• Medical Management Of Kidney Stones

    Medical Management Of Kidney Stones

    Here I am again with another recent study on how a clinician should treat kidney stone formers. From 24-hour urine collections to the Kidney Stone Diet® (each goal is listed as a way to lower kidney stone risk), it is all here. Also, AUA (American Urological Association) panel members rated…

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  • Kidney Stone Pain Tool Kit

    Kidney Stone Pain Tool Kit

    Here is a list of recommended items from kidney stone patients to have on hand when traveling if you have current kidney stones.

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  • High Protein Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

    High Protein Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

    This is a delicious way to start or end your day. The parfaits feel decadent and too good to be true while living a healthy lifestyle and they’re an excellent way to sneak more protein and calcium into your day.

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  • No-Salt Snack Seasoning Recipes

    No-Salt Snack Seasoning Recipes

    A low-salt diet doesn’t mean a flavorless life—we just need to be creative with herbs and spices.

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  • Kidney Stone Risk Factors

    Kidney Stone Risk Factors

    A recent study shows who is at risk for kidney stones and why. It’s a lengthy study, so I thought I would summarize it and save you time. 🙂 Abstract Summary IntroductionKidney stones, a common urological condition, have been recognized since ancient times. Despite advances, the global prevalence of kidney stones is…

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  • The ABC’s of Kidney Stone Prevention

    The ABC’s of Kidney Stone Prevention

    This post is a refresher on why each part of the Kidney Stone Diet is important and how each goal can lower your stone risk. If you forget the goals, here is a pretty infographic to put on your phone. Drink Your Fluids Students ask me all the time, “How much do I…

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  • Salt-Free Seasoning Recipes for Kidney Stone Formers

    Salt-Free Seasoning Recipes for Kidney Stone Formers

    As you know, lowering salt in your diet is essential in preventing new stones. When we overeat sodium, we pee less, and more calcium can end up in our urine. Both of these problems can increase your kidney stone risk. I have been on a low-sodium diet (1,500 mg/day) for…

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  • My Cancer Journey (Part Two)

    My Cancer Journey (Part Two)

    Click here to read part one. Unbeknownst to me at the time, my cancer journey was far from over. I got through the treatment, the surgeries, and more treatment — that went on until July 2015. It was rough for my entire family, but we made it, a bit tattered…

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  • My Cancer Journey (Part One)

    My Cancer Journey (Part One)

    This story starts several years ago in 2009. One day I woke up and I had blood in my urine. As a nurse, I knew that this meant I either had a kidney stone or I had cancer. Turns out, it was the latter. I was diagnosed with Stage 1…

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  • 24-hour urine collection: Why and how

    24-hour urine collection: Why and how

    You have a kidney stone episode and your doctor asks you to collect your urine for 24 hours. Why oh why is this being asked of you? Isn’t it dreadful enough that you just had a kidney stone? The only way to find out WHY you are forming kidney stones…

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  • Take charge of your kidney stone prevention

    Take charge of your kidney stone prevention

    I thought it was time to sum things up, to offer an utterly practical guide to stone prevention. So here it is. You have kidney stones, even one, what next? There are things you need to have your physicians do for you. There are things you need to do for…

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  • Online education course lessens stone risk

    Online education course lessens stone risk

    Elsewhere we have described an innovative web based course aimed at reducing kidney stone risk factors via improved diet. Briefly, the course helps patients whose physicians have prescribed diet and fluid changes implement those changes, by teaching them to choose the right foods and fluids. We have articulated the underlying…

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“The Kidney Stone Diet is far more than just a diet; this plan is life-altering!”

“The group calls will transform you physically and emotionally. Once you start this journey, your health naturally improves. I have lost a total of 40 pounds and have consistently kept it off. The group calls are such support; this is more like family than a zoom meeting to stay accountable. Jill is far more than a nurse; she is a life coach. Her platform is invaluable.”

Kim J. | Kidney Stone Prevention Course

“The best decision I’ve made has been to join this group.”

“I have been working on weight loss for many years. This group has kept me on track and has helped my continued success with my weight loss.”

Kate L. | Group Calls with Jill

“I have been following the Meal Plan for about 6 weeks and I feel amazing.”

“Eating healthy has also encouraged me to go to bed earlier, so I am also getting more sleep. Because of that, I have been able to get up before work and exercise! So yes, the positive effects are spilling over into all areas of a healthy lifestyle.”

Jerry T. | Meal Plan Subscriber

“I have been a part of the group calls with Jill for the last 14 months, and they are essential to being so successful with the Kidney Stone Diet Prevention Plan.”

Sarah B. | Group Calls with Jill

“These calls are the gold of this program!!”

“I can’t say enough about how Jill knows just the right questions to ask us or how she prods us to think about what is going on in our lives.”

Monica K. | Group Calls with Jill

“I took the course with Jill, and my second 24 hour urine was MUCH better than the first.”

“She gives very practical information, and it WORKS. I was totally overwhelmed at first. I got very poor diet information from my doctors. Jill made it easy for me to understand, and I took it one day at a time. I still watch her videos when I need a tune-up. Jill is the best, and she really cares about all of us. Take the course—it will help you!!!”

Mark J. | Kidney Stone Prevention Course