Kidney Treatment

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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Cardiovascular disease and Renal Health

All Things Cardiovascular Disease and The Link To Renal Function

 Did you know that people with kidney disease are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than they are of kidney disease? Makes it pretty important to understand the causes of cardiovascular disease and how to prevent and treat it doesn’t it?  Well that’s what I’m going to cover in today’s article. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) …

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MICROBIOME AND kidney and renal disease and function

What does your gut health have to do with your kidneys?

If you’ve ever seen a naturopath, you probably noticed that we’re a bit obsessed with gut health. Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates, the father of medicine said, ‘All disease begins in the gut’ and with more and more research into the gut microbiome and its role in health and disease, it appears that he wasn’t …

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Turmeric in diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease

The Protective Role of Turmeric in Disease

Most people have heard that turmeric can lower inflammation and is useful for arthritis, but does it have any benefits when it comes to kidney disease? Short answer = yes, read on to find out how.  Turmeric is a highly powerful herb with a number of amazing health and healing properties. This ancient spice, celebrated …

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Fo Ti – a Herb to Support The Kidneys & Klotho Production

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has given us a number of amazing herbs to use in the treatment of kidney disease and Fo-ti is no different. Let’s have a look at this unique herb. Polygynum multiflorum (also known as Fo-ti or He shou wu) is one of the most popular herbs in TCM and is used …

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