Kidney Health: Tips To Heal Disease & Get Rid Of Kidney Stones
There are several different types of kidney problems, discomforts and dis-eases that exist.
Often, kidney ailments are simply short-term problems like infections or kidney stones, which can be healed with some basic protocols which I'll share with you here.
But more serious conditions like chronic renal failure will take some rigorous forms of cleansing and/or fasting to turn around.
What are kidneys?
The kidneys, which are two bean-shaped organs, are located below the ribs toward the middle of the back.
What do kidneys do?
Your kidneys are your body's primary blood filters. They work to remove extra water and wastes from the blood and then convert it to urine. The kidneys also maintain a stable balance of salts (minerals) and other substances in the blood, as well as produce hormones that help build strong bones and form red blood cells.
What causes kidney disease?
Being the filtering system of your “house”, your kidneys keep you alive and filter things out that really don’t belong in you.
When the kidneys are overloaded with toxins, they become overwhelmed and their function begins to break down.
Your kidneys have to deal with and are stressed by a number of factors and your kidney health can be altered by dehydration, trauma, processed sugars, artificial sweeteners and excessive medications.
The kidneys are extremely sensitive to emotional stress and will reflect one’s tension or anxiety in impaired functioning.
Problems in this area may indicate indecisiveness; being too forceful; repressed anger; feeling of shame; intolerance and/or hostility; emotional stress from relationships; emotional pain; fear of being alone; obsessive thinking.
Types of Kidney Disease
There are a number of different kinds of kidney disease. A disease of the kidney may sometimes be a short-term problem, and thus, may or may not cause any permanent kidney damage. Short-term problems include things such as kidney infections or kidney stones.
“Acute renal failure” is a sudden or rapid loss of kidney function. Acute failure may be reversed, but other times it may lead to permanent loss of kidney function. Diseases that affect the kidney are more commonly chronic problems. “Chronic renal failure” is a loss of kidney function that occurs gradually. It is often “silent,” which means it may go undetected for months or even years.
Signs & Symptoms
Generally, you'll know you have kidney problems, signs of kidney infection or kidney stone symptoms when you experience any or all of the following regularly:
- Chills and fever;
- Urinary urgency;
- Fluid retention (constant bloating);
- Abdominal pain;
- Nausea and vomiting:
- Dark skin under the eyes
Natural Remedies For Kidneys
I recommend doing a kidney flush (see below) which will rid your body of thousands of accumulated toxins in your bloodstream and digestive tract which are putting stress on your bladder and kidneys.
- Add the juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime & a pinch of cayenne pepper to 250-500 mls of chilled clean water (add organic maple syrup if needed to taste);
- Drink this mix first thing in the morning, at noon and again at night for 7 consecutive days;
- Only eat fruit and/or fresh fruit juices (containing plenty of celery, parsley and carrots) during this period;
- Drink 250-500mls of water every hour throughout the 7 days;
- Consume a tablespoon of organic, cold-pressed flaxseed or wheat germ oil each day, preferably in the morning.
Once your 7-day "kidney flush" is complete, avoid all meat, fried and processed foods that can place additional stress on the kidneys.
Instead, eat a diet rich in the following:
- Raw fruit juices, fruits and vegetables;
- Kidney beans (which share the signature pattern of the human kidneys) and legumes;
- Organic whole grains (including wholegrain breads, pastas and cereals);
- Organic extra-virgin and cold-pressed oils like olive, macadamia and coconut;
- Lots of good nature-made salts e.g. Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Crystal Salt
- Load up on garlic, parsley, watercress, asparagus, potatoes, celery, cucumber, papaya, bananas and watermelon.
Kidney Stones Treatment
Most of the time, stones will pass out of the body without the need of a doctor or medical assistance for kidney stone removal; however, some stones can cause lasting symptoms or complications that may then need to be treated by various techniques, none of which normally involve major surgery.
What are kidney stones?
A kidney stone develops from the crystals that separate from the urine and becomes a hard mass that ultimately builds up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. In a normal functioning kidney, the urine contains chemicals that prevent or inhibit the crystals from forming.
Nevertheless, some people from stones because these inhibitors fail to work. Some crystals, if they crystals remain tiny enough, will travel through the urinary tract and pass out of the body in the urine without being noticed.
Kidney stones may contain various combinations of chemicals. The most common type of stone contains calcium in combination with either oxalate or phosphate. These chemicals are part of a person’s normal diet and make up important parts of the body, such as bones and muscles.
Not only can chemicals create kidney stones, but they can also be caused by an infection in the urinary tract. This, however, is a much less common type of stone. This type of stone is called a struvite or infection stone. Even less common than the struvite stone is the uric acid stone.
Kidney stones are one of the most painful of the urologic disorders and unfortunately, are also one of the most common. Kidney stone pain can be excruciating and blood may appear in urine as a result of them passing through the urinary tract.
What causes kidney stones?
The exact cause of the formation of a stone is not always clear. It is known that eating certain foods may promote stone formation in people who are susceptible, but scientists do not believe that eating any specific food can cause stones to form in people who are not susceptible. A person with a family history of kidney stones may be more likely to develop stones themselves.
Urinary tract infections, kidney disorders such as cystic kidney diseases and certain metabolic disorders such as hyperparathyroidism are also linked to stone formation.
In addition, more than 70 percent of people with a rare hereditary disease called renal tubular acidosis develop kidney stones.
Kidney Stone Remedy
If you suffer from Kidney stones, you can generally eliminate them at home yourself by following this kidney stones diet “purge" protocol:
Kidney Stone Purge
- 1 Litre of Tomato Juice
- 1 Litre of Sauerkraut Juice
- 12 drops of Peppermint Pure Essential Oil
Drink this mix in the morning and again at night until the stones pass.