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Is the NutriBullet safe for someone with kidney disease?

Would the NutriBullet be safe for a kidney patient?  I've searched the site, but haven't found much yet.  I'm considering purchasing a NutriBullet for my cousin, who is a kidney patient.  She's on dialysis & has a very restricted diet, including the amount of liquids she can intake.  She has trouble ingesting foods & although she takes supplements is low on nutrients. 

My NutriBullet has benefited me greatly; I have adrenal fatigue & thyroid issues & it's made a huge difference in how I feel.  My mom is diabetic & in the process of trying the NutriBullet, too.  Compared to how we've both been feeling, the NutriBullet has been incredible in improving energy level & brainfog.  We want my cousin to enjoy the benefit, too, if she's able.  Any advice is appreciated.

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5 years ago

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I am so glad you have had some great experiences with the NutriBullet!

Regarding your cousin: Specific dietary recommendations are made according to stage of kidney disease and type of dialysis. There are Dietitians who specialize in this area as it is a very complex disease when it comes to nutrition. In general those with kidney issues are told to limit fluids, potassium, phosphorus, and sodium. In addition, protein needs to monitored and it is important to make sure she is getting enough calories.

Her dialysis nurse should have given some guidelines and I would highly recommend she speak with an RD in her area that is specialized in nutritional therapy for kidney disease.

Being that many of the foods one puts into a NutriBlast contain potassium, phosphorus and liquid, I would hold off for the time being until she can sit down with someone who can help plan an appropriate diet for her specific stage and type of dialysis. There are just too many unknowns that prevent me from providing an exact answer so I want to err on the side of caution.

Best of luck! To find an RD that specializes in this area, check this link here:

http://www.eatright.org/programs/rdfinder/

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