I have had CKD for at least 10 years. Going back in time my GFR ran between 49 and 56. Finally felt my mortality and researched CKD, diets, and kidney friendly nutrition. I read Lee Hull's book, among others, and found it fascinating. So, 3 months ago I switched from a normal, American diet to a Vegan, low protein, diet. I added keto-acid supplements (Albutrix), and found some protein-free flour to make my own bread. Over the course of 3 months I lost 15 pounds (from 195 to 180) Still at the top of my BMI index.... got my blood work today. Now I realize GFR fluctuates over time and one should average the result over time, however, here are the results from May 8th to Nov 2nd:
GFR 56 to 76 !!!!
Creatinine 1.3 to 1.0
Cholesterol 207 to 145 !!!!
LDL 144 to 90
Serum Albumin 4.6 to 4.4 (not much change)
BUN (a little scary here, will review with my doctor next week) 11.0 to 5.0
There is a couple of things I need to discuss with my doctor but overall I am very pleased and surprised at the results........