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Kidney Disease: What you should know to improve your kidney health and avoid kidney failure


after being diagnosed with chronic
kidney disease I was at a loss of what to do so I’m gonna share with you what I
discovered during the first year of fighting and beating chronic kidney
disease that improve my health that more coming right up hello kidney warriors! James here with
Dadvice TV, your online kidney health coach and this is video number 58
documenting my journey from stage 5 kidney failure up to the amazing high
energy person I am today at stage 3 now in this video I’m gonna share with you
what I think were the most important things that I discovered during my very
first year fighting kidney disease and kicking it to the curb things that I
wish I would have known right in the very beginning now Before we jump into
those if you haven’t done so already please take a moment and click the
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time I upload a brand new video you will get a notification and along the way if
you agree with me that we need to make changes to fight kidney disease to delay
or even avoid the need for dialysis or you learn something in this video give
it a thumbs up and if you know someone who’s also fighting chronic kidney
disease share this video with them I share my story hoping it will help
educate you and motivate you and inspire you to take charge of your treatment
strategy you are a key part of getting better and without you your doctors may
not give you the best treatment strategy now let’s jump right on in to the great
things that I want to share today alright first and this one is a
mind-blower kidney specialist known as nephrologist are still trying to figure
out exactly how the best treat people have chronic kidney disease the
old-school method was just to be quiet watch it declines when he started
getting pretty bad tell you to watch your sodium and drink more water and
maybe avoid a few things like potassium and phosphorus but eventually you’re
gonna need dialysis that’s not treatment that is torture but
that is what so many nephrologists still used to this day and the core of that
problem is a lack of proper education your kidney specialist got barely any
nutritional training practically a pamphlet worth is what they got when
they were in medical school they don’t look at the body as the whole and look
at all the little problems they don’t refer people to dieticians often or soon
enough and when they speak to us they speak over our head it’s as if they’re
speaking another language and they think we went to medical school also and the
lack of education doesn’t stop there it continues to us the patient who actually
is suffering with chronic kidney disease we try to get information from our
doctors but we don’t understand what they’re talking about because they don’t
understand us and very few of them have empathy to take the time to figure out
how to properly talk to us so you grab those brochures and those little guides
that you get at your doctor’s office those are no help they’re written so
high level that most people can’t understand them and the information
again is too general it’s too broad and it’s often missing key information that
you really need to make yourself better educating yourself is extremely
important and it never stops when you have chronic kidney disease because you
are your number one advocate for getting the best care the best treatment
strategy and trying to always improve and get better you need to educate
yourself about chronic kidney disease so you can push your doctor and push your
entire healthcare team to keep striving to improve your health not just waiting
until you make the stage five and then throwing you on dialysis so how do you
educate yourself of course you’re gonna go on the internet it’s a wealth of
information but understand the majority of what you find out there is very
general very broad it’s missing key pieces of information that you need
or and this happens far too often it is completely wrong and maybe even
dangerous speaking of missing information dialysis and transplant are
not the only options you’d think they were when you go to all the kidney
websites you grab all the brochures about Stage five and they say Stage five
is pick your dialysis congratulations you’ve made it to stage 5 would you like
to do it at home or come to one of our many many treatment centers located very
near to everywhere you go that is not the only option we’re missing that
information telling us about conservative management using diet and
lifestyle changes to slow down or even completely avoid ever needing dialysis
I’ve done it and you may be able to also now diet is critical in improving your
overall health and your kidney health and it’s the one thing that you have
full control over you get to pick what you put into your body now there is no
one best diet no one diet is gonna guarantee that your kidney function
improves you need to work with a dietician who has experience with kidney
disease to customize a diet unique to you and the best diet is gonna be one
specific for you based on your labs and that you can stick to if you can’t stick
to a diet it’s useless now what’s your best resource for figure out the best
diet for you I said it a few moments ago a dietitian you need to be working with
the renal dietician no matter what stage you are if your doctor says that you’re
only stage four you don’t need to do it now you need to do it now even if you
are stage one you just got a little teeny tiny little bit of kidney disease
see a renal dietician they are life-changing and unbelievably helpful
do it now one of the key things your dietitian is gonna do for you is help
you determine your unique daily minimum and maximum nutritional targets for a
lot of key nutrients and this is going to be based on your labs every time you
get new blood work done they’re going to adjust these if Nessus
area and here’s what you’re gonna want to look at you’re gonna watch your
calories your calcium your carbohydrates your fiber your iron your protein your
phosphorus your potassium your sodium and your water and that is a lot to keep
track of so how do you do it you’re gonna use an app there are a ton of them
out there that are free and some only cost a little bit per month I use
chronometer and you can read about it on dad vice TV the reason I love it is
because there’s a free version and with the pay version it’s very affordable I
can set my daily limits in there for each of micronutrients and it graphs it
and lets me know when I’m getting close also my doctors can all access all of my
nutritional information from the web without me having to email them anything
it’s all available in real time and another huge bonus with using a
dietician let them know what foods you really enjoy and the cravings that you
have and they can help you adjust your diet and portion control so you can fit
the things you really love in your diet who doesn’t like a diet that has all the
foods they enjoy another huge benefit of a dietitian now one thing I didn’t know
in the beginning and I wish I did know there is a huge difference between the
