Kidney Diet – The Best Diet for Kidney Disease Sufferers?

Kidney Diet – The Best Diet for Kidney Disease Sufferers?

hi it’s Duncan Campuzano here from kidney coach calm and I just like to thank you very much for joining me today as I’d like to share with you a simple yet powerful dietary technique to aid in the recovery of your kidney health kidney health and the alkaline diet okay so when treating kidney disease or any disease for that matter the best place to start is at the very foundations of health it’s a known fact that an unhealthy diet can cause many health conditions which left untreated can ultimately lead to kidney disease diabetes and high blood pressure are excellent examples of this as either number one and number two most common cause of kidney disease and they’re both a result of an unhealthy diet therefore it would be safe to assume a healthy kidney diet is paramount if one wants to treat kidney disease effectively regardless of your cause but before I go on any further regarding the best kidney diet to improve kidney function and take the strain off let’s take a quick step back and look at the functions that your kidneys carry out this will give us an insight as to why the diet I’m about to recommend is perfect for kidney health the kidneys are essential for life and perform many vital functions they filter out toxins from the blood balance fluid levels produce hormones controlled by pressure activate vitamin D increase red blood cell production and regulate blood pH just to name a few and to do all this the kidneys have to filter out on average 180 liters of blood every single day this equates to 65,000 litres a year and over five million liters over a lifetime this is why it’s essential to look after our kidneys and improve their health if we had diagnosed with kidney disease thankfully however we can influence the health of our body and assist the function of the kidneys through diet the best diet for the kidneys can be quite complicated as requirements of certain nutrients vary according to the level of kidney damage and your personal needs however one core element for a whole bikini diet influences one of the key kidney functions directly and that is a regulation of blood pH levels the ideal blood pH for the body to perform its vital functions is slightly alkaline between 7.35 to 7.45 so when one has kidney disease is easy for the kidneys to fall behind so to speak causing the acid alkaline balance to be thrown out in extreme cases when the blood deviates even just slightly out of this narrow window all biochemical pathways come to a halt and death shortly follows now thankfully this is not a regular occurrence because the body has ways in which it compensates through this lag in acid elimination rather than risk the pH levels of the blood becoming too acidic the body pushes out the acid into the tissues where it is safer this is fine in the short term but extended periods and cause a condition known as metabolic acidosis which is also responsible for many chronic illnesses acidosis has been linked to the following illnesses diabetes high blood pressure cardiovascular disease obesity bladder conditions kidney stones immune deficiency free radical damage hormonal problems premature aging gout osteoporosis joint pain aching muscles fatigue headaches and of course kidney disease so how do we combat all this through diet well thankfully it’s easy make sure you eat more alkaline forming foods than acid forming foods this is known as the alkaline diet and the great part is this diet will benefit all kinney disease patients of all causes with your aim is to reverse kidney damage or just protect and prolong the healthy kidneys okay so we now know acidosis is bad and keeping alkaline is great let’s take a look then at how we can determine the ph of foods unfortunately the alkaline diet is not exactly straightforward and predictable as you first might think and that is because it does not rely on the taste of food is determine the pH level for example a food that tastes acidic doesn’t necessarily have an acidic effect on the body what defines whether our food has an acidic effect is the way it breaks down when food is metabolized it leaves a residual ash and this ash term ins the pH level of the food great examples of lemons and tomatoes which are very acidic prior to ingestion but actually leaves an alkaline residue after being digested if your previous diet was in a state of imbalance changing to predominately alkaline foods as a practically immediate benefit taking some of the burden off the kidneys after even only a few short hours there are many products available such as herbs and nutrients that can help alkalize the body but the best treatment is prevention avoiding acidic foods in the diet saves us having to treat the problem and the kidneys have spared the extra work the modern Western diet is full of acidic foods and drinks such as meat dairy coffee wheat soft drinks and alcohol the kidneys only have to filter out the toxins for these highly processed foods but also now have to alkalize the blood it is easy to see that a diet that placed such a constant burden on the Keeney’s would start to damage them after a while and even if your kidneys are still healthy your whole body will be grateful if you stop poisoning yourself for these foods generally speaking most foods that I considered unhealthy acidic but not all acidic foods are unhealthy for example animal meats are high in saturated fat and considered unhealthy for kidney function on top of this or animal products are acidic so they should be consumed in less quantities or avoided altogether the exception here is fish it is acidic yes but the essential fatty acids or healthy fats have a positive impact upon kidney and cardiovascular health so therefore they are a positive acidic choice the same goes for whole grains such as rye oats and barley these foods are also acidic but are highly nutritional especially when compared to white and processed grains so these also should be part of your acidic food intake on the other hand fresh and vital foods are alkaline and should make up the bulk of your diet vegetables are considered alkaline as our fruits with the exception of cranberries it is important to note that the idea is not to exclusively eat alkaline foods which is near impossible anyway but a simple way I like to we just make sure 3/4 of a plate is filled with alkaline foods and 1/4 of my plate is filled with healthy acidic foods you know if you keep it simple you’ll you’ll go along way so how do we know if this diets working thankfully it’s really easy with the use of pH test strips or litmus paper this is an easy way to measure the acidity of a liquid as the litmus paper changes color to indicate your pH level all you need to do is urinate on a pH test strip each morning and assess your ph levels and what we’re aiming for here is to reach a pH of six point seven five to seven point two and please note your own pH does not have to be exactly the same as the blood pH reference range of course those with kidney disease need to speak to their healthcare professional before undertaking any new diet benefits of an alkaline diet the alkaline diet not only benefits kidney function but also has a positive impact upon many other illnesses your entire body will thank you and you’ll notice a dramatic impact upon your well-being the most common benefits that one may experience while on this diet are increase in energy improved digestion and bowel function improve sleep clearer thinking and improve memory decrease in joint muscle pain and many more diseases may even disappear overnight on top of this there are a number of other conditions that are known to improve on an alkaline diet and they include skin problems arthritis obesity allergies headaches and poor immunity ok guys so I just really want to thank you so much for joining me here today and watching my presentation I hope you’ve got a lot of value out of it and if you’d like to find out more free information on how to heal your kidneys please head over to my blog or visit

