Shadell Raymond’s Food Story

Be very mindful about the things you consume, READ THE LABELS AND NURTIRONAL FACTS. I am very particular about the kinds of juices I drink; I only drink cranberry juice, lemonade, and pomegranate or blueberry juice. I was never a huge fruit eater but I have found that having a small fruit salad with my breakfast has helped with the function of my kidney and my flares. As usual I have the same fruits (cherries, blueberries, pineapples, raspberries and apples). I also have cut diary out of my diet completely (best decision I have made). One thing I have definitely learned is that the food world (like I like to call it) accommodates all kinds of diets. I have to admit I was one of those people who would be like oh then if I can’t have this or that then what am I going to eat “air and water?” If I do decide to have something I know I am not supposed to have like red meat or chocolate, I do it maybe once a month in very small portions. If you suffer from kidney disease like I do, I recommend staying away from sodium, foods high in potassium and phosphorus and dairy. As for non dairy products I prefer the cashew and almond based products, anything with coconut milk leaves and after taste and I do not particularly like the texture and consistency. Your diet does help a great deal when dealing with chronic illnesses and anything to help give you some kind of relief should always be welcomed. It has gotten a lot easier for me once I started seeing the positive effects changing and sticking to my diet has improved my health. I remember my uncle told me the first and last thing you do every day is drink a bottle of water.

If you wish to find Shadell. She goes by the name of “lupesandspoons” on Instagram.

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  1. MyalgiaFibroWarrior

    Thank you so much for sharing your food story. I hope it will give comfort to more people out there. Working together is the way forward xx

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