Archive | July, 2013

Natural Diuretics

The first question in any discussion of diuretics is, what are they?  Diuretics are substances that promote the excretion of water from the body.  There are a number of diuretics and each one acts slightly differently.  Categories include: Loop diuretics Thiazide diuretics Potassium Sparing diuretics Loop diuretics inhibit sodium re-absorption and are calcium depleting. Thiazide […]

Wheat grass, Does it Have Health Benefits or is it Just Hype?

  A friend recently contacted me about the health benefits of Wheatgrass.  Since I really knew nothing about this I decided to make it the topic of today’s blog so that I could research it further. Proponents of wheat grass make some pretty amazing claims.  Anti-bacterial Antioxidant Anti-cancer Detoxifies Repairs chemotherapy damage Strengthens the immune […]

Diuretic Herbs, How do Diuretics Work?

Most people have heard the term diuretic but do they really understand the importance of what diuretics do?  Simply put, diuretics increase urination.  Diuretics are used to treat hypertension and edema. The Mayo Clinic explains “They work by making your kidneys put more sodium into your urine. The sodium, in turn, takes water with it […]