Emily Cahill

Intermittent fasting and kidney disease

What Are The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting & Kidney Disease?

Intermittent fasting is an eating plan that switches between fasting and eating on a regular schedule. Research shows that intermittent fasting is a way to manage your weight and prevent- or even reverse – some forms of disease. But how do you do it? And is it helpful in kidney disease? Firstly though what is …

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Cordyceps and Kidney renal disease

Cordyceps Sinensis & Kidney Function

Cordyceps sinensis (also called Caterpillar fungus) has been recorded officially as a herbal drug in the Chinese pharmacopoeia and is one of the most famous traditional Chinese medicines and medicinal mushrooms. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) traditionally used Cordyceps as an adaptogen and immune supportive herb, to support the kidney and lung systems.  Cordyceps is actually …

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Golden Rod… a Golden Herb for Urinary Tract Infections!

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are no joke. Not only are they incredibly uncomfortable but they can also lead to kidney damage. If you’ve experienced a UTI yourself I’m sure you haven’t forgotten the burning, pain and the constant feeling like you have to ’go’. Natural medicines are extremely well placed when it comes to treating …

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The Role of Melatonin in Kidney Health

The latest science is telling us that melatonin’s therapeutic reach may extend way beyond sleep and it’s almost getting easier to ask: what chronic diseases doesn’t melatonin play a role in? Recent years have seen a flurry of studies showing the protective and therapeutic benefits of melatonin against the most significant chronic diseases of our …

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The Ins & Outs of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common genetic disorders and is one of the leading causes of end stage renal disease (ESRD). Today I wanted to have a look at what PKD is and the role natural therapies can play in the management of PKD and its related complications. So let’s dive …

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Everything You Need To Know About Tienchi Ginseng

For thousands of years, health practitioners in China have relied on Tienchi ginseng to treat and support recovery from a wide range of health conditions. This traditional herb is so revered that the 1578 Compendium of Materia Medica (the most complete and comprehensive medical book ever written in the history of Traditional Chinese medicine) referred …

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Astragalus and Chronic Kidney Disease

Astragalus and its Role in Chronic Kidney Disease

Astragalus membranaceus (also called Huang Qi or milk vetch) is a plant native to Asia and is considered to be one of the most important herbs in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It has a long history as an immune system booster and is one of the most widely used herbs in TCM for treating kidney …

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IgA Nephropathy and CKD and Renal failure

What Is IgA Nephropathy & How Can We Treat It?

IgA nephropathy, an autoimmune condition also known as Berger’s disease, is the most common primary glomerulonephritis in the world and can result in progression to kidney failure/end-stage renal disease in some people. Thankfully, natural medicine offers a number of resources when it comes to treating IgA nephropathy and protecting the kidneys from damage. Read on …

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