Causes Of Kidney Failure

Mitochindria and chronic disease

The Role of the Mitochondria in Chronic Disease

Today I’m going to take you through the role mitochondria play in the process of chronic disease. Mitochondria are best known for their participation in cellular respiration via oxidative phosphorylation.  This reaction produces ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a form of cellular energy. Mitochondria participate in important metabolic pathways and regulate various important cellular functions. Due to …

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Eucommia for kidney and renal disease

Eucommia ulmoides and its use in Kidney disease, Diabetes and Cardiovascular diseases

Eucommia bark has been used by herbalists for more than 2500 years specifically for its ability to support depleted kidney energy, a symptom often talked about in Ancient Chinese Medicine. In the ancient art of Chinese medicine, the kidneys are responsible for our vitality, or how much energy we have on a day-to-day basis. If …

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Alkalising the kidneys with Magnesium citrate

Magnesium Citrate & Its use in Renal Disease

Creating an alkaline environment in your body is one of the key things you can do to protect your kidneys and improve your kidney function. Alkalising supplementation, alongside following an alkaline diet, is a great way to help reduce the acidic burden on your body AND your kidneys and has been shown to reduce the …

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Genetics, Methylation, Renal Disease & The Kidneys

Have you noticed how complex our lives have become over the last 20 years? Everything is go, go, go. We live fast, eat fast foods, expose ourselves to electromagnetic radiation each and every day, our vaccine schedules have tripled and then some, much of our soils are depleted of important minerals… and now we have …

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TMAO and the kidneys

What is TMAO? & what does it have to do with the Kidneys?

Today I wanted to discuss a lesser-known compound that has been linked to the development and progression of kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, among other health conditions and that compound is called TMAO.  What is TMAO? https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/8/11/326 TMAO (or Trimethylamine-N-oxide) is a metabolite produced by gut bacteria from choline, phosphatidylcholine and L-carnitine rich foods …

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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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Stress and kidney function and CKD

Can Your Emotions Affect Your Kidney Function?

Fear and Stress In Chinese Medicine, it is said that the kidneys are the organ of fear. Meaning that unprocessed fear or fear that is not expressed will be stored in the kidneys. Now, whether you believe in the ancient practice of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is irrelevant here because there are plenty of clinical …

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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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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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