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Foods, nutrition to better the kidney and liver

By October 31, 2011 - 8:52pm
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What types of foods do you recommend to improve the health of the liver or kidney. I have crohns and colitis and do take numerous meds to continue living a normal life. My recent urine samples indicated high wbc and rbc in the sample. Protein is NOT high. I will recommend further testing with my doc if she doesnt but the last thing I need is another med. Yes I am overweight but do exercise daily for an hour a day, taking the stairs, walking up hill, fast pace sprint with the dog. I am guess my meds are working against me, so I thought why not enhance select foods to help the organs in possible trouble. Trying to be proactive here. Anything you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi DianaLynn,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question. There is no one single diet or eating plan that will do the trick for everyone with IBD. Decreasing poorly digestible carbohydrates may decrease symptoms of gas, bloat, cramps, and diarrhea in patients with IBD.
It's important to remember that it's not just the amount of food you consume that guarantees a healthy diet. Your daily intake needs to include an adequate amount of calories, proteins, and nutrients. A balanced diet should contain a variety of foods from all food groups. Meat, fish, poultry, and dairy products, if tolerated, are sources of protein; bread, cereal, starches, fruits, and vegetables are sources of carbohydrate; margarine and oils are sources of fat.
Here's a link on IBD that can help with articles and groups to join.


November 1, 2011 - 7:03am
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Thank you Daisy, the best to you to.

November 1, 2011 - 1:24pm
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