So how does this work?
These are held Wednesday afternoon in the GKC Conference room and/or kitchen depending on the topic. Each mini-lecture lasts approximately 45 minutes. Starting at $50.00 per class.
Examples of on-going and/or past topics:
Water Lecture: How much water does your body need? Water intoxication is a real problem we see in some extreme sports. We will ‘bust’ myths on alkaline water and other water products. Finally you will learn the role of sodium/salt as it relates to total body water.
Blood Pressure: This lecture focus on the types of BP monitors to buy – bad to worst- and the proper technique on how to record your blood pressure. We will discuss the significance of mask hypertension, white coat hypertension, blood pressure variability and more.
Lifestyle Medicine Program: This gives you a glimpse into the RMD nutritional segment. Taken a different approach to eat can help manage your diabetes, blood pressure and chronic kidney disease. You learn how to use your food as medicine. This course is specially discounted at $75 which can be applied to the entire cost of the RMD program.
Obesity and weight management part 1: Dr Washington worked with the Texas Titan ,DeWayne Malone, promoter for MuscleMania (a natural body building/figure venue) for 10 years. This mini-lecture will identify lifestyle and healthy behavior strategies that you may or may not be doing correctly while you ‘play’.
Obesity and weight management part 2: Busting sports myths on supplements/products. Most personal trainers think you need more animal protein. We will discuss how these choices may affect your kidneys and possible your liver.
CKD diets and considerations: having limited kidney function prohibits many from consuming certain kinds of foods based on their specific nutritional makeup . We will address in depth common foods to avoid and why, as well as examine the various prescribed CKD eating guidelines busting many myths about plant base diets in this population.