Kidney

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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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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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

…you have diabetes, what I’m about to tell you in this blog post could prevent you from having a premature heart attack, save your eyesight, kidneys, legs, and nerves—even save your life. Diabetes has a devastating effect on virtually every system in the body, which sets the stage for a…

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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…shouldn’t take vitamin D, especially for preventing cancer or fractures. Many of the reports also stated that the risk of developing kidney stones from vitamin D and calcium could outweigh its potential benefits. Folks, these reports aren’t only outrageous, they’re downright…

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EECP: An Excellent Alternative to Bypass Surgery

…related health conditions have also responded favorably to EECP including memory disorders, erectile dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, and kidney disease to name a few. Let me tell you about two Whitaker Wellness patients who turned their health around with the help of EECP. EECP Gave Elaine…

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10 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…Problems: Back Pain Back pain can signal a number of health conditions ranging from scoliosis, arthritis, or herniated discs to spinal injuries, kidney stones, or infections, to name just a few. It could also be a sign that your body is thirsty. In How to Deal Simply With Back Pain and Rheumatoid…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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