RCC Recurrence Prevention? Is there one?
Hi! Dear All,
This is the most important question and most of us looking for it. After spending hours and reading on the internet and others resources. At this moment, the only positive diet is low carbs + plant based diet and which is almost similar ketogenic diet might able to prevent or delay recurrence.
But somehow it is not easy to achieve ketosis (will it works or not still remain a questoin).
As for most us here.... we need to achieve 2 goals
1. To prevent RCC recurrence
2. Protect our kidney (s)
I found the following are the requirement mights helps to achieve to the above two goals :
1. Healthy Body weight (Suitable Waistline and Low Body fats)
2. Low carbs intake (Mediterrance diet, Raindow diet, Plant Based diet or ketogenic diet - choose one or mix them up till it suit and meet your goal)
3. Maintaining a anti-inflammantory level means intake a lots of vegetables and fruits (Please take note that TOO much of Oxalate food like green leafy vege are bad for our kidneys too)
4. Physical activities (mins 30 - 50mins a day)
5. Exposure to Sunlights for Vit D (20 mins day - in the morning)
6. Limit sodium intake and protein
7. No diary products, no processed food, no red meat and no alcohol and quit smoking
8. Intake good nutrients
9. Plenty of water ( 3-4 litres a day)
10. Increase Omega 3 intake (fish oil or others supplement like Udo Oil)
11. Intermmittent Fasting ( it show when we fasting it can lower insulin and IGF -1 and improve our immune system)
From point 1 to 9 are the standard advise we get from doctors and website. I just added in point on 10 and 11.
As we all know cancer cell need sugar to grow. If we can lower our blood sugar by reducing carbs intake (low carbs intake) theorically it will straved to the cancer cell ( So far successful in mice lab testing only and others short term studies) But the cancer cell will rebound once they get sugars from our food intake.... this is where the headache part how do we know how much is the sugar level in our body to stave the cancer cells ?
And other issue as also, once carbs depleted our body, it will source energy from protein (convert protein to sugar) in our muscles and later only fats. So it is very tricky situation here. We need to cut carbs and protein too..... but can we survivor this ways in long run? we need proteins for cells for repair and functions.
Hence, this make me turn to low carb based intermittent fasting (16/8) Meaning Fasting for 16 hours and eat only 8 hours window. During the 8 hours window i still consume vegetables, fruits, nuts, lean meat, fish and others low carbs foods and moderate proteins. By intermittent fasting i can depleted the remaining carbs and this is will cause a mild ketosis. Most importantly is to reduce insulin level and IGF-1.
I also juice a cup of carrot+kale+spinch) 2-3 times a week as my nutrients and antioxidants foods. Drinks Apply Cider vinegar before my meals (to reduce the blood sugar level spike). Walk 20 - 30 mins after every meals and i do exerise between my 2 meals during weekdays.
Anyone have better or more bullefproof approach to prevent RCC recurrence? or have tried my approach?
Why i choose low carbs diet (LCHF) compare to others....
** Plant based diet & Vegan - Will be problem with deficiency of B 12 and thyroid issue
** Vegan Diet - deficiency B12 and high processed food.
** Ketogenic - Too high Protein which bad for our kidneys.
I have started this 3 months ago ....... I encountered one major problem........................... I lost weight fast and i now underweight.... 121 lbs (b4 was 143 ibs, Ideal weight should be 127 lbs) and i also lost almost 7-8 inches of my waist..... this one no good to my wallet now need to shop for new pants and belt (hahahaha)
As you can notice i successfully reduce weight, waistline, insulin level. blood pressure and sugar level. My urine acid is at the normal range (I had urine acid for many years) and my fatty liver also gone.
Now i at dilemma should i continue or stop to gain back my weight? I worry of the side effect of underweight issues.
Please thrown in your opinions and suggestion.
** WARNING ** this is only my personal view and I am at RCC Stage 1 without any medication at this moment. This is not a magic bullef prevention or to stop your current medication.
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