SIGNS OF KIDNEY IMBALANCE
✖️General weakness and malaise
✖️Bad or potent breath
✖️Metallic taste (different than keto breath)
✖️Get colds pretty easily
✖️Burning sensation during urination (can be similar to UTIs)
✖️Increased blood pressure
✖️Swelling and inflammation
FACTORS THAT CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE
🪣 Insulin resistance
🪣 Endocrine/steroid hormone imbalances (aldosterone)
🪣 Processed foods
🪣 High blood pressure
🪣 Chronic UTIs
🪣 Heavy metals (cadmium, aluminum, lead, iron, mercury)
🪣 Food sensitivities
🪣 Electrolyte imbalances (potassium!)
🪣 Mineral deficiencies
🪣 NSAIDs, Tylenol
🪣 Antacids, PPIs
🪣 Antibiotics, OTC and Rx drugs
🪣 Dehydration (more water less diuretics)
🥩 Now count how many go away with a meat-based diet.
MARKERS TO GET TESTED:
Creatinine is a waste product that comes from the normal wear and tear on muscles of the body. As kidney disease progresses, the level of creatinine in the blood rises.
💉Glomerular Filtration Rate(eGFR)
This test is a measure of how well the kidneys are removing wastes and excess fluid from the blood. It is calculated from the serum creatinine level using age and gender.
❗️A GFR below 60 is a sign that the kidneys are not working properly.
💡I see this marker increase on carnivore diets. (functions above age range).
💉Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) – Urea nitrogen comes from the breakdown of protein in the foods you eat. As kidney function decreases, the BUN level rises.
💡Carnivores tend to see this marker go up. If this marker is slightly elevated with creatinine being normal, it may be less of a concern. (work with a practitioner)
This test uses sound waves to get a picture of the kidney. It may be used to look for abnormalities in size or position of the kidneys or for obstructions such as stones or tumors.
This imaging technique uses X-rays to picture the kidneys. It may also be used to look for structural abnormalities and the presence of obstructions.
⚠️This test may use of contrast dye which can be of concern for those with kidney disease.
🌟Meat. It really is simple.