Emily Cahill

What You Need to Know About ANCA Vasculitis

Despite the fact that autoimmune diseases are on the rise worldwide, getting an accurate diagnosis can still be a lengthy and frustrating process. ANCA vasculitis is a type of autoimmune disease that affects the small blood vessels in the body that frequently involve the kidneys, being one of the lesser-known causes of CKD.  So what …

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Medicinal mushrooms and Kidney disease

Medicinal Mushrooms and Their Therapeutic Effects

You may have heard that medicinal mushrooms are great for our immune system, but did you know that they can also help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, improve kidney function, combat fatigue and protect your liver? We’ll get to the juicy stuff, but of course, I want to start with the basics.  The use of …

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Antibiotics… Are They Safe if You Have Chronic Kidney Disease?

Many drugs have the ability to damage the kidneys and some are better known for doing this than others. Certain antibiotics fall into this category and are classified as nephrotoxic medications. Let’s take a closer look at which antibiotics carry a greater risk of causing kidney damage, how this happens and importantly what you can …

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Heavy Metal Exposure and Kidney Disease

Heavy Metal Toxicity and Kidney Disease

Invisible, odourless, and virtually undetectable to us, heavy metals are increasingly being recognised for their damaging effects on our health.  Some people are surprised to find out that we are all exposed to heavy metals every day. Heavy metals are naturally present in the earth and used in many modern-day applications such as agriculture, medicine …

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Magnesium and kidney disease, cardiovascular disease

Magnesium and Chronic Kidney Disease… What You Need to Know

Walk into your local supplement store, and you’re bound to find at least one shelf lined with a variety of magnesium supplements. Magnesium is popular for a reason: it’s one of the most important minerals in your body. But what does it do exactly? And why is it important for kidney health…….. And heart health….. …

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berries, kidney disease, cholesterol, anti oxidants

Berries… Super food for the Kidneys

I know people with kidney disease are frequently bombarded with all the foods they should avoid so today I wanted to flip the table and instead focus on something to add into your diet. And don’t worry, it’s something that tastes good too……….. Berries! Berries are among the healthiest foods you can eat. They’re delicious, …

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Foods highest in phosphorus

Phosphorus & Kidney Disease… Everything You Need To Know

As kidney disease progresses, the ability of the body to keep phosphorus levels within a healthy range also diminishes. High phosphorus levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and can contribute to kidney disease progression so knowing if your phosphorus levels are elevated and what you can do to help lower them is incredibly important. …

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