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has anyone here started a nutritional diet for the sea KD and found that their numbers are looking better? also, has anyone tried acupuncture for.ckd or shall I say for any type of kidney ailment? I will start probably next week with acupuncture it's supposed to be pretty good would like to know if anyone here has tried it! Thank you

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    • Learn2Love

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      @Bubba1 YES!!!! I need food dammit!! I cut out red meat and my 1 can of coke / day. I watch my sodium and do not add salt ever…. But I love food and I find with all the restrictions, I’m always HANGRY

    • Josephean

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      I was told to get more protein in my diet because I spill all my protein in my urine.

    • Mattie65

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      I agree about the Davita site. A wealth of information there at no cost.👍

    • Mattie65

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      After my kidneys failed and my body began to fail organ by organ. I had a blood clot in my leg and pneumonia at the same time also. I was taken to dialysis daily for a week. Thankfully, I was unconscious and oblivious for most of that hospital stay. Once again, it wasn't my time to die. It took 4 months of rehab with a monitored diet and fluid intake. Not much fun. My point is, this ordeal left me with Stage 4 CKD. I no longer depend on dialysis and after several years of eating a kidney-friendly diet, drinking water, and occasionally sweet tea my numbers slowly improved without medication. I cut out Dt. Dr. Peppers for over a year and my numbers really improved!! My neurologist was amazed. I live a normal, semi-healthy life now with my kidney disease...there is always hope. Good luck to you fellow members of our select group.🙏💕🤗

    • DaniBear

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      diet is honestly half the treatment if you have ckd. it really depends on what stage you’re in. you should always refer to your labs to guide your diet. for example most kidney patients have high potassium and i was the opposite. if you’re not on dialysis i would limit protein, drink water, and try to have a diet of fresh food as possible. most fast food, frozen or anything prepared has phosphorus in it which is hard on kidneys. same goes with dark sodas, nuts, chocolate and dairy. if i drank soda it was usually sprite. also try to limit your salt intake as much as possible. caffeine free everything is also a must. caffeine is a diuretic which makes you produce more urine than you’re drinking, making it hard on your kidneys too. i would agree the davita website is an awesome place for recipes!

    • Bubba1

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      😥

    • Bubba1

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      I know that a lot of people say watch your protein intake but that's for people with diabetes but now some people also say that you have to watch your protein when you have c k d so what's a person to do I mean I got to eat something I can't just live on vegetables and fruit for the rest of my life! I need some substance. I do not eat beef anymore I eat chicken. And I learned the hard way. Do not get anything in a can or anything cuz it's got too much phosphorus.

      • Learn2Love

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        @Bubba1 YES!!!! I need food dammit!! I cut out red meat and my 1 can of coke / day. I watch my sodium and do not add salt ever…. But I love food and I find with all the restrictions, I’m always HANGRY

    • Bubba1

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      Also, it is okay to add fresh lemon to your water just to deviate from just plain water. And you could also buy the tea bags of green tea and make your own drink and you can add fresh lemon to that just to change it up instead of just drinking water all the time. If you just got diagnosed as to see a nutritionist. I was just referred to a nutritionist and Monday I have to call them they didn't call me within 3 days so I'm going to call them. Usually your insurance covers all that. I read on Google that you can have oatmeal once a week and then I read and another article that oatmeal isn't good for you if you have c k d go figure that one out I don't know! That's why a lot of people say they don't Google anything cuz it'll mix you up I don't know anymore I'm just following the DaVita recipes etc etc

    • Anika5361

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      While I don’t follow my own advise, yes, diet is key for controlling CKD. When I was first diagnosed I was told to monitor my protein intake. I also know that the more water and less soda, including diet or caffeine free. Ok addition, soda peaches Calcium from the body which also leaves you susceptible to osteoporosis.

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