Interesting Kidney Facts

Interesting Kidney Facts

Some interesting kidney facts about how you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

  • The kidneys are two small organs about 4 by 2.5 inches, weighing about 5 oz. on each side of you spine.
  •  Kidneys filter 120 ml (about 4.5 oz.)of blood a minute.
  • Kidneys filter a total of 180 litres (apx. 48 gal) of blood a day.
  •  Kidneys excrete approximately 1 litre (34 oz.) of urine per day.
  •  Chronic kidney disease occurrence has increased by 16% over the last decade – this mainly due to an aging population and the increase of diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
  • The increase in diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity is basically caused by lack of exercise and our diet. The fast food/junk food industry is destroying our health.
  • In 2005 kidney disease cost the tax payers of the USA $32 billion in care for those with kidney failure
  •  The kidneys are fantastic at compensating – a loss of 75% of kidney tissue equates to a fall in glumerular filtration rate (GFR) of only 50%.

 

 

Watch this video about some interesting kidney facts, and herbs and foods that help cleanse the kidneys.

 

 

 

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Watch this great video from Dr. Capacchiano, N.D. about how to heal your kidneys. 

 

 

Test for Kidney Disease

Test for Kidney Disease

While the test for kidney disease are many, listed below are a few of the ones most often used by the majority of doctors and hospitals.

Test for Kidney Disease

Test for Kidney Disease

There are no early warning signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD). You could have kidney disease for many months and never notice any symptoms until the disease has progressed to the later stages.

If you are a senior (50 +) you should have a routine check-up every year, including a kidney analysis. If there is an increased risk because of genetics, prolonged medications, or an unhealthy lifestyle,etc., you should begin your yearly checkups earlier.

Since all test for kidney disease have their limits, your doctor may want to do several different test to get a more accurate report.

The test are divided into 4 different categories. They are; Urine, Blood, Scans, and Tissue.

Urine Test – One of the main, and probably the first test your doctor will do is a Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR). 100/125ml/min, is considered a normal range for a man, and 90-115 ml/min for a woman. As the kidney disease advances, the GFR rate will fall below 90, and keep falling as the disease progresses.

GFR test are done by injecting special markers through an IV. When these markers are secreted in the urine, a lab test can tell a lot about the condition of your kidneys.

When you get the results of the test for kidney disease, you will be placed in a category 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, depending on the damage to your kidneys.

Urinalysis – Urinalysis is a basic test of the urine that easily picks up some markers that may indicate to the doctor that more test need to be performed.

The lab technician uses a dipstick that is divided into small patches that changes color when dipped in the urine sample.  This lets the doctor know the basic levels of glucose, albumin pH, detones, leucocyets, blood, specific gravity, nitrate, bilirubin and urobilinogen.

While the urinalysis is only a small part of the series of test in assessing the kidneys, it is an important one. If the elevated markers show higher levels than normal of albumin, blood, glucose and pH balance, it is a signal that more complete test are needed.

Twenty-Four Hour Urine Tests – Just as name suggest, urine is collected for a 24 hour period. It is more accurate than a regular urinalysis. The Urea, nitrogen, and creatineine levels are given a more thorough analysis to determine the degree of kidney damage.

Blood Tests

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and Creatinine Test – This is the most used blood test to determine the progress and damage to the kidneys. Creatinine and urea are normal waste materials removed from the body through the kidneys daily. If the test reveals a high level of these by-products, it is a sure indication that your kidneys are not performing properly.

Estimated GFR (eGFR) – Your doctor gains this information by doing a thorough analysis of your blood.

Electrolyte Levels – As the kidneys grow weaker, they can no longer do a proper job of of keeping a balance between what they need to keep and what waste mater bial they should get rid of. When this happens, the electrolytes in your blood, mainly potassium, phosphorus, and calcium, begin to build up to abnormal levels. The main concern of the doctor is a high potassium level.

