In reading current research and nutritional guidelines, I thoroughly disagree with the lame list of recommended foods to eat on a modified diet for kidney disease. I am curious if anyone in the Paleo environment could provide and offer a list or guideline that not only meets our nutritional goals as Paleo eaters, but also does not give in to the highly government-saturated recommendations listed on mainly all of the kidney information websites that I have come across.
In addition to a list of foods, do you have any recommendations for smoothies I can use to drink?
asked byAmy_1 (290)
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on July 28, 2012
at 02:48 PM
Because protein is restricted I'd make doubly sure that the protein you do eat is of the absolute highest quality. This would mean wild caught, unprocessed fish, shellfish, and crustaceans should make the bulk of protein with pastured meat and eggs coming in second and third. (canned=bad, frozen=okay, fresh=best)
Most of the other stuff that is recommended to be cut on a restricted kidney disease diet aren't paleo or are borderline anyway. (beans, peas, dairy, juices, nuts, processed meats, etc etc).
I would only count meat, seafood, eggs and dairy toward the protein ceiling and not things like sweet potatoes and spinach. Further, certain things like low carbing raise requirements for protein intake. Keep carbs above 100g.
Fasting is also recommended. Not only does it give the body a bit of a break but it also promotes greater protein efficiency in a number of ways. (assimilation and autophagy) Mild weight training could also be beneficial in this regard. Leangains seems to fit the bill perfectly. 16 hours of fasting and an 8 hour eating window. I'd break the protein up into 3 or more meals during the 8 hour eating window to put the least amount of stress on the kidneys at any one time.
NOTE: With all that said you gotta scale protein upward or downward depending on renal function which is not at all static! Lots of things to test and discuss with a doc before doing anything...
on July 28, 2012
at 02:46 PM
You'll find plenty of studies (on PubMed, etc) showing that high protein diets don't cause kidney disease, but they can be unhealthy for those who already have existing kidney disease. If I had a disease, I'd adjust my diet accordingly.
on June 02, 2013
at 10:51 PM
I am handling my CKD since 2007. True, I live my life from one lab work to other...Manage d to crawl back from Stage 4 kidney, as cant imagine dialysis for me.
I discard egg yoke, keep only the two whites. Living in hot Arizona, try to cook the fastest cooking time foods within my diet.
What American books say about Kidney diet is for the birds. I found a wonderful medical book on kidney and diet, they KNOW how and are willing to tell the patients. I am 73 old, but don't feel any hurry to die:))Forgive my English, never had education in English language...Self thought and sadly it shows:( Oh, my name is Marra.
I DO eat walnuts and almonds, of course raw and NO SODIUM.Do not eat out, cook my own meals and do not have salt in the house. That is the secret of my keeping balanced lab results.Being o f low income, I try to look at any diet for adding to my diet in order if I can save money with it... Have no idea of Paleo diet, I visulise a cave and long hair and animal leather as outfit:)) Being of Hungarian origin its fine with me, we used to be nomadic people.
on July 28, 2012
at 02:00 PM
Not known; however, the paleo diet (ie, meat) is associated with higher levels of uric acid; and uric acid is correlated with kidney disease. Important Note: correlation is not causation; the scientific literature has NOT shown that higher uric levels result in greater kidney disease; rather, people with kidney diseases, usually tend to have higher uric levels.