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    Juicing to supplement the vitamins and minerals I miss?

    Thinking about juicing to capture the vitamins, mineral, amino acids and enzymes I am currently missing in my daily diet. My labs have been consistently within parameters, my Phosphor is great and my potassium is even low. My dietician said I could have an occasional bannanna... My most favorite food and most missed from my menu. I do not take Renvela or potassium binders since I prefer to just control the intake rather than taking a pill to achieve the same result. Dietary modulation is much cheaper than taking pills and not as difficult as most people have been led to believe. I pretty much eat and drink whatever I want and as long as I moderate the high "trouble" foods my monthly blood work has been in the preferred ranges for the last 4 years. Any ideas of what else I can add to my juicer to increase the items I want without adding excess Pot and Phos? Any ideas would be appreciated, and I will get this set up and going then I will post up a copy of my labs so we can all see how well it is or is not working.

    Bob

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    Bob,
    There is a book called "Juicing Can Save Your Life" by Dr. Sandra Cabot, an MD from Australia. I have been using a juicing recipe of hers specifically designed for kidney health. Her grandmother was 28 when she was diagnosed with ESRD in 1930 - before dialysis existed. Her prognosis was very poor. The husband was a nutrition specialist at a hospital. He took her home and began a lifetime of juicing. She lived to be 78 years old at a time when mortality from this was through the roof. I have been using her recipe for my husband for the last 4 months. His numbers have not shifted significantly but I believe it has helped his immune system and his red blood numbers have improved substantially. One thing you need to be aware of is that it can increase potassium levels but having said that, my husband is a vegetarian so we only juice 3 times a week after dialysis because he is eating vegetables for two out of three meals a day. If you are interested in the recipe, let me know and I'll be happy to send it to you. Since I don't check this site very much, you can e-mail me at my personal address. Just "friend" me and I'll send you the address. Good luck with your quest!

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    I am interested in learning about the book receipe what does your renal rd think
    I guess if your labs are fine?

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    Juicing recipe please

    I would be very interested in the juicing recipe please[


    QUOTE=lovingwife1;44461]Bob,
    There is a book called "Juicing Can Save Your Life" by Dr. Sandra Cabot, an MD from Australia. I have been using a juicing recipe of hers specifically designed for kidney health. Her grandmother was 28 when she was diagnosed with ESRD in 1930 - before dialysis existed. Her prognosis was very poor. The husband was a nutrition specialist at a hospital. He took her home and began a lifetime of juicing. She lived to be 78 years old at a time when mortality from this was through the roof. I have been using her recipe for my husband for the last 4 months. His numbers have not shifted significantly but I believe it has helped his immune system and his red blood numbers have improved substantially. One thing you need to be aware of is that it can increase potassium levels but having said that, my husband is a vegetarian so we only juice 3 times a week after dialysis because he is eating vegetables for two out of three meals a day. If you are interested in the recipe, let me know and I'll be happy to send it to you. Since I don't check this site very much, you can e-mail me at my personal address. Just "friend" me and I'll send you the address. Good luck with your quest![/QUOTE]

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    My juicing experience so far

    I have been juicing since Sept 22, 2014. I did some research on the benefits of certain foods and kidney function and I believe most kidney disease can be controlled if not improved by consuming these types of foods. Then I saw a movie called "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead". Great movie by the way. This led me to purchasing a juicer. My results? I lost a bunch of weight. My GFR went up 10 points (last blood chemistry was the beginning of Dec). 8 more points and I will slip back into stage 2. All my other levels (with the exception to my creatinine) are perfect or just below normal. My BP meds have been cut in half and I was off them for two weeks before the holidays. I stopped juicing for several weeks because of the holidays and splurged on holiday foods. Now I'm back to a half a dose...for now. But, I'm back to juicing full force. I haven't suffered from back and neck pain since Sept and haven't used my inversion table since I started juicing. I was using my inversion table every other day before juicing. Does juicing work? Proof is in the pudding (or should I say juice!). I drink juice for breakfast and lunch. I also eat unsalted trail mix in between breakfast and lunch. Sometimes I have a pre-dinner juice. Then I eat a regular dinner.

    I concentrate on drinking anti-inflammatory juices. That's juices with fresh ginger and turmeric root. Celery and red beets helped reduce my blood pressure and cleanse my liver while reducing the stress on my kidneys. I also juice garlic, asparagus, cucumber, cranberries, and sweet potatoes. All beneficial to the kidneys. Oh, I can't forget veggies in the cruciferous family. This includes kale, broccoli, radishes, arugula, etc. All of which help detox the liver and kidneys. When our local berries are in season I will be making berry juice. I'm also growing Goji berry bushes in my garden and I will juice those as well. Outside of juicing I read white button mushrooms are supposed to be excellent in helping remove ammonia and other toxins in the body. I don't know if that's raw or cooked but I'm not a big fan of mushrooms so I didn't look into it too much.

    Before anyone goes out and starts juicing away I would like to mention I do not have any dietary restrictions. Please check with your renal dietician and/or Neph before starting any type of new regimen.
    Last edited by CaitlynAtDaVita; 01-20-2015 at 03:01 PM.

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