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by 5 · about 4 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 777 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 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 · September 30, 2014 at 4:03 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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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 4 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 5 · about 4 hours ago

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 · September 28, 2014 at 3:55 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 3:29 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 213 · about 4 hours ago

Could consumption lead to kidney stones or failure?

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by 789 · about 4 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 432 · about 5 hours ago

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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carly_2 0 · October 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I used to live in Japan where there's a popular style of dining called yakiniku. You sit at a table around a small charcoal pit and order plates of sliced, marinated meat and/or vegetables, which you toss onto the grill to your liking. To digress... (more)

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by 28 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 0 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 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 5 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 11152 · about 5 hours 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 111 · about 5 hours ago

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 2:00 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 15583 · about 5 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 81 · about 5 hours 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)