If I Have Kidney Disease, Do I Even Need a Multivitamin?

By: John Wigneswaran MD Taking a daily multivitamin seems to be a well-established practice for most people. Everyone seems to have a favorite variety, and most Americans feel that this is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. What is usually ignored is that if you are a healthy person and eating a balanced diet, you actually may not need an …

Take Fish Oil Over Krill Oil

By:  John Wigneswaran MD Many supplements promote the use of Krill Oil as an acceptable substitute for Fish Oil (Omega-3 fatty acids). In such instances these supplements often boast about the smaller pill size of Krill Oil. But two questions: Is it really just as good for your health? Can you substitute this for fish oil? Fish Oil facts Fish …

The Link Between Obesity and Kidney Stones

Most people are very familiar with uric acid stones (a type of kidney stone) and know firsthand the pain that comes when such a stone causes a blockage. Some people who develop kidney stones go on to have more episodes of kidney problems. Significant research shows that there is a definitive link between obesity and kidney stones. In the US, …