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Kidney Disease


About
A disorder where the kidney is no longer efficient at removing wastes from the body, keep body chemicals in balance, or stabilize the amount of water balance that should be maintained.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Diseases that can damage the kidneys are scarlet fever, measles, and tonsillitis.
  • If you have reoccurring urinary tract infections this can be an indication of a problem.
  • If you take high doses of Ibuprofen this can lead to kidney Dysfunction.
  • If you work with lead or other metallic poisons protect your kidney from any damage.
  • Risks for kidney disease higher for high blood pressure, high blood sugar and diabetes.
  • To help improve the kidney function the Human Growth Hormone can be use as treatment.
  • Your urine is tested for kidney failure.


Advice
  • Avoid iron supplements if you are on antibiotics to help a kidney problem.
  • Eat only dairy products that have been soured. Buttermilk, low-fat yogurt, and cottage cheese are acceptable.
  • Every waking hour you should consume 6 to 8 ounces of steam-distilled water to help cleanse your system.
  • For two weeks, try a goat milk diet. Drink 4 quarts of goat's milk each day. Milk should be as warm as body temperature and should be mixed with 1 tablespoon of crude blackstrap molasses per quart. Also include 1,000 IU of vitamin E and 75,000 IU of vitamin A in emulsion form daily. (Pregnant women should not exceed 10,000 IU of vitamin A daily.)
  • Go on a cleansing fast for three days, drinking only juice. Use coffee or catnip tea enemas, also.
  • If you have high levels of potassium and phosphates, these need to be decreased in your diet. Avoid salt and potassium chloride. Do not eat chocolate, cocoa, fish, meat, eggs, beet greens, rhubarb, Swiss chard, tea, or spinach.
  • Legumes, soybeans, and seeds provide arginine, an amino acid that helps promote healthy kidneys.
  • Limit the amount of animal protein you consume. Too much protein can cause uremia. Free-form amino acids are a great source of protein, as well as peas, soybeans, whole grains, lentils, millet, and beans.
  • Seventy-five percent of your diet should be raw foods. Asparagus, celery, bananas, cucumbers, watercress, potatoes, parsley, papaya, garlic, watermelon, sprouts, green vegetables, and pumpkin seeds are recommended. Since watermelon can promote the formation of toxins, it is wise to eat it separately from other foods.
  • Severe back pain, blood in the urine, and other signs can indicate a serious kidney problem and should be brought to the attention of your doctor immediately.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Cranberries
Importance: Very High
Comments: Makes urine more acidic. Eliminates buildup of bacteria. Helps heal the bladder.


Acidophilus
Importance: High
Comments: Beneficial when taking antibiotics.


Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases fluid retention.


Choline
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases fluid retention.


Inositol
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases fluid retention.


Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Makes urine more acidic. Promotes healing. Stimulates immune system.


Dandelion
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Eliminates waste from the kidneys. Helps with nephritis.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Buchu tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Buchu has traditionally been used to treat stomach problems, rheumatism, and urinary tract infections. Use hot water but do not bring to a boil.

Dandelion
Type: Internal
Purposes: This herb can help the kidneys eliminate waste products. It may also be helpful in treating nephritis.

Cranberries
Type: Internal
Purposes: The benefits of cranberries have long been told by grandmothers to their grandchildren that cranberry juice will help to clear up urinary tract infections. Reports have stated that they also acidify the urine, remove bacteria that has built up, and fosters healing of the bladder.
Dosage: 8 oz cranberry juice 3 x daily. Pure, unsweetened juice is the only one you should use (available at health food stores. Substitutes will contain sugar which is not beneficial. If you can't get the juice, you can always get capsules instead.

Hydrangea & Uva Ursi
Type: Internal
Purposes: These two herbs can remove excess water from the body. One of the best first steps to take in cleaning the urinary tract and keeping it that way is to literally use diuretics to flush the urinary tract. This should assist the urinary tract from harboring harmful deposits of calcium or other mineral salts from being able to settle

Marshmallow Root Tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Responsible for cleaning the kidneys.
Dosage: 1 qt daily

Cornsilk
Type: Internal
Purposes: Solaray manufactures a product called SP-6 Cornsilk Blend. In addition, Nature's Way has a similar product called Kidney Bladder formula that will also draw water retention.

Goldenrod Tea, Juniper Berries, Marshmallow Root, Nettle, Parsley, Red Clover, and Watermelon Seed Tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: These seven herbs may also be helpful for kidney disorders.