Category Archives: Gut-Kidney Axis

inflammation in CKD

Inflammation in CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide epidemic. Patients with CKD have a high rate of cardiovascular disease, protein-energy wasting, and mortality. Most of those factors have been linked to inflammation, and low-grade inflammation has been shown to be an integral aspect of chronic kidney disease. In this blog, I will discuss the role of…

Pictures of kidney stones with the gut in the background depicting the relationship between microbiome and kidney stone

The Microbiome and Kidney Stone Formation

This blog is part of a series discussing our integrative approach to kidney stone prevention and management. In this blog we will focus on the microbiome and kidney stone formation. Kidney stone formation (urolithiasis) is a complex disease influenced by multiple factors including diet, genetics, and environment. They are painful, inconvenient, and when left untreated,…

5R protocol part 5: Rebalance

The 5R Protocol Part 5: Rebalance

This is part of a series of blogs discussing an individualized comprehensive gut restoration protocol in chronic kidney disease. Here, we talk about the final step: Gut rebalance and kidney health. The Gut-Kidney Connection Recent studies have focused on the significance of a relationship between gastrointestinal (GI) integrity and microbiome diversity with various chronic diseases…

Gut Repair and Kidney

The 5R Protocol Part 4: Repair

This is part of a series of blogs discussing an individualized comprehensive gut restoration protocol in chronic kidney disease. In this blog, we will talk about gut repair and kidney health. The Gut-Kidney Connection The gut-kidney axis refers to the relationship between gut integrity and microbiome diversity with kidney disease. Excessive intestinal permeability, also known…

Gut-kidney connection and autoimmune kidney diseases

The Gut-Kidney Connection and Autoimmune Kidney Diseases

The gut-kidney axis refers to the relationship between gut integrity and microbiome diversity with kidney disease. The connection between the gut and kidneys is very complex but we can break it down into two major categories: the gut-derived uremic toxins, and the inflammatory immune response that can trigger kidney disease. In this blog, we will focus…

5R protocol: reinoculate

The 5R Protocol Part 3: Reinoculate

This is part of a series of blogs discussing an individualized comprehensive gut restoration protocol in chronic kidney disease. The Gut-Kidney Connection In this series we examine the comprehensive gut restoration protocol used to as a foundational approach to heal gut integrity. Researchers have established a relationship between gut integrity and microbiome diversity with various…

The 5R Protocol Part 2: Replace

This is part of a series of blogs discussing an individualized comprehensive gut restoration protocol in chronic kidney disease. The Gut-Kidney Connection Researchers have established a relationship between gut integrity and microbiome diversity with various chronic diseases, including kidney disease. Increased intestinal permeability, also known colloquially as “leaky gut” has been shown to be at…

5R protocol remove

The 5R Protocol Part 1: Remove

This is part of a series of blogs discussing an individualized comprehensive gut restoration protocol in chronic kidney disease. The Gut-Kidney Connection Researchers have established a relationship between gut integrity and microbiome diversity with various chronic diseases, including kidney disease. Increased intestinal permeability, also known colloquially as “leaky gut” has been shown to be at the root…

Gut Kidney connection

Comprehensive Gut Restoration and Progression of CKD

This is part one of a series of blogs discussing comprehensive gut restoration protocol and the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) The Gut-Kidney Connection Chronic kidney disease affects millions of American and is often associated with comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension. Dysbiosis and leaky gut are implicated in many systemic…