Kidney Health Blog

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a disorder commonly classified as a short term period of reduced kidney function, which causes the buildup of uremic toxins in the blood. Since the kidneys are involved in so many bodily functions, AKI is also able to affect the pulmonary system, cardiovascular system, and your brain! Commonly found in […]

All vertebrate animals have kidneys, similar to that of humans. The functional unit of the kidney is the nephron, which filters the blood of small molecules and ions, reclaims the needed amounts of useful material, and excretes surplus or waste molecules via urine. In 24 hours, your kidney is able to reclaim 1,300 grams of […]

For the past 7,000 years, people have been eating garlic. This ancient herb is closely related to the onion, shallot, leek, and chive, and is a native plant to central Asia. Popular in Mediterranean dishes, garlic is also commonly found in Asian, African, and European cuisine. Garlic was even used in Ancient Egypt, for both […]

Who can deny the fact that living a healthy lifestyle helps improve your overall health? A good way to live a healthy lifestyle is to include physical exercise into your daily routine. Anyone suffering from a chronic medical condition may find it increasingly difficult to “meet your step goal,” or to incorporate physical activity into […]

Few “super foods” along the way that can help manage the symptoms As we continue to learn more and more about chronic diseases, and their symptoms. We have discovered a few “super foods” along the way that can help manage the symptoms, via protection against oxidative stress. Oxidation itself is not bad, as oxidation reactions […]

Hospitals may be the last place on your mind where you’d anticipate getting an infection. However, the CDC estimates that roughly 650,000 people in the United States will develop an infection while in the hospital. Of those 650,000 people 11.5% will die (75,000) from their infection. Researchers are expecting the number of fatalities from hospital […]