1. What are the best foods for kidney disease?
2. End-Stage Kidney Disease: Sustaining Energy and Meeting Nutritional Needs.
Well, they’re somewhat different than the foods that you would eat
to prevent a kidney problem.
If you were trying to prevent kidney disease, you would consume
the foods on my programme which is the healthy version
of the ketogenic diet with in a minute fasting because
that provides not just low carb but high quality foods.
Since the cause of most kidney problems stem from diabetes, insulin
resistance, high sugar, high carb diets.
But that being said.
We want to talk about what do you eat if you
have a kidney problem.
There are various stages of kidney problems.
You have stage 1, 2,3,4 and five, five being end stage, which
means you’re usually on the list for dialysis and it’s irreversible.
So I’m going to kind of split this up into kind
of the make break point of when you would start
eating what I’m going to suggest, OK, And that would
be stage 3A through stage five.
So if you’re between 3:00 and 5:00, then we’re going to
talk about what foods you should eat.
And the kidney has a bunch of tiny little philtres called
nephrons, and they’re basically there to philtre the blood.
So when they can’t philtre anymore because they’re damaged, you start
getting waste that backs up into the blood.
And you also have problems with these very specific nutrients, phosphorus.
Becomes too high.
Potassium comes too high, sodium becomes too high, and then protein in general.
So that’s one way to diagnose kidney problems is having protein
in the urine.
So let’s first take a look at protein.
OK, you need to lower your protein a little bit.
But of course keep the quality there as well, which I’ll talk about.
So how much protein would you really need?
A normal amount of proteinprotein?
Let’s say for myself I weigh about 185 pounds, I would
need to apply this one.
Formula. And this is kind of really a rough estimate, like 8 grammes of protein per kilogramme. And what that really comes out to is about 65 grammes of protein per day. That’s kind of what I need right now. But if the kidney becomes a problem, you can’t handle that much protein, so you have to lower it to about 45 grammes of protein per day. I would go from like 9 ounces of beef per day to about 6 ounces of beef per day If it was eggs, OK, it’s a little bit different protein ratio and there I would go.
From 9 eggs a day to six eggs a day.
If it was seafood or fish, I would go from 9
ounces of fish or seafood to 6 ounces of seafood or fish.
Now, less per day.
OK, so you just reduce your protein.
You don’t want to reduce it too low, you just want
to have it just right and you want to make
sure the quality is there.
The best protein as far as quality goes is the egg.
Then the fish or seafood, and then beef. But you have to make sure it’s grass fed, grass finished, and the eggs, pasture raised, organic, and then the fish well caught. Now as far as sodium goes, you don’t want to bring your sodium down too far because you need sodium for various reasons, but you want to bring it down to roughly about 2300 milligrammes of sodium per day. So in other words, don’t use a lot of salt on your foods. And of course you’re not going to be eating processed foods or junk foods.
So you’re not going to get that hidden sodium, but you
want to have a just a little bit but not excessive amounts.
And then with potassium.
OK, let’s talk about potassium.
What foods are high in potassium that you would have to avoid?
Beet greens, Avoid those, avoid spinach, kale.
Avocados are very high in potassium, but you would want to
have foods low in potassium.
If we take a look at the vegetable family, we would
be consuming like cabbage, cauliflower, radish.
Cucumber, onion, regular lettuce, bell pepper and of course protein in
general doesn’t have a lot of potassium.
So you could do like tuna and cod and eggs, especially
Turkey and even some organic chicken.
Now let’s talk about phosphorus.
OK, how do you lower the phosphorus?
Well, you definitely want to avoid anything with a lot of
phosphorus, like phosphoric acid, as in sodas.
Sodas are the worst for kidney disease because you’re going to
really Jack up your phosphoric acid, not to mention the sugar.
But also, meat in general is higher in phosphorus, and so
is milk in dark chocolate.
But most vegetables are low in phosphorus.
Berries are low in phosphorus.
Poultry is lower in phosphorus.
If you look at the meats and certain seafood and even
eggs are low in phosphorus even though they have phosphorus.
There is some conflicting data on potassium.
In other words, there’s an equal risk of dying from too
much potassium or too little.
Potassium and again, always work with your doctor to make sure
that they monitor these key nutrients to make sure they’re
not out of range.
That being said, a lot of the recommendations as far as food for.
End stage kidney problems include grains, which I totally disagree with.
There’s no benefit of having grains when you have a kidney problem.
Instead, focus on the foods that I recommend as well as
adding a a natural source of the B vitamins, natural
vitamin C, vitamin D3.
As well as omega-3 fatty acids, probably from cadaver oil.
That would be the best.
So these recommendations are for those people that have kidney damage already.