Renal cleansing – in a holistic way
Regular kidney cleaning can save your life. For the kidneys are not nearly as regenerative as the liver. Once arose kidney damage can only rarely be completely remedied. Bend therefore! Always rebuild natural remedies for the kidneys into your everyday life or perform a renal cleansing. We provide you with holistic ways to maintain and clean your kidneys, how to help them detoxify the body, and how to help weakened kidneys to regenerate.
Renal cleansing prevents renal weakness
In contrast to liver and intestine, however, the kidneys do not have their great potential for regeneration. Organ damage and loss of function can not be fully remedied. This is also the reason why there are more than twice as many kidney and liver transplants per year. Regular kidney cleansing can help prevent kidney weakness and help keep you from serious diseases – in combination with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
There can be many causes for kidney problems. The following are some of the risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing kidney weakness during life. It is interesting that most of the following points would not occur in a healthy diet and lifestyle:
The causes of weak kidneys
- Unhealthy diet
- Drinking too little water
- Overweight / obesity
- Chronic hypertension (it can either weaken the kidneys or be caused by renal failure)
- High uric acid values / gout: Kidney stones can also be the result of chronically elevated uric acid values in the blood, namely, when they are uric acid stones.
Uric acid is a metabolic product that is produced in the body during purification of purines. Purines are particularly contained in meat, fish, seafood and soy products. When the uric acid concentration in the blood now rises above a certain value, the uric acid crystallizes out and uric acid crystals are formed.
If these are deposited in the tissues and joints, gout occurs, but they accumulate in the kidneys, and are renal stones or urinary stones. Often, both occur simultaneously: the gout and uric acid stones, so that one should also keep an eye on the kidneys in gout.
- Recurrent kidney stones
- Recurrent infections of urinary tract and bladder
- Alcohol abuse / smoking
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (eg, ibuprofen, diclofenac, aspirin, indomethacin, etc.)
- chemotherapeutic agents
- Contrast agent
- Many more
Weak kidneys go unnoticed
Disorders of the kidneys can be completely mute for a long time. You can not feel them, the kidneys – and yet they can suffer and be sick. If the kidneys then report once, the symptoms can be so unspecific that one does not think of the kidneys.
Headache, fatigue, back pain or stomach pain can also be signs of quite different problems or are often not taken seriously.
It is not uncommon for the doctor to ignore borderline kidney values, ignore them as unimportant, or be dismissed as age-appropriate. No wonder a renal disease or kidney weakness is often recognized late.
But then it is often too late. Because once blood appears in the urine or the pain in the lower back is clear, then the kidney is usually already so infected that one does not get around drugs anymore.
Renal cleansing for the prevention of serious kidney diseases is therefore indispensable and should be carried out at regular intervals – just like measures for the intestine or the liver. Then it is possible to protect the kidneys and thus the whole body health in the long term.
The aims of renal cleansing
- From a holistic point of view, kidney cleaning means a catalog of measures which has the following aims:The kidneys are rinsed, which makes it easier for the kidneys to perform their detoxification and discharge function. Toxins, metabolic degradation products and already stored grains (tiny kidney stones) can thus be separated out more easily.
- The kidneys are gently disinfected with natural herbal preparations to prevent the spread of harmful germs.
- Relevant measures are being taken to resolve existing kidneys, if possible.
- In short, everything is done to relieve the kidneys and to support their functioning as well as their ability to regenerate.
The complete renal cleansing consists of many different measures. First, we present the individual measures. Below you will find suggestions on how to combine these:
1. Drinking enough Water prevents kidney stone formation
One of the most important measures for a healthy kidney is first and foremost sufficient drinking – namely water.
It is known from studies that even the daily supply of sufficient water almost completely solves the risk of kidney stone formation. This is especially important for people who have had renal stones more often and want to avoid them forming again and again. Even before going to bed, you should always drink a glass of water, even if this increases the risk that you have to get up at night to let go.
But be careful: If the renal function is severely restricted (only 5 – 10 percent, such as dialysis patients), the drinking volume must be adjusted with the attending physician.
2. Water with lemon dissolves kidney stones
A portion of the daily drink should be given a shot of lemon juice (freshly squeezed), as the citrates in the lemon juice can dissolve some kidney stones properly.
In particular, uric acid stones and calcium-containing stones as well as cystine stones can be influenced very well with citrate-rich juices. In addition to lemon juice, dilute orange juice can also be used (also only freshly pressed).
