Today I am going to cover one of the most popular questions I get from people that comment on my videos or when patients visit me at the office – “What foods can I eat to help lower my creatinine?”.

The goal with anyone with chronic kidney disease is to improve or maintain kidney function. That is measured from Creatinine levels or Glomerular Filtration Rate (aka GFR) in a routine blood test. With kidney disease the goal is to keep creatinine lower, which means the kidneys are filtering better, and their GFR higher.

In this week’s video we are going to talk about if there is any food, drink or trick you can do to help lower your creatinine. You may have heard that red pepper, cabbage, berries or even nettle tea can help do this. Or maybe you have heard eating lots of red meat can help do this. We are going to discuss all this and more. Give it a watch and be sure to like, subscribe and comment.

Content Chapters:
00:00 – Introduction
00:33 – Kidney Disease, Creatinine & GFR
01:11 – Google Searching Foods that Lower Creatinine
02:04 – Truth Bombs and Kidney Function
04:44 – My Tips to Lower Creatinine
05:35 – Foods that can impact Creatinine
06:23 – Water and Creatinine
06:58 – Conclusion

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Working as a kidney doctor, I found that my patients were often unaware of just how important diet and lifestyle were and how often they felt unsupported by generic advice to “eat healthy”.

The home cook in me hated hearing this, so I set out to find a better way. I began to combine my medical training and love of food, making videos of simple recipes that were based on science and packed with flavor. Instead of just saying “eat healthy” to my patients, I could give them the resources they needed to make a real difference in their health.

Kidney doctor, passionate home cook, and YouTube sensation Dr Blake Shusterman empowers people to proactively manage their health by stepping into the kitchen. The author of several cookbooks with over 100,000 YouTube subscribers, The Cooking Doc® believes anyone, at any age can transform their health with small changes that make a big difference. Based on science and packed with flavor, Dr. Blake’s simple recipes have inspired home cooks everywhere to change their diet, retrain their taste buds, and transform their health.

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