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Kidney Health Support Tips * Eastern Medicine Kidney Herbs *

Posted by Dave Leong on Nov 30th 2009

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The holidays are upon us and many of you are busy with the hustle and bustle of the season. Unfortunately, this also means that stress and health issues are more prone to occur. So before you wrap another gift or write another card, take a break to learn about some health conditions that could affect your kidneys, as many people will have some level of kidney dysfunction during their lifetime. Then as you spread the joy and good cheer of the season to your loved ones, you can also let them know how they too can care for their kidneys the natural way.*

Dr. Graeme ShawA Medical Doctor's Point of View on Supporting Healthy Kidneys*

From an Eastern Medicine perspective, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is often the result of abnormalities in a person's kidney and spleen energy. From a nutritional perspective, there are many healthy food recommendations that a licensed dietician can recommend for those concerned about CKD, high creatinine levels or proteinuria (excess of serum proteins in the urine) – all of which can be signs of kidney dysfunction.* In this article, Dr. Graeme Shaw provides the Eastern Medicine perspective, along with recommendations for good nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Click Here to Read CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE: How Eastern Medicine, Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes Can Support Improved Kidney Health*

Questions about Chronic Kidney Disease?

Dr. Graeme Shaw According to the National Kidney Foundation, your kidneys remove wastes and fluid from your body, regulate chemicals in your blood, remove toxins and release hormones into the bloodstream to regulate blood pressure, make red blood cells and promote strong bones. The same source notes that 26 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which damages the kidneys' ability to function properly. As CKD progresses, waste builds up and symptoms may include:*

  • Lack of energy
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Appetite loss
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle cramping at night
  • Swollen feet and ankles
  • Eye puffiness
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • The need to urinate more often, especially at night

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Watch Your Creatinine and Proteinuria Levels

The U.S. National Library of Medicine defines creatinine as the breakdown product of creatine, an essential part of your muscles. Creatinine is taken out of your blood by the kidneys and then passed out of your body in urine. WebMD points out that as creatinine is made at a steady rate and isn't affected by diet or normal physical activities, it is a good indicator of how well your kidneys are working. If you think you could be at risk for some type of kidney disease, ask your doctor to test your creatinine levels.*

"Proteinuria - also called albuminuria or urine albumin - is a condition in which urine contains an abnormal amount of protein," says The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). Healthy kidneys are able to filter out waste products while leaving in certain substances that the body needs, like albumin and other proteins. If kidney filters are damaged, they allow these necessary proteins to escape the body. As proteinuria is one of the first signs of CKD, if you're concerned about kidney disease, you can test your urine with an over-the-counter test kits available in most drug stores or online.*

Older Couple WalkingEnjoy Healthy Eating

The holidays are often a time of overindulgence and could stress your kidneys. This season, vow to prepare healthy holiday meals that are easy on your organs. Click on the links below for delicious recipes you can enjoy now and all year long.

Dietary Supplements to Support a Healthy Kidney Function*

At Get Well Natural, we have many great supplements designed to support healthy kidneys*:

Kidney Well II
Kidney Well IIKidney Well II contains natural herbal ingredients that may offer kidney supporting benefits by providing antioxidants, cellular cleansing, filtration support and cellular energy enhancing properties. The formula was designed to support all the bodily systems that are involved with maintaining healthy kidneys and protecting them from environmental chemical damage.*
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AlismaAlisma is a high-quality concentrated herbal extract that may promote body balance naturally, helping to support improved kidney health and urinary function. For more health support of kidney filtration and kidney function, Alisma can be used in conjunction with Kidney Well II.*
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Phyto Antioxidant
Phyto AntioxidantPhyto Antioxidant promotes healthy antioxidant support for oxidative stressors, kidney health and for those concerned with immune or inflammatory conditions. For maximum kidney support and to help you achieve healthy urinary protein levels, this supplement works best when taken with Kidney Well II.*
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Here's to happiness and health! We hope you can rest easier this holiday season now that you have a better understanding of how your kidneys function and what you can do to support them naturally. Our best wishes to you and yours this season and throughout the coming year.


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*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. TCM is an acronym for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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