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    My Father-in-Law has a mass in his kidney which is decreasing his kidney function. He is 84. He does not yet qualify for dialysis, and I don't think he will do it even if he gets to that point. He feels good, but tired. I have been trying to find a food list that I can present to him so he can choose what to eat. Any suggestions? He is a meat and potatoes man, and is not happy about giving up meat. And, does this include fish, chicken, pork, turkey? His doc (kaiser) won't send him to a nutritionist unless he agrees to change his eating habits, and my FIL wants to see what is offered before he agrees to change. *sigh* Thanks for any suggestions you may have!

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    The specifics of what he should or shouldn't eat are going to depend on his specific situation and what his lab results show. I don't think you'll find a "one size fits all" list of what to eat. That's why it's important for him to see a dietitian. For instance there are certain foods he should avoid if his potassium level is high. If his potassium isn't high he might not need to avoid them. I think he should visit with a dietician and see how the discussion comes out before he makes up his mind. Here are a few web sites with general information.

    Nutrition and chronic kidney disease
    http://www.davita.com/articles/ckd/index.shtml?id=396

    Eating Healthy Guidelines
    http://www.renalinfo.com/us/en/displ...ing-guidelines

    National Kidney Foundation diet and nutrition links
    http://www.kidney.org/atoz/atozTopic.cfm?topic=4

    Cookbooks for kidney patients
    http://www.kidney.org/professionals/CRN/cookbooks.cfm

    The American Association of Kidney Patients publishes a couple of magazines that sometimes have articles about nutritional needs of kidney patients.
    http://www.aakp.org/

    Larry

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    • #3
      try dulse flakes which regenerate kidney function. Give up potatoes and meat and try rice instead.

      Cheers lewis Jackson

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