Kidney Health

L-Carnitine Benefits Hold the Key to Good Health

…better health. What is L-carnitine? It's a water-soluble nutrient produced from the amino acids lysine and methionine and it's found in all living tissue. The highest concentrations of L-carnitine are found in the adrenal glands, skeletal, and cardiac muscle. Smaller amounts are found in the kidneys and…

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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…conditions we cardiologists treat has nothing directly to do with the heart itself, but rather with 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…

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7 Ways to Get Natural Headache Relief

…or Tylenol. For occasional pain relief, I have no problem with this. But chronic use of these over-the-counter medications can cause liver and/or kidney damage. Plus, some of the more heavy-duty migraine medications can cause high blood pressure. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to get…

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Magnesium and Calcium for Heart Health

…Magnesium and calcium work synergistically, but you must be careful about the amount of calcium you take. More than 2,000 mg per day can cause your kidneys to excrete magnesium. Although my cardiovascular nutrition plan includes many calcium-rich foods, such as green leafy vegetables, tofu, low-fat cheeses…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally by Drinking Water

…water, more than the 96 ounces per day that I recommend, can overwork your kidneys and digestive system. Hypertension, diabetes, and stress all leave the kidneys in a weakened state, so be careful. In fact, if you have kidney disease or congestive heart disease, consult your physician before increasing…

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Share Your Love on Valentine's Day

…down and surrender to a not-so-perfect health history. But not Dean! Dean plays the trumpet and sings Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett songs at his church. His love of music and the support of his church has given him the strength and fortitude to face numerous health challenges with a positive attitude.…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

Food manufacturers would like you to believe that their cholesterol-lowering cereal, or weight-loss bar, is your best health-food option out there. But the fact is, there are 12 food groups that can make a real difference in your heart healthy diet plan—and not a single one comes with food dyes or…

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Natural Pain Relief

…liver damage, and kidney dysfunction. Now there’s yet another reason to avoid these analgesics, as recent studies suggest that they can also make it difficult to maintain healthy blood pressure levels. So… If you take painkillers regularly, please inform your doctor or holistic health practitioner. He…

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Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

…complication. It was also devastating to hear about the 17-year-old athlete who died of a secondary infection from the seasonal flu that caused his kidneys to shut down. There’s no question about it, complications from the seasonal flu can be deadly. It was shocking to hear the grim prediction that 40…

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