Kidney Disease REVERSED with KETO Diet – Is Keto Good for Kidney Health

Kidney Disease REVERSED with KETO Diet – Is Keto Good for Kidney Health

A lot of people have been asking me about
the keto diet lately. does keto help kidney health? Does keto heal your body? Can keto reverse kidney disease? Yes, the keto diet is taking the world by
storm these days and there could be a good reason behind this. Let me read you a couple of comments here
on Youtube After only 2 months on keto my CKD went from
stage 3 to stage 2. Hoping next check in April is even better! Another comment about the keto I reversed kidney disease from stage 4 to
normal functions on Keto way of eating. This one is a message on the website new hope
for kidney patients .com I have been on the Keto diet now 5 months. I had high cholesterol, hypertension and high
blood sugar levels. In 5 months I was able to increase my good
cholesterol, glucose dropped to normal levels and BP absolutely normal. I had stage 2 kidney disease also after taking
NSAIDs since 1993. With the keto diet my creatinine levels have
come down to 83, they were over 123. Ok, I’m not exaggerating, this seems really
incredible. And there’s even evidence and studies showing
that what these people are saying can be real and repeatable, especially when it comes to
diabetic kidney disease. Seems incredible, right? But, before ditching all the carbs on your
diet and starting the ketosis… watch today’s video because there are a couple of things
worth knowing about the keto diet before trying it. It may even be dangerous. Hello, this is Katherine welcome to 00Kidney. So, today we are going to answer all the questions
about the keto diet and kidney disease. can keto reverse kidney disease? Does keto heal your body? Is the keto diet dangerous for the kidneys? Now, the usual disclaimer before I start,
always talk to your physician before doing any significant changes to your diet. Especially with the keto diet, which can be
really hard on the kidneys if done wrong, you should have the full support of your doctor
and dietician even before starting. So, let’s answer the fundamental questions
about the keto diet and reversing kidney disease. IS KETO GOOD FOR KIDNEY DISEASE
there are some things we should absolutely understand about the keto and kidney disease
to answer this question. Keto diet refers to a ketogenic diet, which
is a high-fat, medium-protein, low-carb diet. The aim is to get the body in a state of ketosis. It works by depleting your body of its store
of sugar, so it will start to break down protein and fat for energy. This is what is called ketosis. Now, this is actually a rather drastic diet,
but it is supposed to have a very long list benefits that may make it worth the effort,
including the chance to reverse kidney disease. So,
There’s a study showing that the keto diet, if done right, can improve heart health. Now, heart health is strictly correlated with
kidney health. You need to have a strong heart to improve
your kidney function. Literally. The heart and the kidneys are part of the
same system and the kidneys need the heart to work well to be healthy. So if the keto diet is really going to reverse
kidney disease it is thanks to this kind of benefits, right? KETO DIETS CAN LOWER BAD CHOLESTEROL
Another benefit useful for improving kidney function. The keto diet is known for lowering bad Cholesterol
and improving good cholesterol. Why is this important? High cholesterol is linked to High blood pressure,
also called hypertension. When the arteries become hardened and narrowed
with cholesterol plaque, the heart has to strain much harder to pump blood through them. As a result, blood pressure becomes abnormally
high. This is one of the main causes of kidney disease,
and all kidney patients are actually recommended to keep their blood pressure and their cholesterol
Being overweight or obese is one of the leading causes of kidney disease. These conditions increase the risk of developing
major risk factors for chronic kidney disease like diabetes and hypertension. Obesity is also known to have a direct impact
on the development of end-stage renal disease, meaning that it will make kidney disease progress
faster. So using a diet like the keto diet to control
body weight would greatly help in lowering the progression rate at which kidney disease
reaches the advanced stages. Now, this is a benefit that all well-planned
dietary regimes have, not just keto. It is always recommended, for people with
kidney disease, to maintain an healthy body weight. The benefit of keto is that it is supposed
to make this process faster and easier. It takes more work to turn fat into energy
than it takes to turn carbs into energy. Because of this, a ketogenic diet can help
speed up weight loss. And since the diet is high in protein, it
doesn’t leave you hungry like other diets do. Now, here’s another very important benefit
LEVELS AND TYPE 2 DIABETES. These are huge benefits for people suffering
from kidney disease. Type 2 diabetes is the leading cause of CKD. If you have diabetes, your blood glucose,
or blood sugar levels are too high. All this sugar in the blood is what, more
than anything else, can damage the kidneys. Actually, kidney disease is very common in
people suffering from type 2 diabetes, so if you are suffering from diabetes, finding
a way to treat it is imperative. Here’s where the keto diet can help the most. This diet is based on the ketosis, a process
in which the body uses fats, instead of carbohydrates, to produce energy. To achieve this result, someone on a keto
is supposed to get less than 5 percent of their caloric intake from carbs. Now, this would mean almost completely removing
sugar from the diet, because sugar is a carbohydrate. You see were I’m getting at? If you don’t get any sugar from the diet,
how can be sugar present in your blood in a too high quantity? So, sugar won’t be able to damage your kidneys
anymore, right? Now, the human body is actually more complex
than this and there are more things to consider than just less sugar in the diet equals to
less sugar in the blood and less damage to the kidneys. There are some risks involved in taking up
this very popular diet we should talk about. Another interesting benefit, THE KETO DIET
IS THOUGHT TO PROTECT BRAIN FUNCTIONING. There are studies suggesting that it has neuroprotective
benefits. These benefits may help treat or prevent conditions
like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and even some sleep disorders. In fact, some children are being prescribed
a ketogenic diet to improve alertness and cognitive functioning. To conclude this list of benefits, THE KETO DIET IS ALSO SUPPOSED TO REDUCE RISK
OF CANCER AND EVEN TREAT CERTAIN CANCERS. At least as a complementary treatment to chemotherapy
and radiation in people with cancer. With all those benefits, it’s no wonder, that
