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May Research and News

May Research And News

We combed through multiple medical journals looking for the latest research on Integrative approach to kidney health. We know your time is valuable so we curated and summarized these studies for you. Welcome to the InKidney May Research and News. Colchicine for CKD!   In a multi-center, nested, case-control study in three Korean hospitals, patients with CKD stage 3 and 4 who…

April Research and News

April Research And News

We combed through multiple medical journals looking for the latest research on Integrative approach to kidney health. We know your time is valuable so we curated and summarized these studies for you. Welcome to the InKidney April Research and News. The root cause of IgA nephropathy IgA nephropathy is a kidney disease that is defined by the pathologic appearance…

Itching in kidney disease

Root Causes of Itching in Kidney Disease

Itching is a common symptom of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Also called uremic pruritus, this distressing condition is more common in CKD stages 4 and 5. It is associated with a poor quality of life, sleep problems, and even depression. It is essential to identify the root cause of itching in kidney disease patients so…

March Research and News

March Research and News

We combed through multiple medical journals looking for the latest research on Integrative approach to kidney health. We know your time is valuable so we curated and summarized these studies for you. Welcome to the InKidney March Research and News. Air pollution is linked to kidney disease PM 2.5  refers to particulate matters that are up to 2.5…

Vagus nerve exercises

Nine Ways to Naturally Stimulate the Vagus Nerve, Lower Stress, and Promote Kidney Health

Emotional stress has been associated with faster progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is because kidneys have both sympathetic and parasympathetic innervation. The sympathetic nervous system refers to the aspect of fight or flight, while the parasympathetic involves resting and digesting. In fact, acute stress can worsen kidney function, while relaxation practices can promote…

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…

Picture of planet earth melting indicating climate change and kidney health

Impact of Climate Change on Kidney Health

When a large number of young agricultural workers in Central America started developing kidney failure without any known risk factors in the nineties, many kidney organizations around the world started sounding the alarm bells. Scientists have been looking for reasons for this in the past two decades. Initially the connection between climate change on kidney…

Gut Kidney connection

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 their composition. These bacteria interact constantly with the lining of the gut and their health is important for the maintenance of a healthy gut barrier as well as our overall health specially in patients with kidney disease….