hi I'm 11 days out from right Kidney removal hope to get some diet ideas
All I can say is that things like beer and pizza never tasted soooo good! I'm enjoying everything. My blood work keeps coming back good, so my single kidney is happy. Only real change I've made is that I cut out all added salt.
I bet joining this little club has sent your spirits and emotions in orbit...sorry I just couldn't resist. Regarding diet, most of us try to reduce sodium and protein because over the long term your remaining kidney will be healthier, a little splurge now and then won't hurt you. Watching your blood pressure and drinking plenty of water are good things to practice, life's pretty "normal" beyond that.
One more thought, there have been some healthy discussions (excuse the pun) on the benefits of Vitamix machines. Just type Vitamix in the search box above and you'll find them.
Keep us posted on your progress,
No doctor/ oncologist told me that sugar and salt were not good for the kidneys, I found that information on my own. Since I only have one kidney now and I want to protect it, I decided to drop all refined sugar and use only sea salt. I also became vegetarian, stopped eating processed foods, and started juicing. Looking at me, you would not know I have stage 4 RCC, I look great! My skin is clear, my blood pressure dropped from 120/80 to 105/65, and I am healthier now than I was before I was diagnosed. Now that I have stopped eating sugar, I can quickly recognize dishes that have sugar when you would think they do not. A forkful of cake illicits a sour face, and I wonder how I ever ate cake and pastries and the like-- they are far too sweet for my tastebuds now.
I do have a Vitamix blender and it is a God-send. It is quick and easy enough that I juice 2-3 times per day. I was, at first, using a Jack Lallane juicer but it was a bear to clean, and separates the much needed fiber from the juice. The Vitamix grinds the fiber fine enough that you can drink it.
Phoenix, you've made valuable contributions on the IL2 thread and here but we need more! Don't be coy - you say you look great, so please treat us to a picture (not necessarily of Phoenix rising, though I'm sure that would be nice!).
You're obviously very forthright and don't do things by halves. I'm just about to go and Vitamix a smoothie for my Wife and myself and your testimony to virtue rewarded makes me inclined to tweak my diet a little bit more. (Note all of this, Fox!) Your commitment reminds me strongly of "myboys2" who similarly took the bull by the horns for her son Cody and the move to a dramatically more healthy, plant-based diet obviously has a lot to commend it.
Here (UK) I've seen a couple of interesting items in the last day or so. A cardiologist a couple of hours ago stated that it's reckoned that lack of exercise is now killing more people worldwide than smoking is! Have you always been as committed to sport and exercise as you now are to a healthy diet?
The other item was about food-labelling here. It exposed the inefficacy of our government-inspired "5-a-day" campaign (i.e. at least 5 items of fruit/veg per day) which has, predictably, been totally subverted and destroyed by the (processed) food industry. The latter has, disgustingly, recently succeeded in sinking the initiative to replace our ridiculous food-labelling arrangements with a "traffic-light" scheme in which foods would be classified into good bad and indifferent by colour-coding according to e.g. their sugar, salt, omega6 content. An obvious merit of your radical approach is that it side-steps all of these considerations by totally eschewing these processed food "products".
I hope you'll stick to your expressed aim (on the IL2 thread) of continuing to post such informative and inspiring messages here.
....but I did drink a glass of V-8 and take my vitamins this morning.......
How many times do I have to tell you to lay off drinking that engine oil!
"Don't be coy - you say you look great, so please treat us to a picture (not necessarily of Phoenix rising, though I'm sure that would be nice!)."
~Oh behave yourself, Mr. Wedge! LOL!~
I have always been committed to sport and excercise, but being committed to a healthy diet is new, and only started with the diagnosis. I didn't have a BAD diet, previously, but I was not conscientious because maintaining my wei