Tag Archives: kidney stones

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…

yoga and meditation for kidney health

Yoga and Meditation for Kidney Health

Yoga & meditation impact conditions like diabetes & hypertension. Here we discuss benefits of yoga and meditation for kidney health.

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,…

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…

dietary approach to kidney stone

Dietary Approach to Kidney Stone Prevention

This blog is part of a series discussing our integrative approach to kidney stone prevention and management. In this blog we will discuss the dietary approach to kidney stone prevention. Kidney stone formation (also called urolithiasis or nephrolithiasis) is a complex disease influenced by multiple factors including diet, genetics, and environment. Anyone who’s experienced them can attest…

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…