the keto diet is taking the world by storm these days. So let’s see how it can be adjusted to suit
the needs of someone suffering from kidney disease. Now, while from this very first outlook on
the keto diet it may seem that people suffering from diabetes and kidney disease may have
found a powerful ally in fighting these conditions… there are some things we need to look at a
little bit in deeper before EVEN considering this diet. First of all, what can you eat on the keto
diet? The keto diet is not really an easy diet to
start or to follow, and this should be clear. So it can have a lot of great benefits, but
these come with a price. The ketogenic diet tries to bring carbohydrates
down to less than 5 percent of a person’s daily caloric intake
which means eliminating really a lot of foods from the diet. People on the keto should remove most grains,
like bread, pasta, pizza… but even fruit, starchy vegetables like potatoes, corn and
legumes and, obviously sweets and processed foods. Instead, they should be replaced with calories
from fat. What they usually don’t tell you about this
diet is that this is a very hard goal to achieve. Your body will struggle against a change like
this, because it was used to get energy from carbs for all it’s life, right? So the dietary changes needed to get there
are huge. Let’s try to understand this with the good
old food pyramid. Here, on the left side you can see a standard
food pyramid for the healthy eating. At the base of the standard food pyramid there
are whole grains, fruits starchy vegetables… all these foods are sources of carbs. So, in a normal healthy diet, this would be
where you’ll get most of the calories. On the right side you may see the food pyramid
for the keto diet. There’s a big difference here, in the big
step. Whole grains, fruit and starchy vegetables
are totally missing here. They’ve been replaced with more fats and protein,
coming from fish and nuts. But also from dairy, eggs and red meat. So this bring us another question. IS THE KETOGENIC DIET HARD ON YOUR KIDNEYS? Now, it’s clear that there’s already a huge
issue here. Protein intake. In a keto diet you’re supposed to get 25 percent
of your caloric intake from protein. INDICA 25%
But in a regular renal diet, you will only have to get 10 to 15 percent of your caloric
intake from protein. This percentage actually depends on your stage
of CKD, the more advanced the stage the lower the protein intake. Why do kidney patients have to eat so few
protein? Although protein is a necessary nutrient,
it is very hard on the kidneys. When protein is ingested, it will create more
waste that the kidneys will have to process. This will overwork them, making the progression
of kidney disease faster. So, I don’t see any respectable dietitian
recommending a kidney patient a diet with 25 percent of protein anytime soon. So, if you follow a standard keto diet, it
will probably be hard on your kidneys. There is just too much protein, right? Now, another concern about the keto diet involves
kidney stones. In fact, Kidney stones are a well-noted potential
side effect of the ketogenic diet. A study published in the Journal of Child
Neurology observed that 13 out of 195 subjects developed kidney stones following the keto
diet. And there’s even an increased risk of gout. According to the researchers, the reason behind
these problems is the high intake of animal proteins. This will increase calcium and uric acid levels
in the body, putting people on the keto diet more at risk for both gout and kidney stones. So, on one side there are people improving
their kidney function and their overall health with the keto diet and on the other we can
see people actually getting kidney problems from it. Another concern, in my opinion, is that there’s
a ton of garbage on the internet about the keto diet. I’ve seen a lot of people talking about it
just in order to sell books, supplements and products. And this is worrisome, since this may make
even harder for people to understand who is right and who is wrong about this subject. So WHAT DOES THE SCIENCE SAY ABOUT KETO DIET? What studies are out there that we can really
trust? There are actually fewer studies on the keto
diet made on humans than I was hoping to find. In fact, many of the benefits attributed to
the keto diet, the reduced inflammation, lifespan extension and even the improved recovery after
brain damage – have only been confirmed in studies in mice. Why are there so few studies on humans? Well, ketosis is a difficult state to maintain;
avoiding carbs, including fruit, bread, legumes, and the occasional sweet isn’t feasible for
many people in the long run. So, without peer-reviewed clinical trials,
many of the benefits remain anecdotal. So, we may find a lot of people swearing by
the keto diet, both for general health, weight loss and for improving their kidney health. Yes, a lot of people tried this diet and said
they had an improvement in their health and that they felt much better doing it. You have seen the comments, right? It wasn’t very hard to find them, it’s full
of people all OVER the internet saying that the keto diet helped them. But, there’s even the chance that all these
improvements were at least correlated to eating less processed food, sleeping better and losing
weight. Which is not a bad thing at all, don’t get
me wrong, but can be obtained without the keto diet too. As to the most incredible claims from health
and diet gurus – such as keto diets resulting in euphoria, cognitive boosts, and improvements
in anything from kidney function to cancer treatment… Well, I must tell you that there are still
no study confirming most of these incredible claims. Obviously, this doesn’t mean that they are
not true, just that they are not confirmed. Now, there are studies confirming at least
that the diet itself isn’t inherently dangerous. But still be very cautious if you have any
medical condition, including kidney disease. There are lots of things that change in how
our bodies works with a diet like this. Not all the effects on the kidneys are going
to be positive, as we have seen. So, just looking at these numbers, it is clear
for me that, if you want to try this diet, you should find a renal dietitian that can
make a dietary regimen specific for you. I mean, kidney patients in stage 3 of kidney
disease need to get 15% of their caloric intake from protein, so their keto diet should be
changed according to this. You cannot just follow a standard keto if
you’re in stage 3. Patients in stage 4 or 5 of CKD need just
10% of protein, so maybe they cannot follow this diet at all. Or they should follow a heavy modified version
of the keto diet. And this is not something you can actually
do by yourself. So if you’re making a real change in your
nutrition, you really should talk to your doctor. This is all for today, watch this video if
you want more information about the safer renal diet for kidney patients.

