How To Improve Kidney Function

Sour cherries for gout, arthritis, and kidney disease

Sour Cherries, Gout and Kidney Disease

Sour cherries are one of my favourite fruits to eat when they are in season! I have always liked the slight tart taste of sour cherries but what is even more important is the amazing health benefits that these little cherries pack into their delicious red bodies. So while most of you might have eaten …

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Chitosan and kidney disease

Chitosan – Weight Loss and Kidney Disease

With kidney disease often being a disease that comes as a result of many of the big health conditions affecting our modern western world, I wanted to share some information on a supplement that has many great benefits not just for kidney disease but may also be useful in the diseases that cause or lead …

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Vitamin E and Chronic Kidney Disease

The Role of Vitamin E in Kidney Disease

When discussing some of the important vitamins when it comes to people with CKD, you’re probably used to hearing about vitamin C, vitamin D, maybe vitamin B12. But what about vitamin E? Well, you may not know that vitamin E has a number of important actions that can be of great benefit in CKD. With …

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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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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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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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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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Fish oil and Kidney Disease

Fish Oil & Omega 3 & Its Use In Kidney Disease

Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important and have numerous documented health benefits, they’re key to the structure of every cell wall you have and help your heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain and immune system work the way they should. But are they beneficial in kidney disease? Read on to find out.   Omega-3s: What They Are  …

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