Tag Archives: kidney health

Breakfast chia apple oatmeal

Breakfast Chia Apple Oatmeal

In this new category, we will post once a month practical tips and tricks for healthy living with kidney disease. Consider these as tools that you can modify according to your unique situation. These tools span across our principles of Integrative medicine approach for kidney disease, including genetics, environmental exposure, gut health, lifestyle and others….

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

stress kidney

Stress and kidney health

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rapidly becoming a global health problem. The prevalence of CKD remains high and the incidence of end stage kidney disease or kidney failure continues to rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 7 US adults are estimated to have kidney disease. Many…

Glass of water

May Research and News

Sex-specific Associations of Sex Hormone Binding Globulin with CKD and Kidney Function: A Univariable and Multivariable Mendelian Randomization Study in the UK Biobank Do sex hormones play any role in the progression of kidney disease? It has been long observed that CKD is more prevalent in women; however, the progression of CKD is much faster…