Episode 105: Keto Diet For Kidney Disease Patients. Renal Dietitian Jessianna Saville and Kidney Health Coach James discuss healthy KETO diet for Chronic Kidney Disease patients that focuses on being healthy and kidney-friendly. Jess is a renal nutrition expert who is obsessed with advocating for nutrition as a treatment for preserving kidney function and runs the Kidney RD.
A few common misconceptions about KETO and kidneys:
1. A ketogenic diet is good for PKD. False and true. There appears to be some interesting merit for ketogenic diets and PKD. However, it’s important to remember that a ketogenic diet alone (without looking at oxalates and enough plants) could be damaging.
2. A ketogenic diet means I can eat all the bacon I want. FALSE. Bacon definitely is a tasty food, but it is not something we utilize in our ketogenic diet approach. One of the common pitfalls of a ketogenic diet is the amount of salty processed meats or high protein. We utilize heavy amounts of vegetables instead that have a double-winning effect of reducing inflammation and preserving kidney function.
3. A ketogenic diet will help me lose weight. Maybe true, maybe false. A ketogenic diet may help some people lose weight, especially those that have struggled to lose weight in the past.
4. A ketogenic diet is really hard to do, especially if it is more plant-based (and no bacon). Depending on the person, yes a ketogenic diet may be hard. And yes, there are some new foods to try and different ways of eating you’ll need to discover. And yes, it can be totally done wrong if you don’t understand how to get into ketosis and the important nutrients that may be needed (yes we use some important supplements!). But with guidance and support, it is totally doable. Our dietitians are both coaches and cheerleaders, guiding people toward achieving their health goals.
About the KidneyRD:
Our team at the KidneyRD is dedicated to helping you find an effective nutrition plan that preserves the function of your kidneys. Unlike many programs that are focused on preventing complications, we find the right balance of nutrients that preserves the functionality so that you can avoid or push back the possibilities of dialysis or other invasive procedures.
Our expert dietitians work one on one with you to find create a plan and then provide coaching and education so you can implement the plan into daily action for kidney health. From shopping lists to healthy recipes our clients have all the tools needed to find success. Our clients tell us it is the best thing they’ve done for themselves in their kidney health journey.
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IMPORTANT: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. Patients should always be under the care of a physician and defer to their physician for any and all treatment decisions. This video is not meant to replace a physician’s advice, supervision, and counsel. No information in the video should be construed as medical advice. All medical decisions should be made by the patient and a qualified physician. This video is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE.
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