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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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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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

Health Health 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

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…blood sugar puts you at greater risk for 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…

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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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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…they reviewed—the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study—the vitamin D dose used may have been too low to produce any benefits. How low was it? A paltry 400 IU! No wonder they found no benefit. What’s more, the National Bone Health Alliance was quick to issue a press release…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…and support optimal health and well-being. Today, I’m going to tell you about the varied benefits of B vitamins. Generally speaking, B vitamins are vital multitaskers. They are involved in everything from cognitive function and mood to energy production and heart health. Multivitamins contain…

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