Are you or someone you know suffering from kidney stones? If so, you're not alone. Kidney stones can be an incredibly painful and common condition, but the good news is that there's a lot you can do to prevent them. To shed light on this topic and answer your burning questions, we're excited to announce an upcoming Instagram Live event featuring two renowned experts in the field.
Meet Our Experts:
Dr. David Goldfarb - Leading Nephrologist and Moonstone Co-Founder
Dr. David Goldfarb is a prominent figure in the realm of kidney health. He teaches kidney physiology at the NYU School of Medicine and has extensive experience in treating patients with various types of kidney stones. Beyond his clinical work, Dr. Goldfarb has held numerous leadership positions in the nephrology field, including roles in organizations like the National Kidney Foundation, the Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation, and the International Cystinuria Foundation.
He's also the principal investigator of the Rare Kidney Stone Consortium's Cystinuria Project, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Dr. Goldfarb's commitment to kidney health has been recognized with accolades like "Stone Crusher of the Year" by the Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation and "Nephrologist of the Year" by the American Kidney Fund.
Melanie Betz - The Kidney Dietitian
Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSR, CSG, is a Registered Dietitian with a specialization in kidney stones. She is the founder of The Kidney Dietitian, an online platform that provides clear, evidence-based information about kidney stones and kidney disease. Melanie has conducted research published in peer-reviewed journals, focusing on patient knowledge and adherence to renal diets, plant-based diets in kidney disease, and the role of nutrition in kidney stone prevention.
With over a decade of experience in Chicago, working alongside some of the top kidney stone doctors, Melanie decided to make a difference in the world of kidney stone prevention. The Kidney Dietitian was born, offering individualized, science-based guidance through Kidney Stone Nutrition School, blog posts, recipes, cookbooks, diet guides, and comprehensive training for registered dietitians.
📅 Date: Thursday, October 26 🕒 Time: 1:00 PM EST
Your Questions, Answered:
During this live event, Melanie and Dr. Goldfarb will address common questions and concerns about kidney stones, alkali citrate, and how to prevent kidney stone formation. Here are some of the questions that might come up:
- How long does it take to form a kidney stone?
- What is a 24-hour urine test and what is it looking for?
- Does testing urine at home help in monitoring for stone formation? If so, what do you recommend using?
- Why is the prevalence of kidney stones going up?
- What is the effect of alcohol on stone formation?
- What foods MUST BE AVOIDED to avoid kidney stones?
- If someone needs to increase their calcium intake and does not eat many foods higher in calcium, have supplements been shown to help?
Plus, so much more!
The Role of Moonstone:
An exciting aspect of this event is the focus on Moonstone, a product renowned for its potential in reducing fluid retention and aiding in kidney stone prevention. You might have questions about how to incorporate Moonstone into your kidney stone prevention plan and if it's safe for you, especially if you have other kidney-related conditions like PKD.
Be Informed, Stay Healthy:
Kidney stone prevention is within your reach, and it starts with knowledge. This Instagram Live event offers you the opportunity to connect directly with leading experts in the field, get your questions answered, and gain insights into managing and preventing kidney stones.
Mark your calendar, invite your friends, and prepare your questions for this highly informative and interactive session. Whether you've had kidney stones in the past or want to learn how to protect yourself from this painful condition, this IG Live event is a must-attend.