Greens Mean Go: A Case Report Exploring a Vegetarian Diet in Chronic Kidney Disease

Qwynton Johnson, Alexis Kirk, Sydney Sykes, Andrea Asiedu, Sundeep Shah


An 81-year-old Caucasian male with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) successfully avoided dialysis through specific lifestyle modifications. By following a strict vegetarian diet, avoiding animal proteins entirely, and adhering to a medication regimen, there was an immediate improvement in his kidney function. Three years into his newly adopted lifestyle, he remains off dialysis. This case report discusses the complex relationship between diet and chronic kidney disease.

World J Nephrol Urol. 2023;12(1):17-21


Chronic kidney disease; Vegetarian; Creatinine; Glomerular filtration rate; Diet; Dialysis; Ammonia genesis; Acid-base; Urea; Metabolism

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