Obesity has been linked to numerous health problems by modern medicine, and the link between weight and kidney disease is one that’s recently become clearer to researchers. In a 2014 UC-San Francisco study, researchers observed a link between kidney disease and obesity, while also discovering that impaired kidney function was more easily detectable than other obesity-related illnesses. Does this make weight loss the best natural remedy for kidney disease?
The study’s authors noted that people, as a whole, are getting larger earlier on, which also means the health problems stemming from weight gain are starting earlier on. Taking into account high blood pressure, inflammatory processes and diabetes, a greater body mass index was still one of the strongest indicators of declining kidney function.
This study reiterates the importance of keeping your weight down to avoid kidney problems in the first place, and also offers some promising news to kidney disease sufferers already in the throes of the illness, in that losing weight can actually be a great natural remedy for kidney disease.
Here Are Some Of The Best Weight Loss Tips
- Order dressings on the side when eating salad and only dip your fork in the dressing before taking a bite.
- Eat at regular intervals throughout the day to avoid overeating later.
- Exercise slowly until you’ve worked up your way incrementally to 30 minutes a day at least three days a week.
- Instead of soda, try to drink water or tea.
- Try steaming, stewing or boiling dishes instead of using recipes which call for creaming, frying or battering. Also season primarily with fresh herbs, Mrs. Dash®, lemon juice, or vinegar.
- Try eating slower and chewing each mouthful 20 to 30 times.
- Do your grocery shopping with a time limit and a list in hand; this will make it less likely to stray from the foods you need into junk food territory.
- Increase fiber intake to 25 grams per day from fruits and vegetables
- Don’t confuse thirst with hunger. Having some water when you think you’re hungry, may be enough to do the trick.
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