The Organ Cleanses are part of the fundamental procedures necessary to complete a successful process of healing as well as establishing a solid foundation for the prevention and maintenance of a healthy status, thus they are indispensable in the support of the best natural remedies for all diseases.
This is another important organ cleanse because kidneys are a vital organ of detoxification as they have to work hard filtering approximately 4,000 quarts of blood daily.
The kidneys are two organs located in your midsection on either side of your spine in the middle of your back, just above the waist.
Jobs The Kidneys Have To do
- Maintain a balance of water and minerals, such as sodium, potassium, and phosphorus, in your blood
- Remove waste by-products from your blood after digestion, muscle activity, and exposure to chemicals or medications (especially the common pain-killing drugs including aspirin, phenacetin and acetaminophen that can be extremely damaging to these organs)
- Make renin, an enzyme that helps regulate blood pressure
- Make erythropoietin, which stimulates red blood cell production
- Make an active form of vitamin D, needed for bone health
Causes Of Kidneys Damage
- Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney disease,
- High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is the second leading cause, accountable for about 28 percent1.
- kidney inflammation,
- Long-term, regular use of medicines, such as lithium and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin and ibuprofen. And overuse of some over-the-counter pain killers
- Blockages, for example due to kidney stones or prostate disease.
- Kidney inflammation. It damages the kidneys’ filtering units, called the glomeruli. May be triggered by an infection.
- Illegal drugs use, such as heroin.
Signs Of Kidney Damage
When your kidneys are damaged, swelling in your ankles, caused by waste products and fluid buildup in your body, are the first revealing symptoms.
Changes in Urination.
Kidneys make urine, so when the kidneys are failing, the urine may change
Get up at night to urinate, urinate more often, or in greater amounts than usual, with pale urine, urinate with dark-coloured urine), urine may contain blood, pressure or have difficulty urinating.
Having to remove wastes from the bloodstream, when the kidneys fail, the build-up of wastes in your blood can cause severe itching.
Metallic Taste in Mouth/Ammonia Breath
Uraemia (build-up of wastes in the blood) can make food taste different and cause bad breath. You may also notice that you stop liking to eat meat, or that you are losing weight because you just don’t feel like eating.
Nausea and Vomiting
Uraemia also can cause nausea and vomiting. Loss of appetite can lead to weight loss.
Shortness of Breath
Extra fluid in the body can build up in the lungs. Anemia (a shortage of oxygen-carrying red blood cells) can leave your body oxygen-starved and short of breath.
Dizziness and Trouble Concentrating
Anaemia related to kidney failure causes your brain not getting enough oxygen. This can lead to memory problems, trouble with concentration, and dizziness.
Very rare, most KD affected people do not feel any pain. But some people may feel pain in the upper back (where the
kidneys are) or on the same side as the affected kidney.
Unfortunately you can lose up to 90% of your kidneys function before you feel any of the symptoms above or any symptom at all for loss of function .Even when a kidney disease has set in and it is still in its early stages of chronic disease, you may have few signs or symptoms.
Chronic kidney disease can progress to end-stage kidney failure, which is fatal without artificial filtering (dialysis) or a kidney transplant.
This happens often to people and when they realise it the damage is usually irreversible. So follow the recommendations of the Kidney Cleanse
How Kidneys Work
The kidney’s function is primarily to control the amount of fluid (water) retained by the body
This is due to their ability to control the retention and elimination of sodium and chloride, because the amounts of sodium, chloride, and water in the body have to be carefully balanced. And water is eliminated when sodium and chloride are eliminated from the body, conversely, if sodium and chloride are retained by the body, so is water.
The elimination of sodium, chloride, and water from the body is a complex operation. The kidneys filter sodium, chloride out of the blood and into the tubules of the kidney where urine is formed. And most of the sodium, chloride, and water are then reabsorbed into the blood before the filtered fluid leaves the kidney in the form of urine.
Things are a little more complex because different mechanisms take place in different parts of the tubules that affect the reabsorption of sodium and chloride.
Because there must be a balance between dietary sodium intake and sodium loss, if this balance is compromised because there is a greater intake of sodium into the body than removal of it complications of fluid overload occurs.
These complication are oedema, pulmonary oedema, or high blood pressure.
When the opposite happens: the sodium removal is greater than the intake, a depletion of fluid, takes place and the occurring complications are renal failure or reduced output of blood from the heart.
Doctors prescribe diuretic drugs to promote diuresis (the increases the flow of urine) which work by removing sodium and chloride from the body in the urine.
There are a host of classes of diuretic drugs
- Thiazides diuretics
- Loop diuretics
- Potassium sparing diuretics
- Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
- Osmotic diuretics
But continued use of diuretics is not without a long list of side effects:
dry mouth, thirst, weakness, lethargy, drowsiness, restlessness, muscle pains or cramps, confusion, seizures, muscular fatigue, hypotension, oliguria (decreased or absent production of urine), tachycardia, and gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances are common disturbances caused by prolonged use of them.
Another problem If you take diuretic drugs is that because they cause potassium loss, you should integrate it to compensate for that loss.
Further Down You Will Find A List of Natural Diuretics
The Kidneys Cleanse
The kidneys cleanse in itself is a pretty simple and straightforward procedure that you practice every day and will prevent you from getting sick.
To keep them healthy, the kidneys should be flushed each day with liberal quantities of fluid, either RO (Reverse Osmosis) filtered water, distilled water or fresh fruit and vegetable juices (obviously organic) obtained with juicing machines.
Other Drinks You Can Take For The Cleanse
Parsley tea is excellent for strengthening the kidneys. But avoid ordinary commercial teas and coffee as a beverage if you know you have kidney problems. Only herbal teas are acceptable.
Natural Diuretics For People Who Retain Fluid
If you realise that you tend to retain fluid, better than prescription diuretics, these natural diuretics will help you to eliminate the retained fluid with no side effects.
Watermelon. You can use watermelon (always organic, of course) because it is an excellent diuretic. And If the melon is organically grown, you should be juicing also the rind which you will sip first thing in the morning and then you can eat the red fleshy part of the fruit.
Lemon Juice. Only two days a week, in the morning before breakfast, as a diuretic , take the juice of a whole lemon in warm RO filtered water, or distilled water.
Be careful, do not listen to the proponents of lemon based diets or detoxification cures who suggest that you take lemon juices every day for weeks or even for longer periods. If you take citrus more frequently than 2 days a week it will cause the upset of the calcium-phosphorus metabolism.
Herbal Teas. Besides being a good diuretic and also good for the skin, shavegrass (also called horsetail) tea are excellent for the skin and hair.
Cabbage and onions salad. You can make also an excellent diuretic salad by combining cabbage and onions — finely sliced, add crushed raw garlic, parsley, and herbs like sage, cumin, and juniper berries, if available. Then add to the salad very hot RO filtered water or distilled water and cover with a lid for 10 minutes. Afterwards you can drain the vegetable (but save the liquid ice will be good to prepare soups) and squeeze a lemon over it.
You can eat it as is or you can refrigerate it and eat it afterwards. You can also eat it mixed with other salads.
If you have kidney disease limit the protein intake and increase all vitamins and minerals intake.
Until next time.