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Sponsorship – FASEB PKD

Santa Barbara Nutrients was a proud sponsor of the FASEB PKD Conference this year…

 Why are we sponsoring PKD conferences?

Being a sponsor at conferences and PKD events aligns with our purpose at Santa Barbara Nutrients. As a benefit corporation, part of our mission is to work together with our community to educate, promote research, raise awareness about PKD and kidney disease, and empower patients to advocate for their health.  Sponsorships allow us to do all of the above, as well as share our novel science-based approaches and research findings.

This significant international conference featured the latest research and brought together nephrologists and renal scientists from around the world.  This year, the conference focused on hurdles and advances in molecular mechanisms and therapies for polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

This week, Santa Barbara Nutrients was a sponsor at the Polycystic Kidney Disease Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

The conference focused on hurdles and advances in molecular mechanisms and therapies for polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

 Santa Barbara Nutrients Founder and President, Dr. Thomas Weimbs, spoke at the conference on a very important subject to PKD patients, Flushing Crystals to Prevent Cysts.

 Dr. Michal Mrug, Santa Barbara Nutrients board member, also spoke at the conference on inflammation and fibrosis.

Dr. Mrug is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and current Chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the PKD Foundation.

Photos from the conference

President and Founder of Santa Barbara Nutrients, Dr. Thomas Weimbs in Lisbon, Portugal with Jeff Robertson, the Executive Director of the PKD Foundation of Canada.

 Dr. Darren Wallace from the Kansas PKD Research and Translation Core Center. Dr. Wallace is a Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Director of PKD Biomarkers and Biomaterials Core.

Dr. Alessandra Boletta from Milan (left). Dr. Boletta graduated in Biology from the University of Pavia, Italy. She carried out her doctorate-equivalent training at the Mario Negri Institute in Bergamo, Italy, working on gene delivery to the kidney. She went to Johns Hopkins University, USA, for her postdoctoral training. Here, she began her scientific activity on Polycystic Kidney Disease, working on heterologous expression of Polycystin-1 aimed at establishing cellular models to investigate the Polycystins function.

Dr. Dorien Peters from Leiden (right). Dr. Peters is a Professor of Human Genetics, in particular the molecular and functional genetics of polycystic kidney disease (PKD), at the Department of Human Genetics at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC).

Dr. Jing Zhou, MD, PhD is the founding director of the Harvard Center for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research which was established via funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 2005. Dr. Zhou’s research focuses on the understanding of inherited kidney disease. Dr. Zhou is an internationally renowned leader on studies of polycystic kidney disease. 

Interviews during the conference

Dr. Thomas Weimbs, President and Founder of Santa Barbara Nutrients, interviews Dr. Ken Hallows at the FASEB polycystic kidney disease (PKD) conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

In this interview, Dr. Hallows discusses his research findings on polycystic kidney disease and Metformin. Dr. Ken Hallows is the Chief of Nephrology at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Hallows is also the Director of Kidney Research at the Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Thomas Weimbs, President and Founder of Santa Barbara Nutrients, interviews Dr. York Pei at the FASEB polycystic kidney disease (PKD) conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

In this video, Dr. Thomas Weimbs and Dr. York Pei discuss the first clinical trial that will focus on ketogenic dietary interventions and KetoCitra for polycystic kidney disease.

Dr. Thomas Weimbs, President and Founder of Santa Barbara Nutrients, interviews Jeff Robertson at the FASEB polycystic kidney disease (PKD) conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

In this video, Dr. Thomas Weimbs and Jeff Robertson discuss the PKD Foundation of Canada.

Sponsorship – PKD Walks

Santa Barbara Nutrients is a proud sponsor of 7 PKD Walks this year…

Why are we sponsoring PKD Walks?

Santa Barbara Nutrients is more than a business. It’s a team effort to advocate for patients with kidney disease, which is personal to many on our team. 

 

Sponsoring PKD Walks allows us to:  

  1. Work together with our community to raise awareness about  PKD and kidney health.
  2. Empower people to advocate for their health and raise awareness for those living with kidney disease.

During each Walk you can: 

  • Meet members of our team
  • Learn about Santa Barbara Nutrients 
  • Learn more about KetoCitra
  • Receive exclusive offers and educational handouts 
  • Ask us any questions!

(Hint: there may be a discount on KetoCitra for new subscribers!)

 

To sign up for a walk near you, click here.

Who will you meet?

 Detroit PKD Walk: 

When: Saturday, September 10th, 2022

Where: Boulan Park, Shelter #1

Time: 9:30 am ET – Site Opens/Registration 

Booth Attendee: 

 

Milwaukee PKD Walk: 

When: Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Where: The Yard at Bayshore

Time: 8:30 am CT – Site Opens/Registration 

Booth Attendee: 

Chicago PKD Walk: 

When: Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Where: Buss Woods, Grove 6

Time: 9:30 am CT – Site Opens/Registration 

Booth Attendee: 

 

Houston PKD Walk: 

When: Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Where: Rob Fleming Park

Time: 8:30 am CT – Site Opens/Registration 

Booth Attendee: 

  • Jacob Kingaard, MS – Director of Manufacturing and Product Development at Santa Barbara Nutrients

 

St. Louis PKD Walk: 

When: Sunday, October 9th, 2022

Where: Tower Grove Park, Sons of Rest Pavilion

Time: 9:30 am CT – Site Opens/Registration 

Booth Attendee: 

 

Los Angeles PKD Walk: 

When: Sunday, October 16th, 2022

Where: Santa Monica, Beach Park One

Time: 9:00 am PT – Site Opens/Registration 

Booth Attendees:

  • Thomas Weimbs, PhD – Leader in PKD research and President and Founder of Santa Barbara Nutrients 
  • Craig Adkins – General Manager at Santa Barbara Nutrients 

 

South Florida PKD Walk: 

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2022

Where: TY Park

Time: 9:00 am ET – Site Opens/Registration 

Booth Attendee: 

  • Lori Jacoby – PKD patient and advocate

 

New advisory board member, Fran Towey, former CEO of Fullscript

We are committed to Empowering people to advocate for their health and raise awareness for those living with kidney disease.

