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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…

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…

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…

Image of a kidney stone obstructing the ureter to demonstrate the integrative approach to kidney stones

Kidney Stones: The Integrative Approach to Prevention and Management

This blog is the first in a series discussing our integrative approach to kidney stones prevention and management. Kidney stone, also called nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis, is a complex disease influenced by multiple factors including genetic and environmental factors. Stones are often painful, and left unaddressed can lead to more serious conditions such as obstruction of…