Tag Archives: kidney disease

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…

January Research and News

January Research and News

Happy New Year! We combed through multiple medical journals looking for the latest research on the Integrative approach to kidney health. We know your time is valuable so we curated and summarized these studies for you. Welcome to the January edition of InKidney Research and News. 3 years of lifestyle interventions improved exercise capacity and decreased the losses in…

Magnesium deficiency

Magnesium Deficiency: Assessment and Management for Better Kidney Health

In part one of this article, “Magnesium and Kidneys,” I discussed the increased prevalence of magnesium deficiency and addressed the question: “Can magnesium help kidney function?” Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. It is essential for many biological functions. As I discussed in part one, magnesium is also crucial for kidney…

magnesium and kidneys

Magnesium and kidneys

Magnesium (Mg) is one of the most important minerals in the body. It plays an essential role as a cofactor for more than 300 critical enzymatic reactions. Unfortunately, dietary magnesium intake in developed countries has decreased over the past decades due to the increased consumption of low-magnesium diets that include processed foods and produce cultivated…

October November Research and News

November Research and News

We combed through multiple medical journals looking for the latest research on the Integrative approach to kidney health. We know your time is valuable so we curated and summarized these studies for you. Welcome to the November edition of InKidney Research and News. Is phosphorus toxic to the kidneys? In this detailed study, researchers found that excessive intake of phosphate…

Vagus nerve stimulation

Natural Treatments to Improve Chronic Kidney Disease: Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is of growing world-wide concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 7 US adults are estimated to have kidney disease. Many factors contribute to the increase in CKD prevalence, including emotional and psychological stress. We discussed the role of stress in kidney disease…

September Research and News

September Research and News

We combed through multiple medical journals looking for the latest research on the Integrative approach to kidney health. We know your time is valuable so we curated and summarized these studies for you. Welcome to Inkidney September Research and News.   Knowledge Does Not Correspond to Adherence to Renal Diet Restrictions in Patients With Chronic Kidney…

metformin and kidney disease

To Metformin or Not To Metformin in CKD

Is metformin bad for your kidneys? There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion regarding the answer to this question.  That’s why a few months ago I created a survey to ask physicians about their use of metformin in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The results suggested that many practitioners are following outdated clinical guidelines when…

metformin in kidney disease

Metformin in Kidney Disease: Survey Reveals How Doctors Feel About Metformin and CKD

Approximately 1 in 3 adults with diabetes has chronic kidney disease (CKD). Metformin (Glucophage®) is widely viewed as the best early treatment to lower blood glucose in type 2 diabetics, yet the use of metformin in kidney disease patients is shrouded with a lot of misinformation and confusion. Both patients and doctors alike may wonder…

june-research-news

June Research and News

The Role of Dietary Fiber Supplementation in Regulating Uremic Toxins in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Gut-derived uremic toxins, including indoxyl sulfate (IS) and p-cresyl sulfate (PCS), are waste products that accumulate in the body due to decreased clearance by the failing kidneys. These accumulated uremic toxins are a…