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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,314
1/12/13 8:24 A

Eating too much salt boosts the production insulin...Avoid foods that cause the highest rise in blood sugar levels: sugar in liquid form (sugared drinks, fruit juices, dried fruit and adding sugar to any drink); foods made from flour (bread, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, pretzels, bagels and so forth); and foods with added sugar. Simple carbs contain only one or two sugars, so the body processes simple carbs quickly

There is a lot of salt in bread and cheese and breakfast cereals

Kashi 7 whole grain puffs no sugar, no sodium
Puffed rice and puffed wheat are sodium free.

I read somewhere that squeezing a lemon into about 32 oz. a day can lead to excellent benefits. Lemons are very high in vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Drinking lemon water will help stimulate and filter your liver and kidneys. Ask your Kidney specialist before doing this....
If your doctor is not helping to refer you to a registered the hospital to get a referal and get a new doctor....Renal failure is nothing to play around with...

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 1/12/2013 (08:27)
1/12/13 12:11 A

I don't think it tracks phosphorous but it does, calcium and potassium

1/12/13 12:10 A

SP is very good at tracking these in your food traker.. I track potassium and sodium and after a year or so you just tend to know what the amounts are in your favourite foods.

DAKOTA4411 Posts: 1,009
1/11/13 10:02 P

Thank you both, I"m having difficulty learning this, so this will help, thanks much for answering me, hope you both have a good night!

1/11/13 9:45 P

My sister in law has lupus and her kidneys were failing. I was incharge of taking care of her and this is what I learned. Sodium needs to be way low. potatos and other white veggies are out. I recall things like chayote squash were also out, If it is a crisp like veggie take a look at the potasium levels. If you are at the store and you have to look at a nutrition label chances are you should not be eating it. The closer to natural whole foods the better because she preservatives in boxed and canned foods are hard on your kidneys. Also things like beans are hard too. Hope that helps.

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1/11/13 8:57 P

Not a medical person, but known a few ppl over the years

One thing I was told that you have to watch foods with Phosphorus in it since it leaches Calcium from the system so foods that are high in it such as Cola Drinks, Peanut Butter, Cheese, Sardines, Chicken/beef liver, Nuts, Caramels, Beer and Ice Cream should be limited or out right cut from ones deal.

You also have to watch the sodium intake from what I understand the higher the stage you are in the more you have to watch how much sodium you take in because of it increasing water retention which isn't a good thing.

not sure that this might be helpful but who knows
if anything it might be something to take with you to your dietician and go over and figure out what would work best for you and your condition.

DAKOTA4411 Posts: 1,009
1/11/13 8:41 P

Anyone doing a renal diet for kidney failure? If so how do you check labels at the store for phosphorous and potassium and calcium, most products dont' have that on the label, so I asked the dietician if she can help me, but she gave me sheets that are rather confusing, as some say low potassium is cherries but then it will say medium potassium is cherries too, so I dont' understand, I have to do a renal diet as I have stage 3 kidney failure, it bounced between stage 2 and 3 so I"m trying to save my kidneys as long as I can, but I Find the diet confusing, and the kidney doc is no help, so thought if anyone was doing it or knew of someone who was maybe you could share how to figure it out?

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