CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)

CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)

By Personal Remedies, LLC

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2016-09-26
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 1.35 MB
  • Developer: Personal Remedies, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
Score: 2
From 16 Ratings


Choose This not That for Chronic Kidney Disease. Inside this colorful app, you will find easy to follow suggestions on how to improve your health through nutrition and the food choices you make every day. This app provides comprehensive and actionable nutrition guidelines for how to reduce your risk, prevent or stop the progress of CKD. If you rather tackle health issues and risks through proper nutrition and lifestyle changes then this app is for you! Last update: June 2017. A number of features make this app so different and superior to others in the market: • Is this food good for me? Answer to the common question about suitability of various food items for your personal situation, in an easy to understand and colorful graphic form. • This publication is the only one in the market that offers dietary guidance for CKD AND its combination with the following most likely health issues: anemia (iron deficiency), diabetes (types 1 and 2), obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, stress and Vitamin D deficiency. • Separate guidelines for patients who need to consume: less phosphorous, less potassium, or more potassium. Also included is a detoxification diet to reduce the burden on kidneys and improve the immune system. • Top-5 items to do or eat, and the top-5 things to avoid. • Recommendations on the best food choices within a food group, based on your personal profile. An extremely valuable tool when at restaurants or when grocery shopping. • ACTIONABLE information on what is good, what is bad, and what is neutral for your condition(s). We single out specific food items, and give you an ordered list of helpful and harmful foods within each food group. • Suggestions on appropriate life style choices, alternative therapies and herbal remedies, when such options are promising and available to you. The content of this app is licensed from Personal Remedies, LLC. The primary sources used by Personal Remedies are US government sources such as USDA (US Department of Agriculture), NIH (National Institute of Health) agencies, and leading clinics & universities. Personal Remedies is the publisher of the largest collection of health and nutrition apps for chronic conditions. Based in metro-Boston, home to the highest ranking healthcare providers and academic institutions in the world. Our thanks to Janice Zaleskas, MD (Nephrologist, Lahey Clinic, MA) for her suggestion to produce this app. The information presented by this app is updated by our team as needed and on an ongoing basis. Updates happen seamlessly, and do NOT require frequent inconvenient downloads of a new version of the app. “This technology was developed using the most current clinical evidence-based information that is available in the US. Behind this technology there is a team of expert clinicians, scientists, endocrinologists, oncologists, and other specialists who are passionate about bridging the gap between expert knowledge and the patient.“ Katya Tsaioun, PhD, Nutrition, Tufts University; L.D.N. “Proper nutrition and other alternative treatments show great promise in preventing and treating many of the illnesses that we deal with every day. I encourage all my patients to follow appropriate nutrition and research other options for themselves. The Choose This Not That series are an excellent step towards improving people’s knowledge in this area.” Shahin Tabatabaei, MD Mass General Hospital (Urology); Harvard Medical School “The Choose This Not That series of apps provide dietary recommendations focused on common chronic health problems. They are easy to understand and thus easy to implement into daily life. Most doctors would find it difficult to discuss dietary recommendations at the level of detail found in the series. They should serve as a valuable complement in helping people manage chronic illnesses through dietary and lifestyle modifications.” Andrew S. Lenhardt, MD Lahey Clinic, Hamilton, MA



  • Huge Disappointment

    By tdugue
    Waste of time!
  • Do Not Buy

    By CKD8020
    This app is garbage it doesn’t work. You can’t even click or speak. I’m disputing the charge.
  • Inaccurate Info

    By Marrwood
    Having kidney disease and high potassium I have been looking for an app that would be a quick reference to let me see foods that are high in potassium. I found this I was excited and purchased it. My first meal I started looking around at different items and how much potassium they had. I decided to check on a few items that I knew were extremely high in potassium as a benchmark. Things like potatoes, oranges and bananas. All these items were reported on this app as below normal potassium leading me to believe that this app is very inaccurate if the top potassium foods are reported as below normal. Because this is a matter of life and death for me I don’t recommend this app at all.
  • Very basic

    By abseybcdhjv
    The search part of specific foods freeze app. Very limited use for app with food suggestions. Expecting more for an app that I have to purchase. Better off just searching specific foods over internet☹️
  • Did not download all the way

    By cronic stage 4 kidney desease
    Was charged for app but only downloaded partway. So could not sign in. Would not recommend took money and no program. Would give zero if I could
  • Avoid this app

    By Gcmcintosh
    Great idea but you’ll have no luck setting up a log in or support, fast charging your Apple account. Only gave it one star so I could rate this app. Otherwise would give no star rating.
  • THIS IS A TERRIBLE APP! Do not purchase, waste of money.

    By dara jan
    1. There is no search feature 2. Their food rating system makes no sense 3. Not enough foods are listed (good or bad) to be helpful 4. You can’t add foods to the data 5. Some foods on the “helpful” list are not recommended by our doctor. I want a refund. This app is a waste of money.
  • Waste of $

    By A friend999
    All this does is tell you "eat less" of pretty much everything. No details on amount of protein, salt or micronutrients. No way to track diet. Plenty of free ways to find this information.
  • Ripoff

    By Figling
    I just paid for this app, tapped the icon on my phone to open, got a screen saying I need to sign up with user name and password, and it is totally frozen and won’t let me! So apparently I paid for a useless icon.
  • Love it!

    By Idon'thavea nickname
    I think it's fantastic to have help choosing foods when you have more than one medical condition! This is easy to use! I'm looking forward to using it a lot. I had a problem and support was responsive and helpful. I definitely recommend this app!