Dr. Thomas Weimbs and Jessianna Saville specialize in researching and treating kidney disease. They often prescribe a ketogenic diet to help people with polycystic (and other types of) kidney disease.
But, as they mention, some details are important. When should you worry about levels of protein intake? What degree of kidney dysfunction, as quantified by common lab tests like the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), raises concern? What about the risk for kidney stones and how can we prevent them? We explore these questions and more in our latest podcast.
Table of content
4:20 Kidney disease and the role of nutrition
9:35 Lowering protein level for kidney health?
16:47 Acidic blood vs acidic urine
23:47 About kidney volume and its test
30:15 Protein level for optimal kidney functions
36:58 Go to protein and supplements for plant-protein diets
43:18 Future work of Thomas Weimbs
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In order to adapt to a low-carb diet, you should be active. Exercise can be tough when you’re new to a low-carb diet, and you may not be inclined to do it. However, the keto diet’s symptoms can hinder your motivation and exercise performance. Exercise can speed up your adaptation to a ketogenic diet. If you have been living a high-carb lifestyle, you should include exercise in your routine as soon as you begin following a low-carb diet.
While some people have reported success on a ketogenic diet, there are concerns about its long-term effects and potential safety. People with certain diseases should consult a registered dietitian before attempting this diet. However, the benefits of a ketogenic diet outweigh the possible risks. In addition to the risk of obesity, high-fat diets are safe for people with disease conditions that impair normal protein and fat metabolism. In addition, a diet high in fat and low-carbohydrate food choices may be the best option for those with disease conditions that may interfere with normal protein and fat metabolism.
Cardio and a keto diet go hand in hand. Cardio exercises are lower-intensity exercises that maximize the use of fat for energy. Cardio helps increase heart rate to the right level for fat burning. This is a great way to burn fat during your workouts. When you combine exercise with a low-carb diet, you will experience incredible weight loss. Just remember to monitor your progress closely. You may find that a ketogenic diet is not for you.