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Vitamin D and Kidney Health

Vitamin D and Kidney Health

Kidney disease (KD) is associated with changes in bone health and mineral balance. Vitamin D is a…

Kidneys

Feeding Gut Bacteria in Patients with Kidney Disease

Our gut is home to 100 trillion beneficial bacteria and what we eat has a tremendous impact on…

Love, Social Relationships And Kidney Health

Love, Social Relationships and Kidney Health

Love is good for our kidney health! Human beings flourish from social relationships and connections…

Pharmacogenomics: Advances in Individualized Treatment in Kidney Disease

Pharmacogenomics: Advances in Individualized Treatment in Kidney Disease

By Lara Zakaria, RPh MS CNS CDN IFMCP According to a report by the US Food and Drug Administration…

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The Age-Related Kidney Decline: Role of Nitric Oxide and Arginine

In the early 1950’s, researchers declared that age-related kidney decline reduced function at a…

Kidneys

IgA nephropathy: A target for Integrative approach

Immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy is a prime example of the interplay of genetics, epigenetics,…

Pollution

Environmental Toxins and Kidney Health

On a busy weeknight, takeout and fast food are easy dinner solutions. But your family’s favorite…

Epigenetics: Understanding the new research in genetic risk of kidney disease

Epigenetics: Understanding the new research in genetic risk of kidney disease

This is a beginning of a series of blogs that explores the emerging view regarding the genetic risk…

The Functional Kidney Mass: A risk factor for kidney disease

This blog is the beginning of a series of blogs about the risk factors for kidney disease. In this…

Animal protein

The Case Against Animal Protein for Kidney Disease

In December of 2012 the international guidelines for the management of chronic kidney disease (also…

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Inflammation, Leaky Gut and Kidney Disease

Researchers have found exciting links between diet, lifestyle and the risk for kidney disease…

Kidneys

Leaky Gut and Kidney Disease: 6 Classes of medication that might be contributing

Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications can be used safely and effectively to help treat a…

Gut kidney axis

The Gut-Kidney Axis: Nutrition Can Slow the Progress of Kidney Disease

The human gut is home to a significant number of bacteria that are essential for good health. In…

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Dietary Acid Load and Chronic Kidney Disease

In this blog we will discuss the role of dietary acid load on the progression of chronic kidney…

The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemic

Kidney disease impact millions of Americans and is often associated with other diseases such as…

Kidney ultrasound

What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

For a long time, Nephrologists (kidney doctors) did not agree on what chronic kidney disease was.…