25 thoughts on “Kidney Disease REVERSED with KETO Diet – Is Keto Good for Kidney Health

  1. How to find the program to reverse kidney disease –
    Merry Christmas folks. Take good care of your Kidneys. Feel free to comment me below if you have any health related issue. I will answer your questions asap or in one of my next video. I love you. XO
    God bless.

  2. Thanks for the video and the information. I find Keto to be a lifestyle rather than a diet. I am more aware of the food I eat and the potential affect they may have on my health. It is really unfortunate that man has replaced natural foods with processed foods. These processed foods are what cause inflammation in our bodies. Your right YouTube and the internet contains a lot of misinformation. Check out which has good clear visuals as to the foods recommended for Keto. Merry Christmas 🎄 Enjoy eating but be mindful of what you eat!

  3. Thankyou Kat,
    Merry chrismas and happy new year…
    I follow all your advices 😘 would you please talk about
    my maladie glomerulonephrite a changement minime bc l dont understand much.(gfr 79 % )my ancien nephro explained nothing & gave me cyclosporin , i felt in
    ckd3a… stop cyclosporin ,creatinine decrease 100.So l can t eat too much protein if i follow keto.thanks a lots Jade.💖💖

  4. Hi Katherine, I tried that Keto Diet and went from stage 3 to stage 5 I am now on Dialysis 3 times a week it literally made my kidneys fail. So be careful it's not good for everyone.

  5. Very true it is bad for the kidneys long term (not more than 40days if 20 to 30g carbs per day). My creatinine levels increase a bit from 88 umol/L to 108.41 umol/L in just 1 year and 9months. Luckily i don't do strict keto (atkins diet much healthier) i used them only during cutting phase or losing some weight about 6 pounds only maximum then maintain.
    What i do is my own version of atkins diet i start from 25g adding 5g each day up to 275g carbs then repeat the cycle for life.

  6. Thanks for this awesome video. What really makes difference between success and failure on the Keto Diet is having a daily plan to carry you through your first critical month or not.
    Without a plan, it’s too easy to fall for peer pressure… to be unprepared… and to make bad decisions. So why do it?
    Here is a great customized keto meal plan I found to succeed in keto diet for the price of just two movie tickets. I hope it helps others like me

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