49 Replies to “Kidney Diet – The Best Diet for Kidney Disease Sufferers?”

  1. Thank you so much for this video. I just found out that I have PKD, and needed to know what to do and eat! Thanks so very much for the great info!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. @heavenwardbound Happy to help out! I am so glad you found this information useful. Please of course check out my website for even more free info!

  3. @Arross10 Thanks for dropping by and for your comments. Yes you are certainly most correct, the topic of "kidney diet" is a large and complex one. On top of an Alkaline diet, one needs to monitor potassium, phosphorus, protein and sodium. In this video I just wanted to concentrate on Alkalinity, as not every one has problems with these nutrients. If you would like more info on potassium please read one of my many diet articles on my blog. Thanks!

  4. I have just stumbled across your site! I am passionate about this.You absolutely know your "stuff" – I have found your video to be not only informative but true. I am summising now. This video is aimed at helping kidney sufferers or indeed anyone who wishes to protect their kidney health. As a lady who has had kidney disease since 1 year old, am now 55, have had 8 years of dialysis treatment and 2 kidney transplants, I say that I'm "qualified to write this".

  5. /cont. – a friend taught me the benefits of an alkaline diet.We are all taught about potassium/sodium/phosphorus/protein etc., and I run a low sodium. Not one physician, renal nutritionist, renal nurse, ever mentioned this. Nursing profession:do not be "blinkered". Not only is this diet good for you it WORKS. Example my BUN 6 months ago had risen to 40, after alkaline diet, tested yesterday and the BUN is now 20! It is our job to look after our bodies –Thank you Dr. –keep up the great work!

