I am new here. Last August I was diagnosed with CKD with a GFR of 33. I was careful what I ate but last week my GFR was 26. I am 54 and the doctor wrote in her notes that she expects ESRF in about 2 to 3 years. I got very depressed, felt like I was given a death sentence. I went vegan out of fear. I am going to see a Natropath MD who specializes in this condition hoping she can help. I don't want to believe my doctors note, I don't want to die at 56. Has anyone ever raised their GFR to a safe level with diet and exercise that would allow them to live their life? Thank you in advance.