Kidney

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 pre-destined…

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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

…Benefit 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 removing…

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

…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 whammy on the kidneys. When a person…

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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…Angeles conducted 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 six…

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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 help…

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Antioxidants Are Key When Managing Diabetes

…active antioxidant in our water-based tissues. It lowers levels of sorbitol, the sugar that collects in and damages cells of the eyes (retinopathy), kidneys (nephropathy), and nerves (neuropathy). You’ll also want to take an adequate amount of Vitamin E, your body’s premier fat-soluble antioxidant.…

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Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Diabetes

…managing diabetes, however, is vitamin C’s ability to lower levels of sorbitol, a sugar alcohol that can collect in the cells and damage the eyes, kidneys, and nerves. This, plus its ability to put the brakes on free radicals, makes vitamin C an important weapon in the arsenal against diabetes complications…

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Four Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

…your 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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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…cataracts, 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 two…

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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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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…consuming 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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What’s Your Biological Age?

…vision 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 be Interested…

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Treating Diabetes

…blood sugar levels realize the urgency of controlling 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 who have diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those…

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Diabesity Challenge: Take a Glycine Supplement

…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 your weight…

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Put Your Own Stem Cells to Work for You

…are limitless. What makes stem cells so incredible is that they can differentiate into many different cell types. Whereas a kidney cell can only replicate to make more kidney tissue, stem cells can travel throughout the body to wherever they are needed. These specialized cells’ main job is to maintain…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Chipotle Chili

…sauce (more 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 teaspoon ground cumin…

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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 than those with…

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