Grains and Kidneys?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 15, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I was just trying to explain to someone what I eat. They said "You don't eat grains? Your poor kidneys." What the hell are they talking about?

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on February 15, 2012
at 10:06 PM

Unless this was some sort of a stab at a keto diet or something, which I am not on, I am still confused. sigh.



on February 15, 2012
at 10:05 PM

good tags. i would add "idiot" but you're clearly kinder than i.


on February 15, 2012
at 09:47 PM

When people come out with a ridiculous statement like that (about a diet I've been undertaking and researching for so long) I like to ask them where they heard that fact - and could they email me the link to any related studies as I'd like to explore their statement further. I've not been sent a single study yet.

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on February 15, 2012
at 10:15 PM

They are probably assuming that without consuming grains, you are making up the bulk of your diet with protein and fat, the former of which is commonly implicated as being deleterious to kidney health in larger quantities. The belief is certainly persistent among healthcare professionals and the mainstream, correct or incorrect.



on February 15, 2012
at 11:38 PM

Their comment makes no sense in any way. Trying to figure out such nonsense is a waste of effort.



on January 21, 2013
at 03:16 AM

.... What a weird comment!

I'm guessing because, at least in veterinary medicine, high protein intake "causes" kidney disease. However, that statement was recently proven false in mainstream medicine. Sure, high protein may not be great for cats who already have kidney disease.

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