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Kidney Recipe: Lemon Chicken and Potato Salad

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Hi everybody, I hope those of you that celebrate Easter had a great one!

For me the Easter break has meant that I haven’t been able to write blog post as soon as I would have liked, so here I am today to rectify that! To be honest I am still playing catch up with all the work that has accumulated in this short space of time – which is crazy isn’t it? It has only been a few days.

Therefore today I thought a kidney recipe would be the perfect addition to my blog to help you on your way to kidney health, and give me a little time up my sleeve to answer all the emails in my inbox!

Today I have a delicious chicken salad kidney recipe for you – this provides you with kidney beneficial protein (unlike red meat) and alkalising benefits.

Lemon Chicken and Potato Salad Kidney Recipe

Ingredients

  • 250g green beans
  • 400g peeled kipfler potatoes
  • 400g chicken tenderloins or breast
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/3 cup natural plain yoghurt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 tsp sumac (or lemon grated zest if not available)
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbs pistachio kernels, chopped
  • 1 cup mint leaves, fresh

Directions

  1. Mix the oil, garlic, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of sumac in a bowl. Then put in the chicken to coat evenly. You may also like to place this bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes to let the flavours infuse.
  2. In boiling water, cook the potatoes for 10 minutes (or to your liking); in the last 3 minutes add the beans for cooking. Once all is cooked to your liking, take off the heat immediately, drain, then run under cold water to take out the heat, and then drain again.
  3. Grab another bowl and place the sumac (or grated lemon zest) and yoghurt within. Stir.
  4. Cut the potatoes into inch thick slices (or 2 cm), place them in the bowl, and then add the onion, mint, and beans.
  5. Season to taste. Mix gently.
  6. Heat a cooking grill (or frypan with a tablespoon of olive oil) and cook the chicken for 3 minutes each side (or until cooked through).
  7. Serve on plates and top with yoghurt mixture and pistachio nuts.

Serves 4

I hope you enjoy the kidney recipe, and live healthy!

Kidney Disease Diet: Would You Like Kidney Disease With That…?

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Fast-food. I know it sure is convenient, and there sure is something satisfying about hoeing into your favourite fast-food. But the fact of the matter is, that fast food is, well, garbage. Shocked? I’m sure.

*Sheepishly* For me, my weakness is fish and chips. Can’t get enough of that golden fried goodness :-). Though I am pleased to tell you I am on a 12 step program and my intake is down to only once a month – for those brave enough, I would love to hear what your vice is in the comment section below.

Of course not all fast-food is evil, but a study undertaken from the good people at The Division of Nephrology at MetroHealth Medical Centre in Cleveland, Ohio have sure made it look so (especially for those suffering from kidney disease).

The scientists wanted to see whether fast-food meals were compatible, at all, to the requirements of a healthy kidney disease diet. The four main nutritional requirements to take into consideration for a kidney disease diet are: potassium, protein, phosphorous and sodium.

They performed quite an intensive investigation, spanning 15 major fast-food chains. Examining ingredient lists and nutritional meal profiles, the scientists were able to accurately assess the levels of potassium, protein, phosphorous and sodium in each of the meals and side-dishes that each of the fast-food chains offer. There were 804 meals and 163 side-dishes in total.

You ready for the scary part (the results)?

Out of the 804 meals only 16% of them were deemed OK on all counts! The side-dishes only slightly better coming in at 17%.

Also, there were no acceptable meals at 3 fast-food chains, and no acceptable side-dishes at 5 fast-food chains.

7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Asparagus To Halt Your Kidney Disease

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Asparagus has been used as a medicinal food/herb since before the time of Christ; even its botanical name points to this, Asparagus officinalis. Officinalis is given in acknowledgment to its “official” use as a therapeutic herb. This highly sought after and valued herb is native to both European and Asian cultures; and this is shown in many texts based on botany and herbal medicine findings throughout the regions.

Asparagus is most well known for its specific action on all of the urinary system (kidneys and bladder), the most well known being:

1.      Helps support and facilitate kidney function

2.      Increases urine production (diuretic)

3.      Soothing to the urinary system

4.      Anti-edema – especially with excess fluid from around the heart

5.      Kidney and bladder cleanser

6.      Boosts cellular action in the kidneys

7.      Breaks up uric acid – therefore excellent for gout and kidney stones

*Best avoided in conditions where the kidneys are chronically inflamed (e.g. nephritis), and not to be eaten in excess.

