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by 777 · February 26, 2014 at 04:31 PM

I had another bout of kidney stones while peeing today, does anyone have any recommendations for treating this? I don't feel myself pass a stone but get the shooting pain from my kidneys round my waist when I try to pee. I don't think its... (more)

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by 0 · February 24, 2014 at 07:40 AM

Hi there, I'm looking to drop a few pounds and have been advised to try a paleo diet again. I say again because I tried it about a year ago and stopped when I got a nasty kidney infection and realised that it could be to do with the amount of... (more)

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Admiral012 0 · February 24, 2014 at 03:11 AM

Hi Drael, you've given me some useful advice here and it makes sense that I'm putting stress on my kidneys by not eating enough fats. Thanks man! I'm drinking loads of water so it's definitely not that. I'll give it some more time and be back if... (more)

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by 952 · July 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

I have been recently diagnosed with Nephrotic syndrome (protein in urine + low blood protein levels + elevated lipids + edema of legs). I am currently in a hospital, but we haven't yet figured out the underlying cause: whether it is Minimal... (more)

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moors 0 · July 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

You can check Sarah Ballantyne's Autoimmune Protocol book, that was cheap on Kobo, or her site thepaleomom.com

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by 952 · February 06, 2014 at 06:56 PM

I was recently diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome (low blood protein levels + protein in urine + elevated lipid levels + edemas on face/legs). The underlying cause hasn't been clarified yet, but doctor suggested that I spend time in hospital to do... (more)

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aprilday 0 · February 06, 2014 at 03:25 PM

I have had Membranous Glomerulonephritis for 16 years with minimal change and it's just starting to progress. My nephrologist wants to start me on immunosuppressants. I have zero desire to take them, as I'm worried about the long term effects of... (more)

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by 5 · April 16, 2013 at 08:39 AM

Hello, I'm 41, not overweight, non-smoker, social drinker. I'm just getting back into paleo and the gym after a bout of sedentary work and poor eating. Just received blood test results. These numbers stood out a bit: BUN: 21 Creatinine:... (more)

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by 10 · March 04, 2013 at 03:29 AM

So, for the way i like to eat Paleo has bee the perfect way of eating. Although, i have since had some brownish urine and now have kidney stones (i think). i am sitting here writtinng this with lower back pain. Since i have been eating Paleo it... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · March 04, 2013 at 03:29 AM

Go to the doctor. Seriously. There is a whole host of things that can cause that; infection, cancer, kidney failure. No one else's experience will help with that.

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by 227 · December 01, 2012 at 01:41 PM

Could consumption lead to kidney stones or failure?

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by 789 · August 26, 2013 at 09:08 PM

My sister has kidney failure and is on dialysis and already has to watch her phosphorous intake. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience or has known anyone with this issue that has incorporated a paleo lifestyle, because I know that... (more)

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laura_58 0 · August 26, 2013 at 09:08 PM

Paleo basics would be great. All nuts in raw from (whole, butter, or flour) are high in both phosphorus and potassium so she would need to take her phosphorus binders and maybe even get the prescription increased when eating these foods. Almond... (more)

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by 394 · November 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Do you have any interesting and/or funny stories involving offal - buying it, preparing it at home or while dining out?

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Rea 0 · October 20, 2012 at 03:55 PM

Tried cooking chicken gizzards for the first time recently. At first I thought there was no hope for them, they were so weirdly hard and crunchy, but after slowly sizzling in fat and lardons and things for about an hour they ended up being really... (more)

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by 28 · November 12, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I study nutrition and have learnt that protein works with nitrogen in the body, therefore too much protein may lead to too much nitrogen. This can result in liver problems followed by kidney problems. I am wondering what is the debate against what... (more)

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Sarah_55 0 · November 12, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I was mainly just interested on everybody's information and opinion on this since I think it is a very debatable thing when it comes to discussing an ideal diet. The teacher that told me this information didn't actually seem to know that much... (more)

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by 110 · September 24, 2012 at 07:59 PM

My naturopath, using iridology, said I have liver, kidney and thyroid damage and parasites. We paid NZ$50 for the consultation and NZ$400 on supplements which include: -Calmag- calcium magnesium and low amounts ofvitamin d -Cleanse for life-... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · September 22, 2012 at 06:55 AM

You can get most of that stuff from food. Judging from that list of supplements, I'm guessing she treats mostly vegetarians, or people who don't eat red meat. Keep the vitamin D (I wouldn't worry about taking a ton of it if you are headed into... (more)

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by 145 · December 14, 2013 at 09:46 PM

Hi, For the first time in my life I picked up a urinary tract infection. Deep red blood in the water + discomfort from not being able to pee. It was an OS moment for me (I'm a man, 44y, paleo-ish for 7 months) - thinking kidney stones/cancer.... (more)

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Allie_1 0 · September 08, 2012 at 07:49 PM

It sounds like a kidney stone. My personal experience with bladder/kidney infections/UTIs/stones were all when I was young and decidedly not paleo. My kidney stones also came with kidney infections which can present like a basic UTI at first. ... (more)

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by 11664 · August 29, 2012 at 06:54 PM

Had a conversation with a guy who is not Paleo but extremely well-read in the field of nutrition. He said meat was taxing on the kidneys over time. Is there any validity to this?

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Jonathan_7 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Well our ancestors were eating meat for a long time from birth until death. And from us being here now I guess that turned out just fine.

