I'm following a slightly modified version of Lee Hull's recommendations. For example:
- quit meat, dairy, fish, eggs (bar for the occasional egg he permits)
- sticking to a VLPD + ketoanalogues (Hull's Albutrix
- steering clear of acidic foods in the quest for a neutral/alkaline diet:
- aiming to get my BP down (further than the non-too ambitious target set by my nephrologist)
- aiming to get my BMI up to the higher end of the normal spectrum
I emailed him a question and it's a question I'd pose here:
If, for example, my kidneys are able to keep my potassium levels in range, is there any need for me to limit my potassium intake? It's not that I want to eat kg's of potassium a day, but if not having to attend to potassium levels, I can simplify my diet in my not having to balance/limit that nutrient. A simpler diet is more interesting and easier to stick to.
(Lee said that no, there wasn't a need to limit potassium in that event, but to stick to his diet for 90 days nontheless.)
What are the things that we CKD-ers ought to limit intake of, even though our kidneys are able to keep plasma levels in the normal range?