Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Guidelines | 5 to Follow
This video is about a collection of research about Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Guidelines and nutrition related things that could help your kidney health. The first article we’re covering is from the journal of psychiatric research, March, 2023, “association of a Low Protein Diet with depressive symptoms and poor health related quality of life in CKD. So when you go on a low protein diet, one of the complications is that you could get depressed.
You could have a loss of quality of life because you might be tired, you might have muscle fatigue. This all depends on how low you go and you what exactly you’re doing. If you’re going to go on a low to very low protein diet in your blood work, you need to look at the albumin.
Albumin tells you how much protein you need or don’t need in your diet. It’s one of the markers we use for kidney health. So you never want to go below four. If you go below four, you have to get it up. So either getting it up through eating more protein, which isn’t maybe the best thing for your kidney, or taking essential amino acids or keto analogs of essential amino acids.
I have other videos about that if you want to learn more about that. Low protein to very low protein diet, very therapeutic for kidney health, but it may not be appropriate for everyone. These are just one of the complications to watch out for.
The next piece of research from Life Science Journal, April, 2023 “Sulforaphane exhibits potent renoprotective effects in preclinical models of kidney diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” We got a lot of research on this, mainly on animals. However, sulforaphane is a super healthy natural plant compound, good for everything including your kidney health. It comes from cruciferous vegetables. Those being broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, great things for your kidney health that you should definitely consume daily if you have any kidney problems.
Next piece of research, “The effect of acute aerobic exercise on biomarkers of renal health and filtration and moderate CKD.”
This comes from the Research quarterly for Exercise in Sports Journal, January, 2023. So they took people with stage three kidney disease. They gave him a half hour of exercise. They looked at their blood markers right after a couple hours, and then 24 hours later.
First off, all exercise is good for you, including just walking. However, the people in this study, they did different forms of exercise. Those who did high intensity interval exercise for that 30 minutes, at the end of 24 hours, they showed an increase or an improvement in their GFR and a lowering of their creatinine. It was only for a period of time, which just shows how powerful, how healthy, how good exercise is for your kidney health, even walking.
I do not recommend doing high intensity unless you get clearance from a doctor, get some training, some proper guidance, physical therapy, or a personal trainer.
Next piece of research from the Journal of Personalized Medicine, February, 2023 “L-Carnitine and Chronic Kidney Disease, comprehensive Review on nutrition and health perspectives.” They went and looked at L-carnitine an amino acid. You can buy it over the counter. What we find is that in kidney disease that often becomes low and it helps a lot of complications. It’s not going to help your gfr, your creatinine, and your kidney function.
What’s gonna help your quality of life? Here are some things that it can help: Oxidative stress, inflammatory stress, erythropoietin, nresistant anemia. So if you’ve got anemia, you’re taking erythropoietin, shots are not working, you can add L-Carnitine and then it works. Intradialectic, hypotension, muscle weakness, fatigue, myalgia.
If you want to do L-carnitine, we do have other videos, but if you want to take it: 1500 to upwards of 3000 milligrams.1500 to 3000 milligrams per day. It comes in pills, powders, and liquids.
The next study. This is the Renal Urology News Journal. They have a study here: “Hyperkalemia recurrence common in CKD, despite medical nutrition therapy. Looks like April 14th this year, 2023. They looked at hyperkalemia, high potassium. People got medical nutrition therapy and it still didn’t change much because we know that high potassium probably isn’t related so much to your food. You have to look at the medications, you have to look at your co2, your bicarbonate level to see if you’re acidotic or if you need a little bit of support in that area.
you shouldn’t, for most, worry about the potassium in your diet with kidney health. That’s an old myth that’s been busted a hundred times over, so don’t worry about that.
The last piece of research I’m going to go through is an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 2023. “Phenome-wide association study of genetically predicted B vitamins and homocysteine biomarkers with multiple health and disease outcomes: analysis of the UK Biobankuh, genetic study where they looked at a lot of different diseases”
Kidney disease can be included here. People need B Vitamins. You need B vitamins that are water soluble. What they do is they help bad genetics work better. That’s one way you can just simply put it. And the methylated b vitamins that I talk about in other videos really is what you need. That really helps genetic problems and issues related to kidney disease, related to all diseases.