Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest to Dr. Weyrich that may be of interest to the world wide audience. Due to limitations of time, not all information that Dr. Weyrich knows or would like to further research is published here. Dr. Weyrich welcomes financial contributions to support specific research topics, as well as copies of non-free access journal articles for him to review on a topic. Constructive criticism is also welcome.


Overview of Chronic Renal Disease (Kidney Failure)

Complimentary and alternative treatments for renal failure that are considered below include:

  • Herbal medicine, Neurotransmitter balancing

Differential Diagnosis of Chronic Renal Disease (Kidney Failure)


Treatment of Chronic Renal Disease (Kidney Failure)

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Herbal Medicine

Consider the following herbs, among many possible:

The use of heral medicines is an art. Please do not try to self-medicate. Consult a qualified herbalist. Dr. Weyrich has been trained in, and is licenced to, formulate herbal medicine protocols, but has not treated Renal Failure using herbal medicine.

Neurotransmitter Balancing

Neuro Research [Hinz2015] reports that chronic diseases such as Renal Failure can be benefited by balancing neurotransmitter levels in the body.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in neurotransmitter balancing protocols, but has not treated Renal Failure using this technique.

Please see What is Neurotransmitter Balancing? for more information.


Prevention of Chronic Renal Disease (Kidney Failure)

It has been observed that kidney failure is significantly higher among untreated hypothyroid patients than among those patients who have been properly treated [Barnes], [Starr2005, pg 139].

Hypotheses regarding Chronic Renal Disease (Kidney Failure)

The kidneys consume large amounts of ATP energy in order to operate the ion pumps necessary to concentrate urine and regulate the ionic balance in the body. As a result, the kidneys are very sensitive to mitochondrial dysfunction and to reduced flow of oxygenated blood, such as occurs in hypothyroid conditions.

References for Chronic Renal Disease (Kidney Failure)