Information and facts on Kidney Disease

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There are many types of different kidney problems that can develop. The kidneys may be damaged by  exposure to certain drugs or toxins, including heavy metals, solvents, chemotherapy agents, snake or insect venom, poisonous mushrooms, and pesticides. Impaired kidney function can also accompany or result from many other disorders, such as diabetes, lupus, hypertension, and liver disease. Bright's disease is a kidney disease marked by the presence of blood protein in the urine, along with hypertension and edema which is retention of water in the tissues.  Glomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the filtering units within the kidney. This may occur as a result of an response to infection, like Streptococcus throat infection.  Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection. Both glomerulonephritis and pyelonephritis can be chronic or acute, and can be very serious.  Hydronephrosis is a condition where the kidney and the renal pelvis where urine is released from the kidney become filled with urine due to an blockage of urinary flow. Kidney stones are mineral accumulations mainly calcium in the kidneys. In Renal tubular acidosis, the kidneys fail to reabsorb bicarbonate normally, causing impaired ammonia production and acid excretion. Severe dehydration, acidosis, potassium depletion, and bone disorders may result. Nephrotic syndrome is not a disease in itself, but can be a sign of kidney disease. It is marked by edema and excess protein in the urine. It can be caused by lesions of glomeruli which are small structures in the kidney made of capillaries that become inflamed, or by chronic diseases such as diabetes or lupus.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Methionine 10 Helps with improving kidney circulation and it also reduces the possibility of developing kidney stones by destroying free radicals associated with stone formation. Methionine works very well in supplements that also include omega fatty acids.
Magnesium 8 Reduces calcium absorption and can lower urinary oxalate a mineral salt common in kidney stones. A good source of magnesium is a quality multi-vitamin & mineral supplement.
Multi-vitamin & Mineral supplement 10 contains all the vitamins, minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, and zinc that aide in prevention of kidney disease. A daily supplement provides nutrients needed for good general health and well being.
B vitamin complex 10 vitamin B's work together and when taken with magnesium they help reduce any oxalate problem in the kidney. This family of vitamins also can aid in reducing fluid retention.
Riboflavin 10 Vitamin B2 appears helpful for nephritis
Pyridoxine 10 vitamin B6 helps with fluid retention
Chicory 9 herb that works well with dandelion with purifying properties
Watercress  9 herb very good for kidney, liver, and bladder health.
Dandelion 9 herb that helps with excretion of kidney's waste products
Red Clover 9 herb that is good for cleansing and works well with dandelion
Aloe Vera 8 the aloe vera herb can help in preventing kidney stone formation and reducing the size of a stone. It may sooth other kidney problems as well.
vitamin C 8 vitamin C helps kidney disease by acidifying urine and kidney stones will not form in acidic urine. It also promotes healing and can usually can be taken in a good multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. Be sure that it is not synthetic vitamin C.
Bioflavonoids 8 works with vitamin C aids in healing and immune function
vitamin A 8 promotes healing of the urinary tract which is often damaged by kidney stones and kidney disease. You can get vitamin A in a natural carotenoid complex. 
Carotenoids 8 work with vitamin A    (see MegaJuice below)
Potassium 8 mineral serves as a kidney stimulant
Zinc 8 this mineral helps promote healing in the body
Copper 7 works to balance the mineral zinc


If you have diabetes, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney disease then you maybe at higher risk for kidney disease. If the kidneys cannot function properly to excrete salt and other wastes, edema results. Toxic wastes may accumulate in the bloodstream due to kidney malfunction, a condition known as uremia. For this reason a colon, intestinal, and lower digestive system cleansing can be very helpful. 

Kidney problems symptoms may include: bloating, chills, fever, urinary urgency, fluid retention, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, back pain, nausea, and vomiting. The urine may be cloudy or bloody. Back pain may be sudden and intense, occurring just above the waist and running down the groin. Supplements can help in preventing urinary tract infection and help maintain proper kidney function and general health.


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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