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Are you ready to finally understand what to eat when you have CKD?

Linda is blowing the doors wide open on REAL CKD Eating!™

Going beyond lists and recipes, Linda is helping patients build their customized meal plan and start them on a kidney diet they can stick to for life!

This is yielding real results and doctors are recommending it to their patients.

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Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.”

Nothing is truer than for chronic kidney disease. 

The primary treatment is diet, specifically reducing amounts of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, often protein and carbs, and if late stage or on dialysis, fluids are restricted as well. This presents an immeasurable challenge for patients, and they complain of conflicting information and a lack of the help they need from the medical community.  The one resource that should be helping, dieticians, are often out of reach, either by monetary, or geographic issues. So, Linda is stepping forward and helping patients to build customized meal plans, based on their unique needs and situations.

Linda Blaylock

Linda Blaylock is a Certified Nutritionist, Chef, Kidney Health Coach, and Author.

She graduated from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts with honors and completed her Nutrition and CPR certifications through ISSA.

While contracted with American Kidney Fund®, she tested and created recipes, and provided educational content for their blog, cooking demos, and webinars, she also became a certified Kidney Health Coach and was an active Advocate for Kidney Disease.

From the moment of her husband’s diagnosis, she made it her life’s purpose to find real answers and solutions to the kidney diet. She knew there had to be a way to make amazing food without all the salt, and big portions too. She knew the diet could work no matter what the circumstances; she just had to figure it out and piece it together.

After five years, and thanks to her education, and opportunities, she did what she set out to do. She has proved the industry wrong and showed that it is failing miserably when it comes to the realities of everyday living and eating for the kidney diet.

Her husband’s numbers have been stable for years and is no closer to needing dialysis than the day he was diagnosed.

After another two years of painstakingly putting the information together, she is now showing others exactly how to customize and manage their kidney diet successfully, for life.


Linda is on a mission to get your kidney diet on track to help slow or stop that progression.

As a nutritionist, she understands food.  As a kidney health coach, she understands the kidney diet. As a chef, she understands how to bring amazing flavors without salt, incorporate variety, and CKD-ify™ your favorite meals. As a caregiver, she understands daily CKD living and eating firsthand. Linda has an unparalleled understanding of the trials, challenges, traps, and difficulties of the CKD Diet.

She possesses invaluable insights, tips, strategies, and a step-by-step process to achieve success in embracing a kidney diet. 

From her husband’s diagnosis to her pursuit of knowledge in nutrition, she tirelessly sifted through an overwhelming amount of information. Additionally, she worked closely with the American Kidney Fund® to experiment with and design recipes. As a result, she discovered the truth, debunked numerous myths and harmful beliefs, overcame obstacles, and meticulously fashioned a program tailored specifically for you.

There simply isn’t another book, program, or help available that not only supplies you with thorough information but also walks you easily through the process of building your customized kidney diet meal plan which you can effortlessly manage and enjoy for life.

Linda understands that successfully following the kidney diet goes beyond just having knowledge and food recommendations. It also involves assistance in cooking and meal preparation, such as finding alternatives to salt for flavor, adjusting recipes for specific nutritional needs or allergies, and even navigating special occasions when you want to indulge, like holidays, or you know, Wednesdays!

This is the ultimate solution for starting and maintaining a kidney-friendly diet. Gain access to comprehensive information, discover the fastest and easiest strategies, and make use of valuable cooking tips to ensure a seamless and enjoyable eating experience. Create a customized meal plan that meets your specific needs and enjoy effortless kidney-friendly eating for life. Everything you need is right here.

For more information, head to the Program Books page under Services.

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Did You Know?

Your nutritional needs will be determined by what stage you are in, your labs, health issues, activity levels, medications, etc.

The majority of info and recipes available are geared for Stage 3 (the largest group).

This means, if you are not in stage 3, adjustments to those recipes you are using must be made.

If you are in stage 3, there is a very wide nutritional gap. Those in lower stage 3b cannot eat the same as those in upper stage 3a.

Adjustments must be made.

