Heal Thyself—Kidney Support

Dialysis is a surrogate for the kidneys’ crucial function of filtering waste from the blood. Without this technology, toxic wastes build up in the blood and tissues and cannot be filtered out by the ailing kidneys. This condition is known as uremia, literally meaning “urine in the blood.” Eventually this waste accumulation leads to death. … Read more

How to Prevent and Treat Kidney Problems With Food

Your kidneys — two bean-shaped organs — are located just below your rib cage one on either side of your spine. Positioned on top of each kidney are your adrenal glands. Each day, your kidneys filter up to 150 quarts of blood and flush out waste products through your urine. One of the reasons why … Read more

Keep Your Kidneys Young With These 10 Simple Tricks

Unfortunately, most people don’t learn about kidney problems until it’s too late, because most kidney diseases don’t produce any symptoms, says Leslie Spry, MD, of the National Kidney Foundation. Chronic kidney disease (CKD)—abnormalities in kidney or urine function for three months or more—has become more prevalent in the past 10 years. The rise in CKD, … Read more