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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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Everything You Need to Know About Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is one of the lesser-known causes of kidney disease and kidney damage. One of the problems with sarcoidosis is that it can be very difficult to diagnose. It shares symptoms with a lot of other diseases and some people may not have many obvious symptoms. In almost 50% of patients, it takes more than …

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The Benefits of Exercise in Chronic Renal Disease

In this day and age, we are so used to reaching for a pill to solve all our health problems that we forget that there are plenty of other interventions that we can implement to prevent, slow down and even improve the outcome of many chronic diseases, including chronic kidney disease. Exercise is one of …

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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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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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Rehmannia… Angiotensin II, Diabetes, Stem Cells & More!

Rehmannia is capable of slowing down or halting the progression of kidney disease when used in the early stages of renal failure. This herb targets the kidneys directly, so it is considered very useful, especially for improving the strength of the still working aspects of the kidney. Let’s have a look at the actions of …

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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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