Kidney Disease Nutrition, Diet Tips, & More!

Kidney Disease Nutrition, Diet Tips, & More!

Thanks for tuning in to today’s video about kidney disease nutrition and how to help yourself if you have kidney issues. If you want to know more about me, check out our other videos, website, you can learn more about why I’m so passionate about kidney issues. So this article is a nice article. It was published in the Renal and Urology News, March 24th, 2023.

It was titled Early Nutrition Care and CKD Preserves Kidney Function written by Lindsey Zircher, a dietician. So a really nice article. It’s a good article to see and I’m going to go over it, and what it means for you, how it can help yourself. She writes about a shifting thought thought process around actually being aggressive with kidney care, trying to do things in earlier stages to to where it’s at, where it’s more of just let’s just deal with complications, but we’re shifting and we’re moving and there’s some areas to cover with.

Great research which talks about accumulating evidence shows that a low protein diet, individualized mineral recommendations, support of gut health, ensure an adequate vitamin intake, and help preserve kidney function and reduce the risk of progression. There’s some things that you can do.

There’s a lot more things you can do besides what she mentions here, but So she talks about a low protein diet. This is the big thing in the last couple years with kidney issues because every major Medical organization that deals with kidneys diets has recommended it It’s not the number one end all be all diet for everybody if you’re a candidate if you’re someone with Diabetic issues.

You might not be a candidate. You might have to do a moderate protein diet, maybe preferably more plant based So low protein diet can increase GFR. These are her points in slow progression to end stage kidney disease improves hyperfiltration, reduces nitrogen waste reduces renal workload Reduces protein urea by 20 to 50 percent.

That’s a big one. That’s that’s really the reason that you do this diet is to reduce the protein reducing inflammation health that kidney function. Improve lipids, improve glucose and hemoglobin, improves quality of life, reduces dietary acid load. If you decide to do this diet, try to get some help, try to get some resources.

Professional help is important, especially finding someone, nutritionist, dietitianist, anyone who knows about this and knows how to utilize it. So that’s what she talks about, really good stuff. Second is individualized mineral needs, talking about how You need to individualize potassium, sodium, phosphorus. No more blanket approaches.

No more everybody should avoid potassium. Most people don’t need to avoid potassium with kidney disease and you’re actually causing more harm because you’re missing out on a lot of nutrients that you can use. So we need to individualize it. That’s the best way to go about it. No more blanket approaches.

And for most people phosphorus too is a big issue, okay? Most people don’t need to restrict plant based sources of protein if they’re worried about the phosphorus because the phosphorus doesn’t absorb. So a lot more we know. A lot has changed in the last couple years. Gut health and kidney disease, we spoke I speak a lot about this in my videos about probiotics, prebiotics.

If you have kidney issues, you really, really should take some probiotics and prebiotics. Because the gut kidney access, it’s how the gut’s related to kidney health. They’re interrelated. When the toxins build up, they’re in the gut. Inflammation, all types of issues start developing there. Leading to more complications.

What else did she get into? Adequate vitamin intake. You need adequate vitamins and minerals, especially with kidney issues. If you’re looking online, even by major organizations telling you how you don’t need vitamins and all that, it’s all not true. We know that there’s always major issues with a lot of vitamins and minerals in kidney health and you need to take proper supplementation.