Diet - chronic kidney disease

GM Diet Day 7 Lunch

2 Block Meal
You may need to alter your diet more if your kidney disease gets worse, or if you need dialysis. At the end of 4 weeks i was a good Fruits, breads, grains, and vegetables. I add cinnamon to the banana shake, and use Almond Milk instead of dairy. I follow the diet pretty strictly, but do substitute quinoa for one of the Day 7 servings. I lose anywhere from pounds, and my husband lost 12 the one time that he did the diet. Hi, the blood sugar levels chart is used for all body sizes.



Some people are born with liver problems while others damage their liver by being exposed to harmful chemicals, alcoholism or the after effects of a virus. Early signs of liver problems should not be ignored and medical help should be sought to assure proper treatment. One of the earlier signs of possible liver problems include sudden skin changes. This could be a discoloring in the skin that holds a yellowish hue.

This could also mean that the fingernails or the tips of the fingers could turn yellow. The reason for this is the liver is not releasing the toxins properly out of the body and bilirubin is beginning to accumulate under the skin. Early signs of liver problems may occur within the skin. This could mean an itchy skin area that progressively gets worse over time. Having skin that is sensitive to the touch or becomes inflamed easily after itching could also be a sign of liver problems.

Keeping the skin moisturized will help alleviate any discomfort. Some people whose liver is not functioning properly may notice some changes when they go to the bathroom.

This could be in their urine. In some cases, urine can become dark in color. Some people may associate this with dehydration but if they are drinking the proper amount of fluids, their urine should be mostly clear. Some patients with early liver problems report that changes in their stools that may be pale, bloody or tar colored. Changes in the abdominal area may provide early indication of liver trouble.

This could start off as having a cramping or pain in the lower abdomen. It can quickly turn into a gassy sensation that accompanies pressure. As the liver problem gets worse, ascites can develop.

This is a buildup of fluid within the abdominal wall. And fats control various hormones that also work to keep insulin levels controlled. So the whole point is to balance intake in order to keep insulin at a relatively steady level. Then I can just mix and match for each meal.

One apple is two carbohydrate blocks; you can get your hands on an apple just about anywhere. Applesauce also comes in single-serving containers, and one of those is one block. Fat is easy — three almonds is one block. There are also Zone Balance bars and another brand called Balance Bare that have the right proportions and amounts for one 2: Splenda and stevia are the only sweeteners I can use — all of the others can affect glucose levels.

Caffeine increases insulin secretion, so ideally I should avoid it, although for people who just have to have a cup of coffee in the morning, my doctor says to do it consistently — the same amount at the same time every day. MSG is also to be avoided, as are aspirin and all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Like everything else, my meals should contain similar amounts of sodium — but the plan is to titrate me back up to within the ADA recommended mg daily consumption range. I had a Balance Bare bar for one of my meals, and it was actually quite tasty. My latest meal was 3 oz. I still have to go buy a barometer. Better yet, join me; then we can share ideas for making it painless and fun!

I was just diagnosed with MD although I believe I have had it for years. Have you still been able to control yours? I had a feeling it would hit me sooner or later though as I have not watched my diet, am out of shape, and have been drinking my fair share of alcohol lately. My ear has been full and ringing out of control for the past 3 weeks so I guess that was my warning. Any recommendations out there on how to ease the symptoms which include severe ringing and dizziness?

I assume I should cut out sodium, drink as much water as possible and stay hydrated. Thank you for sharing your experience and insights! Also very thankful that the thread continues to be current! As a diabetic with Menieres that has resulted in severe hearing loss where I miss a large portion of conversations, I find this information so valuable particularly the explanation of how regulation of insulin is key.

Just wonder how diabetics would do on this diet? Would love to hear more about the diabetic aspect of this and how it or if it contributes to the Menieres disease process. I had Minieres prior to being diagnosised as a diabetic, though I was pre-diabetic for a few year. Please let us know how this diet did—or did not—work for you. It makes a lot of sense! I too am on a lower salt diet. The only thing that stopped the vertigo for me were gentamicin shots. A little tough at first; but so worth it.

I have not had an attack in over 3 years. Hello, I am a little confused on something. This zone diet appears to be a brand name, and you have to buy these products. I remember months ago that I started having bowel trouble first, and at the time the MD was primarily just a little plugged up feeling in the ear.

I eat fairly well, but I still may have overeaten given my physiology and one last question if you will: I went through a few week period recently where the vertigo was more dominant than the hearing loss, and the attacks were accompanied by tenseness in the neck muscles to the point you could hear the bones cracking when turning your head, and when the attacks stopped say 1 hour or 2 the back of my head got a tingling feeling like you get when circulation returns.

Thank you for this interesting information. I have had Menieres for about 12 years, with several severe episodes resulting in an ambulance ride to the emergency room. The diuretic has really been the most effective means of control for me. Good luck to everyone!

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