Kidney

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Chromium: A Primary Natural Treatment for Diabetes

…nutrients into the cells. Its therapeutic value was first discovered in the 1950s, when researchers isolated a previously unknown substance from pork kidney. When they gave this substance to laboratory rats with glucose intolerance (a pre-diabetic form of insulin resistance), it caused such significant…

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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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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

…situation 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 those with…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…, inadequate exercise, hormonal and dietary factors, drugs (steroids, antacids, anticonvulsants, and thyroid drugs), and diseases of the thyroid, kidney, liver or pancreas. Although some of these factors are beyond your control, there are measures you can take to promote strong bones and avoid becoming…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…liver enzymes, have ever used IV drugs, have unprotected sex, have had a blood transfusion or organ transplant prior to 1992, or have had long-term kidney dialysis or treatment with blood products made before 1987. Early detection and treatment are your best bet. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever used…

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