3. Avoid alcohol
Alcohol stimulates the corporeal formation of uric acid in the liver and inhibits its excretion. As a result, the risk of kidney stones forming in the kidney is increased by alcohol. Beer is also purine-rich – and purines are metabolised to uric acid in the body, which in turn increases uric acid levels.
4. Kidney herbs
Different herbs exert a very healing function on the kidneys. These include, for example, the goldenrod, the bear’s ax, the nettle, the dandelion, the horsetail, the juniper berries, the leaves of the birch and the oat tea.
The Goldenrod has been used for centuries in Europe to treat infections of the bladder and urinary tract as well as kidney stones and avoid their formation. Since the plant has diuretic, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, it is an ideal renal plant. The goldenrod is said to be particularly effective against yeast fungi and colibacteria, both of which are often the cause of inflammation of the urinary tract, which can then arise and also attack the kidneys. The goldenrod is therefore a central part of many traditional teas used in bladder infections and also to rinse kidneys.
For a very long time, bear bark has also been used as a reliable agent in the treatment of kidney and urinary tract infections of all kinds in plant folk healing. It contains the plant material Arbutin.
In order to convert the arbutin into the actual active substance (hydroquinone), the urine must be basic (pH 8 would be ideal). Otherwise, the effect of bear bugs is questioned. Basic diet and (in the short term) intake of sodium hydrogencarbonate (sodium) ensure the necessary high pH.
Bearbell leaves also help, to reduce the accumulation of uric acid and to relieve pain in blisters because they strengthen the tension of the urinary tract. The attachment of the bacteria in the urinary tract and the bladder mucosa. The bear is very rich in tannins. Therefore, when cooked incorrectly, it can lead to nausea. But if you make a cold macerate from it, it is very well tolerated.
A cold macerate is prepared as follows: Per cup, 3 grams of the leaves are poured in the evening with 150 – 200 ml of cold water and left to stand overnight. Three to four cups of tea are distributed throughout the day. Do not use the teddy bear for more than 8 days and not more than three to four times a year.
Also the nettle is a wonderful renal plant. While the nettle root works very well on prostate problems, the leaves of the plant are used, among other things, to alleviate bladder and kidney problems and prevent them. Nettle nettles are rich in plant sterols, lignans and antioxidative flavonoids, which
- Strengthen the bladder and renal cell walls,
- Inhibit the formation of inflammatory substances,
- Increase the urine volume to flush bacteria and toxins from the urinary tract as well
- Prevent kidney stones
Herbal mixtures can also be used very well for the kidneys, such as the following kidney tea, which can also be used for kidney infections:
Kidney tea for kidney inflammation and cystitis
A renal tea should disinfect, soothe the stimulus, detoxify, rinse and stimulate the renal function. The following mixture fulfills all of these requirements.
- 20 g birch leaves
- 15 g camomile flowers or nettle leaves
- 25 g of horsetail (horsetail)
- 20 g orthosiphon leaves (also known as cat beard or Indian kidney tea)
- 20 g bearer leaves
Preparation: It would be ideal to make the bear-root leaf tea separately as described above and then give it to the tea from the rest of the herbal mixture.
Add 2 to 3 grams of the herbal mixture (without bear leaves) with 150 ml of hot water and let the tea cover for 15 to 30 minutes, thus longer than other herbal teas. It is also a frequent occurrence.
As a result, the active ingredients are converted into water in a higher concentration and the tea has a better effect. After the drawing time, add 40 – 50 ml of the cold macerate of the bear tuber leaves per cup.
5. Colon cleansing for the kidneys
If the intestine is overloaded and thrown, many undesirable substances enter the bloodstream (poisons, incompletely digested food, toxic excretions of bacteria, gases (which arise during bloating), etc.). As a result, the liver is severely affected.
Because it is the first stop for the blood from the intestine and must now watch as many as possible of the harmful substances from it remove. However, the more harmful substances from the intestine, the lower the chance that the liver can neutralize them all and the higher the burden of the kidneys. Many substances also make the liver only kidney-free. That is, it passes some of the toxins to the kidneys anyway, so that they can excrete them with the urine.
The stronger the load on the intestine, the greater the burden on the liver and the greater the burden on the kidneys. This means at the same time that a clean and healthy bowel can relieve the kidneys and of course the liver enormously.
