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Talk to your kidneys


Last updated 2/21/2020 at 3:04pm

Christine L. Assad

Special to Village News

When the nurse practitioner told me my kidneys were, “Bad!” the hair stood up on my arms. She said they were level 3. A “5” would mean dialysis and a transplant. I would have to be much more careful with my sugar intake.

I checked the internet. The recommended diet for kidney problems was the opposite of the diet for diabetes. It said the kidneys liked white rice and white bread rather than whole grain and not to eat spinach or meat protein. Even bananas and tomatoes were out. Yikes.

I asked my doctor what to do about the diet differenc...

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