Kidney Disease

Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

…sign of kidney problems is traces of albumin in the urine (microalbuminuria). Damaged kidneys allow this protein to leak into the urine, and levels rise as the disease advances. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers gave patients with early-stage diabetic kidney disease 300 mg of…

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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…Institutes of Health database on vitamin D. They show that vitamin D supplementation is protective against: * Cancer * Heart disease * Hypertension * Peripheral artery disease * Type 2 diabetes * Multiple sclerosis * Rheumatoid arthritis * Asthma * Depression * Dementia * Autism * Falls and…

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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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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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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…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 months. All the mice received injections of amyloid (a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s) to mimic the disease.

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Diabetes, Doctors, and Drugs: What Every Patient Should Know

…blood sugar levels, naturally: 1. Take targeted nutritional supplements. To guard against complications of the blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys, take a potent, antioxidant-rich daily multivitamin to replace the nutrients that are inevitably lost as a result of the diabetic condition. To…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…lose weight. As for its ability to improve thyroid function, protect against osteoporosis and cancer, dissolve kidney stones, relieve symptoms of peptic ulcers, colitis, gallbladder disease, and more, all I can say is that I can find no scientific data to justify a lot of the claims made about these…

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How to Boost Circulation

…antibodies and other immune cells to areas of infection, carries heat from inner organs out to the skin, and transports waste products to the kidneys for elimination from the body. When your circulation is impaired, all of these functions may be compromised. Fortunately, there are several safe,…

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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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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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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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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…about the other aspects of insulin resistance and symptoms of metabolic syndrome? Elevated insulin levels thicken the blood vessels and affect kidney function, which contribute to hypertension. They also promote fat storage and shut down fat burning, so more and more fat gets socked away,…

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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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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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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

…is to get this 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…

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