What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

The severity of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can be measured with Glomerular Filtration Rate, which is a test to determine how functional your kidneys are.

CKD Definition:

Having kidney damage ≥3 months, as defined by structural or functional abnormalities of the kidney, with or without a decrease in GFR, manifest by either pathologic abnormalities or markers of kidney damage, including abnormalities in the composition of the blood or urine, or abnormalities in imaging tests, or having <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for ≥3 months with or without underlying kidney damage (e.g., hepatorenal or cardiorenal syndrome)

Overall lifetime risks for CKD stages 3a, 3b, and 4 and ESKD in the United States have been reported to be 59.1%, 33.6%, 11.5%, and 3.6%, respectively.

A chart showing the stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is the act of only eating at certain times on a set schedule. The 16/8 method involves fasting every day for 14–16 hours and restricting your daily eating window to 8–10 hours. It is a popular method for weight loss and helps keep the body healthy.

A chart depicting the 16/8 Method for Intermittent Fasting

More Resources

The Fasting Method

An intermittent fasting community that helps people lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes

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Diet Links

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) provides more information about what diets promote healthy kidneys in their site and articles.

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A Substitute for Insulin

Intermittent fasting can help you lose weight, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and more.

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Fasting Guide

The Complete Guide to Fasting covers benefits of fasting, how to fast, and success stories from people who have fasted.

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