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    Treating Kidney Failure Through Diet
    Not only do plant-based diets appear to prevent kidney function decline, they may also be used to treat kidney failure. Even at the same protein loads, the body is able to better handle phosphorus...
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    Preventing Kidney Failure Through Diet
    Given how vascular our kidneys are, it should comes as no surprise that animal protein, animal fat, and cholesterol are associated with declining kidney function (microalbuminurea—loss of protein...
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    Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses
    There is a reason that professional diabetes associations recommend bean, chickpea, split pea, and lentil consumption as a means of optimizing diabetes control.
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    Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
    Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to...
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    Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
    Our immune response against a foreign molecule present in animal products may play a role in some allergic, autoimmune, and inflammatory disorders. This reaction is thought to underlie tick bite...
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    Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola
    The consumption of phosphorus preservatives in junk food and injected into meat may damage blood vessels, accelerate the aging process, and contribute to osteoporosis.
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    Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?
    Just because something is natural and plant-based doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe. Those who are pregnant, have gallstones, or are susceptible to kidney stones may want to moderate their...
  • Kidney Stones and Diet Ask the Doctor
    What is the best diet for kidney stone prevention?
    I just had a kidney stone and really don’t want to have another one. I looked online and there are conflicting things about what I should eat to prevent a recurrence. What is the best diet?
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    Prevent Cancer From Going on TOR
    Suppressing the engine-of-aging enzyme TOR (Target of Rapamycin) by reducing intake of leucine–rich animal products such as milk may reduce cancer risk.
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    Testing Your Diet with Pee & Purple Cabbage
    Plant-based diets tend to be alkaline-forming. This may help protect muscle mass and reduce the risk of gout and kidney stones. The pH of one's urine can be estimated with natural pigments using...
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    #1 Anticancer Vegetable
    There are two superfood classes of vegetables most adept at blocking human cancer cell growth in a petri dish.
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    Meat May Exceed Daily Allowance of Irony
    The foreign meat molecule Neu5Gc may not only contribute to the progression of cancer and heart disease by supplying inflammation, but also set children up for life-threatening reactions to E. coli...
  • Preventing and Treating Kidney Failure With Diet Article
    Preventing and Treating Kidney Failure With Diet
    Our kidneys are highly vascular organs. That’s why when you see kidneys in the meat case they look so red. After all, our two little kidneys have to filter through our entire blood supply and as...
  • May 16 AtD Kidney.062 Ask the Doctor
    Can diet be used to treat kidney cancer?
    I’ve been diagnosed as follows: Papilary renal cell carcinoma. The carcinoma is metastatic (Stage IV). Wondering if you have any subscribers know of anyone who have beaten this type / stage of...
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    Oxalates in Cinnamon
    How much turmeric and cinnamon is too much?
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    Eggs and Diabetes
    Even just a single egg a week may increase the risk of diabetes, the leading cause of lower-limb amputations, kidney failure, and new cases of blindness.
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    Asparagus Pee
    Young infants and perhaps those with recurrent oxalate kidney stones should avoid beets, but most commonly the chief side effect is beeturia, the harmless passage of pink urine, though not all are...
  • Alkaline Diets, Meat, and Calcium Loss Article
    Does Animal Protein Cause Osteoporosis?
    For most of the last century, a prevailing theory within the field of nutrition was that by eating acid-forming foods such as meat, we were, in essence, at risk of peeing our bones down the toilet....
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