Episode 28: Keto Diet And Chronic Kidney Disease: Improve kidney function & avoid kidney failure. The question I am asked most often is what do I think about the Keto Diet and chronic kidney disease – can it help improve kidney function in those with chronic kidney disease (CKD)? Is the Keto diet (also known as the ketogenic diet) good for Kidney Disease (CKD) patients and can keto improve kidney health (improve GFR, reduce creatinine)? Does Keto harm kidneys (No)? Does Keto cause kidney disease (it does not)? I share my thoughts on the Keto diet and chronic kidney disease (CKD) using my limited experience with it. There is some who say a Keto diet can lower creatinine which means an improved GFR for those with kidney disease (CKD), but I will not know the results of the Keto diet until late June 2019. Should you consider a Keto diet with Kidney Disease – only your doctor can recommend this diet over your current renal diet. The transition from a renal diet to a keto diet was very easy. While on the Keto diet I am losing weight fast, staying full, and feeling extremely better. Fast weight loss has been the easiest way for me to lose weight ever. I am currently dropping about 10lbs a week on the modified Keto Diet. This Keto diet is modified for Kidney Disease to be low phosphorous, low potassium, and uses Himalayan pink sea salt. You can learn more about Keto Diet from Dr. Berry here on YouTube – I have followed him since being diagnosed with Kidney Disease (CKD) in 2018. Talk to your doctor to see if a Keto Diet would help improve your kidney function, increase your GFR, and lower your creatinine levels quickly.
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IMPORTANT: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. Patients should always be under the care of a physician and defer to their physician for any and all treatment decisions. This video is not meant to replace a physician’s advice, supervision, and counsel. No information in the video should be construed as medical advice. All medical decisions should be made by the patient and a qualified physician. This video is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE.
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Kidney Health – When your kidneys are healthy, they remove waste and excess toxins from your blood. Kidney health is also vital in regulating blood pressure and building strong bones.
When you have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) your kidney disease directly impacts your kidney function, reducing how well your kidneys remove toxins and waste from your blood. People with kidney disease also have difficulty controlling their blood pressure since it is one of the functions of a healthy kidney.
Everyone with Chronic Kidney Disease should work with their doctor to customize their own strategy. It is critical to follow your doctor’s instructions for the plan specific to your kidney disease. Your doctor may prescribe medications, a kidney diet, and set limits for your daily Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, Protein, Carbohydrates, and Calcium.
By not following your doctor’s plan and eating a healthy kidney diet, you will eventually end up with end-stage renal failure, also known as stage 5 kidney disease or Kidney Failure. At that point, your kidney disease diet will become extremely strict, and you may need to consider dialysis to stay alive. Dialysis does not duplicate all of the kidney’s functions, and it is tough on your body as it uses machines to detox your kidneys and removes waste and toxins from your blood. It should be your goal to avoid dialysis by working with your doctor to improve your kidney function.
To prevent Kidney failure, follow your kidney doctor and kidney dietitian’s recommended kidney or keto diet. Also, understand that there currently is no cure for Kidney Disease. However, it may be possible to improve your kidney function and increase your GFR through the proper kidney diet and treatment.
Some essential things to limit or avoid on ALL kidney diets are sodium (salt), phosphate, potassium, carbohydrates (sugar), and protein. It is also suitable for your kidneys and overall health to avoid artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, and highly processed foods.
I encourage others to educate themselves on Kidney Disease and fight kidney disease. Join me and learn how you can prevent kidney disease, how to avoid kidney failure, and how to improve kidney function naturally.