Treating Chronic Kidney Disease with Food

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
29 Feb 2020

Plant-based diets have been successfully shown to slow or stop the progression of kidney failure, but what about all the phosphorus and potassium in plant foods?

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This is the last of an extended six-part video series on the latest science on diet and kidney health. Check out the rest of the series here:
• Preventing Kidney Failure Through Diet (
• Treating Kidney Failure Through Diet (
• Can Diet Protect Against Kidney Cancer? (
• Which Type of Protein is Better for Our Kidneys? (
• Protein Source: An Acid Test for Kidney Function (

The problem for most people (98% of American Diets Potassium Deficient is not getting enough potassium, but you have to have functioning kidneys to keep you in balance. Too much phosphorus in the blood can also be a problem. Phosphate additives are something we should try to stay away from. See my three-part video series:
• Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola (
• Phosphate Additives in Chicken (
• How to Avoid Phosphate Additives (

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