PLD Diet The Liver, more

Why an alkaline diet?

Here are some alkaline clinical trials including the first ever 2010 alkaline clinical trial for kidney functioning looking at how alkalinity improved kidney functioning; alkalinizing helped preserve GFR.  This study demonstrates that sodium citrate may ameliorate kidney injury in Chronic Kidney Disease patients not on dialysis. The day has come when there is evidence in humans that alkaline treatment lowers urinary endothelin levels. Increased endothelin may be part of the mechanism whereby acidosis hastens Chronic Kidney Disease progression.

Symptoms Low Potassium High Potassium
Potassium citrate improves renal functioning
Citrate therapy for PKD in rats
Bio of G. Tanner PhD researcher
2010 Alkaline Clinical Trials
2010 Alkaline Clinical Trial Improves GFR
2010 Alkaline Clinical Trials Improves Bone Density
Calcium supplements helps bones but may weaken heart

Why a plant based diet?

Most plants are alkaline. Most meats are acidic forming. When we eat animal proteins this increases stomach acidity. This stimulates the release of secretin. Secretin release causes liver cysts to expand and grow.

How to calculate neutral protein?

Calculate neutral protein: Neutral protein has been calculated to be 0.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. To calculate your own amount of protein take your body weight and convert it from pounds to kilograms then multiply your kilogram weight by 0.6. This will give you your daily neutral protein intake. For instance if one weighs 110 pounds, divide 110 by 2.2. This will give 50 kilograms. Multiply 50 kilograms by 0.6. This gives 30 grams of protein eaten daily will give a 110 pound person a neutral protein intake. Neutral protein is what goes in, comes out without any excess poundage to be added to the body. Body weight in pounds / divided by 2.2. This value x multiplied by .6 gives neutral protein intake.

Why low sodium?

Himalayan pink salt - solé: High salt intake contributes to the progression of cystic organs, according to the CRISP Study. Lowering dietary sodium intake and elevating good HDL cholesterol are potentially modifiable traits that can positively contribute to PKD symptom expression.

Why water?

Water: Part of the job of the liver is to detoxify and metabolize body  wastes converting this to a water-y compound to be eventually released through the  kidneys. Eating animal products, or the equivalent of a 20% animal based protein diet, increases levels of certain liver enzymes. This further  breaks down any circulating liver toxins to an even more toxic compound. It is this secondary compound that can be harmful to a cystic liver.  Water helps dilute these by-products of liver metabolism. A cystic liver may enlarge greatly; however it is rare for a PLD liver to fail;  nevertheless, the metabolism of estrogen can become greatly impaired  through a cystic liver. These estrogen by-products contribute greatly to expanding a polycystic liver. water study:
"These results support the need for a larger study to evaluate the effect of chronic water loading on ADPKD progression."

Why no caffeine?

Read about the harmful effect of caffeine and de-caf drinks upon cystic organs and a bit more on the dangers of caffeine.

De-caf anything but Harmful effects coffee More on caffeine
Caffeine articles Chocolate harm Avoid tea
Magnesium Vegetables

Why no hormones?

We are  sharing our experiences with PKD/PLD Diet, an adjunct diet envisioning it complementing a physician's prescribed medical therapy. Consider testing this with your doctor's prior knowledge, who can  adjust it according to your own uniqueness by adding it to your current  treatment.

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