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Natural Kidney Journey Diet to Reverse Chronic Kidney Disease

Modified Whole Food Plant Based, according to labs, which include (SELECT) vegetables, fruits, beans, and legumes and grains, based on lab values and how they affect said lab values. In this way of eating, it is just as important what we eat, as what we restrict or eliminate to bring about the desired lab and health changes on a metabolic level. Anyone can use this Natural Kidney Journey Diet to Reverse Kidney Damage.

Natural Kidney Journey Diet to Reverse Chronic Kidney Disease

Who can Benefit from this Natural Kidney Journey Diet to Reverse Chronic Kidney Disease

People who are suffering from all kinds of kidney diseases can be helped from using this diet. This includes people currently undergoing dialysis, people in an stages of CKD, having pkd, igi nephropathy, cysts, fsgs, mcd, diabetic nephropathy and more.

People with heart, BP, glucose, and Renal disease can not consume a Standard Whole Food Plant Based diet (WFPB) safely. This is why we modify our intake in accordance with regular lab value to create change on a metabolic level; which in turn stabilizes our diseases and allows us to reverse our lab values and GFR and bring about more stable health.

When you have your blood test results, you can tweak your choices for your personal needs such as raising or lowering potassium or phosphorus or lowering blood glucose levels. Eat different colored veggies and fruits for the maximum benefit. It will ensure that you are getting the amino acids required. Dishes with dark greens, red peppers, yellow corn, orange carrots.

Calculate Your Current BMI, GFR And Nutrition Intake.

You can use the Nutrition Calculator to check your nutrition intake and Mdcalc for gfr calculator.
If you are a 27 year old man, 5ft 7in / 170cm tall, with a current weight of 45.0kg. You lead a sedentary lifestyle. Your BMI is 15.6. Your Calories Burned is Daily Energy Expenditure:  2096 kcal ( 8776 kJ).

Your Recommended Minimums

Total Carbohydrate         130.0   g
Dietary Fiber                   38.0   g
Linoleic Acid             17000.0   mg
Alpha-Linolenic Acid      1600.0   mg
Protein                           36   g


Vitamin A                       3000.0   IU
Vitamin C                           90.0   mg
Vitamin D                         200.0   IU
Vitamin E                           15.0   mg
Vitamin K                         120.0   mcg
Thiamin                             1.2   mg
Riboflavin                             1.3   mg
Niacin                           16.0   mg
Vitamin B6                           1.3   mg
Folate                                 400.0   mcg
Vitamin B12                     2.4   mcg
Pantothenic Acid             5.0   mg
Biotin                                   30.0   mcg
Choline                         550.0   mg


Calcium                       1000.0   mg
Chromium                           35.0   mcg
Copper                             0.9   mg
Flouride                             4.0   mg
Iodine                                 150.0   mcg
Iron                                     8.0   mg
Magnesium                 400.0   mg
Manganese                             2.3   mg
Molybdenum                   45.0   mcg
Phosphorus                 700.0   mg
Selenium                           55.0   mcg
Zinc                                   11.0   mg

Recommended Macronutrient Distribution

Your Recommended Ranges
Carbohydrate: 45 to 65% of total Calories
Fat: 20 to 35% of total Calories
Protein: 10 to 35% of total Calories

What we Do Not Eat in Natural Kidney Journey Diet to Recover Easily

In this diet, we do not consume any animal products, processed foods, oils, added sugars or salts.
We also do not eat potatoes, winter squash, tomatoes, and many, many other fruits and vegetables.
We limit beans, legumes and grains in accordance with our lab values, to affect health changes in accordance with lab values on a metabolic level.

We do not eat tomatoes. High potassium, low nutrition, nightshade.
We do not eat bananas. High potassium with little nutritious benefit
We do not Potatoes due to use of inorganic phosphorus being used to grow potatoes due to soil degradation.
We do eat fish oil. All oils are eliminated. You can use A dry skillet, air-fry, saute in vegetable stock or water, roast or bake on dry cookie sheet or use parchment paper or silicon mat for replacing oil.
We do eat eggs or honey. No animal products. This can affect your creatinine level and are also an inflammatory.
No nuts like Almonds, Cashew and others. High in phosphorus, omega 6, and are an inflammatory.
We try and stay away from leavened breads due to the leavening agents used which are full of inorganic phosphorus and/or potassium, depending on which one is used.

What we can eat in Limited Way

A little lemon or lime spritz is ok, otherwise no. You will load your system and it will not allow for the heavy consumption of potassium rich foods we use here to bring about health metabolically. High level of Vit C is not processed well by compromised kidneys.

Black strap molasses, pure maple syrup, vanilla, all in small amounts for sweetening. Fruit also makes a great sweetener. Must eat these to your labs.

What Is Necessary to Eat Everyday in Natural Kidney Journey Diet to Recover Easily

Try to have the following every day, This is called necessary everyday.

