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Kidney Detoxification
By: Dr. Skip Hellen ND, CNC (Health Doctor)
 Rev. 8/16/2013

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Note: Kidney cleansing is extremely important. The kidneys are the body's liquid filtration system. They provide hormones that regulate blood pH, blood cell production, and remove toxic waste from the blood.

Liquid waste materials pass through the kidneys to be filtered and eliminated. When we eat or drink digestion/metabolism produces biochemical toxic waste byproducts that must be removed from the body quickly. Protein digestion produces especially toxic biochemical byproducts that must be removed even more quickly to reduce biological degradation and damage (aging).

Kidneys enlarge due to the added workload of protein metabolism. Protein digestion and metabolism leads to the release of highly toxic waste materials like ammonia and urea. This is especially so when there is high consumption of animal protein food products like meat and dairy. The kidney filtration/detoxification system also serves to regulate the amount of sodium, chloride, sulfate, phosphate, and hydrogen compounds in the body. It prevents them from accumulating by providing a way out through the urine.

The kidneys along with the liver are the hardest working detoxifying systems in our body and serves to protect and maintain optimal health. Because of this extremely important cleansing and detoxification role, the kidneys are highly sensitive to standard American consumptive habits which overload with animal protein products (meat & dairy), sodium, refined sugar, processed foods, alcohol and tobacco that put enormous undue stress on healthy kidney function. The kidneys are particularly sensitive to heavy metals like lead and mercury that can cause extensive kidney damage.

Similar to the colon detoxification, once there is a reduction of liquid/water consumption or elimination, it is very likely that urine passed will have a more pungent odor. The reason is accumulated waste within the body, especially ammonia and urea, as a result of not drinking adequate amounts of water to flush out the toxic wastes. Allowing toxic wastes to stagnate in the body can also lead to a number of problems like urinary system infections and failure.

Adequate amounts of water, in general, is at least 8 glasses of water each day. A more scientific hydration rule of thumb is one ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight. This means that a 200 lbs. person would need to consume 100 ounces of fluid daily to properly hydrate the body. This 1 for 2 rule is especially important with highly active people. This amount of liquid serves to assist the kidneys in flushing out as much waste from the body as possible as well as rehydrating the water lost from urinating.

The best water for internal cleansing the body is steam distilled water. Remember that filtered and spring water is preferred to tap water. There are too many toxic chemicals and even heavy metals in tap water. When consumed tap water can lead to further accumulation of chemical toxic build-up at the cellular level which can lead to illnesses, and degenerative life threatening disease.

There are herbs and foods that have been shown to assist in building kidney health and enhance its ability to filter toxins more efficiently. The kidney is sensitive and subject to problems like slow urine flow, inflammation, accumulation of uric acid, and crystal formation.

Fresh, raw fruit and vegetable juices assist in kidney detoxification. Fresh, raw fruit and vegetable juices are the cleansers, energizers, builders, and regenerators of all the human system. A combination of a variety of either fresh, raw fruits and/or vegetable juices will supply most if not all the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, protein and fats critical in restoring health and increased vitality! Perhaps the simplest way to cleanse the kidneys is called the "Watermelon cleanse".

By adding live, fresh, organic juices to one's diet as a daily routine, one will experience the rejuvenating effect and healing of various illnesses and diseases like cancer, arthritis, arthrosclerosis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders and many, many more.

Supplying the body with easily-absorbed liquid nutrients, while the body is cleansing itself is prudent and pays huge health restoration dividends. Cranberry juice has a reputation of providing excellent cleansing properties for the kidney and bladder. Juice fasting and a diet high in raw food can greatly benefit the kidneys as well as the entire body.

Kidney Cleansing Foods:
It's important to avoid eating all fatty, highly refined and/or foods with artificial additives during a kidney cleanse or detoxification.

Also during the cleanse use alkalizing foods, in a ratio of 4:1 over acid-forming foods. Below are foods to eat and not eat for kidney health.

