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Autoimmune protocol for kidney disease?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 14, 2013 at 2:55 PM

I have been recently diagnosed with Nephrotic syndrome (protein in urine + low blood protein levels + elevated lipids + edema of legs).

I am currently in a hospital, but we haven't yet figured out the underlying cause: whether it is Minimal change disease, Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, Membranous glomerulonephritis or Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and whether it is primary and secondary. I am going through lots of blood tests and will probably need a biopsy.

But there is a good chance that underlying condition is autoimmune.

That's what brings me to my question...

How would you adapt an autoimmune protocol to somebody with a kidney problem, but no other health issues (28 yo, rather athletic, have been training regularly, relatively high carbs and some dairy as I seem to tolerate it well, also used whey)?

Please, also consider posting here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/198878/nephrotic-syndrome-proteinemia-help-is-needed#axzz2WCUAsJkV http://paleohacks.com/questions/199788/autoimmune-protocol-making-the-best-of-it#axzz2WCUAsJkV

Please, consider upvoting...

Thank you very very very much!

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on July 09, 2014
at 09:12 PM

By Paleo do you mean dairy free as well or gluten free only?

I only followed AIP for a while, but it did not fix the problem, at least not in a dramatic and / or quick way.

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on June 14, 2013
at 03:29 PM

I'm sure I speak for a lot of folks here when I say get well soon John :)

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on June 14, 2013
at 03:12 PM

Well GAPS diet is made for people with autoimmune problems and many autoimmune problems signify a problem with the gut right? If so I'd recommend soups, maybe buy a slowcooker/pressure cooker or something and try to heal your gut?

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on July 10, 2014
at 10:59 AM

You can check Sarah Ballantyne's Autoimmune Protocol book, that was cheap on Kobo, or her site thepaleomom.com

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on June 22, 2014
at 09:00 AM

Hi, I am from germany so sorry for my bad english. I´m now 34 and I have autoimmune Glomerulonephritis since I was 5 years old. I´m now 6 month on paleo and the protein in my urine is gone. I´m not sure if I can believe this. I´m testing my urine with those sticks where you can see the blood (still there) and other thongs. Can you tell me, what results you have with AIP? Thank you so much.

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

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on July 09, 2014
at 09:12 PM

By Paleo do you mean dairy free as well or gluten free only?

I only followed AIP for a while, but it did not fix the problem, at least not in a dramatic and / or quick way.

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on February 06, 2014
at 03:23 PM

I have had Membranous Glomerulonephritis for 16 years with minimal change and it's just starting to progress. My nephrologist wants to start me on immunosuppressants. I have zero desire to take them, as I'm worried about the long term effects of them. I have been 80/20 paleo for the last year but now considering the autoimmune protocol. Did you try this for your kidneys? Did you have any results you could share?

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