Blood pH – The imbalance of the electrolytes in your blood causes your system to become too acid, or too alkaline. This can cause major health problems in other areas of your body.

Blood Cell Counts – When your kidneys are diseased they cannot produce enough of the hormone erythropoietin. This hormone builds the blood, and the diseased kidneys can not keep up a normal production, causing loo levels of hemoglobin, which often leads to anemia.

Ultrasounds – Ultrasounds are used to check for any blockage in the kidneys or urinary tract, such as kidney stones.

Biopsy – A small sample of kidney tissue is removed, using a needle, to be tested in the lab. In western medicine this process is used to try and determine if the kidney disease can be reversed.

These test for kidney disease are a necessary part of the complete profile  modern western medicine uses

If you have, or suspect that you have kidney disease, there are some excellent alternative methods you may want to use, instead of chemical drugs and medicines that always have side effects, some of them very serious. Some patients have seen a complete reversal of their kidney disease.

Read some of the testimonies of others that have used natural methods to  help heal their kidneys. HERE.

 

 

Are The Foods You Eat Damaging Your Kidneys?

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Causes of Acute Kidney Failure

Causes of Acute Kidney Failure

First, understand the difference between causes of acute kidney failure and causes of chronic kidney failure

“The two main forms are acute kidney injury, which is often reversible with adequate treatment, and chronic kidney disease, which is often not reversible. In both cases, there is usually an underlying cause.” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Healthy Kidneys

The causes of acute kidney failure is usually divided into three basic stages; pre-renal, renal, and post-renal.

Pre-Renal is where the blood supply to the kidneys is restricted. This is usually caused by;

  • Clogged arteries that cut off the blood supply to the kidneys.
  • Dehydration.
  • Blood loss, causing low blood volume
  • Medication.
  • Injury

There are very few warning signs to acute kidney failure, and often the signs are so mild that we have a tendency to ignore them.

There may be a decrease of urine flow, swelling in your legs, ankles, and feet, unusual tiredness, but, many times  there are no symptoms until the damage is already done, and it is only discovered when you go to the doctor for a regular check-up.

 

Renal-where damage to the kidneys is direct. This may include;

  • Cancer of plasma cells
  • Excess Protein: caused either by muscle breakdown, diet or cholesterol-lowering medications
  •  Inflammation of the filtering system of the kidneys (Acute glomerulonephritis). Many conditions can cause this inflammation such as Lupus, Wegner’s granulomatosis, and Goodpasture syndrome.
  •  Medications e.g. antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, lithium, and iodine-containing medications used in radiology
  •  Whole-body infection that literally shuts down the entire body (also known as Septicemia)

 

Post-Renal: where clearance of urine away from the kidneys is obstructed and responsible. Examples include:

  •  Enlarged prostate or prostatic cancer growth
  •  Kidney stones
  •  Tumors

I am a firm believer in the statement that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’

Get plenty of exercise, follow a good diet, drink a lot of pure fresh water. As much as possible, stay away from fast foods, highly processed foods, colas, and  OTC and prescription drugs.

Your diet should consist of the freshest foods you can possibly obtain.  Grow you own or buy from local organic farmers. Eat meat and eggs that are from free range animals.  If you smoke, STOP NOW!

There are approximately 100,000 people a year diagnosed with kidney failure.  Most cases are caused by not following the steps I’ve mentioned in the previous paragraph.

Now, if you are already suffering from acute or chronic kidney disease there are some steps you can take to ease the suffering and sometime even reverse the disease. There are many testimonies from kidney disease patients that have taken control of their life, and used various natural herbal formulas  to relieve pain and stop the progress of kidney disease.

I was so excited to get this  beautiful testimony from Grace V. in the Philippines that I had to share it with you.  This makes are the time and  research worth the effort.

Hello, this is going to be a quick one. My mom was diagnosed with CKD

and advised to undergo hemodialysis. I didn’t want her to so I researched

on the internet, and almost flew her to China to receive natural treatments.

