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
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.
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|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
|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
|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.
|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.
| Vitamin B2 appears helpful
|vitamin B6 helps with fluid
|herb that works
well with dandelion with purifying properties
|herb very good for kidney, liver,
and bladder health.
|herb that helps with excretion of
kidney's waste products
|herb that is good for cleansing
and works well with dandelion
|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 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.
|works with vitamin C aids in
healing and immune function
|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
|work with vitamin
A (see MegaJuice below)
|mineral serves as a kidney
|this mineral helps
promote healing in the body
|works to balance the
If you have diabetes, high blood sugar,
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
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
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
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