Kidney Disease

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

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 urine (microalbuminuria). Damaged kidneys

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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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Hope for Hepatitis C

…symptomatic. So I recommend you get screened for this disease if you have a history of elevated 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…

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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 and…

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You Heard It Here First: The "K" Factor Lowers Blood Pressure

…crippling strokes, and premature death. But that’s not the only benefit. Eating foods high in potassium and low in sodium can also help prevent kidney disease and heart problems caused by hypertension. Furthermore, this diet reduces risk of stroke and premature death—even if blood pressure doesn’t…

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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…Americans 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 dangerous…

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

…and 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 lower…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…Wellness to treat patients with vascular dementia and memory loss, erectile dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, stubborn hypertension, some types of kidney disease and vision problems, and a handful of other conditions. The Whitaker Wellness Institute was one of the…

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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. Compared…

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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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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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Let's Talk About Type 1 Diabetes

…, untreated individuals with type 1 diabetes are extremely thirsty, drink copious amounts of fluids, and urinate excessively. This is because the kidneys, in an attempt to keep things in balance, excrete as much excess glucose via the urine as they possibly can. People with type 1 diabetes are often…

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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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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…mitochondria, where they’re burned for energy. Young, healthy people produce all the carnitine they need. However, levels may be depleted by kidney and liver disease, genetic defects, valproic acid (an epilepsy drug), cancer—and advancing age. Declines in mitochondrial function are a significant underlying…

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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 attack or…

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