Kidney-Disease

Diabetes and Kidney Disease

In the past decade, the prevalence of kidney disease has doubled. One of the main reasons for this upsurge is our epidemic of diabetes. One-quarter to one-third of people with this condition develop diabetic nephropathy, which is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Diabetes does a double…

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Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

Diabetes takes a toll on many organs in the body, and the kidneys are one of the hardest hit. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and accounts for almost half of all cases diagnosed each year. The good news is that you’re not…

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Diabetes Treatments: HBOT and EECP

If you’re living with diabetes, you’ll be interested in learning about these two treatments used at the Whitaker Wellness Institute—hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP). HBOT and EECP are two powerful therapies that can help treat a variety…

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Diabetes Treatment: EDTA Chelation

Ethylene diamine tetracidic acid (EDTA) chelation is an FDA-approved intravenous therapy that removes toxic heavy metals from the blood, improves circulation, and restores arterial health. Chelation is often used to treat patients with early kidney disease because, even at low levels, lead has been…

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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

Most of us keep a box of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) around the house. It makes baked goods rise, eliminates acid-induced odors in refrigerators, carpets, and litter boxes and is a minimally abrasive “green” cleaning agent that can be used to scrub everything from sinks and dishes…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

I’m sure by now you are well aware of the dangers of drinking soft drinks. Most are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup or artificial chemical sweeteners, which have both been linked to a wide range of health concerns, ranging from diabetes and obesity to metabolic syndrome and gout. But…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

Like many patients who are told by their doctors that they need an immediate angioplasty procedure or bypass surgery, Robert was shocked and worried. He was also skeptical. Just two months prior, he had been given a clean bill of health. So he started looking into alternatives and discovered a…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

Last week, I kicked off my blog series on how different components of a multivitamin help promote and support optimal health and well-being. Today, I’m going to tell you about the varied benefits of B vitamins. Generally speaking, B vitamins are vital multitaskers. They are involved in…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

Carnitine and I go way back—I wrote about the health benefits of L-carnitine in the very first issue of Health & Healing in August 1991. Back then all we really knew about this supplement was that it improved angina, heart function, and exercise tolerance in patients with coronary artery…

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