  1. Dark leafy greens
  2. Berries
  3. Cucumbers
  4. Oats
  5. Onions
  6. Garlic
  7. Flax seed (at least 3 tablespoons)
  8. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar w/mother (at least 3 tablespoons)
  9. **Transplant use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Pasteurized**
  10. Water
  11. Probiotics. They need at least 10 strains and a minimum 70 billion CFU. As long as they have at least 10 strains, it can be less costly to take 2 capsules in order to obtain the 70 billion CFU.

What do we drink In this Natural Kidney Journey Diet to Reverse Kidney Damage

Water, water, water, (spring water is recommended, never distilled). Water infused with fruit or vegetables, herbal teas (cold or hot), small flower teas, green tea, Organic cranberry juice in water, Coffee, Tea. If caffeinated you must drink 2 cups of water for each cup of caffeinated beverage for hydration. 
  • Teas we drink regularly
  • Cranberry Hibiscus ** Tons, both hot and cold
  • Ginger
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Echinacea
  • Milk Thistle
  • Eleuthero Root
  • Tumeric
  • Mint
  • Small Flower - especially for our men
  • Dandelion - mid line potassium
  • Parsley - mid line potassium
  • Green

Natural Kidney Journey Diet Summary

We consume 80-85% veg and fruit with the remainder 20+% grains a legumes with all necessary in the list above.


Every green vegetable imaginable 
Lettuce, kale, spinich, greens; mustard, collard, beet, dandilion, seaweed etc;
Cabbage (all kinds)
Broccoli, peas, Brussel sprouts, green beans, wax and purple beans, soy beans, artichokes, asparagus, all peppers. Summer squash : zucchini and yellow squash. Eggplant and spagetti squash.
Sprouts, alphalpha bean, raddish, etc.
Cauliflower (all colors), parsley, fennel, radishes (all), endive, arugula,  carrots, onions, leaks, bamboo shoots, watercress, lima bean (green), mushrooms (limited), cucumbers, beats, celery, spirulina, okra, turnips, parsnips.


Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, cranberries, watermelon, pomegranates, pinapple, pears, apples

Limited we eat

Grapes, peaches, plums, mandarin oranges, avocados.
Grains: limited 1/2 cup 1-3 times wk depending of phosphorus levels being mid line.
All whole unprocessed.
Rice, brown, black, wild
Oats, quinoa, barley, buckwheat, rye, millet, kamut, spelt, teff, wheat (red & white) and corn.
Crushed flax seed. 3tbsp every day
Beans and legumes (all, limited to1/4- 1/2 cup 2x-3× per wk max based on phosphorus and potassium levels holding mid line on lab values.

Extra limited

Blackstrap molasses, 
Maple syrup
Amino acids 
Nutritional yeast
Sesame seeds/Tahini

All spices (open)

We eat a heavy garlic, tumeric, ginger and cinnamon intake due to inflamation and oxidative stress. Heart, glucose and renal health.

How to Reduce Proteinurea

Is protein in urine bad

Yes, it is. Protein in urine definitely means that there are some problems with the kidney or gut that needs attention. 

Protein in urine 1

Albumin in urine is what we call proteinuria. Albumin is the protein. The urine protein normal range g/l is 0.1 g/L.

Proteinuria Symptoms

Proteinuria symptoms includes bubbly or frothy urine when urinating.

Proteinuria Test

Proteinuria can be tested using dip stick method or 24 hour urine collection method. 

Proteinuria diet

Some people ask me will drinking water reduce protein in urine. Drinking water up to 2-3 litres per day will reduce toxicity and creatinine levels of body. Thereby increasing the chances of healing. So indirectly water intake reduces proteinuria. However it again depends on the diet you are going to choose.

Some ask how long can you live with proteinuria. Well, we cant actually say that. It depends on co morbid diseases, age, hereditary etc.

You can follow an elimination diet starting from Carrot and Water. Then later add each food and check if you are having bubbly or frothy urine. 

Remove from list for inflammation or proteinuria: Peppers, eggplant, chayote, paprika, chilies, glutenous grains.

Glutenous grains: Wheat (including wheat varieties like spelt, kamut, farro and durum, plus products like bulgar and semolina), barley, rye.

Gluten-free: Oats (naturally gluten-free but may contain gluten if processed in a plant w/wheat. It will be minimal), corn, millet, rice (not white), sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa (limited)

I had heavy proteinuria and I tried the following and finally I was able to make it disappear..

I drink 2 ltrs of water every day. I drink pomegranate juice with grounded flax seeds.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner, I eat veg salad only.

I saute onions, carrots, green beans, ginger and garlic in a large pan and boil it with water. I then add turmeric and cinnamon powder only. Then adds broccoli, Curry leaves and coriander leaves Once cooked, I drink the veg broth and eat the salad with 1 spoon of apple cider vinegar. I take a probiotic at night.

I eat red apples and water melon in between.

This made my visible proteinuria disappear. I went to the lab and it showed only trace amount.

Natural Kidney Journey Diet: Reverse Kidney Damage

Always consult with your nephrologist and ask advises from the experts. If your nephrologist is not cooperating with it or you need a good advice then join the NKJ Diet Group in facebook. The group has tons of recipes, experts in this field and you will get the help you need. This post is for information only. Read more on Control CKD at home.