Renal Nutrition

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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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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Medicinal mushrooms and Kidney disease

Medicinal Mushrooms and Their Therapeutic Effects

You may have heard that medicinal mushrooms are great for our immune system, but did you know that they can also help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, improve kidney function, combat fatigue and protect your liver? We’ll get to the juicy stuff, but of course, I want to start with the basics.  The use of …

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Heart disease and natural preventative medicine

Natural Interventions For Heart Disease

The heart and the kidneys work very closely together, which means that if there is a problem in one organ, it can end up causing problems in the other. Because of this, people with kidney disease have a higher risk of developing heart failure. For this reason, I thought we’d have a look at what …

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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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IgA Nephropathy and CKD and Renal failure

What Is IgA Nephropathy & How Can We Treat It?

IgA nephropathy, an autoimmune condition also known as Berger’s disease, is the most common primary glomerulonephritis in the world and can result in progression to kidney failure/end-stage renal disease in some people. Thankfully, natural medicine offers a number of resources when it comes to treating IgA nephropathy and protecting the kidneys from damage. Read on …

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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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Zinc Protects Kidneys From Chemotherapy… Spaghetti Marinara Anyone?

I came across this really interesting study while reading the Journal of Renal Nutrition. It talks about how the humble mineral zinc is showing amazing protective benefits for those undergoing chemotherapy (chemotherapy drug= cisplatin). Now it must be said that these studies are being performed currently on rats, but most promising studies all start out …

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