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 […]

Diabetes is a disease affecting the way the body metabolizes glucose or sugar. Most people living with diabetes have type 2 (27 million), but even more people (86 million) have prediabetes: blood glucose is abnormal, but not high enough to be diabetes. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas which allows the body to […]