types of protein animal proteins are really hard on your kidneys and the more
damage you have the more stress they place on your kidneys plant-based
protein though does it play stress on your kidneys so try to eat more
plant-based protein and less animal base especially as your kidney function is
declining and you’re getting more damaged now it can be hard to get all
those nutrients every single day and this is where the right supplements can
be life-changing for you talk to your doctor in your dietitian about adding
different supplements do you need more fiber vitamin C vitamin D iron whatever
supplements can help you achieve your daily minimums and they can reduce or
even eliminate some of the symptoms such as anemia alright just six more things
to share next is everyone out there whether you are diabetic or not
and that’s the big thing or not you need to manage your blood sugar those spikes
in your blood sugar are not friendly to your kidney so maybe even talk to your
dietitian about using a low carb diet to better manage those spikes speaking of
managing things you better manage your blood pressure normally this is done by
your kidneys but as they get damaged it gets harder for them to keep your blood
pressure under control which then increases the amount of
damage that happens to your kidneys which makes it even harder to keep it
under control oh we don’t need that we don’t want that
work with your doctor find out do you need a special diet do you need to take
some prescription pills if you have to take pills take them one time as
prescribed every single day that you’re supposed to take them there are apps
that can help you with that exercise can make a huge impact in your
overall health and your kidney health make sure and get at least 30 minutes a
day five days a week and it can be something as simple as
swimming aerobics or walking now here’s a tough one to talk about and I suffer
badly from this being overweight it’s not good it’s not helpful
alright so work with your doctors find out what diet what amount of exercise
you should be doing to help you get to a healthy weight now this is gonna sound a
little odd but we put way way too much focus on our GFR now it’s an important
number it’s just what measurement though you got to remember that you got to
focus on your overall health how are you doing what symptoms do you have what can
you do to minimize or eliminate those symptoms just because a person has a GFR
of 23 does it mean they are they have more symptoms or are less healthy than
someone with the GFR 29 we’ve got to look at the body overall alright so
don’t focus too much on your GFR it’s gonna fluctuate and yeah it’s used to
determine what stage you’re in but a person who has a GFR of 30 stage 3 and
another person was a GFR of 29 there’s not a heck of a lot of difference
bearing you can’t even look at them and spot the difference
but I can look at someone suffering from anemia and someone not and I can spot
those right away so look at your entire health how you’re doing and work I’m
feeling better all right now the last one and this is what’s gonna get the
people to give me a thumbs down on my video there’s all sorts of people out
there and some of them have beliefs that they will not change no matter what no
matter how much scientific evidence there is they will not believe it they
are set in their ways and a lot of times they’re gonna be very negative if you
want to make changes if you want to fight kidney disease into play or avoid
the need for dialysis they’re gonna try to hold you back and pull you down you
need to just stay away from those people stay away from the negativity and when
you’re out on the internet remember what I said earlier most of the stuff you’re
gonna find is gonna be too general it’s gonna be missing information or it may
be completely wrong and dangerous so anything you see out there check with
your doctor first before you do it and there you go those are all the things
that I wish someone would have told me when I was first diagnosed with chronic
kidney disease if my doctor would have sat down with me and went over that
entire list with me whoa I would have been off to a much better start in the
beginning and a lot of that fear uncertainty doubt and depression that
comes with being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease would have been minimized
or even eliminated for me now remember the most important thing is you in
fighting chronic kidney disease you are your best advocate you are part of the
solution educate yourself continue to educate yourself push your healthcare
team and your health care team involves a lot of people your primary care
physician known as your family doctor your kidney specialist uh nephrologist
your dietitian and maybe even others work with all of them communicate you
have a question ask the question you don’t understand the answer tell them
that we have to let them know we are patients we don’t understand you we want
to understand the more we know the better we can
fight chronic kidney disease kick it to the curb and get healthier like I am
alright everybody this is my last video for 2019 whoo I have created 58 videos
documenting my journey during the first year and I went from stage 5 kidney
failure told I had no hope if I didn’t go on
dialysis or get a transplant I’d be dead in 45 days that 45 days is
almost exactly one year ago from today I’m doing better my kidneys are doing
great I’m healthier I just went out and walked six miles yesterday and getting
my exercise I try to do a minimum of five miles every single day tons of
energy watch my first video if you’re new to this channel look at me
quiet sitting there my eyes all sunken in someone healthy severe anemia and
compared me now not even a year later doing stuff love in life not being held
back but my my kidneys and one thing I ask of all of you if things are working
for you share them there’s not enough of us kidney patients out there sharing
what does work there’s more than enough people repeating false fake dangerous
nun helpful information all over the place but how many people are out there
saying hey I did exactly this am i GFR tripled my GFR doubled we need more of
that out there so that people can find the right information and then they’re
not sitting there thinking hey you know what I just read something’s gonna cure
my kidneys which there is no cure and I’m gonna watch Netflix and we’ll sit
down watch the latest episode of you know on Netflix of something and eat me
a box of baking soda that’s real people are actually doing
that alright oh okay so be careful there’s some crazy stuff out there I
would love for anyone out there that has success share it record a video of
yourself talking about what you did send it to me I’m gonna make a testimonial
section or dad buys TV and put lots of videos like that
if you’ve had success you wrote a book do a little video send it to me I want
to support our community we are a huge community and we need positive support
from each other and we need to celebrate the wins that we make all right
everybody it’s been a fantastic 20 19 I have huge huge plans for 2020 lots of
great stuff coming and I look forward to talking to all of you online and in the
comments see you guys the next video

