wish to call me! ,

Amazing PKD dietitian podcast

The PKD dietitian podcast is by far one of the most informative nutrition related podcasts that I have listened to. Diana is excellent at the way she portrays the information, in ways that are able to easily be understood by all, no matter where your current PKD knowledge stands. You won’t feel discouraged, lost, or frustrated, which is common when receiving new health related information. I myself am a dietitian now transitioning into a role with focus on kidney health. As a professional I have learned so much about PKD lab values, and all of the potential factors contributing to them. I would recommend this podcast to all (professionals and individuals with PKD/anyone interested in learning more about PKD)!!!

aritereater ,

Wonderful!

I’ve learned so much from Diana. Listening to her podcast has helped me have a lot of hope moving forward with PKD. Thank you!

montauklover ,

Most informative podcast!

Diana answers questions that I didn’t even know I had! I feel like my kidney health and function have improved just from listening to her podcasts. I’m so grateful I found her.

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