Function Of The Kidneys

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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ALP and chronic renal failure

Blood Test – ALP & its Significance in CKD

ALP is one of those blood tests people don’t pay a huge amount of attention to and often don’t understand what it is measuring. It is often just looked at as a marker of liver function, but it can provide a lot more information about your health than that and for people with CKD it …

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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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Potassium and CKD

The low down on Potassium – do you really need to avoid it if you have CKD?

Today I want to talk about one of my pet peeves when it comes to dietary advice for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and that is the issue of potassium.  So what is it that I take issue to? Well, it’s the widespread belief that all people with CKD must follow a low potassium …

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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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The Ins & Outs of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common genetic disorders and is one of the leading causes of end stage renal disease (ESRD). Today I wanted to have a look at what PKD is and the role natural therapies can play in the management of PKD and its related complications. So let’s dive …

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MICROBIOME AND kidney and renal disease and function

What does your gut health have to do with your kidneys?

If you’ve ever seen a naturopath, you probably noticed that we’re a bit obsessed with gut health. Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates, the father of medicine said, ‘All disease begins in the gut’ and with more and more research into the gut microbiome and its role in health and disease, it appears that he wasn’t …

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Fo Ti – a Herb to Support The Kidneys & Klotho Production

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has given us a number of amazing herbs to use in the treatment of kidney disease and Fo-ti is no different. Let’s have a look at this unique herb. Polygynum multiflorum (also known as Fo-ti or He shou wu) is one of the most popular herbs in TCM and is used …

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