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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

What would be the effects of eating 70-85% of your calories from fat in the form of coconut oil, 10-20% from protein in the form of various meats, and 5-10% from carbohydrate in the form of various fibrous vegetables?   I understand that... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 30, 2014 at 8:02 PM

70% of your calories being completely void of nutrition? Does not sound like a good plan. 

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

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 3:11 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 · about 20 hours ago

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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Stephen_4 0 · June 14, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Well GAPS diet is made for people with autoimmune problems and many autoimmune problems signify a problem with the gut right? If so I'd recommend soups, maybe buy a slowcooker/pressure cooker or something and try to heal your gut?

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by 952 · about 20 hours ago

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 3:25 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 213 · about 20 hours ago

Could consumption lead to kidney stones or failure?

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by 789 · about 20 hours ago

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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Janknitz 0 · November 18, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Most physicians would be terrified to try it, but: http://www.myhealthnewsdaily.com/1197-ketogenic-diet-reverses-mice-kidney-disease.html (more)

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by 28 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 21 hours ago

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 6:55 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 175 · about 21 hours ago

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 7:49 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 11683 · about 21 hours ago

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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miked_2 0 · August 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Dr. Google is your friend: http://robbwolf.com/2011/05/19/clearing-up-kidney-confusion-introduction/ Basically, if you have healthy kidneys, then nothing to worry about. If you have unhealthy kidneys, then maybe think about cutting back on the... (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

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 · about 21 hours ago

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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Monte 0 · July 28, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Because protein is restricted I'd make doubly sure that the protein you do eat is of the absolute highest quality. This would mean wild caught, unprocessed fish, shellfish, and crustaceans should make the bulk of protein with pastured meat and... (more)

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by 110 · about 21 hours ago

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 418 · about 21 hours ago

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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Crabbycakes 0 · July 15, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Beets and nettles are also great for kidneys.

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by 70 · about 21 hours ago

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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Roberto 0 · July 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Hi, I think you should have higher fat, lower proteins, i.e. ketogenic. More from Robb Wolf: http://robbwolf.com/2011/06/16/clearing-up-kidney-confusion-part-deux/ Good luck let us know how you do. (more)

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by 1418 · about 21 hours ago

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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Ryan_36 0 · June 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I'm pretty sure the giblet was a heart not a kidney. Chicken hearts are about the size of an olive. Their kidneys are much smaller and are usually still on the bird (not in the giblet package). They are too small to cut open and trim like you... (more)

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by 15583 · about 21 hours ago

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 4:34 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 3049 · about 21 hours ago

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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Janey 0 · April 05, 2012 at 2:00 AM

When I was little my father used to make lamb kidney for breakfast on the weekends. He'd fry onions and add the chopped kidneys with lots of ground coriander, black pepper, and some cumin. Sometimes he would add mushrooms.

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

I got my yearly physical done a week ago. My doctor told me that I am showing some protein in my urine (albuminurea). This worries me, and I want to know how to correct it. Background - I've been gluten free for about 4 years, paleo for about 2.... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · January 24, 2012 at 11:44 PM

i used to always leak protein in my urine when i was a Jogger. if you are a jogger or runner, forget about it. and dont worry its normal.

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by 11099 · about 21 hours ago

I purchased half a pastured pig this summer for an amazing price, and they threw in some offal as a bonus...I've never cooked pork offal and could use some tips from all you savvy seasoned pork offal eaters out there...I have a large liver, a... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · December 11, 2011 at 2:15 AM

Umm... ok. Here you go! To me, pork offal isn't too far off from beef in flavour so you can definitely blend with beef products if you wanted. Liver! Grind up and add to meatballs or burgers. Fried with onions and bacon - for a milder flavour you... (more)

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by 1169 · about 21 hours ago

I ve been eating liver once a week for a month or two now: I??m getting more and more used to the taste but it still makes me almost vomit. Why is this do you think?

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ben61820 0 · November 03, 2011 at 2:33 PM

It only makes you react a certain way because you weren't raised on it. Babies will eat and love whatever they are fed. Kids around the world eat a variety of things, all the result of whatever their parents feed them while they're being raised. (more)

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by 8933 · about 21 hours ago

When my mother has to go to the toilet, she panics. She can't hold it, she has to go immediately or she, well ... she pees. It's not a disaster, but she often has to change plans to make sure she doesn't have to go to the toilet in the wild. I... (more)

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Karen 0 · July 27, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Kegel excercises - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kegel-exercises/WO00119 performed several times a day will firm up the muscles needed to stop accidental peeing. They're also very good for womens sex lives (and their mates) although you may not... (more)

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by 60 · about 21 hours ago

My father had a kidney transplant in 1999 after over twenty years of dialysis. In 2007 he had a quadruple bypass due to gradual blockage caused by necessary medication for the kidney. I've talked to my parents extensively about eating paleo and... (more)

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Nick_3 0 · June 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Speak to a nephrologist regarding the dietary changes. First, ask if the usual changes that occur from adopting a paleo diet are likely to have any negative side-effects. Eg: increased HDL cholesterol decreased LDL cholesterol and... (more)

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by 1081 · about 21 hours ago

I just found a source near my house for grassfed beef by the half, quarter, or eighth of a cow for between $5 and $8 per pound, and they'll ship it to me! BanderasGrassland They'll throw in organ meats for $3/lb. I'm looking at going in on a half... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · June 07, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Of all of the offal, kidneys are definitely not at the top of my list. They have a firm, almost crunchy texture, and fairly mild flavor. The problem is the smell, basically they smell somewhat of urine. Most preparations seek to eliminate this... (more)

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by 78422 · about 21 hours ago

Hi All, I am interested in including beef kidney in my diet. I recently heard that (1) the protein quality of organ meats exceeds that of muscle meat; (2) that kidney contains large amounts of cholesterol(which I would look upon favorably); (3)... (more)

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Patty_1 0 · March 31, 2011 at 2:07 AM

I've only had it once, and I actually thought it was pretty good. I just sliced it kind of thin and fried it in bacon grease as well. But there is that "farmy" smell and after taste. My new tactic for all offal is to grind it up, mix with ground... (more)

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