How To Improve Kidney Function

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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The digestive system, enzymes and chronic kidney disease

The Use of Digestive Enzymes in Chronic Renal Disease

You are what you eat however, there is a lot more that is happening inside of our bodies that are just as important. Digestion is a core function of the human body of which digestive enzymes and other chemicals are an essential component in the metabolism and absorption of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from …

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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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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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