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by 290 · less than a minute 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 418 · 1 minute 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 0 · 2 minutes ago

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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Jamie_14 0 · July 14, 2012 at 1:10 PM

no. u can get diseases. bad idea. Also....why?

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by 70 · 2 minutes 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 · 3 minutes 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 11152 · 6 minutes ago

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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borofergie 0 · May 24, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Every time you stray from Paleo a kitten dies. Fact.

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by 15583 · 9 minutes 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 81 · 10 minutes ago

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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wannabehealthy 0 · April 06, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Thanks everyone. I went to the ER to be sure last night, and all my WBC counts are normal. It's still there, but it's very mild. Hurts more when I'm up and moving. Have an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow. If it's a cyst, then hopefully it... (more)

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by 3049 · 10 minutes 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 60 · 12 minutes ago

Hi Everyone, I'm on week 4 of paleo .. Very low carb, and these last few days I've been experiencing a familiar awful pain in my left lower back. I feel like I'm developing a stone. I've had them before and don't want to go down that path... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 13, 2012 at 12:43 AM

You probably need Magnesium. Try 500 mg Mag Glycinate before bed. http://www.drwhitaker.com/magnesium-for-kidney-stones

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by 5 · 16 minutes 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 · 19 minutes 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 · 21 minutes 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 25 · 26 minutes ago

I'm 19 years old, 140lbs, 5ft10, and pretty much healthy. I've been on paleo for about 3-4 months now, and for the most part I've stuck with it well. About 3 weeks ago I moved into my friend's house and got a job in the area. The past couple weeks... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · August 17, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Dude, I totally feel your pain. Don't you just love how it comes in waves? It can get so bad that it actually feels good to vomit. At least then the spasms stop for a few seconds. Having had several kidney stones myself (my first one at... (more)

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by 10 · 27 minutes ago

I'm Indonesian weighed 54kg and 168cm tall. My daily activity is working in my desk. When I heard that 1.5 liters water is myth, my concern is what about people in tropical country? If I just measure requirement by pee color say if it has clear... (more)

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DePaw 0 · June 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM

From Fibre Menace, p 48: "A person weighing 70kg [155 lbs] requires at least ca. 1,750 ml [59 oz] water per day. Of this amount ca. 650 ml is obtained by drinking, ca. 750 ml is the water contained in solid food, and ca. 350 ml is oxidation... (more)

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by 8933 · 28 minutes 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 · 31 minutes 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 · 32 minutes 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 · 36 minutes 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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by 266 · 42 minutes ago

I have a friend who recently found out she has Polycystic Kidney Disease and she is interested in eating paleo. Does anyone else have that disease and what kind of foods would you suggest she eats? What would a meal plan look like?

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Dexter 0 · September 19, 2010 at 7:32 PM

You can refer your friend to the Evolutional Medicine Forum which is owned by Dr. Tourgeman, a Nephrologist..Kidney Doc....located in Fort Lauderdale. He has lots of good postings listed by topic on the right side of his blog. A patient of... (more)

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by 2052 · 43 minutes ago

For the past three weeks, I've been eating a pound each of beef liver, beef kidneys, and chicken hearts, plus lamb tallow and about a pound of kale every day. At the moment, with fall semester starting and a $1400 bill for my books, it's all I can... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · August 28, 2010 at 5:47 AM

There's little real danger from nutrient over-dose from offal except in a few isolated cases. One of these cases is vitamin A, which you could actually accumulate in toxic doses, as has already been pointed out. My first suggestion would be to... (more)

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by 821 · 43 minutes ago

I heard an objection to a Paleo diet: High consumption of protein could cause kidney trouble. I looked at some articles on this on-line, but couldn't wade through all the info. I answered that its very difficult to prove causality from these... (more)

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Chris_1 0 · August 02, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Sure and excessive consumption of carbohydrate can cause diabetes problems. There is a fair bit of research on athletes and protein requirements. Tarnopolsky and Lemon have published some of the better papers on the subject. Do athletes need... (more)

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by 1655 · 44 minutes ago

So: studying my blood test results (see another thread I started recently with another question based on the data! Dang you guys know a lot about me!), I found that my creatinine levels are at exactly the very max of the healthy range male, 1.2... (more)

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Dana 0 · June 24, 2010 at 2:27 AM

To one of the commenters here: Creatine is not the same thing as creatinine. Creatine is a compound of three amino acids used in bodybuilding. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creatine Creatinine is a breakdown product of... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 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 24 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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