Found in plants such as grapes, berries, peanuts, and red wine, resveratrol is a biologically active compound that acts like an antioxidant, protecting the cells from damage due to toxins, aging, Type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Now, science is looking at how resveratrol may influence the course of chronic kidney disease (CKD). It’s important to…

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Here’s a perfect dish for your fall picnic. Whether you’re looking to try your first vegan meal, or enhance your current recipes, farro is a healthy grain sure to please. In this recipe, the chewy, mildly nutty flavor of farro is spiced-up by the zest of smoked tempeh; the seasoned, roasted sweet potatoes and carrots…

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a quite different perspective on the form, function, and health of the body, mind and spirit. Thousands of years old, TCM holds that a vital force of life, called Qi, surges through the body. Any imbalance to Qi can cause disease and illness. Imbalances are caused by an alteration in…

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For over 2,0000 years, Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) has been used as an herbal remedy for digestive, liver, kidney, and gallbladder conditions. The active ingredient in milk thistle is silymarin, which can be extracted from the seeds of the plant. Research has shown milk thistle has a protective effect on the liver and similar findings…

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Healthy kidneys can efficiently process protein. However, over-consuming protein can add unnecessary strain on these organs. If you have risk factors for kidney disease, or have an undetected problem, the strain created by consuming too much protein could result in a serious acute or chronic kidney disorder. What do the kidneys do with dietary protein?Protein,…

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Healthy kidneys are essential, not just for the urinary system, but for the entire body. They remove waste and help maintain the body’s internal environment, or homeostasis. Unfortunately, not everyone has healthy kidneys and very few people are even aware when there’s a problem. In fact, 33% of adults in the U.S. (that’s 1 in…

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