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Sponsorship – PKD Walks

Santa Barbara Nutrients is a proud sponsor of 8 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: 

 

 

Toronto PKD Walk: 

When: Sunday, September 25th, 2022

Where: Centennial Park, Picnic Areas 6 & 7

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

Booth Attendee: 

  • Jenny Murray – PKD patient, advocate, and customer service representative for Santa Barbara Nutrients 

 

 

 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

Santa Barbara Nutrients announces 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, 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.

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and Oxalates – Interview with Sally Norton

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and Oxalates - Interview with Sally Norton

Dr. Jacob Torres, Head Researcher at Santa Barbara Nutrients interviews oxalate expert and health consultant Sally Norton, MPH. Sally has 35 years of health education and research and is passionate about helping individuals eat for vitality and long-term health.

During this interview, Sally discusses how oxalates are processed in the body, the effects of high oxalate foods for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and why it is important for people with CKD to monitor their oxalate intake.

In this video, Sally Norton, MPH discusses: 

What is oxalate and why is it bad for us? 

-Oxalates and the gut?

-What happens from eating too many oxalates?

-Lost seasonality and high oxalate foods? 

-How to remove oxalate but not all at once?

-What can people do now with oxalate consumptio