Friday, January 11, 2019 by: Ralph Flores Tags: chronic kidney disease, CoQ10, goodhealth, healthy diet, hydration, kidneys, Mediterranean diet, natural healing, natural health, non-toxic therapy, nutrition, supplements, vitamin E, water (Natural News) When people think of life-threatening diseases, the first thing that comes to mind is either heart disease or cancer. While both remain to be the leading causes of death in the U.S., it’s interesting to note that deaths from these two have actually fallen in recent years. However, according to a study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System, the burden of chronic kidney disease, as well as its mortality rate, has risen at an alarming rate. In just 15 years, the probability of deaths related to kidney disease has increased substantially in all 50 states. In the study, the researchers pointed out that kidney … [Read more...] about Drug-free methods to protecting kidney function
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It's been said that the Mediterranean Diet, which focuses on plant-based foods and lean proteins like fish and chicken, can help you lose weight and slash your cancer risk. But is the Mediterranean Diet really worth the hype?Last June, many asked themselves that question when the New England Journal of Medicine retracted a major 2013 study that claimed the Mediterranean diet reduced your risk of heart attack and stroke. Because the 2013 research did not meet the standards of a randomized, control trial, there wasn't enough evidence to support the study, the retraction stated. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below At the end of the day, however, Sean Heffron, MD, preventive cardiologist at NYU Langone Health, says the Mediterranean Diet is still the healthiest way to eat.Wanna try the Mediterranean Diet? Here's what you need to know. What to eat on the Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean Diet emphasizes heart-healthy foods like nuts, fish, and olive oil, and limits intake of red … [Read more...] about What Is the Mediterranean Diet, and Can It Help You Lose Weight?
Is a good night’s sleep the key to health and healing, even in the face of chronic illness? A growing body of research suggests that the answer is yes. But more is not necessarily better. The real secret has to do with the quality of your sleep So what can you do to ensure that this nightly restorative process works the way it should, renewing energy, clarity, and overall wellness? A combination of approaches can support quality sleep — the kind that leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized. These supportive measures are drawn from diverse modalities including traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), functional nutrition, and leading-edge research. They all seek to help balance sleep cycles, and enhance the body’s natural repair processes for optimal health. Neuroscientists continue to uncover the cascade of metabolic events that occur during sleep. We’re also learning more about how disrupted sleep can impair memory, judgment, and overall mental health, as well … [Read more...] about The Formula for Better Sleep
close Video Is Trump keeping his promise on prescription drug prices? President Trump has vowed to lower prescription drug prices; 'America's News HQ' political panel reacts. On Friday President Trump in the White House Rose Garden briefly outlined the four key aspirational strategies of his "blueprint to lower drug prices": "improved competition, better negotiation, incentives for lower list prices, and lowering out-of-pocket costs." Overall, we agree with law professor Rachel Sachs, who was quoted in the Washington Post saying this about the administration’s 39-page American Patients First plan: “With all the buildup the administration has given it, the president’s speech was deeply underwhelming. There is very little new in the administration’s plan, and little if anything that will make a difference in the near future, as the president has promised.” Conspicuously absent were the two commitments for immediate action in the … [Read more...] about Trump’s new prescription drug plan is incomplete — here are two ways to make it better
People who have slightly elevated blood sugar that’s not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than individuals with normal blood sugar, a U.S. study suggests. Diabetes has long been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Plenty of previous research also ties diabetes to an increased risk of kidney disease. Research has been mixed, however, on whether slightly elevated blood sugar that is sometimes called “pre-diabetes” might also increase the risk of heart and kidney issues. Even the name “pre-diabetes” is controversial, and doctors disagree on how to diagnose and treat people with only mildly abnormal blood sugar. For the study, published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, researchers examined a nationally representative sample of 27,971 adults surveyed in four waves from 1988 to 1994, 1999 to 2004, 2005 to 2010 and 2011 to 2014. By the broadest definition of pre-diabetes, researchers … [Read more...] about High Blood Sugar Tied to Heart and Kidney Problems