Kidney

Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

…transplant (the endgame of progressive kidney disease). Early treatment with an inexpensive vitamin may reverse this condition and prevent the need for these expensive and difficult procedures. Kidney Health and the Benefits of Vitamin B An early sign of kidney problems is traces of albumin in the…

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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

…of Baking Soda #1: Kidney Disease. Bicarbonate is an alkaline substance naturally produced in the body that buffers acids and helps keep pH in check. In people who have chronic kidney disease, which is most often caused by diabetes or hypertension, poorly functioning kidneys have a hard time…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…it: * Erosion of tooth enamel * Reduced bone mineral density (caused by the upset of the body’s calcium/phosphorus balance) * Kidney stones and kidney disease This is yet another reason why I recommend you avoid sodas and stick mainly with water, teas, and coffee. I hear a lot from patients…

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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…a study to find out if it could provide the same anti-Alzheimer’s benefits as NSAIDs—but without the gastrointestinal, liver, and kidney damage linked to the drugs. Middle-aged and older mice were fed either a standard diet or the same diet with small or large doses of curcumin for…

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Diabetes Treatment: EDTA Chelation

…often used to treat patients with early kidney disease because, even at low levels, lead has been shown to speed up the progression of kidney damage. It is important to note, however, that intravenous therapy is never offered to patients with severe kidney failure because their bodies cannot handle…

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Four Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

…blood pressure. Human beings evolved as hunter-gatherers, on a diet virtually devoid of sodium and very high in potassium. Consequently, the kidneys tend to get rid of potassium but hang on to sodium. The solution? Eat less salt and more potassium-rich foods, including avocados, bananas, tomatoes,…

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

…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 whammy on the kidneys. When…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

…heart, and decreases insulin resistance. This important mineral also helps prevent heart attacks, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, asthma, and kidney stones. I recommend at least 500 mg of magnesium daily. Calcium Calcium is critical for strong bones and teeth. It combines with phosphorus to…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…and has been linked to other conditions caused by atherosclerosis, such as erectile dysfunction, retinopathy, peripheral vascular disease, and kidney disease. * Keep your bones strong. Everybody knows that calcium and vitamin D protect against osteoporosis and fractures. However, Harvard researchers…

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Diabetes is a Silent Killer

…blood sugar levels realize the urgency of managing diabetes in its early stages. Most are unaware that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations in this country, or that people with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke…

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What’s Your Biological Age?

…and hearing, blood pressure, vital capacity (lung function), heart size and laboratory tests of DHEA, glucose, lipids and creatinine clearance (kidney function). There are also some do-it-yourself tests to determine your biological age. Now it’s your turn: How did you score? You May Also…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…Alzheimer’s and overall aging. A fructose-free diet may be one of the best ways to avoid these conditions. * Increases risk of gout and kidney stones. A high-fructose diet raises blood levels of uric acid, which increases risk of gout. In a large epidemiological study, men who consumed…

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Diabesity Challenge: Take a Glycine Supplement

…also reduces inflammation and protects against glycation, a destructive process that contributes to diabetes-associated damage to the eyes, kidneys and other organs. While it’s not critical that you take a glycine supplement as part of my Diabesity Challenge, it can really help support…

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Diabetes Treatments: HBOT and EECP

…throughout the body. In addition, EECP stimulates the production of new blood vessels resulting in benefits that are enduring. Although it is used primarily to treat patients with heart disease, EECP also benefits a long list of other conditions, including kidney disease and diabetes complications.

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

…under control right away. Most folks are unaware of the many diabetes complications, and that this disease is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations in this country. People living with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Chipotle Chili

…or less to taste—they’re very hot) 1 (14.5-ounce) can low-sodium tomatoes with juice, chopped 1/3 cup tomato paste 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 (12-ounce) bottle or can of beer or 1 ½ cups of water 1 ½ cups water 2 tablespoons chili powder ½…

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