diabetes and kidney disease

Marshmallow root and renal and CKD and cardiovascular disease

The Use of Marshmallow Root in Chronic Kidney Disease & Associated Conditions

We often get asked what the ingredients are in our famous Nanna’s tea! So today I want to talk about one of them, the yummy herb called marshmallow root. And no we didn’t just add it to make the tea taste amazing, it plays a pivotal role in the health of the kidneys and urinary …

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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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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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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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Taurine and renal disease

Taurine & its Role in Chronic Renal Disease

What is Taurine? Taurine is a semi-essential, sulfur-containing amino acid, it is called semi-essential as it can be synthesized from other sulfur-containing amino acids such as methionine and cysteine. You may have heard of taurine before if you have ever consumed energy drinks like Red Bull where taurine is a touted ingredient to help improve …

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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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Intermittent fasting and kidney disease

What Are The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting & Kidney Disease?

Intermittent fasting is an eating plan that switches between fasting and eating on a regular schedule. Research shows that intermittent fasting is a way to manage your weight and prevent- or even reverse – some forms of disease. But how do you do it? And is it helpful in kidney disease? Firstly though what is …

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Cordyceps and Kidney renal disease

Cordyceps Sinensis & Kidney Function

Cordyceps sinensis (also called Caterpillar fungus) has been recorded officially as a herbal drug in the Chinese pharmacopoeia and is one of the most famous traditional Chinese medicines and medicinal mushrooms. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) traditionally used Cordyceps as an adaptogen and immune supportive herb, to support the kidney and lung systems.  Cordyceps is actually …

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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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