We will show you how to add a kidney detox to your detox protocol.
How important are your kidneys?
Your kidneys are 2 small bean shaped
organs are located in the abdominal cavity, one on each side of the
spine. They have a specific and important function preserving - the
inner environment. The primary functions are as follows:
- excrete a variety of waste
products of metabolism (urea, and uric acid) via urine
- regulate acid-base balance (i.e. –
oxygen, carbon dioxide, bicarbonate balance)
- regulate electrolyte concentration
(i.e. – sodium, potassium balance)
- regulate extracellular fluid
- regulate blood pressure
- supervise the condition of the
blood, separating damaging substances from valuable ones
The kidneys are the master chemists of
your body and kidney health is essential
for overall health and survival. The kidneys don’t normally show
significant symptoms and they work to consistently adjust your body
chemistry, but slowly they work less and less efficiently until the
damage is done. The signs of kidney disease can loom silent for a
environment is getting more and more toxic and so are the foods you
eat and drink. They contain so many toxic chemicals and other
substances that are harmful to you that your kidneys get overloaded.
This is why your kidneys
need more help than the natural detox
process. This extra help is defined as a kidney
detox is a regime that will assist your kidneys to
significantly clear out of all the accumulated toxic waste, while
toning, supporting, and nourishing your kidneys at the same time.
All of this ultimately improves your kidney
kidney health it is recommended that you
do a kidney detox 3 -4 times per year.
To help implement the kidney detox, many
of the same principles are used when doing a general body detox.
The principles and activities are listed below:
- Drink plenty of water daily.
- To function optimally your body
requires over two quarts (64 ounces) of water every day, in addition
to water found in foods you eat.
- Sip your water evenly
throughout the day. This allows the water to get into your tissues
and prevents dehydration. Guzzling will keep you running to the
bathroom all day.
- Drink room temperature water,
not ice cold.
can easily tell if you are drinking enough by
looking at the color of your urine. It should be a clear straw
color. A pale yellow.
- Cranberry - helps prevent
urinary tract infections by making urine more acidic so bacteria
can’t grow/thrive. Cranberry is also good for kidney and urinary
health because it prevents bacteria from attaching to the wall of
the bladder, reducing infection in the urinary tract.
- Minimize or eliminate salt. -
Use naturally processed sea salt or natural tamari, and use them
- Limit potassium-rich foods such
as avocados, bananas, seeds, dried fruit, chocolate, coffee, and
- Eating a healthy, whole foods
- Avoid foods with colors, dyes,
preservatives, flavor enhancers and smoked foods.
- Minimize or eliminate all
animal products, which include meat, eggs, animal fat, poultry, and
dairy. However, if you get dizzy or weak, you may add a small
quantity, 1 serving (6 grams), of protein (fish) per day.
- Avoid fruit juices of all
- Avoid soda and artificial
drinks and beverages, aromatic teas and stimulant. beverages such as
coffee, mint tea, black tea and peppermint tea.
- Avoid foods high in sugar,
especially refined sugars, high fructose corn syrup and artificial
- All produce should be fresh and
organic when possible.
- At least half of all vegetables
should be eaten raw. The other half should be lightly steamed or
6. Herbs: Here are a few herbs
that assist your body when doing a kidney detox.
- Stinging Nettle, Urtica dioca –
soothes the urinary tract and removes excess fluid but contains
healthful vitamins and minerals.
- Bearberry, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
- also cleanses the kidneys and acts as a diuretic.
Taraxacum officinale - Dandelion leaves have a positive effect on
cleansing the liver and the kidneys.
Cleanse - It is recommended that you detox all 5 organs of
elimination to maintain kidney health.
These organs must work optimally to ensure that the toxins being
released from your kidney do not get trapped in your body and just
re-circulate and reabsorb back into your tissues. This is one of the
main reasons why people get ill during detox
programs. At minimum you want to ensure your bowels/colon are
eliminating several times per day to release toxins.
For more information related to
specific organ detox programs or detox
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