Randall Smitham

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45 COMMENTS

  1. Nelin Rivera Posted on December 30, 2019 at 2:05 am

    🏚Have a Happy New Year.

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  2. Molly Wiley Posted on December 30, 2019 at 2:27 am

    I've learned so much from your videos. I love all your encouragement and your common sense approach. So happy you are doing so well!

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  3. Carolyn Pope Posted on December 30, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Great advice I listen to your videos and it help me a lot stage 4 chronic kidney disease trying to stay off dialysis

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  4. Missy Jones Posted on December 30, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Happy New Year James , so glad you have this new video!!!!
    My Husband is doing great 👍🏻 through the diet lifestyle change is working,

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  5. Momz Davis Posted on December 30, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Thank You so Much Mr James Dad Advice!!! I am always learning from you on how to "Kick Kidney Disease Butt"!! I have lost over 60lbs in 2019 & reversed my Diabetes too! You have been such an inspiration and I am looking forward to watching you in 2020! I wish all the best for you & your Family!!

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  6. Rosario Hernandez Posted on December 30, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Merry Christmas James!!!happy to see you

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  7. Erin Smith Posted on December 30, 2019 at 4:35 am

    You are right, as I am experiencing those very same fears about having CKD and how much help I am getting from the Nephrologist! Thank you!

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  8. PDS Tactical Posted on December 30, 2019 at 4:49 am

    James Happy New year . I have a solitary kidney and my gfr was 42. I was on the slide down for a few years. My docs were the type you speak of that state when it gets bad the option is dialysis etc. I was not going to sit by and wait. I researched and found a Online book by Robert Galarowicz. I began to follow the diet advice and supplements. Was doing mostly a vegetarian diet for the first 6 mo. They added some animal protein but very little a couple times a week. Supplements Alphlopoic acid, B6, CoQ10, Multi Vitamin Renydil Probiotic. I think the supplements and Probiotic with limited protein helped me greatly. My last GFR was 66. Dont give up keep striving forward.

