Chronic Renal Failure

The Role of Mitochondria in Kidney & Renal Disease

This article follows on from my previous article on ‘The Role of the Mitochondria in Chronic Disease’. Today I will speak exclusively on the role mitochondria play in kidney disease. Just to recap and keep you up to date, the main job of mitochondria is to produce energy through a process called oxidative phosphorylation. Mitochondria …

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peptides and their use in chronic kidney and renal diseases

Peptides and their use in Chronic Kidney & Renal Disease

What are peptides? Peptides are made up of a cluster of up to 20 amino acids, amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A cluster of over 20 amino acids is typically known as a protein, and a cluster of less than 20 amino acids is known as a peptide. Peptides work in the …

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Lavender in Kidney, Renal and cardiovascular disease

Marvellous Lavender – Stress, Cardiovascular Support & Renal Disease

Lavender is a common herb that can be found in many gardens and is often renowned for its strong and fragment aroma coupled with its beautiful purple flowers. This herb is not only a lovely herb to have in the garden but it has also has great therapeutic properties that have a long history of …

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The Benefits of Nettle Leaf in Renal Disease

We frequently get asked about the safety of certain herbal medicines as people have heard from their doctor or read on various websites that herbs shouldn’t be taken if you have CKD.  One specific herb we often get asked about is Urtica dioica or Nettle leaf. It usually goes something like this: ‘Why are you …

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Vitamin C and Chronic Kidney Disease

The Role of Vitamin C in Chronic Kidney Disease

Vitamin C is one of the most talked-about vitamins. The nutrient gets special buzz for its immune-boosting potential but plugging vitamin C’s ability to shorten the common cold only scratches the surface of its role in the body. Wondering why we recommend vitamin C as part of our Kidney Disease Solution Program? Read on to …

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What You Need to Know About ANCA Vasculitis

Despite the fact that autoimmune diseases are on the rise worldwide, getting an accurate diagnosis can still be a lengthy and frustrating process. ANCA vasculitis is a type of autoimmune disease that affects the small blood vessels in the body that frequently involve the kidneys, being one of the lesser-known causes of CKD.  So what …

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Bupleurum and kidney disease

Bupleurum & its Clinical Use in Kidney Disease

Bupleurum falcatum, commonly known as just Bupleurum, is a woody shrub native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Medicinally it is the root of the plant that is used in many Japanese and Chinese Herbal Medicine decoctions and formulas. Bupleurum is specific for those with immune or inflammatory causes of impaired kidney function. Clinical studies …

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