BAKING SODA AND KIDNEY “DETOX”. MYTH BUSTED!

Who isn’t acquainted with “Baking Soda” – those tiny, white crystals used to make cakes fluffy? It has now also made its way as an effective dead-skin exfoliator (when used sparingly), a teeth whitening agent as well as a DIY solution for “unclogging” toilet pipes. For some years now, many articles have surfaced in the open-access media about how drinking Baking Soda (NOT Baking Powder) can help “flush your healthy kidneys of toxins” and promote kidney health.

Baking Soda and Kidney

Anything Kidney naturally catches the attention of Team ATK and sets our neurons in action. So, we decided to investigate if these claims hold any water from the clinical standpoint. Continue reading “BAKING SODA AND KIDNEY “DETOX”. MYTH BUSTED!”

KIDNEY DETOX: DOES IT HELP?

Kidney Detox is popular these days. No, let me rephrase. Detox regimens are a rage! But are they necessary? And do they really help? Let’s find out.

 

WHAT IS A KIDNEY DETOX?

A range of specialized diets packed with greens, some other veggies, fruits, herbal teas, and even pills or other concoctions based on these food items are marketed as “Kidney Cleansers” nowadays. These products claim to improve your overall kidney health by “detoxifying your systems”, preventing kidney damage from toxins, stone formation & infection. Some regimens are even said to help you keep your blood pressure in check and “boost your immunity” (a very vague but successful marketing phrase).

 

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11 MYTHS AROUND KIDNEY DISEASE DEBUNKED

Kidneys are essential for your survival. And Kidney Disease is a major cause of sickness & death worldwide.  But if diagnosed early on, and necessary treatment procedures are initiated on time, some of these conditions could be reversed to normalcy, while for others, the progression of the condition to frank kidney failure can be effectively delayed. However, early diagnosis & treatment are not always implemented in reality. And some existing Myths around Kidney Disease have a significant role in hampering this process.

It is imperative, that you pro-actively educate yourself on this front to combat any ignorance, apprehension or confusion on this topic and choose a better quality of life for yourself, today and tomorrow! So, here’s busting the commonest Myths around Kidney Disease with established facts. Read on to empower yourself! Continue reading “11 MYTHS AROUND KIDNEY DISEASE DEBUNKED”