Others actions include: Lowers blood pressure (due to diuretic action), bitter (stimulates digestion), laxative (due to fiber), blood purifier, anti-rheumatic (removes uric acid), anti-parasitic, calming, promotes fertility, beneficial for all aspects of the female reproductive system (highly beneficial for men too).

The magic of this humble plant comes down to many naturally occurring chemicals; unlike western medicine that just singles out one chemical:

  • Asparagin
  • Asparagosdies
  • Asparagusic acid
  • Bitter principles: officinalisins
  • Flavonoids (rutin, quercetin, kaempferol)
  • Glycolic acid
  • Glycosides
  • Saponins
  • Tyrosin
  • Including: Vitamin A, B, C, E, folic acid, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, selenium, iodine, magnesium, manganese, sulphur, silicon

You see the beauty of natural medicine is all in the synergism of all the chemicals in the plant, nature has been running its own “clinical trials” for the past few billion years, and has come up with the best combination of chemicals to help those that walk the earth. And the beautiful part is that once ingested, the body gets to choose which natural chemicals it needs – as opposed to being forced in one direction (i.e. western drugs). Check out this video called The Orderly Chaos of Nature for more information on how plants give man ‘selective’ therapeutic qualities.

Another important factor that this plant “brings to the table” (pardon the pun), is that it is highly alkaline. Now if you have read any of my stuff before you’ll know just how important it is to alkalise your body when you have kidney disease (any other chronic condition for that matter). Asparagus does this so well that it is even used in some cancer therapies just for that! It’s the high ammonia content that is working that here.

Kidney Disease Recipe: Curried Lentil Stew

Hey guys!

Here is a tasty recipe to keep you living the kidney health lifestyle. Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring food, oh sir re Bob!

Let’s get straight into it today shall we?

Curried Lentil Stew
This simple lentil recipe is a staple in many vegetarian households—not only is it full of flavour, it’s easy to make! If curry doesn’t appeal to you, substitute any spice mix you like.

Ingredients
• 1/4 cup (65 mL) extra virgin olive oil
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 1/2 tablespoons (21 mL) curry powder
• 2 teaspoons (mL) ginger powder
• 4 cups (1 L) vegetable broth
• 2 cups (500 mL) lentils, rinsed
• 3 cups (750 mL) diced tomatoes
• 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain organic yogurt

Delicious Kidney Juice Recipe To Help Reverse Your Kidney Disease

Today I wanted to give you a quick home remedy that virtually anyone can do to help aid the healing of your kidneys, and gently cleanse the body.

Juicing is the perfect natural treatment for renal disease, as it is easy, very safe, cost effective, and tastes great! Juicing literally takes the best of the plant, concentrates it, and delivers the benefits in such a manner that the body absorbs virtually all of it. Have you tried eating 2 apples, 3 carrots, a handful of celery, a knob of ginger, and a slice of cucumber all at once? I am sure a lot of it would pass right through you if you did – not to mention I would feel sorry for your poor stomach, as that’s quite a lot! But that’s where juicing is fantastic, it allows us to consume a much larger portion of vegetables (and fruit) than we ordinarily would, thereby giving us the a ‘therapeutic dose’, and without giving us a bloated stomach.

Juicing is not just about providing your body with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals (which is worthwhile benefit just in its self), juicing will also help heal your kidneys, give your entire body a cleanse, and flush out any toxins. You see plants (vegetables and fruit) give us so much more than standard nutrients, they give us phytonutrients.

Phytonutrients in specific plant foods are some of the most powerful biological response modifiers scientists have yet discovered.” (Jeffrey Bland Ph.D.) Phytonutrients can be defined as plant derived nutrients.

Phytonutrients can be defined as: chemical compounds such as isoflavones that occur naturally in plants. Plants produce these substances for various reasons, including, structure, chemical messengers, protection from harmful organisms or insects or even attracting pollinating insects. Once eaten by humans though, these substances take on a new role. Using isoflavones as an example, isoflavones can balance the female hormonal system and protect them from breast cancer.

Anyway, I am getting a little side tracked… Case in point juicing = good.