Emily Cahill

COVID-19 and CKD, renal failure

COVID-19 and Kidney Disease – What Do We Know Now?

We’re now a year and a half into the global pandemic that is COVID-19. A virus that has changed the way we live, work, connect with family and friends, access healthcare, travel, and learn. A year ago, we wrote an article about COVID-19 and kidney disease so we thought it was time for an update, …

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Vitamin C and Chronic Kidney Disease

The Role of Vitamin C in Chronic Kidney Disease

Vitamin C is one of the most talked-about vitamins. The nutrient gets special buzz for its immune-boosting potential but plugging vitamin C’s ability to shorten the common cold only scratches the surface of its role in the body. Wondering why we recommend vitamin C as part of our Kidney Disease Solution Program? Read on to …

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Fish oil and Kidney Disease

Fish Oil & Omega 3 & Its Use In Kidney Disease

Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important and have numerous documented health benefits, they’re key to the structure of every cell wall you have and help your heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain and immune system work the way they should. But are they beneficial in kidney disease? Read on to find out.   Omega-3s: What They Are  …

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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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