Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that a mild to moderate reduction in calories effectively prevents and reverses polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in mice. The results appear online today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
“Currently, there is no FDA-approved treatment, and the only thing that can be done is dialysis or renal transplantation,” explains Eduardo Chini, M.D., Ph.D., anesthesiologist and researcher for Mayo Clinic’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging and lead author of the study. “We have found that a very simple measure, like decreasing the amount of calories that are taken in, even by only 10 percent, can very significantly decrease the burden of this disease.”
I Started daily IF 2 years ago and feel better now than I did in my 20's with PKD! I'm not 100% but WAY less pain and more function! If only folks had more self control over hunger, high caloric food and intake! Sad state of affairs. This is a lifestyle change and not easy at first. Can't wait to see the study results on overweight diabetics with PKD and their outcome!
People there are studies to get involved to help make change! https://pkdcure.org/living-with-pkd/clinical-studies/
All Pkd patients must:
1] Consume enough water (2 litrs or more).
2] Cut protein intake by taking only good proteins.
3] Control their weight & blood pressure.
4] *Consume foods rich in vitamin B3 (niacin)* which prevents the growth of cysts and reduces their size.
My family from fathers side are having PKD genetically. My father and his brother are on dialysis. I did Magnetic Resonance and I have MUCH MUCH cysts on my kidneys. Every doctor said that I will have PKD and that I will go to dialysis. Now I'm experimenting and trying to stop PKD. I'm kinda sure that animal proteins, especially casein is main problem here. Like it is activating genetic errors. I'm 95% on plant based diet, and sometimes I eat sardines because of B12, K2, DHEA and EPA. Trying to do this 1 year and then I will do MR again to see how it goes. I'm sure that this will be my cure.
So, instead of observing only calories, I would change focus to animal proteins, especially casein.
Hope this helps.
Best wishes. :)
+Marko Stikovic Thank you for taking the time to write that detailed reply. It gives me inspiration to strengthen my resolve and start working hard towards healing my kidneys. I really hope & pray you succeed at curing/preventing this condition and have a healthy happy life.
+YourSincereWellWisher Hey thank you for this information! I found that Intermittent fasting does better job at fixing kidneys. So, Im doing 20-22h fasting (drinking only coffee, teas and water no sugar added, only stevia) and after that time I eat. I added in my diet green pastured eggs in my diet and raw milk products from grass fed goat. It is also important to eat raw ginger, parsley, kiwi, pineapple, figs, lemon, chia, sardines...it all keeps blood vesicles healthy. Also cytotoxic herbs play important role in shrinking cysts, most powerful is Graviola leaf. I have a feeling that I will cure this evil!
Steve Brown I don't know if protein is responsible for its early onset but filtering protein is a difficult job for kidneys especially after taking damage from pkd. Its best to cut them as much as possible.
Vibin' Panda I think resesrchers are using varying quantities on different groups of test subjects they have. But I heard consuming about 38 mg everyday (I only recommend getting them through food) has shown good results.
Vibin' Panda Yes no doubt it will help. Especially if it prevents you from consuming things that are harmful for your kidneys or your health overall. But as far as PKD is concerned we need something which directly targets it. If we can prevent the cyst from growing then it will help prolong & normalize the lives of people dealing from this condition.
By the way I know someone with pkd whose doctor told him not to consume fruits high in potassium like bananas, mangoes etc.
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