Natural Kidney Cleanse – All You Need to Know
Kidneys are responsible for filtering toxins and wastes from your blood, and maintaining “homeostasis”, a state of proper balance in the body by regulating blood pressure, various minerals, water, even hormones in the bloodstream and this post is all you need to know about natural Kidney cleanse.
Kidneys adjust the body’s acid/alkaline balance and regulate the amount of fluids in your body.
The longer toxins are left to build up in your kidneys, the more at risk you are for renal disease or renal failure.
Our kidneys are one of the hardest working organs of the body. Everyday our kidneys filter out about 200 quarts (30 gallons) of blood, while removing toxins and excess fluid. Kidneys also monitor blood pressure, make red blood cells, regulate calcium to build strong bones, and balance out our electrolyte levels.
Even if you have only a few symptoms, you should take action to protect your kidney function right away. If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or kidney stones, taking action will make a huge difference in your quality of life now and in the future.
Overload of toxins in the kidneys can result in symptoms. Do you experience any of these?
- dry skin, skin rashes, hair loss,
- inability to focus, fuzzy vision,
- fatigue, lethargic feeling, drowsiness
- heart palpitations, high blood pressure
- incontinence, kidney stones, urinary tract infections
- decreased urine flow, increased nightly urination,
- burning or painful urination, dark colored urine
- itching, sleep problems, metallic taste in mouth
- nausea, coldness, fever
- swollen joints, stiff neck, cramps
- abdominal or lower back pain
- poor appetite, diabetes, anemia
Before You Start a Natural Kidney Detox
Try eliminating all toxins, chemicals, GMOs, MSG, sugar, refined/processed food, dairy, caffeine, fried foods, and saturated fats from your diet. Also, stop smoking and drinking at least a week before and after your cleanse.
Also, try to eliminate chemicals found in common household detergents and fabric sheets, cleaning products, shampoos, soaps, and air fresheners. Replace as many as you can with natural or DIY products.
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Cleansing the Kidneys – Natural Kidney Cleanse
Cleansing the kidneys is a simple process, and most cleanses don’t require an exhaustive supply of tools or ingredients to work. In fact, just drinking plenty of purified water is the first step toward an effective flush. Water, however, only provides hydration.
Drinks that Benefit Your Kidneys
The following kidney-cleansing drinks may provide that extra cleansing boost.
Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cranberries are rich in vitamins, minerals, flavonoid antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cranberries may also be helpful for cleansing the kidneys of excess calcium oxalate, one of the main contributors to kidney stones. When purchasing cranberry juice, always choose varieties that are certified organic and free of added sugars, preservatives, or artificial flavors; or, get a juicer and make your own.
Antioxidants rid the body of free radicals and slows the progression of kidney disease.
Drink a berry smoothie once a day.
- 1 cup of mixed berries
- 1 organic, peeled, raw beet
- 1/2 cup of organic cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup of organic milk, greek yogurt, or kefir
- 2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup of dark green leafy vegetables (your choice)
- Lemon Juice
Naturally acidic, lemon juice has been shown to increase citrate levels in urine, a factor that discourages kidney stones from forming. For a quick lemon kidney cleanse, squeeze 4-5 lemons into a quart of cold water and drink up. Or, for a warming beverage, squeeze one-quarter to one-half a lemon into 8 ounces of hot water daily.
- Garlic Drink
Garlic is great for immunity, cleansing of the kidneys and liver, and your overall health.
It is a natural diuretic. It forces out excess sodium and water from the body, and into your urine. This in turn, decreases blood pressure throughout your entire body. Garlic also protects your kidneys, heart, lungs, liver, and blood from harmful toxins and heavy metals.
A great way of adding garlic into your diet is to add it to your cooking. Cooked garlic has a pleasant aroma and is delicious.
Also, add a few cloves to your smoothies. If the taste of garlic is too strong for you, odorless garlic supplements are also a great option.
- If you cannot handle eating the entire clove raw, try holding a slice of garlic in your mouth, while sucking on the juices for 15-minutes.
- You can also finely mince 1-2 cloves of garlic, mix it into a glass of water, and drink it.
- Another method is to take the finely minced pieces and put it on a piece of fruit, and cover it with honey.
Homemade Kidney Cleanse Beverage
Here’s one of my favorite beverages that will aid any kidney cleanse. All you will need are fresh lemons, apple cider vinegar (organic and raw), purified water, and Renaltrex®. I’d suggest checking out the full kidney cleanse instructions for a detailed breakdown. But, in short, it involves mixing lemon juice, purified water, ACV, and Renaltrex into a beverage that you drink over the span of a four day cleanse.
Foods that Benefit Your Kidneys
Kidney function is improved by eating foods that are free of toxins, excess sugar, chemical sweeteners, contaminants, pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, antibiotics, hormones or additives, and excess protein. So processed foods should be minimized. And you need to read labels with care.
Use organic foods when possible. If your produce is not organic, you can spray it with a non- toxic fruit and vegetable wash and rinse thoroughly to remove surface chemicals. For meats, poultry, eggs, dairy and fish, local farm-raised where you can meet the farmer, organic or wild caught are recommended.
Some fruits that are recommended for kidney detoxification are grapes, blueberries and cranberries. All three help flush uric acid from your body. Blueberries are high in antioxidants and boost immunity.
- Carrot, Beets, & Dandelion Salad
Beets contain betaine, an antioxidant that helps fight tumor growth and removes calcium buildup in the kidneys.
Make a fresh carrots, beets, and dandelion salad. Personally, I like to slice all my salad ingredients with a mandoline slicer. A finely chopped salad makes it more fun and easier to eat.
Home-made Organic Dressing: I was always hesitant in making a dressing with apple cider vinegar because of the strong taste and smell. But now that I’ve tried it, I can never go back!
The olive oil, freshly grounded peppercorn, and Himalayan salt perfectly balances out the taste, while the ACV provides a special kick.
- Shred or chop 1 whole carrot
- Shred 1 organic, raw, peeled beet
- Add any of your other favorite veggies
Recipe for Organic Salad Dressing:
- 1 teaspoons of organic olive oil
- 3 teaspoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar
- Add a dash of freshly grounded peppercorns
- Add a dash of sea salt or pink Himalayan salt to taste
- Dandelion Leaves & Tea
Dandelion leaves contain an antioxidant called flavonoids. Flavonoids cleanse the kidneys, purify the blood, and increase the flow of urine.
Dandelion leaves’ diuretic effects is as strong as some pharmaceutical drugs, yet they are more gentle and come without any known side effect.
Drink a detoxing dandelion tea daily.
You can also get fresh dandelion leaves from an asian supermarket or a local farmer’s market. Add fresh dandelion leaves to your daily salad.