How do you carry out an intestinal cleansing, read here: How does a colon cleansing work?
A healthy bowel is already a very good condition to maintain the health of the kidneys.
6. Liver cleansing for the kidneys
As explained the kidneys can only be as healthy as the intestines and the liver allow them. After an intestinal cleansing, it would therefore make sense to also consider a liver cleansing or to integrate at least one or two liver cleansing measures into everyday life.
This could be, for example, the intake of bitter substances, from papayakernene, capsaicin or from curcumin. Also special herbal capsules for the liver regeneration or a highly dosed Mariendistelparparat are a good idea.
For more information about the performance of liver cleansing, please click here: The holistic liver cleansing
7. Special food for the kidneys
Among the foods which have a very good effect on the kidneys belong
- Green smoothies with lots of green vegetables
- celery juice
They all promote the increased excretion of urine, prevent the formation of stones, and even help flush out even smaller stones.
If you also eat at least 20 grams of pumpkin seeds twice a day, it not only prevents prostate problems (or improves them if they are already present), but also helps the entire urinary tract – from the bladder to the urinary tract to the kidneys.
8. Avoid sugar
Consumption of sugar increases the formation of all possible stones. The consumption of industrial sugars, especially industrial fructose, can cause renal disease – according to researchers at Loyola University in Chicago in 2013. In their review, the scientists explain that sugar increases uric acid levels in the blood as well as overweight and Diabetes.
Particularly dangerous in this respect appear to be sugar-sweetened soft drinks. But also sweetened sodas have a negative effect on the kidneys. The kidneys, therefore, prefer pure water, unsweetened herbal teas, and dilute vegetable juices.
9. Reduce salt
Little salt does not mean salt. The conventional diet, however, is often so saline that the mineral content is quite mixed with one another, and the kidneys are required to compensate for this.
A healthy and natural diet, on the other hand, comes with significantly less salt, not least because hardly any finished products are used, which are generally very heavily salted. In addition, mild natural salts are used, for example, herbaceous salts of sea salt or stone salt.
10. Optimize the magnesium supply
Magnesium can prevent the formation of calcium-containing kidney stones, because the proper calcium-magnesium ratio (2: 1) can again be adjusted with the adequate supply of magnesium. Magnesium helps now that the calcium in the body can be used as intended and must not be excreted in the urine. This reduces the risk of calcium deposition in the kidneys.
It would be ideal to cover the magnesium requirement over the diet. However, high-quality magnesium preparations can also be used – especially with a strong magnesium deficiency. Only in the case of magnesium-rich kidneys, a dietary supplement with magnesium should only be discussed with the doctor.
11. Warmth for the kidneys
Kidneys hardly hurt anything as cold as they do. Keep them warm, especially during kidney cleaning (eg with hot water bottles). Heat can activate the renal function, improve the blood circulation of the kidneys and thus ensure that the kidneys are able to regenerate and keep healthy.
12. Vitamin D for the kidneys
As we have seen above in renal tasks, the kidneys also provide for the activation of vitamin D. In the case of a weakened kidney, this activation can often no longer take place completely, and therefore one should always assume a vitamin D deficiency. At the same time, it is known that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for the development of renal disease. Therefore, it is not known who was first: the weakened kidneys that lead to vitamin D deficiency or the vitamin D deficiency that weakens the kidneys.
In any case, however, the bones are now threatened, the dental health and, of course, the general health, since vitamin D deficiency is associated with almost all diseases.
It is therefore worth taking a supplement with vitamin D in mind – and always individually as needed.
13. Prevent kidney damage through medication
As mentioned at the outset, there are many medications that can harm the kidneys and impair renal function. In particular, some chemotherapeutic agents are extremely nourentoxic.
Here selenium can help. In the form of sodium selenite (daily 300 micrograms) before the chemo application, selenium can significantly reduce the kidney-damaging effect of the drugs. Practically this measure can also protect the heart and even reduce cancer mortality by 50 percent (200 micrograms of selenium per day).
If an examination is carried out with so-called non-ionic contrast agents (eg in computer tomography), then one can also act preventively here to protect the kidneys from the harmful side effects of the contrast media.
NAC (N-acetylcysteine) can be taken here twice a day, 600 milligrams before and after the contrast medium administration. NAC provides the body with the body (cysteine) glutathione, which is responsible for the defense against the renal damage.