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  9. Cynthia Carruthers Posted on December 30, 2019 at 5:22 am

    So you have not reached Stage 2 as of yet. I understand Stage 3 is miraculous and took a lot of dedication, but your goal was Stage 2 correct?

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  10. Aisha M Coupons Posted on December 30, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Wow! What a great video. Your production and energy have improved 100% even though your message remains the same! Happy New Year!

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  11. Bethany Chamberlain Posted on December 30, 2019 at 6:04 am

    So happy to see a new video from you. I have been so inspired and encouraged by you since my diagnosis in May 2019. Thank you and all the best in the new year.

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  12. Alta Bouwer Posted on December 30, 2019 at 6:09 am

    I am so glad I found your videos. The last time my labs showed that my kidney function improved from stage 5 to stage 3.
    When are you getting your end of 2019 results? How far are you from stage 2? Cannot wait to hear!!

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  13. Natalie Smith Posted on December 30, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Thank you so much for wanting to help others. I was stage 4 but then put on dialysis in September after an emergency appendectomy pushed my kidneys over the edge. I had started a completely vegan diet from a Facebook group, but found it difficult. I stumbled upon your website and YT channel and it has helped me so much. I've printed some pages and had my dietician fill them in. My numbers keep getting better and better. I'm hoping to be able to stop dialysis soon. Let's knock out this CKD! P.S. The Quorn non-chicken patty is so good!

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  14. Reachingthegoodnewsministry Rgm Posted on December 30, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Thank you sir for this information. One thing is certain, we definitely going to get better.

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  15. Terry Smith Posted on December 30, 2019 at 7:34 am

    A bowl of blue berrys every day.
    Fruit smoothie with beet juice or one slice of raw beet blended in with one tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar .
    No pork, 80% less beef, moderate chicken.
    Fruit salads and veg salads.
    Lots of water..and no alcohol. One glass of alcohol makes me sick as a dog.
    Salvia supplement=great
    Less sugar.
    Lots of walking. 8 hours sleep a night.
    All this has helped greatly.
    Good luck!

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  16. Arnida Collantes Posted on December 30, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Hi sir james, happy new year. I have a ckd 5 and my gfr is 13% and my creatinin is 328 but im still on medication but my nephro didn’t want me to take any supplements. Is it possible that my gfr get improve just like for what you have said. Thank you

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  17. Carol Meeks Posted on December 30, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Hi, just wanted to tell you I really enjoy your videos. I was diagnosed with stage for kidney problems. I hear you talk about, keeping your potassium low or is it up sorry I forgot. I suffer from severe low potassium and I take liquid potassium. Is this good for my kidneys or should I do something else?

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  18. Terry Smith Posted on December 30, 2019 at 10:13 am

    I get renal fatigue also. It's a real drag.
    On many levels.
    But I did some research on my own.
    And raw honey seems to help some.
    I just put it on toast. I can't think of anything healthy to put it on basically.
    If you all have any more ideas than this. Feel free to comment.

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  19. jlc7300 Posted on December 30, 2019 at 10:33 am

    My problem is that I also have IBS and a lot of the things that would be good for me to eat for my kidneys will also be the same things that would send me to the bathroom way too much. I have a double edged sword so to speak.

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  20. Richard Nock Posted on December 30, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Terrific advice….congratulations for a great year, and I wish you even more in 2020. My partner is stage 4 and we need to be more pro active…..he seems to just concede that dialysis or transplant are the only ways, but I know there is more to do. thanks again…..

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  21. mr.mixleplix Posted on December 30, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Look into COQ10, PQQ and Cordyceps.

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  22. Amir Ahmed Posted on December 30, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Dear James, please make a specific vedio regarding diabetic nephropathy and how to reverse the same, if someone is in stage 3b with a creatinine level above 3

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  23. rrm 84 Posted on December 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you for your video series- they are very helpful. In the future I look forward to seeing more about diet. I have the problem of no renal dietician available in the area where I live. I consulted with a diabetic dietician but she really didn't know much about kidney diets, so I have had to rely on my own limited research. I also have a physical handicap that prevents much exercise, but I'm trying to do everything I can diet-wise to avoid dualysis. Mmy last gfr was 20, and since them Ihve been doing a plant based diet with only egg whites as a source of what can't be gotten from plant foods, such as some amino acids. I am hoping to see some improvement on my next labwork.

