Support the DPC Education Center When Shopping for the Holidays

2018-12-03T05:41:30+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Shopping online for holiday gifts this year? Consider supporting DPC Education Center through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to the DPC Education Center without added cost. The DPC Education Center is dedicated to empowering kidney disease patients through education, with continual collaboration from health professionals. Support the DPC Education Center

25 Ways to Find Joy and Balance During the Holidays

2018-12-08T00:25:24+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Fact Sheet, Mental Health, Stress Management|

By Steve Wilson (download PDF) Feeling down during the holidays can be tough, especially since you seem so out of step with the world. Everyone else seems to be beaming, ruddy-cheeked, bursting with holiday spirit. You’re feeling wretched and exhausted. But here’s something to cheer you up the next time you’re stuck in a room of revelers at a holiday party. Plenty of them are probably unhappy, too. Recommendations Related to Depression Are You at Risk for Depression? Knowing what factors increase your risk of having major depression may help you get the best medical help when you need it. Depression [...]

You Can Help Today

2018-12-03T05:55:50+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News & Events|

Support the Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center We want to take this opportunity to say thank you. As you know, it is our mission to reduce the occurrence and delay the progression of kidney disease. We work to accomplish our goals by: developing unique educational programs to empower patients, increasing public awareness of kidney disease and developing favorable public policy solutions. Our organization is led by kidney disease patients for kidney disease patients. We cannot accomplish our critical mission without you. Join in our efforts to improve patient quality of life and delay the occurrence of end-stage renal disease by donating [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Beating the Holiday Blues and Post-Holiday Let Down

2018-11-02T17:54:47+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Mental Health, News & Events, Quality of Life, Stress Management|

By Steve Wilson (download PDF) Emotionally Loaded Months You probably can guess why October, November and December are called the “emotionally loaded” quarter of the year. The post-holiday period has emotional perils, too, but probably not what you think they are. What can you do to have an easier time of it all? To do a really good job of managing holiday stresses, you will need some sense of control, some sense of predictability, some optimism, and some solid practical strategies. The information in this article will help you be smarter about holiday stress, so you can beat it before it beats [...]

Grilled Herb Corn – A Kidney Friendly Summer Must-Have

2019-01-08T16:45:51+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes|

Low Sodium Herbed Grilled Corn By Jessianna Saville Ingredients ½ c butter, unsalted 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced 2 tbsp fresh chives, minced 1 tsp dried thyme ½ tsp cayenne pepper (or per taste) 8 ears sweet corn, husked 1-2 fresh limes (opt but highly recommended!) Instructions In a small bowl, beat the first five ingredients until blended. Spread 1 tablespoon mixture over each ear of corn. Wrap corn individually in heavy-duty foil. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat 10-15 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Notes Phos 84 mg | Potassium 237 [...]

Support the DPC Education Center When Shopping for Back-To-School Supplies

2019-01-08T17:00:16+00:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Shopping online for back-to-school supplies this year? Consider supporting DPC Education Center through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to the DPC Education Center without added cost. The DPC Education Center is dedicated to improving kidney patients' quality of life and reducing the occurrence of ESRD through education and awareness of dialysis and kidney disease issues, improving the partnership between patients and caregivers, and developing favorable public policy solutions. Support DPC Education Center

Renal Friendly Ginger Cookies

2019-01-08T21:59:51+00:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes|

These ginger cookies are exceptionally magical for the holidays with their golden sprinkles and perfect soft, chewy center. Swapping out kidney-friendly honey for the traditional molasses drops the potassium by just about 100 mg without sacrificing flavor. Magical Ginger Cookies for The Holidays Serves: 24 Cookies Ingredients 2-1/4 cups all-purpose white flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves ¾ cup butter 1-1/8 cups granulated sugar 2 egg whites ¼ cup honey Nutrition Information Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 138 | Fat: 6 g | Phosphorus: 15 mg | Potassium: 24 mg |Carbohydrates: 20 g | Sodium: 59 mg | Protein: 1.5 g | Get the full [...]

Make Your Own Super Cider

2019-01-10T14:32:35+00:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes|

Fall temperatures have arrived in the DC area and many places around the country! This can only mean one thing... toasty warm apple cider is at the ready! Jessiana from provides a great kidney friendly recipe for those who want to enjoy the best flavors fall has to offer. Make Your Own Super Cider! Naturally Kidney Friendly Serves: A LOT Apple cider is naturally a kidney friendly drink due to its low potassium content. Cut back on sugar and keep portion size reasonable if you're watching carb intake Ingredients 10 apples, quartered ½ cup white sugar 1 tablespoon ground [...]

Pressed Vegetarian Picnic Sandwich

2019-01-08T21:51:24+00:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Recipes|

Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  40 mins Serves: 4 SERVINGS Ingredients Sandwich 2-9" French baquettes 1 cup green beans, trimmed ½ c roasted red pepper, sliced (can by packed in vinegar or make your own in oven) 1 medium eggplant, sliced into disks 1 Tbsp low sodium black olives (~5) 3 eggs, hard boiled and sliced Tapenade (can also use store bought tapenade) 1 Tbsp calamata olives (~ 5) 1 Tbsp black olives, low sodium 1 Tbsp green olives, low sodium if available Vinaigrette ¼ c Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, coarsely chopped 1 Tbsp [...]

A Tomato Free Cinco de Mayo!

2018-08-21T18:41:34+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Nutrition, Staying Healthy|

What is Cinco de Mayo without a little bit of  chips and salsa? “But, I can’t have tomatoes!” you say.  And that is where this magnificent creation comes in, because you "can have" chips and salsa even without tomatoes! This wonderful low potassium recipe will make you forget that tomatoes ever existed in pico de gallo.  This recipe is sans-tomatoes.  Nada. Zip. Zilch. Even better, it is low in sodium!  It pulls its flavor from fresh lime juice and cilantro and little bit of crunch from some fresh jicama.  Paired with a low sodium corn chip you  don't even notice the tomatoes [...]