Kidney Health

Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

…transplant (the endgame of progressive 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…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

Carnitine and I go way back—I wrote about the health benefits of L-carnitine in the very first issue of Health & Healing in August 1991. Back then all we really knew about this supplement was that it improved angina, heart function, and exercise tolerance in patients with coronary artery…

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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 Boost Circulation

…is an important health goal. Your circulatory system delivers nutrients, water, and oxygen to every part of your body. It 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…

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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…a study to find out if it could provide the same anti-Alzheimer’s benefits as NSAIDs—but without the gastrointestinal, 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…

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Not Only Are Americans Fatter—We’re Being Fed More Salt!

…were found in a number of other fast foods. But high sodium is only half the story. You also need to watch your sodium-potassium ratio. Our kidneys tend to get rid of potassium but hang onto sodium, knocking our sodium-potassium ratio out of balance. Eating fast food gives you high sodium,…

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Health Benefits of Spicy Foods

…pepper capsules. Look for them in health food stores or online and take with food to avoid stomach upset. Spicy Foods Recipes The following tasty recipes feature spicy foods like hot peppers and cayenne that are bursting with flavor—and the health benefits of capsaicin. Bon Appétit!…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…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 health benefits of coconut oil. Heart Healthy Despite the…

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10 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…specialist to determine if you have hearing loss. Sign #10 of Hidden Health Problems: Back Pain Back pain can signal a number of health conditions ranging from scoliosis, arthritis, or herniated discs to spinal injuries, kidney stones, or infections, to name just a few. It could also be a sign that…

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Six Super Health Benefits of Beans

…can positively affect your health and well-being. Health Benefit of Beans #1: High in Protein Though lean meats and fish typically get all the glory, one important health benefit of beans is their protein content. A cup of cooked beans—black, pinto, or kidney, to name a few—contains…

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Diabetes Treatment: EDTA Chelation

…arterial health. Chelation is 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…

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Little-Known Uses for Lemons

health benefit of lemons is that their high citric acid content inhibits kidney stone formation. Researchers from the University of California found that drinking 4 ounces of lemon juice, diluted in water, and consumed over the course of a day significantly reduces the risk of developing kidney

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…year or simply want to achieve better overall health, here’s a suggestion: a fructose-free diet, eliminating even high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). In fact, cutting out all sugar is one of my top dietary recommendations for optimal health and well-being. For years, we believed that fructose…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…circulation and arterial health are systemic, we also use EECP therapy at Whitaker 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…

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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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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

…selenium per day. Zinc Adequate zinc levels are essential for optimal immune function, vision, and skin health. Supplemental zinc has also been shown to improve wound healing and bolster prostate health. I recommend 30 mg of zinc daily. Copper Copper plays a role in the formation of strong, flexible…

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EECP: An Excellent Alternative to Bypass Surgery

…Many non-heart 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…

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