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Kidney and Urinary

Kidney stones affect both the mother and the unborn baby, negatively impacting health, development, and delivery. Being pregnant doesn't necessarily increase the chances you're going to develop kidney stones, but being pregnant can make it harder to remedy them. Every pregnant, or soon-to-become pregnant, woman should pay special attention to habits that discourage kidney stones. (more…)

One of the world's most popular herbicide – Roundup – is making its way back into the headlines in regards to its health and environmental effects. Monsanto, the producer of Roundup (glyphosate), claims this herbicide is safe; however, study after study from independent researchers is showing the exact opposite. A new research study is showing that small amounts of exposure – up to thousands of times lower than permitted in drinking water in the U.S. – can produce unfavorable and concerning effects in the liver and kidneys. Could this study […]

Serenoa repens, better known as Saw Palmetto, is a plant native to North America. Native Americans have used it for centuries as a tonic, topical cleanser against germs, and to remedy urinary and reproductive disorders in men. [1] European and American settlers used saw palmetto for a wide range of ailments. (more…)

High-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS for short, is a sweetener commonly used in processed foods. It’s included in many foods that one would least suspect, like bread, crackers, pasta sauces, and even pickles. Groups like the Corn Refiner’s Association and companies whose products contain high fructose corn syrup continue to market it as a safe, almost "natural" product. The truth, however, is that studies have shown serious health issues arise from consuming this stuff, including kidney stones. (more…)

The leaves of bearberry, or uva ursi as it is often called, have played an important role in kidney and urinary health around the globe for centuries. It remained a common approach to UTIs and kidney stones until the recent advent of antibiotics. The overuse of antibiotic therapy, however, has resulted in numerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria issues. Fortunately, plant-based approaches continue to prove effective against harmful organisms. Here’s 6 facts you should know about how uva ursi may support kidney and urinary tract health. (more…)