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by 10 · March 11, 2013 at 07:12 AM

Hi everyone, Summary - been going paleo since Nov 2011, getting stricter all the time. Had a blood test for immigration purposes shocked to find I had autoimmunes diabetes (Type 1.5) and protein in my urine which means damaged kidneys. I started... (more)

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cmm1964 0 · August 29, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I'm new here and new to paleo but not new to diabetes, I have type 2 and have got my HbA1c down from your current level to 6.1 at my last check, using medication diet and exercise. Some observations from what you wrote: I don't see any weight... (more)

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by 290 · June 02, 2013 at 10:51 PM

In reading current research and nutritional guidelines, I thoroughly disagree with the lame list of recommended foods to eat on a modified diet for kidney disease. I am curious if anyone in the Paleo environment could provide and offer a list or... (more)

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Morgan 0 · July 28, 2012 at 02:00 PM

Not known; however, the paleo diet (ie, meat) is associated with higher levels of uric acid; and uric acid is correlated with kidney disease. Important Note: correlation is not causation; the scientific literature has NOT shown that higher uric... (more)

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by 110 · July 18, 2012 at 09:29 PM

My last urinalysis came back with increased microalbumin (37; normal is less than 30). I have a history of (controlled) diabetes x17 years. All of my other bloodwork regarding kidney function is normal. My guess is that any true kidney damage I... (more)

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by 392 · July 16, 2012 at 07:37 AM

I took milk thistle and haven't noticed much, dandelion root appears to be working wonders though. Know of a good cranberry supplement? No I do not want to eat cranberries every day.

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Jamie_14 0 · July 16, 2012 at 07:37 AM

Dan shen (chinese herb), is strongly hepaprotective and is IMO the best liver supplement. Google it...

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by 0 · August 01, 2012 at 06:22 PM

I have started to kill rabbits for food. What I want to know is is it safe to eat the raw kidney and liver straight from the rabbit?

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dzone 0 · August 01, 2012 at 06:22 PM

You'll catch the rabbit starvation.

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by 65 · July 14, 2012 at 05:24 AM

I have weak kidneys, recent kidney infection and I am desperate what to eat. I love primal way of eating and totally believe in it, but now I really don't know what to do, because higher intake of protein is absolutely not recommended with this... (more)

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Chinaeskimo 0 · July 14, 2012 at 05:24 AM

I would not avoid protein, I would avoid purine. This is component most damaging to the kidneys. Here is a site with a list of foods high in purine link text

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by 1401 · August 30, 2013 at 02:47 AM

I was cutting up chicken livers today and noticed a kidney looking organ inside the package. Meanwhile I was cooking the chopped livers and didn't notice that there was chopped kidneys already in the pan now. The food smells like piss but I ate it... (more)

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House_maid 0 · August 30, 2013 at 02:47 AM

I just killed, de-feathered and gutted my first chook, admittedly a young rooster. I'm a vet nurse and found it all very interesting and different from animal insides. Anyway, I found the kidneys - 2 egg shaped creamy coloured things, about walnut... (more)

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by 11113 · May 25, 2012 at 02:11 AM

I haven't been eating as well as I should over the past couple of months. Too much starch, not enough veggies, and too many sweets. This past week my energy levels have been low, my back has been hurting and I've been retaining water like a... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 25, 2012 at 02:11 AM

My workouts get more intense.

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by 111 · April 26, 2012 at 02:10 PM

So what brought me here was candida. Well I thought I had 'candida' for 3 months, and have been on the diet since, and feel great. (I doubt I really had it that bad though, I had hardly any die-off symptoms). Recently however, I tried kidney... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 26, 2012 at 02:00 PM

What you are describing is definitely not unheard of. Some people have reported heightened sensitivities to seemingly unrelated foods after having cut out a specific type of food - wheat, dairy, eggs, etc.

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by 15324 · June 21, 2012 at 06:30 AM

As any-one who's tried to cook them will know, kidneys smell pretty awful. In deference to the preferences of my fiance, I've tried to reduce the urine smell by soaking them (as lots of recipes recommend) and then discarding the liquid before... (more)

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AStar 0 · June 18, 2012 at 04:34 PM

I would be surprised if there was significant loss of nutritional value in a soak in water. The fat soluble vitamins are very unlikely to leach out as they are hydrophobic so vitamin A, D, E, and K are safe. Most of the metals are going to be... (more)

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by 93 · April 06, 2012 at 02:29 PM

About a week ago, I thought I pulled an Ab muscle ... Since then I've had some stomach upset in the morning, which I thought was my IBS creeping up due to my reintroduction to coffee, or my protein shake addiction. I have an intermittent moderate... (more)

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queen_of_the_stone_age 0 · April 06, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Are you male or female? Because it sounds like an ovarian cyst to me - my exact symptoms and my GP diagnosed appendicitis until I had the ultrasound - which is the only way you'll know for sure.

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by 3043 · April 05, 2012 at 03:13 PM

I scored 2 pastured lamb kidneys for $0.88 from the butcher on my way home from work tonight! (I'm addicted to popping in to see what's there... I buy bones at least 3 times a week for stock :) So friends, what do I do with these babies? Please... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · April 05, 2012 at 03:13 PM

You've probably already made them, but I loved this recipe calling for lamb kidneys in an avocado sauce: http://www.weareneverfull.com/when-life-gives-you-veal-kidneys/ (scroll halfway down the page for the avocado recipe) I am making an effort... (more)