  6. There isn't any magic pill, unfortunately…but diet is HUGE…..notice the emphasis on DIET being HUGE!!! I hope your doc also told you to limit protein intake. Sodium and potassium should be in check too. Best of luck to you and eat those fruits and veggies! 🙂

  7. Glad I stubbled apon this.I am having my kidney removed oct 11,2012 (birth obstruction, Im 36) They did repair 5months ago…It didnt work.. And I am so confused by what is good or bad.. I was always basing diet on what they gym use to tell me.. IE: chicken breast,egg whites, veggies, water,water water.. oatmeal.. etc. Everything seems so backwards now.. I will be checking out the site. Thanks for any tips! Scared for this surgery .. so hoping being proactive about recovery and getting info!

  8. I would say you did a good job on keeping it simple for the masses of the people. Speaking on many of the minerals would just confuse them. Yes i see the person says potassium is a major problem, but i say acid is even more of a problem. Good video

  9. I thank you so much,because you are helpful.And I love the fact that you are a Naturopath,because you offer hope,and lets one know that its not over,that the body is design to heal itself,if you give it what it needs.My mom was on Dialysis 10 years ago,and yes she was healed,but while on dialysis the machine explode,and she lost so much blood,and became anemic,due to the fact that now her Kidneys aren't functioning at 100%. She is low in iron,and just had a blood transfusion.What should she do?

  10. How can we get the blood to carry oxygen to the organs such as the kidneysthat needs it to function.Because that what I believe if my mom receive more of,her kidneys will began to function.Because when our blood don't carry the oxygen to different organs,they will shut down.She felt a heavy weight on her shoulders,and they gave her a blood transfusion.She also needs to build up her iron.Can excercise help,and I've heard that Alpha Lipoic Acid is good for the Kidneys.Thanks,and please let me know

  11. I found this video very extremely insightful ! I did not feel it necessary for Mr. Cappichianno to have explain anything about potassium or phosphorus levels, as a dialysis patient one should KNOW he or she needs to look after certain mineral levels and should eat certain foods in moderation

  12. hi there i was just wondering would this diet apply to me as i have just recently received my sisters kidney just over a year ago

  13. Thank you ever so kindly for the information. The human body is an amazing machine that takes care of us when we take care of it; never ceases to impress the notion that we are what we eat. I was pleasantly surprised to follow a similar diet and felt the difference within hours. Thank you for shedding more light on particulars and increasing my choices for healthier kidneys.

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  15. thank you dr, i am in stage 4 of kidney failure, 28% function and haven't seen a dietision yet, so this really helps x

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  17. Hi Jim, no problem. I am a qualified Naturopath. To read more of my bio and qualifications please visit here: kidneycoach(dot)com/about-us/

    Much health,

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  20. great video!! I just learned that I have CKD stage 3 less than a month ago. I already drink ionized antioxidant alkaline microclustered water, and plenty of it. I've changed my diet, but it was not so great before, and it's more difficult than expected to eat healthily again. I have neither HBP or diabetes, thank heavens. Many Rx meds including NSAIDS to manage pain for arthritis that has now become spinal stenosis with 5 herniated discs) & psychotropics for too long. Wondering about cranberries. just bought a bottle of organic, not from concentrate cran juice, no additives at all. I thought it good generally for urinary tract, figured cran would help kidneys? thanks so much!! peace, barb

  21. please make another kidney vid soon! perhaps talk about the "processing path" from ingestion to elimination…please. and also the healthy water is all I drink (see my other comment), although I plan on getting some teas from the health food store to assist my kidney repair. subscribing and checking out website and ebook now. thank you kindly for the info!! and for making a FREE ebook. take care, barb

  22. thank u so much for the healthy information… cleared so many doubts… one question though are lemon and tomatoes good for an adpkd patient?

  23. If my kidneys aren't filtering due to high levels of toxins, would donating/drawing blood relieve the kidneys? tx 

  24. I haven't seen a health specialist yet my foamy urine, I may have proteinuria, any suggestions? I changed to a high vegetable/ fruit diet. What else should I be doing?

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