Kidney Health

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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