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Three foods that can treat kidney disease and boost renal function

9/1/2014 - Every year, more than 100,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with kidney disease, a serious, life-threatening condition in which the kidneys can no longer filter waste products from the blood. (1) The National Kidney Foundation estimates that one in three American adults is currently at risk...

Phosphoric acid causes kidney disease, lowers bone density, is in Coca-Cola, despite label 'no artificial flavors, no preservatives'

8/29/2014 - Coca-Cola's global sales have dropped for the third straight year. For the first time in 15 years, Coca-Cola's global soda sales volumes fell in the first quarter of the year. The excitement of the fizzy drinks is begging to fizzle out. Consumers are growing concerned with their waistlines, their diabetes...

Monsanto pressures Sri Lanka to reverse ban on herbicide believed to be causing widespread kidney disease

4/20/2014 - Monsanto has successfully pressured the government of Sri Lanka to back off from banning its signature chemical glyphosate, commonly known by the trade name Roundup. The Sri Lankan government had moved to ban glyphosate following findings that linked it to an epidemic of kidney failure that has killed...

Sri Lanka bans glyphosate herbicide to avoid kidney disease risk

3/18/2014 - Sri Lanka, the large island south of India, is home to more than 20 million people who are now saying "no" to Monsanto's Roundup. Sri Lanka's president has suddenly issued a ban on glyphosate herbicide, as new studies suggest that the chemical is a main culprit behind a growing kidney disease epidemic...

Active vitamin D helps remove toxic aluminum in chronic kidney disease patients

3/6/2014 - As various amounts of aluminum begin showing up in food products tested at the Consumer Wellness Center Forensic Food Lab, it's becoming clear how metals like aluminum can build up unnecessarily in the body, taxing the organs over time. A percentage of ingested aluminum is naturally retained by the...

Kidney disease requires magnesium

1/17/2013 - One of the contraindications for taking magnesium is kidney failure. Unfortunately the public and many doctors think that means magnesium should not be taken by anyone with any degree of kidney disease. That's just not true and I'll explain why. I just completed a CME (continuing medical education)...

Prevent or reverse kidney disease and renal failure in cats with Slippery Elm Bark

2/20/2012 - Using herbs to treat cats is generally contraindicated due to their extreme sensitivity and tendency to react negatively; however, slippery elm bark has been found effective and safe for use in cats. It is especially good for treating ailments affecting the bladder and kidneys and during renal failure....

Virtually all kidney disease patients on dialysis have vitamin D deficiency

3/18/2010 - Research abounds that adequate vitamin D is essential for good health (http://www.naturalnews.com/Vitamin_D.html). Unfortunately, however, millions of Americans are not getting enough of this so-called "sunshine" vitamin. Now it turns out that one group in particular is almost universally lacking in...

Prevent kidney disease by saying no to diet sodas and excess salt

11/13/2009 - According to the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the number of people in the US diagnosed with kidney disease has doubled over the past 20 years. About 20 million Americans are at risk for developing kidney disease and the ASN web site states another 20 million Americans already have some evidence...

Mired in Michigan: State Struggles with Poor Kidney Disease Numbers

10/31/2009 - Michigan just can't seem to get a break. For well over a year, the Wolverine state has been knocked around and thrown for a loop: 1) In the sports arena (e.g. the Detroit Lions finished the 2008-09 season 0-16; the 2009 Detroit Tigers missed this year's playoffs, even though they were up seven games...

Baking Soda Prevents Kidney Disease, Renal Failure and Kidney Dialysis

8/8/2009 - A recent study discovered a new use for common household baking soda. The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) reported that a daily dose of baking soda could prevent kidney damage and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a study entitled, Bicarbonate Supplementation Slows Progression of...

A Silent Intruder Do You Have Kidney Disease?

5/1/2008 - High blood pressure and diabetes are the top two causes of kidney disease, a disease that can be deadly if not caught in its early stages. According to the National Kidney Foundation approximately 20 million Americans (1 in 9 adults) have the disease and another 20 million are at risk for it. Kidney...

Radical surgery for kidney cancer is a risk factor for chronic kidney disease (press release)

10/24/2006 - For forty years, the gold standard for treating a single, small tumor in the kidney has been to remove the entire kidney. A retrospective study, which appears in the September issue of The Lancet Oncology, by urologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and their colleagues, suggests...

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