Published on August 27th, 2021 | by Michaelw2
6 ways to alkalize your diet (& avoid DIALYSIS)
In a recent study, CKD stage 4 and 5 patients were able to AVOID DIALYSIS for years just by switching to an alkaline diet and using a simple home remedy.
Some were even able to REVERSE the progression of the disease and go back to stage 3.
In a study published in the most influential paper when it comes to kidney health – the Journal of Renal Nutrition –
patients in stage 4 kidney disease were able to get back a significant amount of kidney function simply by removing meat from their diet and adding more fruits and vegetables.
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In a recent study, CKD stage 4 and 5 patients were able
to AVOID DIALYSIS for years just by switching to an alkaline diet and using a
simple home remedy.
Some were even able to REVERSE the progression of the
disease and go back to stage 3.
Katherine from 00kidney here, welcome to our journey
together to a better kidney health.
There are few things that really work to reverse kidney
disease and switching to an alkaline diet is definitely one of them.
Maybe the most effective.
In a study published in the most influential paper when
it comes to kidney health – the Journal of Renal Nutrition – patients in stage
4 kidney disease were able to get back a significant amount of kidney function
simply by removing meat from their diet and adding more fruits and vegetables.
We are talking pre-dialysis patients here.
one published case study was a pre-dialysis borderline
stage 5 woman, with hypertension, diabetes and just one working kidney.
This blue line here is her kidney function – before
switching to an alkaline diet, her diet was high in protein
She had a very rapid decline, as you can see, and she was
preparing for dialysis.
But, just by replacing meat in the diet with fruit and
vegetables, here, her gfr immediately bounced back and was stable at around 25
for 4 years.
No more dialysis risk for her.
If this improvement looks incredible, take a look at this.
Male patient, stage 5 pre-dialysis, with severe cardiac
dysfunction, was advised on a low-protein diet with added vegetables.
This is incredible, he was in stage 5, but just by
reducing protein and acid foods intake he was able to avoid dialysis for the
rest of his life.
During this study many other patients in stage 4 and 5 of
CKD were able to stop the progression of CKD – some even to reverse it – just
decreasing the quantity of meat and other high biological value protein sources
such as eggs, fish and cheese and by eating more fruit and veggies.
Researchers concluded that a revised renal diet with less
animal protein and more fruit and vegetables can be a lifesaver for kidney
They think that the ability of the kidneys to excrete
acid and ammonia, created by a diet containing meat and other acid forming
foods, is severely impaired in those with kidney disease.
This is why reducing the amount of acid to be managed by
the kidneys reduces kidney damage and may slow progression of CKD.
Yes, the alkaline diet works for everyone suffering from
It effectively fights one of the biggest burdens from the
kidneys – metabolic acidosis.
Best part is that this is NOT a very low protein diet –
which is very hard to manage, even if effective.
This is just a low protein diet, and I can assure you
that there’s a big difference.
Now guys, your doctor or dietitian should be defining the
correct dietary plan for you – but unfortunately, some doctors knowledge of the
renal diet is not up-to-date with the latest breakthroughs.
You can tell if your doctor is one of them because
they’re very knowledgeable about another aspect of modern medicine
Yes, that one.
Ok, jokes aside, not all doctors are bad.
The problem is that some doctors still recommend patients
to follow a slightly modified standard-Western-Diet.
Which is full of hidden dangers, such as acidic foods,
sugar, protein and more.
All known causes of kidney damage.
In the next few minutes, we’ll make sure this is not
happening to you.
There are 6 easy ways to turn your diet into an alkaline
diet – or to make your alkaline diet work even better.
Let’s see them!
Number 6 spice everything up
Spices are almost always alkaline and, as a big plus,
they can help you avoiding salt or sugar – and those are really acid forming.
Yes, adding spices may seem a small step – but it can
make a big difference.
Spices are really full of health benefits.
Black pepper for example is full of antioxidants.
Hot pepper can work as a natural painkiller.
Thyme can boost your immunity.
Garlic can significantly lower your blood pressure.
Ginger is a powerful antioxidant and can ease nausea.
Turmeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories
Rosemary can help boost the immune system and improve
Ok, I could go on forever but there is a lot more I want
to show you.
Number 5, even more helpful than adding spices
ADD these very alkaline superfoods to your diet
They are in season right now and are very alkaline!
And grapes are not only delicious, they also deliver a
ton of nutrition in a small package.
They’re rich in vitamin C and contain antioxidants called
flavonoids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation.
And if you want to snack, do it with
There are many berries you can eat, depending on the
season, but they all have 3 things in common.
All berries are very rich in vitamins and powerful
They’re very low in potassium and they’re alkaline!
As an added bonus, you can freeze both berries and grapes
and use them as an alkaline, healthy snack during the day!
We can almost say that Cabbage is a … low potassium
version of kale – one of the healthiest foods on the planet!
In fact, it is part of the Brassica Oleracea family,
which includes kale.
And while there are many varieties of cabbage, such as
red, green, white and purple, they’re all incredibly alkaline!
And also consider:
Peppers really pack a lot of vitamins – especially
vitamin C, vitamin B6 and folic acid.
