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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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