Emily Cahill

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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Potassium and CKD

The low down on Potassium – do you really need to avoid it if you have CKD?

Today I want to talk about one of my pet peeves when it comes to dietary advice for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and that is the issue of potassium.  So what is it that I take issue to? Well, it’s the widespread belief that all people with CKD must follow a low potassium …

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Heart disease and natural preventative medicine

Natural Interventions For Heart Disease

The heart and the kidneys work very closely together, which means that if there is a problem in one organ, it can end up causing problems in the other. Because of this, people with kidney disease have a higher risk of developing heart failure. For this reason, I thought we’d have a look at what …

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intermittent fasting for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Can Fasting Cure Polycystic Kidney Disease?

New research is emerging about some potential new therapies for managing or even reversing polycystic kidney disease that are safe and easy to implement. Interested? Read on to find out more. Firstly though: What is Polycystic kidney disease? Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that causes many fluid-filled cysts to grow in the …

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Cholesterol and Kidney disease

Cholesterol & Why Size Matters!

Cholesterol has a bad reputation due to it mostly being known for its role in heart disease, but cholesterol is actually vital to our health and well-being and we would not be alive without it. There is a lot more to cholesterol levels than meets the eye, and high cholesterol does not automatically increase your …

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