Renal Disease

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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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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Quercetin & its Role in Supporting Healthy Kidney Function

Inflammation is a word we hear a lot in the world today and with good reason. It is well known to be a driver in many diseases, particularly chronic disease and if not addressed can impact healing and recovery. We know that diet, lifestyle and environmental factors are contributing factors in driving levels of inflammation …

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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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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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COVID-19 and CKD, renal failure

COVID-19 and Kidney Disease – What Do We Know Now?

We’re now a year and a half into the global pandemic that is COVID-19. A virus that has changed the way we live, work, connect with family and friends, access healthcare, travel, and learn. A year ago, we wrote an article about COVID-19 and kidney disease so we thought it was time for an update, …

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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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Heavy Metal Exposure and Kidney Disease

Heavy Metal Toxicity and Kidney Disease

Invisible, odourless, and virtually undetectable to us, heavy metals are increasingly being recognised for their damaging effects on our health.  Some people are surprised to find out that we are all exposed to heavy metals every day. Heavy metals are naturally present in the earth and used in many modern-day applications such as agriculture, medicine …

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Magnesium and kidney disease, cardiovascular disease

Magnesium and Chronic Kidney Disease… What You Need to Know

Walk into your local supplement store, and you’re bound to find at least one shelf lined with a variety of magnesium supplements. Magnesium is popular for a reason: it’s one of the most important minerals in your body. But what does it do exactly? And why is it important for kidney health…….. And heart health….. …

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The Role of Melatonin in Kidney Health

The latest science is telling us that melatonin’s therapeutic reach may extend way beyond sleep and it’s almost getting easier to ask: what chronic diseases doesn’t melatonin play a role in? Recent years have seen a flurry of studies showing the protective and therapeutic benefits of melatonin against the most significant chronic diseases of our …

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