Tag Archives: kidney stone

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…

genetics of kidney stones

Genetics of Kidney Stones

Kidney stone development is the composite end-result of multiple factors including genetic, dietary and environmental, and can have serious consequences. They are often painful and if left unaddressed can lead to more severe conditions such as obstruction of urinary flow and permanent damage to the kidneys. Recurrent kidney stones are one of the common causes…

genetics of kidney stones

Electrolyte Imbalances and Kidney Stone Formation

The formation of kidney stones is complex, with influence from multiple factors including genetic and environment. Stones can be costly. Not only can they be painful, if left unaddressed, more serious conditions can arise such as obstruction and permanent damage to the kidneys. In this blog we focus on electrolyte imbalances and kidney stone formation. As…

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,…