Causes Of Kidney Failure

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 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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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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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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Are your medications causing Kidney Disease?

No matter what kind of medication you take, whether over-the-counter or prescription, it is destined to take a trip through your kidneys. Because the kidneys provide the final pathway for excreting drugs and their metabolites, they are unfortunately subjected to high concentrations of potentially toxic substances. Medications that can damage the kidneys are known as …

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Common Causes Of Chronic Kidney Disease

Do you know the cause of your kidney disease? If you don’t (and even if you do!) please read on. I’m a firm believer that in order to heal yourself and treat any disease, you FIRST need to understand it. If you don’t understand it, how will you know what you need to do to …

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