Kidney Disease

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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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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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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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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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, 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 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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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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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…

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…heart disease, vision loss, nerve damage, and impaired kidney function. But people often don’t recognize the link between diabetes and other health problems, including periodontal disease. According to the CDC, young adults with diabetes have about twice the risk of periodontal disease than…

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People Living With Diabetes Suffer Increased Health Risks

…die from heart disease than those with normal blood sugar levels, and they are five times more likely to have a stroke. They are subject to vision problems such as glaucoma and cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness. Forty percent of all cases of kidney failure are…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…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…

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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 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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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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