Kidney Disease

Metabolic Syndrome Tests: How to Determine If You’re At Risk

…readers if they could have metabolic syndrome. This is an excellent question. Metabolic syndrome, as you likely know, is a precursor to diabetes, kidney disease, and coronary artery disease—so it’s not something you want to leave unchecked. But figuring out if you have metabolic syndrome can be tricky…

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Foods that Help to Knock Out Disease and Slow Down Aging

…produce about 20 different enzymes that protect the cell. So, you’re getting a powerful one-two-punch against harmful free radicals—helping to stop disease and slow down aging. Here are the foods that give you protective antioxidant/pro-oxidant protection: * Turmeric and curcumin * Cinnamon * Herbs such…

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Heartfelt Lessons from an American Legend

…graft. Kidney failure and congestive heart failure can also result. What are the takeaway lessons for you? * Prevention is always your best defense. After over two decades practicing integrative cardiology, I am even convinced that with metabolic cardiology we can even reverse heart disease. Some of…

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Belly Fat Increases Cardiac Risk Factors

…BMI, yet an “apple shape”—meaning a high waist-to-hip ratio—had a two times greater risk of death and a 2.75 greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those with a nonapple shape. Why Belly Fat Is so Dangerous The reason that belly fat increases cardiac risk factors is that this particular fat…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…molecule—into angiotensin II, the most potent blood vessel constrictor known to science. ACE is pathologically overactive in people with arterial disease. Used for more than 25 years to treat high blood pressure levels, ACE inhibitor drugs relax blood vessel walls, reduce energy consumption in the heart…

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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…blockages of blood vessels going to and from the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs and feet. We call this condition peripheral vascular or arterial disease. You may know it as “poor circulation.” An estimated 12 million Americans are affected by the disease, and its incidence increases with age—about one…

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Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…to and from the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs, and feet. We call this condition peripheral vascular or arterial disease. You may know it as “poor blood circulation,” a phrase often used in the ads you see on television. An estimated 12 million Americans are affected by the disease, and its incidence…

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