Hi all -
I've been "evangelizing" to my family, but my mom is concerned about switching to Paleo because she has reduced kidney function. Her Creatinine levels have just returned down to what is considered "normal" at 1.2 but a few years ago they were up in the 2s and 3s - basically she's a step away from dialysis unless her numbers stay low and she eats well.
High Protein supposedly exacerbates kidney problems.
Is paleo safe for her? Of course her doctor is going to tell her stay away from proteins - but if she shifted her current diet and did not alter the protein % she eats now, and just switches carbs to fats that would make a big difference with little chance for harm, no?
I would point you to the following post today by BillyE, a patient of Dr. Ken Tourgeman, a practicing Nephrologist (kidney doc) in Fort Lauderdale. Billy talks about how the paleo/evolutionary diet, directed by Dr. T has practically eliminated his Type II diabetes, his overweight condition, and has reversed his kidney disease.
She needs basically to eliminate wheat, sugar, corn, industrial oils such as soybean oil, corn oil from her diet and replace all that crap with meat (protein) & fat...such as coconut oil, butter and a few veggies slathered in butter.
Many of us paleo eaters eat 75-80% fat, 15-20% protein, and 5% or less carbs. We do this so we do not raise our blood sugar very much and thus we do not spike our insulin to control blood sugar...the result no heart disease, no kidney disease, no high blood pressure.
She can supplement with Vit D3 also.
Good luck with her transition. It will do her wonders.
Oranges12, For your Mom, I cut and pasted the following tweet from Robb Wolf....Owns and operates a Crossfit box in Chico, Ca. and author of The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
One of our clients was told he needed dialysis. One month of moderate protein #paleo reduced his BUN by 50%. Dr "can't understand it"