Red bell peppers are good for you because they also
contain lycopene, an antioxidant that protects organs from damage.
They are very low in potassium – just 88 mg per half cup
serving – and also, very, very alkaline!
And while these 4 foods are really amazing, you cannot
plan a diet around them.
You need more foods. And there’s an easy way to find what
foods are alkaline and what are acidifying!
Number 4 don’t trust what your tongue says
Trust the “PRAL” score instead.
PRAL stands for Potential Renal Acid Load.
It is a measurement of the amount of acid your kidneys
will have to remove after eating 100g of a certain food.
Higher PRAL values indicate more acid is produced from
that food. Negative PRAL values indicate that the food is actually helping the
kidneys removing acid.
Remember, the kidneys are the main organ supposed to
remove excess acidity from the blood – so, the foods in this list with a
negative score are going to help the kidneys, while those with a positive
score, are going to burden them more.
While it’s safe to consider almost all greens very
alkaline, almost all fruits alkaline and meat and fish generally acidic, there
are some surprises.
What this list tells us is that eating alkaline is not
Many foods that taste acidic are, indeed, alkalizing.
Some very notable examples include lemons and kiwis, that
taste acidic but are going to be very alkaline forming for the kidneys.
Other excellent examples of healthy foods which will make
your body more alkaline include kale, arugula, parsley and many other greens.
On the other end of the scale, we find dairy. Milk,
cheese may feel alkaline when you eat them, but they ARE not.
Now guys, in this pdf I’m showing you there is a very
complete list of foods with their pral score.
And you can download it for free right now so you can
keep it on your phone or print it – link is in description.
And by the way, before we move on, let me know in comment
section if you are already following the alkaline diet and what results is
giving you or if you plan to try it!
Ok, here’s what you absolutely need to avoid if you want
to protect your kidneys.
3 foods to avoid
There are 5 categories of foods you should absolutely
avoid in a renal diet.
. Desserts and snacks, such as ice creams, candies,
pastries and so on should always been avoided – especially by diabetics – but
they’re unhealthy for everyone.
Added sugar causes inflammation, can make you gain weight
and it’s addictive.
Also, these foods are acid forming.
. Fried, High-fat foods and processed foods in general,
are very acid forming too.
I want to make a point clear here. The type of processing
matters when determining alkalinity.
Eating a food raw, dried, cooked, or boiled has the
potential to change the chemical makeup of the food. Always prefer boiling and
sauteing to deep frying.
Dairy should be avoided too as we have seen.
Meat. Meat is one of the most acid forming foods on the
menu. Also, it’s a source of protein.
Last group to avoid, Acid Inducing Drinks
Drinks containing phosphoric acid are the worst
offenders. They add a lot of acid to the body and damage the kidneys.
These include colas and sodas – especially dark ones.
As I was saying in the beginning of the video, combining
an alkaline diet with a low protein diet is the way to go, if you want to
improve kidney function even in stage 4.
And this is proven by science.
In today’s video I don’t want to go too much in depth
about the low-protein part of the diet.
This is because I talked about this in one my recent
videos – this one up here – and I suggest you watching it, if you have missed
2 absolutely avoid acid inducing drugs and bad habits
avoid excessive alcohol consumption, avoid taking aspirin
and avoid being dehydrated.
For those with diabetes, also be very careful in case of hypoglycemia
and when taking metformin.
These can cause metabolic acidosis even in people with
You can imagine the kind of damage they’re going to do to
Metabolic acidosis is a condition in which there is too
much acid in the body fluids.
It’s extremely dangerous for people with kidney disease.
Although symptoms can differ, someone with metabolic
acidosis will often:
Have a fast
Have a headache
desire to eat
Feel sick to
Fruity-smelling breath is a classic symptom of diabetic
If you have these symptoms, call your doctor.
You’ll probably need to go to the hospital if they’re
Now guys, there’s a very fast and efficient way to get
rid of excess acid in the body
Baking soda is a base – it’s extremely alkaline and it
directly removes burden from the kidneys.
It’s always recommended for people with kidney problems
to use this extremely cheap home remedy.
Many doctors recommend buying it in tablets from a
pharmacy, and that’s fine, but you can get the same result with the baking soda
you find in supermarkets and grocery stores.
It just tastes bad, but that’s it.
Now, there’s just one problem with baking soda: you need
to be tested both for sodium bicarbonate levels and for serum potassium to know
if you can benefit from it and in what dosages.
The sodium bicarbonate test is especially important
because it will let your doctor know how much baking soda you need exactly.
Some people just take it and hope for the best – 1 g
three times per day with water is a common dosage – but it’s always better to
have a doctor that can get the dosage right.
So, if you are suffering from kidney disease stage 4 or 5
and you’re not taking baking soda, talk to your doctor and see if you need it.
Now guys as we have seen, the diet is a very powerful way
of fighting kidney disease.
And while the good habits of today’s video can help, putting it all together is
The good news is that I’m finally starting to work on a
comprehensive how to guide that can help you set up your daily meal planning.
We will see viable examples of breakfast, lunch and
dinner that satisfy all the requisites of a low or very low protein diet that
is also alkaline.
So please let me know in comment section if you are
interested in this kind of content – let me know in comment section!