 

Good thing before I got her passport and visa I came across your book and

immediately started the program and supplements recommended.  Her

creatinine is down to 117, upper range is 96. We are getting there! 

Awesome book.

Grace V. from Philippines.

  

And a followup message..

 

Thank you again for the awesome book. She (mom) now has more

energy. Before she was lethargic. I’m a medical student as well, and

needless to say, I won’t be one of those traditional doctors that rely

solely on western medicine.

If you would like a copy of this amazing book by Dr. Capicchiano, N.D., you can get your own copy HERE

 

 



 

Reverse Kidney Disease-Do Natural Methods Work?

 

Can you really reverse your kidney disease? Is it possible, through diet, natural medicines, lifestyle changes to reverse the damage that has been done to your kidneys and your health?

I know there are many skeptics, especially in the medical field, that will tell you that one you have kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or, many of the other so-called incurable diseases there is not much you can do about it.

They will push their drugs that may relieve a few symptoms and help prolong your miserable condition a few more months or years. Then, the inevitable damage from the drugs begins to eat away at your health, creating more problems. The doctor

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prescribes more drugs, more treatments…it becomes a vicious, never ending cycle.

There are a growing number of people that are finding relief from their diseases, even ‘cures’, by turning to natural medicines, herbs, special diets, alternative methods of healing, meditation, and  prayer.  There are also many health care professionals that are discovering that  much of the drug industry is just in the business to keep you hooked on their products to build up their profits.

Reverse Kidney Disease-Your Responsibility

Remember, you are the one responsible for your health!

Your doctor, your family, your friends, may all be concerned about your health, but, it isn’t their responsibility to see that you take care of yourself.

If you are trying to reverse your kidney disease,or any other health problems, do your own diligent research to discover what alternatives you have.  Google words or phrases such as: natural healing +’disease’, alternative medicines, alternative treatments, natural cures for “……”

Reverse Kidney Disease-Testimonies

I would like to share a few testimonies with you from Dr. Duncan Capicchiano, N.D.’s  book, Totally Natural Kidney Solution.

I followed a very precise diet for 6 weeks taking into account your Kidney Solution references! My sugar levels have already come down and I have lost weight. Plus even my Doctor wants me to maintain this regime.

I have told one of my friends about your program, too!”

Ellen Fielder, Singapore

Grateful Client #1 Stephen Pepler

“In short I was a wreck. I had “End Stage Renal Failure” (ESRF) … I was thrilled to notice I began to feel better within a couple of days.

Grateful Client #2 – Dave

“In 6 Weeks eGFR Gone From A Low Of 22 Up To 28 … After starting a gluten free diet (in conjunction with the low potassium diet he is already on) Dave noticed a difference within a couple of days.”

“Dear Duncan, I have been following your advice for a couple of months now, and the results for me are very encouraging – a drop of 20 points in the last creatinine reading (four weeks ago) and a general feeling of wellness which I had not experienced in a long time. Next week is my next blood test, and I’m anticipating further improvement in the reading. – I’ll let you know.

The advice on getting the  has had another benefit – no more heartburn, so the pills are thrown away!

As I came out of major surgery 12 weeks ago, correcting urine flow from the kidneys to my stoma (no bladder nowadays), kidney function very poor, lost a lot of weight etc, I am delighted with the results.

Update: Since last writing to you I have just had the latest blood test results, and the good news is a further 12 points improvement in the creatinine level. On top of that I continue to improve in strength and fitness (weight exercising and walking helps), and plan to return to work next month after being unable to for 18 months. Thanks for all the good advice in your program – it has helped me enormously. is good again.”

Henk Vreekamp, Lake Clifton, Western Australia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             You can avoid dialysis and surgery You can live with hope … and dream again You can have your whole life back

It is possible to reverse kidney disease.

 

How to Cure Type II Diabetes

The majority of kidney disease patients also have diabetes. If  you suffer from type II diabetes please, please take the time to watch this.

