What we Say, What we Do, What we Put In our Mouth is the Gateway to our Health’s Future.

What you say:

Honesty with your health care provider:

  • Tell doctors you are not a smoker, drinker, or how much when you are.
  • Tell doctors you take all your medication when you don’t
  • Tell doctors you are active when you are not.
  • Tell your doctors you eat only the recommended foods when you don’t.
  • Take over the counter medication and don’t tell doctors.
  • Tell the doctor you only take prescribe medicine, and don't mention over the counter and herbs or any side effects.
  • Tell friends and family members you can eat and drink everything to avoid mentioning disabilities. Just to mention a few things.

What you do:

  • Uncontrol management of your medical conditions
  • Drink everything but water
  • Continual to live life as if you have no decreasing health issues {risks of CKD}
  • Eat as if it's not your fault.
  • Blame others instead of seeking weight-loss strategies If you need to lose weight.
  • Smoke, drink, and continual other health rise without counseling and medications.
  • Promise to make health changes tomorrow.
  • If you are at risk for kidney disease or conditions that increase your risk of kidney disease, you leave it to your doctors to come up with the answers.

What you put into your mouth:

  • Take over the counter, medications, and herbs without consulting your doctors.
  • Overuse nonprescription pain relievers, such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), and acetaminophen. Taking too many pain relievers for a long time could lead to kidney damage.
  • Eating some of the worst foods for kidneys - Be mindful that what's good for you can be harmful to others.
  1. Animal Protein (Meat and Dairy)
  2. Caffeine
  3. Synthetic Sweeteners (Aspartame, Saccharine, etc.)
  4. Soda
  5. Salt
  6. GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
  7. Tums
  8. Pain Medicines
  9. Cook in Plastic and Foil

Important jobs of the Kidneys

  • Control chemicals and fluid in your body.

  • Help control your blood pressure.

  • Help keep your bones healthy.

  • Help your body make red blood cells.

Kidneys Locations

Most people have two kidneys. Each kidney is located near the middle of your back, one on each side of your spine.  Each kidney is connected to your bladder by a thin tube called a ureter.

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       Chronic Kidney Disease {CKD}

  • CKD means you have lasting damage to your kidneys that may get worse over time.

  • You are at higher risk if you: if you have diabetes, hypertension, dehydration, medication abuse, gout, urinary infection, family member with kidney disease, heart disease, over the age of 60+, African-American, Hispanic, Native American or Asian Pacific Islander; believe it or not germs from not washing hands or the chemicals when heating food in plastic containers.


You may not agree with all that is presented at the chronic kidney disease workshops, but one thing for sure you will thoroughly be informed and educated.

WallACE knows personally what he wrote about in his book Why Not Me and what he shared with others - both as a patient and an advocate. Through reading his powerful book, I am not on dialysis when I was told in 2016 I need dialysis.

Hi WallACE, thanks to you for including me!  It was a wonderful program, and I am honored to be part of your organization and the important work you do!

My best,
Deanie Executive Director,
American Diabetes Association

When we are facing death or disaster; our cry is Why Me God; I heartily recommend reading Wallace's book.  I am sure it will shape your life and understand why most are faced with health issues, and say Why Not Me!

The number of people diagnosed with kidney failure has skyrocketed.  I supported the large kidney organization searching for a cure until Health & Awareness showed me how early detection and treatment can stop the progression.  For five years, I am still living with my kidneys. 

Thanks, WallACE! 

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Until there is a cure

10,000 Americans are diagnosed with kidney failure every month; Since 2000, there has been an 86% increase in the number of Americans with kidney failure. Kidney disease cannot be cured but if the cause is detected early and medical care providers offer prevention treatment millions of people can avoid the need for dialysis or kidney transplant in the first place.

Prevention is the answer

Patients must take an active role in their health care, treatment decision and comply with the medical providers if preventive care is provided. Due to the increased care of medication, unrestricted FDA imported foods, internet self-treatments this epidemic of kidney disease will continue to climb. Patients must gain preventive knowledge. Risk factors that cause kidney disease are manageable and must address and followed to receive the full effect of prevention healing.   Raising awareness must include education. - Preventive knowledge is power but sharing preventive knowledge is powerful.

“Nearly 97,000 people are on the kidney transplant waiting list. Over half of could have been preventive”

― Early detection, education, and treatment could have avoided over half.

Your kidneys are vital organs. You need them to live, just like you need your heart and lungs.  They filter waste and extra fluid out of your blood to make urine.




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