Protein is a building block that is necessary for life! Food has three macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates, and fat. These macronutrients are the building blocks that make up our food and they provide us with energy, called calories. Protein can come from animal sources like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy, or from plant sources like beans, grains and nuts. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure
Kidney Today from the American Kidney Fund brings you voices from the fight against kidney disease—patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and many others.
Each year at our national gala, The Hope Affair, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) honors a “Hero of Hope” – someone living with kidney failure whose life is a testament to hope in the face of kidney disease. Here is a look back at a few of the inspirational people who have been honored by AKF as Heroes of Hope. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF programs, Stories
Five days after I was born a healthy baby in Canada, I got an E. coli infection that landed me in intensive care for 22 days. My parents remained outside the ICU, praying that I would make it out alive. Fortunately, I did but was diagnosed with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) at only 27 days old. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney failure