The American Medical Association recently published an article about the skyrocketing climb of type II diabetes among children and teens in the U.S., stating that the rate climbed 21% from 2000 to 2009.

What you will not find in the report is that type II diabetes can be reversed and cured is a short time by making changes in your lifestyle and diet.

The majority of doctors and drug companies want you to believe that type II diabetes is a ‘disease’ that can only be managed with medications. Many people, including me, believe that they don’t want to cure you, just control you.

Watch this very revealing video by Mike Adams, editor of Natural News.

 

Feel free to comment.

 

Thanks for watching.

 

Safe and Natural Treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

There are some programs and solutions that tell you ways to use natural and healthy methods to treat your kidney disease.

By using these methods you can often save yourself the pain and expense of having dialysis treatments or a transplant. There have healthy dietbeen some people that have completely reversed their kidney disease. I’m sure you would want a complete reversal of your kidney disease.

If you are suffering from poor kidney health, or your kidneys are already at the chronic stage, this information may be good news for you.

Safe and Natural Solutions

The programs that have been designed by nutritionists and naturopaths were developed from several years of research. They are safe and natural. No synthetic drugs are used and the cost is very low when compared to the traditional methods of drugs and dialysis. Plus, there is the added benefit of no side affects or damage to your health from the chemical medicines.

If you will be consistent and patient, you can learn how to improve, and often reverse your kidney disease is just a few weeks.

You will be able to use a scientific, detailed diet that has been proven to slow down or reverse kidney disease. With the use of natural medicines, the right exercise and lifestyle changes, you could soon find yourself on the road to recovery.

The goal of these type programs is to give you a safe and natural treatments for chronic kidney disease, and to stop the need for for dialysis or transplants.

Wouldn’t it be worth the time and effort to be able to repair your kidney health?

Read Testimonials from Real People

The videos and testimonials from people that have been successful with these programs will encourage you and give you hope. You are not in this alone. There are many others that are struggling with the same problems, and are willing to offer their suggestions and support.

The traditional methods of treating kidney disease with drugs and dialysis, and later on, face the possibility
of a kidney transplant isn’t much of a future for you.

These methods are expensive, painful, and not always a success. It is disheartening to listen to the stories of other patients that have suffered through the traditional ways of treating kidney disease.

I believe that natural methods could possibly save you a lot of money, pain, time, and disappointment.

Of course, the final decision is yours to make.

I urge you to do your own research. Read, ask a lot of questions, get the facts, then decide what route you want to take to find safe and natural treatments for chronic kidney disease.

We are always here to help.

The Truth about Dialysis

The Truth About Dialysis

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

In medicine, dialysis (from Greek dialysis,“διάλυσις”, meaning dissolution, dia, meaning through, and lysis, (meaning loosening or splitting) is a process for removing waste and excess water from the blood, and is used primarily as an artificial replacementfor lost kidney functionin people with renal failure.[1]Dialysis may be used for those with an acute disturbance in kidney function (acute kidney injury, previously acute renal failure), or progressive but chronically worsening kidney function–a state known as chronic kidney diseasestage 5 (previously chronic renal failure or end-stage renal disease). The latter form may develop over months or years, but in contrast to acute kidney injury is not usually reversible, and dialysis is regarded as a “holding measure” until a renal transplantcan be performed, or sometimes as the only supportive measure in those for whom a transplant would be inappropriate.[2]

The kidneyshave important roles in maintaining health. When healthy, the kidneys maintain the body’s internal equilibrium of water and minerals (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfate). The acidic metabolismend-products Kidney Dialysisthat the body cannot get rid of via respiration are also excreted through the kidneys. The kidneys also function as a part of the endocrine system, producing erythropoietinand calcitriol. Erythropoietin is involved in the production of red blood cells, and calcitriol plays a role in bone formation.[3]Dialysis is an imperfect treatment to replace kidney function because it does not correct the compromised endocrine functions of the kidney. Dialysis treatments replace some of these functions through diffusion(waste removal) and ultrafiltration(fluid removal). [4]

 

When your kidneys are not able to function at more than 10 percent, then you will need dialysis. Dialysis is a replacement for the non-working kidneys. Since your kidneys are no longer able to remove the toxins and waste materials from your blood, regular dialysis treatments become necessary.

