Kidney Disease

Cranberry for Urinary Tract Infection Prevention

…not treated early and well, the infection may become chronic and spread to the kidneys. That is very serious, so here are some suggestions for early treatment and even prevention. But first, what causes cystitis? The disease is almost always caused by fecal bacteria, usually E. coli, that migrate up the…

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How a Vitamin D Deficiency is Putting You at Risk

…of our most common and deadly diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. As we age, our ability to make vitamin D in the skin lessens, and we have more difficulty absorbing supplemental vitamin D from the gut and metabolizing it in the liver and kidneys. All of these factors favor supplementing…

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Normal or Not? Reading Your Blood Pressure

…and regular readings. If you are worried that you may have high blood pressure and all the health risks that come with it like heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, you need to become educated about what your blood pressure numbers mean and the proper way to have your blood pressure taken. There…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…These additional toxins increase the workload of both your liver and kidneys. The slow-moving stools also lead to a condition called diverticulitis. Diverticulum: Latin for "You Don't Want to Know" In the early stages of the disease, as your intestines struggle to remove toxins and waste material, small…

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Body Cleansing Detoxification Starts With the Skin

…and act as an elimination organ. This last function is of particular importance in dealing with skin diseases. Waste products and body toxins that are filtered and broken down by your liver and kidneys are removed from the body by several organs. These include the bowels, the urinary tract organs, the…

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Why Glycation Is Harmful To Your Health

…to higher blood pressure, plaque formation, blood flow blockages, heart and artery disease, stroke, heart attack, etc. The smallest blood vessels are the hardest hit, such as those in the back of the eye, the kidney, and the brain. These areas require a constant supply of glucose to meet their high…

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Muscle Cramps May Signal a Trace Mineral Deficiency

…natural diuretics can starts to deplete the body of minerals. Also, with age the gut becomes less efficient at absorbing various minerals, and the kidneys become less efficient at retaining them. This helps explain why people over age 50 typically require higher amounts of calcium and magnesium to maintain…

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