Save Your Child’s Kidney By Changing Their Diet | Children with CKD
Today’s video, we’re talking about how you can save your child’s kidney with a piece of research that came out in the pediatric nephrology journal, May, 2023, dietary acid load: children with chronic kidney disease, it’s association with nutritional status and health and related quality of life. So we’re talking about kids. Kids that have kidney disease and most children in America are on the standard American diet, which is a very high acid diet.
Hotdogs, hamburgers, white bread, chips, soda, junk foods, fast foods, french fries. These are all things that produce a lot of acid and the more high acid foods in the diet, as they shown in this study here, your child’s going to have worse GFR, worse weight circumference, and a worse albumin.
This is going to impact and accelerate the loss of their kidney function. So what do you do? What do you do if your child has a high acid diet? Changing your child’s diets really difficult. So if you can, you want to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, alkaline foods, you can always Google a list of alkaline food, but it’s generally fruits and vegetables. Second, if you can’t change the diet, but you still want to do something, you can give ’em a little bit of sodium bicarbonate. You can use it in a powder form or a pill form one pill. Or the powder you want to use. About one eighth of a teaspoon give you about 600 milligrams of sodium bicarbonate.
Sodium bicarbonate is a super alkalizer for the kidney. We love it. You can use it in any kidney situation, doing a little scoop in that you’ll buffer the acid helping their kidneys for the long term. So if you have a kid with kidney disease, high acid diet, try to change it.