Kidney Failure

Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

Diabetes takes a toll on many organs in the body, and the kidneys are one of the hardest hit. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and accounts for almost half of all cases diagnosed each year. The good news is that you’re not pre-destined…

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Put Your Own Stem Cells to Work for You

…are limitless. What makes stem cells so incredible is that they can differentiate into many different cell types. Whereas a kidney cell can only replicate to make more kidney tissue, stem cells can travel throughout the body to wherever they are needed. These specialized cells’ main job is to maintain…

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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 those with normal…

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

…exercise program, 12 eight-ounce glasses of water per day (build up to this gradually and consult with your doctor if you have kidney problems or congestive heart failure), techniques to manage stress, and a comprehensive high-dose vitamin and mineral regimen. Now it’s your turn: Which potassium-rich…

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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 help…

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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 that…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…The main goal of treating hepatitis C is to retard the progression of serious problems such as cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), cancer, and liver failure. However, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine casts doubt on interferon’s prolonged use for the management of this disease…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…knew about this supplement was that it improved angina, heart function, and exercise tolerance in patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure. As further research emerged over the years, I have added it to a handful of other treatment protocols. Now, however, I’m recommending L-carnitine…

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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

…Vitamins and Minerals Is Critical As a result of these continual nutritional losses, diabetes is our number one cause of blindness, amputation, and kidney failure, and it dramatically increases the risk of both heart attack and stroke. I believe that if you were to give a healthy person an osmotic diuretic…

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Diabetes is a Silent Killer

…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 than those with…

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Treating Diabetes

…sugar levels realize the urgency of controlling 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 who have diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those who…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…come back any time I have a serious health problem, and I have definitely ruled out heart surgery.” EECP is a proven therapy for angina and heart failure. And because improvements in circulation and arterial health are systemic, we also use EECP therapy at Whitaker Wellness to treat patients with vascular…

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How to Boost Circulation

…takes 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, effective…

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