Avoid (All) while Cleansing;
  • Dairy
  • Fatty Foods
  • Simple Sugars
  • Artificial Colors
  • Artificial Flavors
  • Artificial Preservatives
  • None Organic
  • Artificial Chemicals
  • Artificial Stabilizers
  • Carbohydrates
  • Cooked Foods
  • Processed Foods

  • Foods Help Clean the Kidneys;
  • Apples
  • Stevia
  • Cranberries
  • Sea Vegetables
  • Blue Green Alga's
  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Melons (All)

  • Kidney & Bladder Flush/Cleanse:
    Citrus Firewater Flush Ingredients (makes 1 qt.);
    1. Distilled Water (steamed only) (24-32 oz.)
    2. Grapefruit/Lemon/Lime/Orange/Apple (1-6 oz. fresh squeezed juice)
    3. Cayenne Pepper (powder or tincture, starts mild and increase to as hot as you can one stand)
    4. Maple B or C grade syrup (raw only) (optional) for taste
    5. Garlic Clove (1-? cloves, start with 1 and increase)
    6. Ginger Root (about 3-4" long)

    Beneficial herbs;
    The following herbs have different, but beneficial effects on the kidney and urinary system. Some are very nutritious, some help reduce inflammation and promote healing of the urinary tract, while others are antibacterial, antiseptic, and increase the removal of waste products. Many have a diuretic effect.
    1. Couch Grass - is a diuretic and the mucilage helps soothe an inflamed and irritated urinary tract. It also helps heal the urinary tract and increases the amount of urine by the osmotic process.
    2. Uva Ursi (Bearberry) - is a urinary antiseptic, and an astringent herb. It has an antibacterial effect on the kidney that is effective against e.coli, proteus, klebsiella, staphyloccocus, and pseudomonas.
    3. Horsetail - is high in silica, and is used as an astringent in the genitourinary tract. It is also a diuretic. It has been found to reduce the levels of lead in the body, and there is evidence of an anti-rheumatic effect and a positive effect on lipid [fat] metabolism. The increased volume of urine helps flush out irritants and infectious agents. The astringent action may help with bladder tone and the reduction of prostate enlargement. The high levels of silica help with tissue repair.
    4. Nettle - is highly nutritious, with vitamins and minerals including chlorophyll and beta carotene, vitamins A, B2, C and E, calcium, potassium, and iron. It also has been proven to increase the elimination of the waste product, uric acid. It is a diuretic, and has been found successful in managing the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy, particularly in combination with saw palmetto.
    5. Corn Silk - has a lot of vitamin K and potassium. It is used for acute or chronic inflammation of the urinary tract, cystitis, prostatitis, night time urination, and urethritis. Corn silk is not a well studied herb, but it is a diuretic. In China, it is used for edema. It also has antiseptic properties, and is soothing to the urinary tract.
    6. Hydrangea - has alkaloids that act like cortisone and has the same cleansing power as chaparral but is specifically useful for preventing gravel deposits from forming. It is known as a remedy for gravel and helps relieve the pain when the formations pass through the ureters from the kidneys to the bladder.
    7. Gravel Root - is used in the treatment of renal or urinary calculi (stones) caused by excess uric acid (meat consumption); hence it is also useful as an astringent tonic, diuretic, stimulant, antilithic and anti-rheumatic.
    8. Marshmallow Root - contains mucilage which helps aid the expectorant influence of difficult phlegm. It heals inflammation and prevents gangrene and other infections such as open wounds. It is a great healing herb and has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. It contains 286,000 units of vitamin A per pound and is rich in calcium and extremely rich in zinc. It also contains iron, sodium, iodine, B-complex and pantothenic acid.
    9. Fresh Parsley - is an excellent diuretic and is used for edema and dissolving urinary stones. It also helps increase the elimination of waste products like urea and other acidic metabolites (promotes bile flow).
    10. Goldenrod - is used as and anti-inflammatory and expectorant agent.

    1. Quart jar (glass) with rubber seal lid (Mason is excellent)
    2. Blender (any blender that blends fruits and vegetables will work - it's important to blend regularly not to have a designer blender)
    3. Juicer (electric is best)

    Drink at least 8 oz. of blended formula each day to start and increase up to 32-64 oz. (1 qt. or liter) each day for best results.
    Kidney Detoxification Program
    The following are prudent steps to a successful kidney cleansing program;
    1. Cleanse your kidney by drinking ample amounts of citrus, firewater drink, fruit and/or vegetable juice to flush out the kidneys. Herbs can help as well but selecting proper herbs listed above to depend on the amount of dysfunction and the length of time dysfunction has been present. There are many excellent herbal kidney detoxification products available on the market.
    2. While cleansing the kidneys, you should replenish the beneficial bacteria to flora balance, which in turn helps the immune system operate at maximum efficiency.
    3. Move on to the lymphatic system and lungs to complete the total body cleanse.

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