Under or Over consuming those nutrients will lead to other health issues or progression.

Let’s customize your unique dietary meal plan now.

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Too many kidney patients are struggling with the required dietary implementations.

They find conflicting information, are unnecessarily told to avoid foods, and those who need to, or choose to be low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, or vegetarian are struggling even more.

Top Questions and Struggles as Indicated by Clients

  • what can I eat for kidney disease (CKD), what is safe to eat for my kidneys
  • how do I eat for kidney disease and diabetes (or other health issues)
  • how do I lower my phosphorus
  • how do I lower my potassium
  • how do I lower my protein 
  • how do I lower my salt
  • how do I lower my creatinine
  • too much conflicting information or lack of information
  • I want meals that taste better
  • I need kidney disease diet recipes, or kidney-safe meals
  • I need help meal planning for kidney disease
  • I don’t understand food restrictions
  • I miss my favorite foods
  • how much fluid can I drink with kidney disease
  • I have trouble sticking to a kidney diet
  • do I have to be vegan for kidney disease
  • can I eat meat with kidney disease
  • can I have dairy with kidney disease
  • can I eat beans with kidney disease
  • how do I eat for kidney disease and high blood pressure
  • what’s a good meal plan for kidney disease (CKD)
  • can I eat sweets with kidney disease
  • what are some CKD breakfasts
  • what foods should I avoid with kidney disease
  • can I repair my kidneys
  • where to find kidney disease food lists
  • what’s a good kidney disease diet or a stage 3 meal plan
  • how do I eat healthy for chronic kidney disease (CKD)

PLEASE! STOP believing you've stumbled across a little-known miracle fix for your kidneys. You haven't.

These RED FLAG WORDS mean progression:

  • cure
  • heal
  • reverse
  • supplements
  • vitamins
  • herbs
  • teas
  • ancient remedies
  • science
  • meal plan
  • fix your gut
  • yoga or meditation
  • etc.

Instead, find safety and satisfaction in a proven, highly adaptable, and systematic process where you can start eating safely on day one, and move forward and build your customized kidney diet meal plan that is tailored to your unique dietary needs and preferences.

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Online Classes

Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed while managing your kidney disease diet?

Well, you’re in luck! We have the perfect solution for you!
Our program covers everything from the basics of kidney-friendly foods to substitutions and alternative diets such as vegan, vegetarian, low-carb, gluten-free, and nondairy. We even provide tips and tricks for shopping on a budget, cooking like a pro without relying on salt, and navigating holidays, dining out, and traveling.

Our daily guideline meal and snack numbers are the keys to safe eating. We’ll show you how to simplify the CKD meal planning process so that you can eat with confidence every day. We’ll even help you rework those base numbers for those days when you want to indulge in a family brunch or holiday feast. Plus, we’ll share our secrets for combining all dietary requirements and issues within the home, so you can make only one meal for everyone.

Tracking what you eat can be annoying. Our daily tracking tool allows you to easily map out your day and allows for snacks and desserts. We’ll even show you how to eliminate the need for tracking every little thing.

Shopping for kidney-friendly foods can be a challenge, but not when you have us on your side. We’ll decode those labels and provide you with easy-to-follow guidelines for gauging nutrition when it isn’t listed. We’ll even help you calculate and find the hidden nutrition amounts, like phosphorus!

You can trust us to provide you with reliable and accurate nutritional information. We’ll also share vital information that you must be aware of to keep your kidneys safe. We’ll help you avoid the myths, pitfalls, and traps that can put your health at risk.

With Linda’s culinary expertise, we’ll show you how to season your food like a pro and provide you with cooking techniques, food safety tips, CKD kitchen gadgets, food storage solutions, and more. By the end of the program, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of everything related to kidney disease, including the numerous health issues that can cause or accompany it.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take control of your health. Check out our program books page for more information, cos there’s a lot of it. We cover so much more. 

Decide what works best for you. Choose between buying the book to accompany the classes or enrolling in the online program. 

Let’s get started on our kidney-friendly food journey together!

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