Kidney Health

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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