This dangerous combo in most Americans’ diets could put you at risk for kidney disease…or worse. Find out what it is—and how to avoid it.

Is This Killer Combo Destroying Your Kidneys?

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Disease by INH Research5 Comments

Some 26 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease. This serious condition can lead to a heart attack or require a kidney transplant. But many don’t realize they’re at risk.

Now a new study reveals that a common—but dangerous—nutrient combination can silently kill your kidneys…

The study looked at urine samples from almost 4,000 people with chronic kidney disease (CKD).1 Researchers found having high levels of these two nutrients were associated with fast rates of kidney disease progression. CKD leads to kidney failure. With it comes an increased risk of numerous—and potentially fatal—health issues… Like heart disease.

Potassium is the first nutrient.

To avoid excess potassium, simply don’t get your potassium from supplements. Some athletes take it to replenish what’s lost in their sweat. And people who are on diuretics take it to replace potassium lost in their urine. But most people don’t need a supplemental dose.

Instead, get your potassium from food sources such as avocados, broccoli, and zucchini.

By eating healthy fruits and vegetables, you’ll get the right amount of potassium without overdoing it.

Now comes the hard part…

Sodium is the other half of the combination. It’s almost everywhere in our food supply. Packaged and processed foods—including “diet” frozen entrees—are full of sodium. So is most of the food served at nearly all the big chain restaurants. Even the ones that claim to have “healthier” or “low-fat” options…

Many of these dangerous sodium-packed foods feature packaging and advertising that lead people to think they’re healthy. Yet they have as much—or even more—sodium as their high-fat counterparts.

That’s why it’s crucial to read ingredient labels closely to check the sodium content. But not all salt is the enemy…

It’s fine to add a little sea salt to your steak or salmon. It’s full of trace minerals in the proper balance your body needs to function properly. The hidden refined salt in packaged and restaurant foods is what destroys your kidneys.

Keeping watch on your sodium and potassium intakes isn’t the only way to protect your kidneys…

One of the easiest ways to boost kidney health is to get active. Something as simple as a quick walk around the block can help. Eating a paleo-style diet—and cutting back on grains—can also shield your kidneys from damage.

What are you doing to keep your kidneys healthy? Let us know in the comments, below.

In Good Health,

Angela Salerno
Publisher, INH Health Watch

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  1. lets not confuse effect with cause. low sodium diets cause much trouble, and likely kidney problems cause the retention of sodium rather than the other way around.

  2. My wife and I only eat out once every couple of weeks. Less than 10% of our meals at home are factory prepared. I mostly use pink Himalayan and grey sea salt, and I prefer not to salt food while it is being prepared. I eat raw avocado almost every day, but broccoli and squash are more once a week items. I supplement with calcium (dolomite), magnesium citrate, and potassium bicarbonate, plus what’s in multi-vitamins. I have a beverage in the morning and evening containing minerals. I have been intentionally cautious about potassium because twenty five years ago I gave myself all the symptoms of a heart attack by eating too many bananas.

  3. Hello,

    I wanted to know if you have any articles on stem cell rejuvenation for damaged kidneys, and what is the opinion of The Institute for Natural Healing in getting this procedure done? Do you believe it is safe or not? If safe, where would you recommend a person go to have such a procedure?

    Thank you,
    Cindy O’Neill

    1. Hi Cindy,

      For more information on stem cells, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Independent Healing. We have covered stem cell procedures in detail. You can subscribe by going here…


      INH Research Team

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