Adding fruits and vegetables to the diet may help protect the kidneys of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with too much acid build-up.
This is reported in a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Sage was used as a treatment to promote fertility in ancient Egypt. In ancient Greece physicians used a solution of sage and water to stop wounds from bleeding and to clean sores and ulcers.
Sage is used as a fresh herb, as dried leaves, in liquid extracts and sprays. Sage has a pungent, distinctive aroma.
by Dr. Leo Galland
Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are among the most prescribed medications in the U.S.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been evaluating the statin drug Zocor (simvastatin) and has issued a warning that the drug could increase the risk of muscle injury. The most severe form of muscle injury could lead to kidney damage, kidney failure, and death, according to the FDA warning.