Stage 3 Kidney Disease and Diet: What can I eat?

Posted by carnes @carnes, Jun 11, 2018

It seems there is very little you can eat that is healthy for the Kidneys. The web site Davida has plenty of food on it but contradicts what other sources say. Anyone know anything for breakfast, lunch and dinner that does not have any sugar or flour bodies the obvious boring or bland foods good for Kidneys and I’m allergic to sugar of any kind of sweetener and flour. Thank you.

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@australia

Hi Kamama 94 from Georgia/Australia RE: PAIN MANAGEMENT. Went to emergency with hip 10/10 pain. Said I have kidney limitations so what is my top limit with pain meds.??? DA ! DA! they had not a clue. I gave them the phone number of my kidney guy. Your Nephrologist is the one to talk to about any pain meds. as he know the meds and level that suit your kidneys. And how to taper on and off levels of meds. Worked for me 100%

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@australia, Hi! I have enjoyed your posts! Yep, pain management was my nursing specialty before I retired, also had experience w/dialysis patients so am aware that about the only thing I can take for post-herpetic pain is hydrocodone v-e-r-y limited, no other NSAIDS and no other narcs – can't tolerate morphone and all narcs can accumulate when the kidneys can't filter them fast enough or at all. Gabapentin never helped my diabetic neuropathy so neph and I figured why throw it at what's left of my only remaining kidney if it won't work for pain post shingles. Now that the worst has passed (I hope!) my usual endorphine-release strategies are working again – deep breathing, meditation, distraction, interacting with my service dog. . BTW, nice to meet a fellow so-called "difficult" patient like me..

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@australia

Mikek206 from Georgia/Australia. The paperback is "Lifespan" by David Sinclair. Read Chapter 4 and the plan is on page 304. Your HRT doctor should be able to help you if you want to do it. She would your body.

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To Mikek206 from Georgia/Australia. Any book shop for sure.

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@kamama94

@australia, Hi! I have enjoyed your posts! Yep, pain management was my nursing specialty before I retired, also had experience w/dialysis patients so am aware that about the only thing I can take for post-herpetic pain is hydrocodone v-e-r-y limited, no other NSAIDS and no other narcs – can't tolerate morphone and all narcs can accumulate when the kidneys can't filter them fast enough or at all. Gabapentin never helped my diabetic neuropathy so neph and I figured why throw it at what's left of my only remaining kidney if it won't work for pain post shingles. Now that the worst has passed (I hope!) my usual endorphine-release strategies are working again – deep breathing, meditation, distraction, interacting with my service dog. . BTW, nice to meet a fellow so-called "difficult" patient like me..

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Hi Kamama94 from Georgia/Australia. I would like to call "pain management department" –"pain elimination department " YES. !!! I thought that was the point of it. ?

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@TonyHart87

@fiesty76, Yes I do work at Mayo Clinic (9 years!). I work in Marketing and run their advocate program called Mayo Clinic Champions. It's to help those who've been to Mayo Clinic amplify their word of mouth about their experience. I really enjoy the work. Yes, COVID-19 has shifted our work and we're all learning a lot of new things, like getting to moderate for this wonderful Kidney & Bladder group.

@australia – We're always up for entertainment. And you certainly could teach everyone a thing or two about advocating for yourself as a patient.

@gingerw – it sounds like you have a good system down for following your healthy kidney diet and staying safe. What's the go-to snack for these trips?

@kamama94 – So glad to hear from you. So sorry about your pain and life-upending. Change is tough, especially when it comes with pain. I'm glad that you are still staying involved but definitely do what you need to to take care of yourself!

I'm wondering if anyone else has had pre-dialysis vascular surgery? What was the recovery like?

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@TonyHart87, Thank you for giving us more of a peek inside what you do professionally with Mayo in the mktg. dept and Clinic Champions' program. Hats off to all, whether professional staff or volunteer advocates, working to "spread the word" to others about Mayo's many services. Becoming a member of the Connect Kidney and Bladder forum has made the single biggest positive difference in my learning better ways of managing ckd. Nice to get to send a big personal TX Thank You for moderating this group in particular!

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I second what TonyHart87 just said. Hats off, well done.

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@TonyHart87

Hey @mikek206. I see you've been a member for a bit but this is your first post, so welcome! Don't we all wish medical research/breakthroughs came out faster!? What's currently working best for you with your diet?

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Just Trying To Stay away from all these foods that the Kidneys has a hard time coping with…

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@mikek206

Hope it gets out sooner than that…

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Hi dear darlingtondoll, from Georgia in Australia –Read the paperback Lifespan by David Sinclair of Harvard Med. School –Chapter 4. It is in layman's terms. The plan is on page 304. See what you think ?
The simplistic, genetic explanation for that is — it increases the accuracy of the making of your new cells, because it put back into circulation in your body the "stuff" that you "used to have when you were younger that made you able to program cell division accurately and to repair cells completely and accurately when they were damaged. " Those are "near to" Davids's videos." He tell you how the body does it . Fascinating. I have lost some sensory nerves and I am hoping they are repaired. ???
I have told you I teach biotech and physics so I have done a lot of reading on his work. I am trying the program — even though it is only in trial now at Harvard.
That is me. ?? If you ask your GP don't be surprised if he or she has never heard of it.
I want to think of "old age" without multiple organ and systems breakdowns. That would be nice. ??? I will take a before and after picture, YES?? I am 85—-"What is that Movie? Back to the Future with Michael J. Fox. !!!

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With your restrictions I would suggest speaking to a renal dietitian

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Good news for a change. Despite shingles and yeast infection my renal function has climbed from eGFR of 24 up to 37, BUN and creatinine are down, A1C is 4.9 on almost no short-acting insulin, Hg has improved, everything else is normal or stable. I'll be able to get back to compiling the new recipes which include some things which we once were told to avoid or limit but which manufacturers and/or growers have adjusted to be more kidney-friendly.

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@veteran1950

I just found out about mashed potatoes which I love but do not eat. I googled a recipe for mashed cauliflour and wound up eating the entire healthy vegetable. It is very good. Suggest you give it a try using garlic. You won't be sorry.

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not only did we try it and loved it, we went out and bought a new , largest, chopper/grinder cuisinart that is able to handle a whole cauliflour at one time with garlic, of course.

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