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Vitamin Combo May Protect Kidney Disease

Feb 1, 2001

Pharmacological Doses of Vitamins C and E Lower Predictor of End-Stage Renal Disease

A healthy dose of vitamins may be a valuable tool in lowering urinary albumin excretion rates in people with type 2 diabetes. Unveiled at this year's August meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, a recent Danish study found that taking large daily doses of vitamins C and E significantly reduced short-term levels of albumin excretion in the urine (Diabetologia, Vol. 43, Suppl. 1, p. A36).

The study examined 30 type 2 patients with urinary albumin excretion levels of between 30 and 300 µg/mg, well above the 18 µg/mg that can mark the beginning of potential problems. The patients were placed on a either a regimen of 1250 mg of vitamin C and 680 IU of vitamin E, or a placebo alternative for a period of eight weeks. For the eight weeks leading up to the study, the subjects were taken off their usual ACE inhibitors, antioxidants and vitamins. The actual course of treatment was four weeks long.

In the subjects taking the combined doses of vitamins E and C urinary albumin excretion rates dropped 19%. Fasting plasma concentrations of both vitamins also increased, although no changes were seen in s-creatinine, HbA1c or blood pressure levels. The researchers concluded that the treatment shows great promise, at least for short-term treatment of high urinary albumin excretion levels, and stated that further studies are warranted.

High urinary albumin excretion levels demonstrate a high risk of developing end-stage renal disease.


Categories: A1c Test, Diabetes, Diabetes, Kidney Care (Nephropathy), Type 2 Issues, Vitamins



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Posted by marcus wright on 30 June 2009

Solutions for Kidney Problems

Indications – Acne, urinary difficulties, edema or fluid retention, abdominal pain, stiff neck, lower back pain, stiff and painful arms, heel spurs, tendency to hold weight in hip area, possible blood in urine, chills and fevers, fuzzy eyesight, sore knees and swollen ankles. Lumps in left breast are associated with kidney problems.

Causes – Kidneys may be damaged by exposure to certain drugs or toxins, heavy metals, solvents, chemotherapy agents, snake or insect venom, poisonous mushrooms and insecticides. The left kidney filters heavy metals while the right kidney filters toxic substances in the body.

Kidney cleanse – Drink 8 oz. raw beet juice, taking only 1 teaspoon at a time, making the 8 oz. last all day long, drink water but no other food for one day.

Kidney stones – Mix 7 oz. pure dark grape juice with ½ teaspoon cream of tartar. Take 2 oz. 3 times daily before meals. Also drink 1 qt. equal parts knotgrass and chamomile tea daily for 5 weeks. Drink a little all day long and do not ice it. Drink celery juice and eat asparagus.

Good foods – Fresh apple juice, sour cherries, coconuts, cranberry juice, dandelion root, fennel, horseradish, juniper berries, parsley, yam, watermelon seed tea, marshmallow tea

Harmful foods - Sugar, refined carbohydrates, soft drinks, alcohol, black tea, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, nuts, dried figs, pepper and poppy seeds, eggs, grapes, spinach, swiss chard, dairy products and concentrated animal protein foods

Alternative treatment for kidney stones – drink lots of water, magnesium 500 mg/day, vitamin B-6 100 mg/day, vitamin C up to 4-5 grams/day, raw kidney glandular 500 mg/day, dandelion root 500 mg 3 times per day, Uva Ursi herb 3 caps 3 times a day (not in pregnancy), Horsetail

Homeopathy- Berberis, Sarsaparilla

Emotion linked to Kidneys - Fear

* Special cautionary note – If you have only one kidney, please take special care to follow the above recommendations with regularity and not as a one time protocol only to help support the remaining kidney
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