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  24. Tampa John Posted on December 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Had gastric bypass full RNY IN 2010. Your diet stopped foaming first time in 20 yrs. Surgery stopped diabetes. Vitamins have to be adjusted since poor absorption after gastric bypass. Can wait to see signs of improving from 16 to 22 last 2 weeks ago. Can't wait to see new labs. In RV leaving Tampa to L.A.. in 6 weeks.

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  25. Josephine Chanda Posted on December 30, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Am getting you loud n clear.How do I get rid of dialysis, it really torture.Spending 12hrs on a machine per week is not easy

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  26. zak Me Posted on December 30, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you for this video ,does help a lot ✋😌

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  27. Big D Posted on December 30, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you very much for this video I've learned so much and you do speak the truth again I thank you keep up the good work my brother

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  28. T L Posted on December 30, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I'd like to find more research on Renadyl. I've only found this one: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4132402/

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  29. Dedrie O'Brien Posted on December 30, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Hi James, I would like to know why you think Animal Protein is stressful for the kidneys as I truly don't understand that statement to be true. I have improved my kidney function from a 2 to a 3 and have kept it stable for 4 years. I eat Animal Protein (Grassfed only without hormones & antibiotics) 7 days a week. If I eat too many eggs, that is what doesn't seem to help. How many studies were done to say Animal Protein is stressful for the kidneys ? Who were financially supporting the study ? These are important questions to know the answers. Also, what works for a person may not work for another, even where it comes to Kidney Disease.

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  30. John Mermaid Posted on December 31, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Hi James,thank you and your blog had been a blessing to many.First and foremost,in all healing process,spiritual healing precedes physical healing.The recognition of the great fact that God is the source of true healing as stated in His word,and the first step is in coming to him by faith and forgiveness for all our sins.We also pray for guidance as to the steps we take in our treatment.The book Stopping Kidney Disease by Lee Hull is great book of information.It talks about the benifits of a plant based diet,potential renal acid load of each food group , advanced product of glycation and so many other things.It also talks about Keto acid supplementation plus low protein diet as advocated by the late Dr Mackenzie Walser of John Hopkins Hospital.In asian countries like malaysia,taiwain,and many others these ketoacids under the brand Ketosteril had been taken by many ckd patients in conjunction with low protein diet and they were able to stabilize their kidney function for years or decades.Ketoacids are amino acids without the urea and can prevent protein energy malnutrion and keep you r albumin high.In the US ,ketoacids are just being recently introduces,one is magnesiu based as Albutrix and one is calcium based such as Ketorena which is the alternative of Ketosteril in the US.Lets say on CKD stage 3 your protein reauirement is 60 gram.30 gram will come from the diet,plant based protein and the rest will be supplemented by ketocids to make up for the protein deficit.There are reports of ckd patients improving their gfr tremendously by doing this.What are your opinion and thoughts about this?

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  31. Ronald Zeigler Posted on December 31, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Sounds like a trumpet to me

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  32. レムラム Posted on January 1, 2020 at 12:12 am

    are sweet foods ok for me? like foods with syrup

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  33. genapruitt Posted on January 1, 2020 at 1:01 am

    So glad you got in another video before the end of the year, James! Thank you so much for all that you do and the spirit in which you do it! You are indeed an inspiration and a lifesaver! All the best to you and yours for the new year and decade! 🙂

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  34. Katie Vdbshsh Posted on January 1, 2020 at 3:02 am

    Great News!!!. My GFR has increased 4 points in 4 months thanks to you. Now im going vegan sos. Hope for better results next dr appointment. Bless you from grandma Katie in Oregon

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  35. Me As well Posted on January 1, 2020 at 3:10 am

    Do you eat any animal protein today? If so, how many grams daily and what protein specifically. I recall that you did Keto at one point and lost a stage. Does this mean you have given it up and are only plant based today and that your creatinine levels have improved?! Thanks. Curious. Wishing you the best!

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  36. NJ D Posted on January 1, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you for all your information. Very helpful and positive….hopeful.

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  37. Rick Kelley Posted on January 1, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Hi James, I'm looking forward to your lab results this month (January 2020). I love your positive approach. Thanks!

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  38. Amarnath Mukherjee Posted on January 1, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks James. Happy new year. As always, you are my inspiration. Recently I have been experiencing severe itching sensation on my legs just after having dinner. I am not sure if it has any link with CKD. My urea level is normal.

