Tag Archives: lifestyle medicine

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…

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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…

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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…

December Research & News

December Research and News

Once again, 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 December edition of InKidney Research and News. Altered vitamin K biodistribution may decrease the benefit of vitamin K2 supplementation in advance CKD In this study,…

October research and news

October 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 October Research and News. Lifestyle modifications do indeed prevent CKD and delay its progression This study is coming from Japan. Researchers…

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…

sleep and kidney health

Five Simple Steps to Improve Sleep For Kidney Health

Sleep disorders are very common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). They have been associated with increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. They have also been associated with faster progression of CKD. In this blog, we will discuss five simple steps to help you improve your sleep for better kidney health.

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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…

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Clinical Utility of Genetic Testing for Kidney Transplant Evaluation

Genetic testing for patients with kidney disease can have a remarkable impact on their care. In this blog, we will focus on the clinical utility of genetic testing for kidney transplant evaluation.

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The Many Benefits of Exercise for CKD

The majority of risk factors for CKD are related to lifestyle factors or conditions related to lifestyle disease. Exercise is an intervention that has the ability to positively impact a large number of those risk factors.