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Foods for winter: Sprouts, Apple, Orange, Tangelo and tangerine, Pear,
Date and dried fruit, Cranberry, Grapes, Jicama, Kiwi fruit, Pomegranate,
Persimmon, Salt in foods, and especially natural mineral salt, Celery, Olives,
Miso, Capers, Squash, Sweet potato and yam, Turnip, Spinach, Rutabaga, Potato,
Parsnip, Onion, Leeks, Garlic, Kale, Ginger, Daikon radish, Jerusalem artichoke,
Chard, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Burdock root, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli,
Bok choy, Brine foods like sauerkraut and pickles, Tempeh, Sea vegetables, Fish,
Beans: black, adzuki, black-eyed, carob, garbanzo, great northern,
kidney, lentil, lima, navy, peanut, pink, red, white
The winter diet is traditionally high in vitamin A. This is a vitamin that is
protective of the skin, mucous membrane, eyesight, thyroid gland and is a
Touch of Honey Winter Veggie Medley
2-1/4 cups acorn
squash, pared seeded and cut in to chunks
1 turnip, pared and cut into chunks
1 cup julienne carrots
1 small onion, cut into eighths
Steam all the vegetables in a covered pot or skillet,
until fork tender. Drain.
In a small pan melt over low heat ľ cup raw honey and 1
TBSP unsalted butter, stirring to blend.
Add freshly grated nutmeg and 1 tsp. dried minced orange
peel or fresh orange zest.
Pour honey blend over steamed vegetables and mix lightly
to cover with sauce.
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A shocking 10 million to 20 million Americans have kidney disease and don't know it. Moreover, over 7 million people have less than half the kidney function of a healthy young adult; while another 11.3 million have at least half of what's regarded as normal kidney function, but with persistent protein in their urine (a sign of kidney disease). High chronic kidney disease increases one's risk of premature death, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, anemia, bone disease and malnutrition.
Researchers determined the participants' actual kidney function from blood and urine tests and estimated glomerular filtration rate, or GFR. GFR is a much more accurate way to gauge how well the kidneys work, rather than relying on the blood level of a substance known as creatinine. (Creatinine is a protein produced by muscle and released into the blood. Levels of this protein are determined by the rate it in which it is removed, which is roughly a measure of kidney function).
OTC pain pills such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil or Tylenol, which can cause kidney damage. About 15 percent of the people on dialysis (an artificial blood-filtering process used to clean the blood of malfunctioning kidneys) are getting this treatment as a result of the damage that Tylenol and/or aspirin did to their kidneys.
Statin drugs, high protein diets and environmental toxins like mercury also
damage kidneys, as doe inadequate hydration.
US Adults Have Chronic Kidney Disease
University Bloomberg School Of Public Health
Eleven percent of
the U.S. adult population has varying stages of chronic kidney
disease, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health. The researchers concluded that chronic
kidney disease warrants improved detection and classification using
standardized criteria to improve patient outcomes. Their research is
published in the January 2003 issue of the American Journal of
Of the five
categorical stages, with Stage 5 being kidney failure, the largest
number of adults, 7.6 million or 4 percent of adults, are classified
in Stage 3 in which their glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is 30-59
ml/min/1.73m2. This means that the kidneys filter less than one-half
of the amount filtered by a healthy young adult of a similar body
size (130 ml/min or 2 gallons/hour). As a result, the kidneys are
less efficient at removing toxins and secreting hormones important
for healthy blood and bone function. The presence of chronic kidney
disease can be detected using simple blood and urine tests relying
on serum creatinine to estimate kidney function and urinary albumin
to indicate kidney damage.
Josef Coresh, MD,
PhD, lead author of the study and associate professor of
epidemiology, medicine, and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health, said, "As the population
ages, kidney disease will become more apparent. However, there is
already a growing recognition of the importance of moderate and
severe chronic kidney disease, prior to the onset of kidney failure
requiring dialysis, as an important treatable condition. We estimate
that 4 percent of U.S. adults, approximately 8 million people, have
less than half of the normal kidney function of a young adult. This
low level of kidney function is estimated to be present in one out
of every five Americans over the age of 65. Another 11 million adult
Americans have a persistent presence of at least a small amount of
albumin (the main protein in blood) in their urine." Dr. Coresh
explained that patients with chronic kidney disease are at a high
risk of heart attacks and strokes. They also have treatable
conditions such as hypertension, anemia, and poor nutritional
Researchers used the
recently developed National Kidney Foundation Clinical Practice
Guidelines which provide a standardized definition of chronic kidney
disease and its stages to a nationally representative sample of
15,625 non-institutionalized adults who participated in the Third
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III).
Participants were also interviewed about their history of diabetes
and hypertension. Chronic kidney disease stages are based on
estimated kidney function measured as GFR. A healthy young adult has
a GFR of 130 ml/min/1.73 m2. The researchers found an estimated 5.9
million individuals (3.3%) had Stage 1/normal kidney function with
protein found in urine on two occasions; 5.3 million (3%) had Stage
2/ mildly decreased kidney function with protein found in urine on
two occasions; 7.6 million (4.3%) had Stage 3/moderately decreased
kidney function (GFR 30-59 ml/min/1.73 m2); 400,000 (0.2%) had Stage
4/severly decreased kidney function (GFR 15-29 ml/min/1.73 m2); and
300,000 (0.2%) had Stage 5 or kidney failure.
Older age was
strongly associated with a higher prevalence of moderately or
severely decreased kidney function. In addition, moderately
decreased kidney function was most prevalent among non-Hispanic
whites, followed by non-Hispanic blacks, then individuals of other
ethnicities. Kidney disease was least prevalent in Mexican
Americans. These results also raise the possibility that minority
populations have a higher risk of kidney failure because of more
rapid progression of kidney disease after its onset, rather than a
larger pool of individuals with milder kidney disease.
The study estimates
of decreased kidney function far exceed the number of cases of
treated end-stage renal disease. Over 340,000 patients required
dialysis or transplantation in 1999. That number is expected to
increase to 651,000 by 2010. Previous studies of patients' medical
charts indicate that many patients are going undiagnosed and
under-treated in the early stages of kidney disease.
Coresh, also a
faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Welch Center for Prevention,
Epidemiology & Clinical Research, said, "By using
standardized criteria and carefully calibrated estimates of kidney
function, national prevalence estimates of chronic kidney disease
can be a benchmark for future studies and international comparisons.
Such efforts are critical to improving diagnosis, treatment, and
prevention of CKD and its complications."
Chronic Kidney Disease and Decreased Kidney Function in the Adult
U.S. Population: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey" will appear in the January 2003, issue of the American
Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Brad C. Astor,
Ph.D., MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the School's Department of
Epidemiology co-authored the study.
were Tom Greene, Ph.D., with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation,
Garabed Eknoya, MD, with Baylor College of Medicine, and Andrew S.
Levey, MD, with Tufts University School of Medicine.
supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the
National Kidney Foundation, and the Johns Hopkins General Clinical
Link to the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at