Kidney Health

Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

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 urine (microalbuminuria). Damaged kidneys

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…elevated 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 twice…

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Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Diabetes

…diabetes are B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. B-complex vitamins, particularly B6 and B12, are vital for the health of people who have diabetes. That’s because these vitamins support nerve health, which is critical when addressing conditions such as diabetic neuropathy. Biotin is another B-complex vitamin…

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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 have…

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

Folks, this month marks an important milestone for me. It’s the 20th anniversary of my newsletter, Health & Healing. When I started writing Health & Healing, I wanted to get the word out about revolutions in alternative medicine that the medical community didn’t know about, or was just plain ignoring…

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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…Americans shouldn’t take vitamin D, especially for preventing cancer or fractures. Many of the reports also stated that the risk of developing kidney stones from vitamin D and calcium could outweigh its potential benefits. Folks, these reports aren’t only outrageous, they’re downright dangerous…

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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…Angeles conducted 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 six…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…weight this 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 was…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…drinking soft drinks. Most are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup or artificial chemical sweeteners, which have both been linked to a wide range of health concerns, ranging from diabetes and obesity to metabolic syndrome and gout. But another dangerous ingredient lurks in those effervescent cola drinks…

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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 disease and…

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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 Hype…

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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 problems…

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Diabetes Treatment: EDTA Chelation

…restores 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 because…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

In this third part of my blog series on how the different components of a quality daily multivitamin help promote and support optimal health and well-being, I’ll be explaining the importance of minerals. Minerals, like vitamins, play diverse roles. They are important components of bones and blood…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…threaten bone health, speeding mineral loss from the bones or impeding bone repair and rebuilding. These include nutritional deficiencies, inadequate exercise, hormonal and dietary factors, drugs (steroids, antacids, anticonvulsants, and thyroid drugs), and diseases of the thyroid, kidney, liver or pancreas…

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EECP: An Excellent Alternative to Bypass Surgery

…blockages. 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 EECP. EECP…

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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

…researchers have uncovered another culprit: low levels of melatonin. Scientists took a close look at 740 women enrolled in the landmark Nurses’ Health Study between 2000 and 2012, half who developed type 2 diabetes during that time and half who did not. Blood samples revealed that the 370 women who…

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Treating Diabetes

…blood 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…

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