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  39. John Mermaid Posted on January 1, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    The Scripture says that "men ought always to pray, and not to faint" (Luke 18:1); and if ever there is a time when they feel their need of prayer, it is when strength fails and life itself seems slipping from their grasp. Often those who are in health forget the wonderful mercies continued to them day by day, year after year, and they render no tribute of praise to God for His benefits. But when sickness comes, God is remembered. When human strength fails, men feel their need of divine help. And never does our merciful God turn from the soul that in sincerity seeks Him for help. He is our refuge in sickness as in health. God is just as willing to restore the sick to health now as when the Holy Spirit spoke these words through the psalmist. And Christ is the same compassionate physician now that He was during His earthly ministry. In Him there is healing balm for every disease, restoring power for every infirmity. His disciples in this time are to pray for the sick as verily as the disciples of old prayed. And recoveries will follow; for "the prayer of faith shall save the sick." We have the Holy Spirit's power, the calm assurance of faith, that can claim God's promises. The Lord's promise, "They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover" (Mark 16:18), is just as trustworthy now as in the days of the apostles. It presents the privilege of God's children, and our faith should lay hold of all that it embraces. Christ's servants are the channel of His working, and through them He desires to exercise His healing power. It is our work to present the sick and suffering to God in the arms of our faith. We should teach them to believe in the Great Healer-from the book Ministry of Healing

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  40. 2bzyblack Posted on January 2, 2020 at 1:49 am

    So True about not concentrating on the GFR number.

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  41. Laurie Darrow Posted on January 2, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Happy New Year! I’ve been wondering where you went. Glad to see your smiling face.

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  42. Tricia Button Posted on January 3, 2020 at 12:36 am

    Hi there, I’ve been enjoying your channel. I have inherited Polycystic Kidney Disease and recently found out at how keto etc can have a big impact. Very exciting for me and my children. Just wondering if you would do, or have done a video about how you use Cronometer?

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  43. Dianne Holt Posted on January 3, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    congratulations Jameson #58 !!!!!!!!!  !!!!!! !!!!!! ….. saw my doc. this past Monday December 30…. all good news thanks to u Coach James and my conscientious efforts … it fun …. its encouraging …. this year I developed the habit at 1st using the hydrations formula u posted GRF went from 35 to 50 to 57 very exciting to realize I wasn't drinking enough and Yes could get started by doing this! A1C went from 6.7 to 6.1 and now 5. 9 YES! as I watched your videos I received positive input from u Coach James! As I gained momentum, my doctor said what is your secret?  … How are you doing this. Each time I see her I tell her about u on dadvice.com and strongly recommend she look it up and tell her Patients about u. Here on Martha's Vineyard, We are on small island where we frequently have to take on boat or a helicopter to Boston; all at the same time while feeling weak and run down. I cannot thank u enough for teaching self advocacy, networking with healthcare provider that are a good fit for us; learning how to listen to our bodies to improve our health and well being. Just to add a few other improvements in numbers; my blood sugars are running 85 to110 instead of125 to 185. I am less depressed. I have lost 24 pounds without even obsessing about it. I am on 3 blood pressure medications instead of 4.  blood pressure from160/100 to 120/80. I am looking forward to your message # 59 !!! What I tell my patients "when I help u I also Help Me!!!

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  44. Go Green Posted on January 4, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Diagnosed with lupus recently….still couple of labs pending….my reports say I have low Total cholesterol,low LDL(low lipoproteins), borderline Low HDL and also blood urea nitrogen is low…..my doctor to eat meat but I'm vegan !!! Is it anything to do with low kidney function?

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  45. Noel Going Posted on January 4, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you so much James for your inspiration to me in 2019, and all the best in 2020. Because of all the effort and excellent advice you have put into your videos and website, I feel that I have some control over my CKD for the first time since being diagnosed several years ago. You truly are an inspiration to both myself and to my wife (who worries about my health).

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  46. nguyen thanh trung Posted on January 5, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    @Dadvice I have got Nephrotic Syndrome from 2003 , from 2004 to present i'm good , all test blood good, creatinine 100 µmol my blood test. i'm playing boxing, can i continue play ? and my creatinine µmol is ok ?. could you give me an ideas. Thanks a lot.

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