Santa Barbara Nutrients announces new advisory board
member, Fran Towey, former CEO of Fullscript

Santa Barbara, California – April 27th, 2022

Fran founded Bayberry Lane Partners LLC in 2022 after serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Offer of Fullscript, an Integrative Healthcare delivery platform. Prior to Fullscript he served as President and CEO of a leading private equity owned company in the professional health and wellness industry. Fran earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, in Boston, MA and an Executive MBA from Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis.

He also sits on the board of trustees for Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, and is an advisor for Findway Ventures, a fund that guides impact entrepreneurs on the great adventure of using business to make a positive difference in the world, and he is a former trustee at the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.

Towey remarked, “PKD is deeply personal to me. As is often the case with PKD, it’s a family affair. I’m affected by ADPKD, as well as my mother, my siblings, and one of my children. The good work being done by the Santa Barbara Nutrients team aligns perfectly with my commitment to advocacy and support of PKD, and I look forward to supporting their mission.”

About Santa Barbara Nutrients, Inc.

Santa Barbara Nutrients is a public benefit corporation incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. The experienced SBN team is composed of kidney researchers, patients, and other industry professionals dedicated to bringing to market novel medical foods and other innovative products to help people with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and other renal diseases.

The company is committed to scientific and clinical research to develop science backed products that support human health and address significant unmet medical needs.

For more information, please visit www.SantaBarbaraNutrients.com

Contact:

Email: Info@SantaBarbaraNutrients.com

Phone: 1+805-272-0029

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New advisory board member, Chris Leamon, leader in clinical research

We are committed to Empowering people to advocate for their health and raise awareness for those living with kidney disease.

Santa Barbara Nutrients announces new advisory board
member, Chris Leamon, leader in clinical research

Santa Barbara, California – March 23rd, 2022

 

Dr. Leamon earned an ACS-certified B.S. degree in Chemistry from Baldwin Wallace University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University. He began his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry where he conducted targeted drug delivery research in the fields of peptide, oligonucleotide, liposome and DNA drug delivery for GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. and Ionis Pharmaceuticals. 

He later helped to establish Endocyte, Inc. where he was a named executive officer. While there he led the Company’s targeted drug discovery division, which included oncology, inflammation and polycystic kidney disease programs, for 20 years until its 2018 acquisition by Novartis.  Following a 3-year integration, Dr. Leamon left Novartis to become Chief Scientific Officer at Fusion Pharmaceuticals to help advance a diverse pipeline of targeted radiopharmaceuticals for cancer therapy. 

Dr. Leamon has published over 90 articles and is an inventor on more than 60 issued or submitted patents. Importantly, in 2015 he was the recipient of the 2015 American Chemical Society, George and Christine Sosnovsky Award for Cancer Research. To date, Dr. Leamon’s efforts have yielded 8 clinically investigated imaging and therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer.

About Santa Barbara Nutrients, Inc.

Santa Barbara Nutrients is a public benefit corporation incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. The experienced SBN team is composed of kidney researchers, patients, and other industry professionals dedicated to bringing to market novel medical foods and other innovative products to help people with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and other renal diseases.

The company is committed to scientific and clinical research to develop science backed products that support human health and address significant unmet medical needs.

For more information, please visit www.SantaBarbaraNutrients.com

Contact:

Email: Info@SantaBarbaraNutrients.com

Phone: 1+805-272-0029

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Urine pH and Kidney Disease

In this video, Santa Barbara Nutrients President and UCSB Professor Thomas Weimbs, PhD, discusses how to measure urinary pH, why it’s important for individuals with kidney disease to monitor their urinary pH, and the effects of diet on urinary pH. Santa Barbara Nutrients also announces its sponsorship at the Metabolic Health Summit.

Urinary pH is important to monitor for those who have kidney disease. The urine pH can vary considerably depending on the kind of foods we eat and depending on certain health conditions. A perfectly neutral pH (neither acidic nor alkaline) has a value of 7. Most people in industrialized societies have acidic urine pH (for example, around pH 5 which is 100x more acidic than pH 7) due to the high consumption of acidifying foods such as grains and animal protein (meats, dairy, eggs). Furthermore, many health conditions can affect the urine pH. For example, individuals with chronic kidney disease frequently have acidic urine pH. If the urine pH is too acidic or too alkaline, there is a higher risk that microscopic crystals can form that can damage kidneys and can also lead to kidney stones. For example, acidic urine pH increases the risk of forming crystals and stones composed of calcium oxalate, uric acid, or cystine. A urine pH value near neutral (around pH 6-7.5) is ideal for most people unless they have been told by their healthcare practitioner that their urine pH should have a different value.

Thomas Weimbs, PhD discusses:

– Why it is important for individuals with kidney disease to monitor the pH of their urine

– The relationship between urinary pH and kidney stones

– What the ideal pH range of urine samples is and why

– How to measure urine pH – How often one should measure urine pH

– The best time to measure urine pH

– What low and high urinary pH means

pH urinary protocol: https://santabarbaranutrients.com/wp-…

pH paper: https://store.santabarbaranutrients.c…

SBN: https://santabarbaranutrients.com/

Metabolic Health Summit https://metabolichealthsummit.com/

Please ALWAYS consult your doctor before changing your diet or taking supplements or medication. The posts and discussions in this video do not constitute medical advice. Please consult with your own health care professional regarding any changes you would like to make to your own health care plan.