Without the dialysis procedure your body would become overloaded with a build-up of salts and a rise in your blood pressure. Your body would become toxic from the waste materials, leading to others problems such as diabetes, heart failure, and possibily cancer.

If you have acute kidney failure, then you may be able to get by with a few dialysis treatments. If you have chronic kidney failure, dialysis will be required on a regular basis of 2 to 3 times a week until you can get a kidney transplant.

 

The Truth about Dialysis – Different Methods

 

Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, the two main types of dialysis, use the same principles, but, use a different procedure.

In hemodalysis, an artificial kidney called a hemodialyzer is used. The surgeon will perform a minor procedure to create a permanent port, in your arm or leg to attach the hemodialyzer. The artificial kidney will be attached to allow the blood to flow through it, removing the toxins,  then back into your body.

This is usually done about 3 times a week, taking about 4 hours for each session, depending on your condition.

In the procedure called peritoneal dialysis, a port is placed in your abdoen, and a catheter is incerted. The abdomen is filled with a solution of dialysate that filters the waste materials from your blood as it circulates through your veins and arteries through osmosis. I’m sure you studied that in high school.

Dialysis is not a cure, but, just a treatment to manage your now deteriorating kidneys. The procedure is  time consuming and you often will have to continue the process for the rest of your life, or get a transplant. You can live a fairly normal life.

Hemofiltration is similar to hemodialysis. A pressure gradient is used and water is moved rapidly across a permeable membrane, pulling the dissolved waste materials with it. No dialysate is used in this procedure. The waste material is replaced with a fluid that acts as a substitute fluid that is mixed into the external corporeal circuit. This procedure uses methods from hemodialysis and hemofiltration.

There is one more procedure call intestinal dialysis. A lot of soluble fibers such as acacia fiber, is digested into the colon. This cause a rapid growth of bacteria in the colon producing nitrogen which is eliminated in your bowel movements.

Another method that you may have to use is to add 1 to 1.5 liters of polyetheylene glycol or manritol 3 times a day. These solutions are  not absorbed into your body, but eliminated through your bowels.

The Truth about Dialysis – Doesn’t Sound Like Fun

None of these procedures are a pleasant experience. We should do our best to try avoid them by guarding our health very carefully. Pay close attention to your diet. Get plenty of fresh air, exercise, and pure water.

If you are willing to make the necessary changes in your lifestyle, you can often prevent kidney damage or, if you are already suffering from kidney disease, there is a good possibility that you can stop, or even reverse kidney disease using natural methods.

 

 

 

The Truth about Kidney Transplants

 

The Truth about Kidney Transplants

I hope that you will seriously take to heart this information, The Truth About Kidney Transplants, and start taking better care of your health.

If your doctor has told you that you need a kidney transplant, he probably presented it in such a way that it sounded like a ‘piece of cake’…a ‘simple routine.’

There are a few things you should know before you have any surgery,but, especially an organ transplant.

The surgeon may make a statement similar to this. “Of course there are

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Healthy Diet

always risk with any type of surgical procedure.” “There is a chance of bleeding, infections, reactions to anesthetics, or your body may reject the transplant.”

Read the fine print! There could be long lasting problems that could result in permanent damage to your health.

Be sure and discuss every issue with your doctor. Take notes, carry someone with you that is knowledgeable about surgical procedures. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s your body, your health.

The Truth about Kidney Transplants-Recovery

You are going to suffer pain. Depending on your pain threshold, it could be very severe, depending on the success of the surgery, and the pain medications they give you. There is a possibility the pain could last for days, or weeks, after the surgery.

Your stay in the hospital could last for two or three weeks. There will be constant monitoring of your condition to help prevent any complications and infections, and to make sure your transplanted kidney is working properly.

