Originally Posted by bart
The raw diet you describe would be lethal to me, I would not survive it without extra medication, but it does sound very interesting ! Keep us posted !
My girlfriend has to do renal dialysis due to a genetic defect, and she has to look very carefully on what she eats. Only two or three bananas would kill her in a matter of minutes, because of the potassium in there, and generally all fruits, nuts and veggies are very high in potassium, so she has to be very careful with them. Another chemical she has to avoid is phosphate, which also is very high in a lot of foods.
And with these restrictions, it is quite hard to find a diet that is healthy from a general point of view as well as from her special dietary requirements.
What is usually suggested is food that is low on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and high in meat for protein consumtion (because dialysis destroys a lot of them).
Any advise, link or something on a healthy diet for dialysis patients is highly appreciated. She certainly won't go raw, vegan or even vegetarian, but still is looking for a bit more variety in foods.