With an epidemic of Kidney Disease on the rise, robbing more and more people of their health, it’s time to become aware of this burgeoning threat. Characterized by a progressive loss of the kidney’s ability to filter toxins from the blood, kidney disease also accelerates aging.
There are numerous causes of of kidney disease, such as metabolic syndrome, resistance to metabolic hormones (insulin, leptin, etc.), and increases in parathyroid hormone levels; but obesity appears to play a central role. Overuse of NSAIDs, as well as exposure to heavy metals may also impair kidney health. Heavy metals (such as mercury and lead) are especially damaging because they resist removal, and wreak havoc on a number of organs and tissues.
At PATH Medical we assess patients’ blood for heavy metals, and then meet the challenge with chelation therapy for those with heavy metal contamination. We also use a targeted nutritional support strategy. With so many Americans walking around with kidneys that are on their “last legs,” it’s time to protect your Kidneys for a longer life.
Eric Braverman MD is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. Dr. Braverman is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.