“Twigs! I see twigs!” Legend has it that pilgrims escaping oppression in Europe would exclaim with joy when they first saw twigs floating on the surface of the ocean. After a long ocean journey of many months, mere twigs signaled that they would soon set foot on the New World.
Earlier this month we received Nicole’s most recent blood test results. The better the kidneys are working, the lower the creatinine levels in the blood. Each test is still showing a drop in creatinine levels:
- 1,110 μmol/L (12.6 mg/dL) on December 4, 2014
- 999 μmol/L (11.3 mg/dL) on January 8, 2015
- 922 μmol/L (10.4 mg/dL) on February 15, 2015
- 869 μmol/L (9.8 mg/dL) on March 3, 2015
- 828 μmol/L (9.4 mg/dL) on June 10, 2015
I didn’t include the April and May tests because they were artificially too low due to the blood tests being taken at the wrong time.
Using DaVita’s GFR calculator and a creatinine conversion tool I was able to estimate Nicole’s glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) based on her creatinine levels. eGFR lets you know how well the kidneys are filtering toxins.
For her body, age, and non-African genetics, Nicole started at 3% kidney function in December. By March she had moved up to 4%. As of the June test she still hasn’t hit 5%. She only needs to drop 6 more μmol/L and she’ll reach 5% kidney function. At this rate, next month’s blood test should reflect that.
Once she reaches 15% she will no longer require dialysis. Hopefully as the kidneys get stronger and there is less to detox, regeneration of the kidney tissue will proceed faster. But who can complain with steady progress?
It’s actually quite possible that she has more kidney function than the test reflects.. Nicole’s detoxing a lot of aluminum, iron and manganese right now. These toxins might be taking precedent over detoxing creatinine (which is far less dangerous).
Nonetheless, a steady and consistent decline in creatinine is like twigs floating on water. The first signs that a New World is ahead, free from the oppression of chronic kidney failure.
Thinking outside the diabetic matrix,
-John C. A. Manley
P.S. In future posts, I’ll share more from Nicole’s latest hair mineral analysis. In addition to aluminum she’s eliminating toxic iron and manganese. For more on how iron might cause kidney failure, please read: Does Iron Toxicity Cause Kidney Failure?
P.P.S. For more information on lowering creatinine levels you may also want to check out Dr. Duncan Capicchiano’s Kidney Disease Solution.