Unless you’ve experienced the pain caused by kidney stones, you probably haven’t given your kidney health much thought. Yet millions suffer from chronic kidney disease and estimated 90% of those with moderately decreased kidney function don’t even know about it because it is free from symptoms for a long time until the organ is severely damaged, requiring dialysis or a transplant.
Kidneys are essential for sustaining healthy life as they are responsible for toxic waste elimination, fluid balance, regulation of blood pressure and blood pH, red blood cell production, or converting Vitamin D3 to its active form known as calcitriol (Vitamin D4).
There are many factors and nutritional supplements you can use to support your kidney health and avert dysfunction of this most vital organ:
- Check your blood glucose levels from time to time and make sure it is normal. If your blood sugar is higher than normal, address it with regular vigorous exercise, high-fibre unrefined diet, and nutritional supplements such as Glucobate, Karela, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Alfalfa, Chromium, Nettle, Fenugreek, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, and Zinc.
- Every day drink 8-10 glasses of clean, properly filtered or distilled water (with a pinch of pink or sea salt) between meals.
- Consume more unrefined plant foods (high in fibre), especially fresh raw vegetable juices, vegetable smoothies, and vegetable salads, fresh fruits (avoid fruit juices) and rich in protein plant-based unrefined foods (such as legumes) reducing at the same time animal protein (meat, fish, dairy, etc.) as it was found to contribute to kidney problems.
- Avoid refined foods (especially sugar) and stimulants (alcohol, smoking, caffeine, black tea, etc.). Replace coffee with barleycup and black tea with Rooibos (Red Bush) tea. Instead of refined salt, use only sea salt or pink salt. Replace refined sugar with erythritol.
- Use the following herbal and nutritional supplements that are known to detoxify the body and help kidneys: Gastone (Activated Charcoal), Super Greens (HealthAid), Cranberry, Dandelion, Nettle (seed & leaf), Karela, Alfalfa, Propolis, Chlorella, Moringa, Probiotics, Vitamin D3, Zinc, Vitamin B12 (in the form of sublingual Methylcobalamin), Magnesium (do not use regular supplemental magnesium if you already experience kidney failure).
Any information or product suggested on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Consult your primary healthcare physician before using any supplements or making any changes to your regime.