The doctor may schedule you to see him three times a week in the beginning. If everything goes well, there will be a gradual decrease in the visits.

Some people have been able to go back to work after 8 to 10 weeks, if everything goes well.

The Truth about Kidney Transplants-Complications

The most common problems in kidney transplant surgery is the rejection of the the new kidney by your immune system. When anything alien enters your body your immune system tries to protect your health by rejecting the invader.

Often, your immune system will product antibodies that will attach the new intruder.

There is a possibility that you will have to take immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of your life. The purpose of the drug is to trick your body into stop rejecting the new transplant. The drugs have to carefully regulated so your immune system will still have the ability to fight and reject any other foreign invaders.

The drugs have been improved over the last few years, but there of cases of the transplant still being rejected.

You must be sure to keep all your appointments with the lab.

The most common type of rejection, ‘acute rejection‘ happens shortly after the surgery. More than half of all transplant patients experience this.

The rejection is reversed by quick action from your doctor.

This usually happens within the first two or three months of surgery, but it can happen even months or years later. Your doctor and lab will keep a close monitor on this.

If you experience any soreness around the transplant area, rapid weight gain, flu like symptoms, or a decrease in urine output, check with your doctor immediately. He may need to change your medication, or admit you to the hospital for a few days.

Chronic Rejection – When your body has rejected the new kidney several times (acute rejection) it will develop into chronic rejection. The only two signs of this are weight gain and swelling. The lab tests will reveal this.

The continued rejection cannot be stopped, but somewhat controlled. Sooner or later, you will have the same problems with the transplant that you had with the original kidney.

Hyper-Acute Rejection – There is no way to stop this serious rejection. It usually happens quickly and will be noticed in a matter of minutes or a few hours after the transplant. The new kidney is destroyed by your immune system and sometimes has to be removed.

The doctor may suggest another transplant, or dialysis.

Are There Alternatives? – Yes there are! We’ve all heard the saying, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of care.’

Considering all that has been said, it just makes good, common sense to me to protect your health now, before serious problems develop.

You and I cannot continue to load our body with junk foods, colas, sweets, and dead foods, and expect to stay healthy. We must be careful of what we eat, get proper exercise, and also take care of our mental health. Your attitude has an important part in your health.

Do your on research. Look into natural ways to help your kidneys function properly, and stop destroying them now, while you still have time.

 

 

 

Treatments for Kidney Cancer

Treatments for Kidney Cancer-Medical

Any cancer that is found is the kidneys is defined as kidney cancer. Cancer found in the center of the kidney where urine collects is called renal pelvis carcinoma.

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Good Kidney Health

Renal cell carcinoma is a cancer that forms in the minute tubes that remove waste products from the blood. There is a type of cancer that is usually found only in small children under five years old called wilms tumor.

Surgery is usually the first suggestion from most medical professionals for any type of kidney cancer.

Nephrectomy, surgery to remove the affected kidney, or radical nephrectomy, the removal of the affected kidney, some of the healthy tissue, lymph nodes, and sometimes, the adrenal gland
is often performed.

Laparoscopical or “minimally invasive” surgery is often done in kidney cancer surgery. If the cancer is large and other parts of the area are cancerous, then open surgery may be performed.

If the surgeon wants to try and save the kidney he will perform nephron-sparing surgery, removing only the tumor and minimal amounts of surrounding tissue.

This surgery can be accomplished by using a robotic method, where the surgeon uses hand controls to guide the robot. Or, he may chose to use laparoscopical or open surgery.

If you have only one good kidney left and the cancer is small, then nephron-sparing may be your only option. Your need to save the good kidney if at all possible to delay the use of dialysis.

You need to discuss all options with your health care professional, and base your final decision upon the type of cancer you have, the stage it is in, and your health condition.

Any type of surgery and major risk involved, including bleeding, and infections.

Sometimes surgery isn’t an option, but, you have a few other choices.

