The Connection Between Kidneys and Mental Health

Our kidneys are incredible organs, working hard to keep our bodies healthy. They act as a filter for our blood, cleaning out waste and toxins. They're also crucial to our mental health. If our kidneys aren't working well, whether because of our lifestyle or health issues, it can raise the risk of problems like cognitive decline and vascular dementia as we age due to impaired blood flow to the brain.

Did You Know...

Kidney Function and Cognitive Performance: Research shows us that there is a connection between the health of our kidneys and our cognitive abilities.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Dementia Risk: Individuals with chronic kidney disease are more likely to experience dementia later in life.  

Gender and CKD Risk: Women have a higher risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) later in life than men because of more significant strain on the kidneys due to factors like menstruation, preeclampsia (a pregnancy complication), pregnancy itself, menopause, and urinary tract infections.

Caring for an elderly loved one?

It is essential to know these facts, as they might only be talked about by your Western medicine practitioner once warning signs appear. Being informed can help you recognize potential issues earlier and take proactive steps to manage their health.

Look for the warning signs.

If a loved one suddenly shows signs of mental confusion or speech difficulty, seek immediate medical attention. These symptoms could be linked to a urinary tract infection (UTI), mainly if a stroke has been ruled out. Your insights may help others detect these early warning signs.


Ways to Keep Your Kidneys Happy.

Dietary Considerations:

  • Make healthy food choices and consider a plant-based, whole-food diet.
  • Drink a sufficient amount of fluid daily.
  • Reduce sodium and alternatively use fresh spices for flavor.
  • Consider a kidney cleanse with diuretic herbs if it suits you.
  • Avoid processed foods and packaged meats.
  • Opt for low-fat meats like chicken, turkey, and fish.
  • Choose organic, free-range, or locally sourced foods when possible.

Lifestyle Choices:

  • Stay active and spend time outdoors regularly.
  • Aim for 7+ hours of sleep each night. Consider evening meditation for more profound rest.
  • Limit over-the-counter medication use.
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol consumption, which can increase blood pressure.


In closing, take ownership of your health, advocate for yourself, and explore lifestyle changes to manage or prevent disease. Build a healthcare team and include medical professionals, holistic practitioners, and a wellness coach to assist in designing a wellness plan right for you.

Prioritize your well-being and aim to lead a vibrant, healthy, and happy life.

Schedule your complimentary discovery call today to learn more about the importance of whole-body health and connection.


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