Dr. Atkins has an entire part of his book about the kidneys and a ketogenic diet. If there is a pre-existing
problem with the kidneys, being in ketosis could cause extra strain on them. However, if there isn't a pre-existing problem, it shouldn't effect a healthy person's kidneys. He also doesn't mention anything about a bladder infection. It is a common misconception that ketosis = kidney stones and other kidney issues. If a healthy person follows the diet the way it's outlined in the book (ie: vegetables, protein, plenty of fats and drinking LOTS OF WATER), it shouldn't cause any kidney issues.
And seriously, BradH--what's with "I told you so"?? Doesn't seem like very kind response, considering.
But regardless, I would talk with your doctor to see how to proceed. Just keep in mind that doctors seem to have prejudices against low carb diets--especially
Atkins. Ultimately, I think you need to do what's going to be best for your body. My body feels fantastic
while in ketosis, but we're all individuals.
I hope you start feeling better and that you get to the bottom of what did cause those infections.