There is a procedure called  Cryoablation that freezes the cancer cells by inserting a needle through your skin then into the tumor. A type of gas is shot through the needle, freezing the cancer cells.

Radio-frequency ablation is just the opposite of Cryoablation. An electrical current is run through the needle into the tumor causing them to heat up or burn, delaying or stopping the growth of the cancer.

These procedures have no long term data to determine the safety or efficacy of these type of treatments.

Cryoablation and radio-frequency ablation have been used only on patients who cannot undergo surgery, or only when the tumor is small.

Treatments for Kidney Cancer – Natural

There are some alternative or natural treatments that have proven successful for some people. You will usually have to take it upon yourself to do your own research for these treatments. Very few medical doctors know anything about these methods and often frown upon a patient trying these methods.

If you want to research natural treatments, it is your right to do so. Please read and listen with an open mind and consider all options. The best place to start is to find a Naturopath doctor that will tell you the truth.

Your health is your responsibility and you do have the right to use any and all methods available to try to prolong your life.

Improve Kidney Function – Naturally

 

Improve Kidney Function – Naturally

If you want to improve your kidney function, you will need to make some changes in your daily habits.

That seems to be the hardest part for most people. We are creatures of habit, and old habits are hard to break. It seems even harder sometimes to start new, good habits.

It has been said ( I don’t know who said it. ) that if you practice a new habit for 30 days, it becomes part of your routine.

I taped a BIG sign on my bedroom mirror where I would see it every morning when I first woke up. It simply said, “I Can Do Anything for 30 Days!” It is working great for me. You may want to try it.

Your diet, exercise plans, and lifestyle, may need some adjustments. Be sure and list the good things you need to do instead of making a list of the ‘no-no’s’.

Here are some suggestions that should help you make the necessary changes to help improve your kidney function.

Improve Kidney Function with a Healthy Diet.

A well balanced diet and good exercise is probably the most important thing you can do for your health. You need to eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. You may need to reduce your protein intake. Just be sure and check with you doctor or dietitian.

You will find most of the healthy foods on display in the outer perimeter of the grocery store in the produce, dairy and meat department. I suggest you stay away from highly processed meats and pre-packaged meals. These items often contain chemicals and artificial flavors and coloring that damage your kidney health.

If you like to garden, now would be a good time to grow some of your own vegetables. You can grow potted or container veggies such as radishes, leaf lettuce,  salad tomatoes, etc. on your porch or windowsill.

I find that enjoying plants is very relaxing and helps improve my attitude about life.

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Honey Health

Some foods that will help your kidneys and improve your overall health are:

  • Beets-An excellent cleanser for the gallbladder and kidneys.
  • Carrots- helps your kidneys remove waste materials.
  • Kidney Beans-They contain certain vitamins, minerals, and amino acids for good kidney health. They are low in sodium and will help control the fluid levels in your body.
  • Water-Drink plenty of pure water and natural cranberry juice. If you have problems with kidney stones then leave off the cranberry juice.

If your kidneys are severely damaged you may have to restrict your fluid intake. Your health care professional will advise you about this.

Improve Kidney Function with Herbals

Flax seed is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. The isoflavones and lignans found in flax seed have been shown to slow down CKD. Some test have shown flax seed helps inhibit sclerosis of the liver.

Fo ti has been extensively researched in many test and proven to give your liver and kidneys support.

Schizandra berries boost your immune system and helps increase your energy.

There are many herb teas that are very relaxing and soothing to your kidneys. Dr. Capicchiano gives you a list of these in his book, Beat Kidney Disease.

If you are diligent in your efforts to chose a good diet and do regular exercise, you can greatly improve your health. Develop a positive mental attitude, pray or meditate, and you will increase your chances for a longer and happier life.

There have been many people that have actually reversed their kidney disease through these methods, along with the use of natural medicines.

Always remember, I am as close as your e-mail box or phone if you wish to contact me.

 

 

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