Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Baking Soda
- Castor Oil
- Coconut Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Juicing
- Corn Silk
- Drug Induced
- Eliminate Carbonated Beverages
- General Feedback
- Gitelman Syndrome
- Iga Nephropathy
- Inflammation Remedies
- Kidney Bean Pods
- L- Arginine
- Lemon Juice, Raw Comfrey
- Miscellaneous Herbs
- Multiple Remedies
- Nephritis Remedy Summary
- Remedies for Horseshoe Kidney
- Remedies Needed
- Tulsi Leaves, Dietary Changes
- Watermelon Seed Tea
05/02/2013: Barb Thomason from Eddy Tx: "I am on dialysis... what is urine therapy and please send any info to help me get off ..."
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Eliminate Carbonated Beverages
03/14/2009: Jacqui from Scottsville, Kentucky, USA: "My husband Bobby had a blood test done and he was called in to have some more tests done, he was told he had traces of Protein in his Blood Test, can someone please tell me what that means please, and is there a remedy that I can give him?
03/15/2009: Joyce from Joelton, TN replies: "Did you mean protein in the urine? Your husband would be in trouble if he didn't have protein in his blood. If protein in the urine is what you meant, the answer is probably that he is drinking a lot of carbonated beverages and that is causing swelling in his kidneys and letting the protein leak from his blood into the urine.
This is why I recommend that all people do not drink them and especially not let their kids drink them. While doing ambulatory care I ran across 4 children running from trace to 4+ proteinuria (protein in the urine). Trace is the least amount measured and at 4+ you look for big time kidney problems. Changing nothing but leaving off carbonated beverages on all 4 of them, 1 week later 3 of them were negative for protein in the urine and the 4th one who had the 4+ was down to trace. Her mother had let her drink one on the way to the clinic. None of these children had a UTI at the time of testing, but as I told their mothers, "If you want your children to keep the kidneys they were born with, keep them away from carbonated beverages". Even if you are lucky enough to get a match for a transplant, you will be needing about $l0,000 in medicine to keep from rejecting that transplant, and that medicine affects your immune system making your more susceptible to everything including cancer."
10/25/2012: Katie from Lexington, Ms: "Dear zuzzna, email me at katiewilliams360(at)yahoo.com"
06/29/2012: Nisha from Siliguri, West Bengal, India: "My mum is kidney patient n we dont know how to make healthy foods for her. Some people suggest to boil vegetables nicely before cook is it true? How much quantity of cooking oil can give to a kidney patients for a regular diet?"
09/07/2011: Hanimela from San Diego, Ca: "to the blissful dyalisis nurse in australia, being as you are faced with troubles of your own kidneys I would imagine that you could admit never witnessing a person on dyalisis getting off. Most people choose a field, hopefully passionately. I have been in the mix of these centers for only about 7 years and it seems to me that there are simply those who believe they must believe what they are told- and those who begin to question everything they have been taught. Thats a hard thing to do.
I have sucsessfully gotten my grandmother off of dyalisis after 4 years- stage four, then stage 5. Every doctor said it could not be done. We did it. One day at a time. Absolutely beginning with nutrition. All of those renal diet musts" are contributing to the fact that these people continue to lose there ability to allow there bodies to strive. White breads only? and dont forget to start taking away the okay to eat fresh fruit, or many veggies, or nuts, or grains, musnt forget legumes... Instead lets make them believe that they need to overload on protien-and glue (white starch?) dont drink water! It will kill ya. I mean, do you honestly feel what you posted? just keep your body from real nutrition and when you come in to get your blood cleansed.. We'll reward you with fake sweetners atop of jello and send you home with more destructive recipes. Its the least to be done, considering, these peoples continued demise pays the bills.
Please -do your research, its "high school stuff". Please search your soul. And to any patients out there.. , . Please start by learning about alkalized water and maybe some stabilized oxygen- totally non toxic!! Make your low fluid allowance count! Enzymes! We were supposed to have them thank goodness for health food stores and natural advocates-protease is a good enzyme to start with, if you are a kidney patient with "high urine protien" (urine ph level under 6.0) and on the other hand , if you are a patient with a urine ph balance above 7.5 you are in need of bringing some acidity to your body to help neutralize things. Try sodium ascorbate( vitamin C -no clacium) purchase ph urine strips, on the internet, healthfood stores and test daily to see if your ph level is getting closer to 7.0. That is the number both sides of the ph levels want to try and focus on.
Try these things for awhile if you like and see how you feel about "the side effects" vs "dyalisis effects" oh! Two more things, see if the stabilized oxygen doesnt help make a difference with blood sugar and maybe blood pressure because as much as they tried to give my nani more diabetic meds and blood pressure meds when not really needed, I know that they were inhibiting her own body from performing its own tasks. Those things are imortant to try and defeat- we did. Remember, what we speak, shall be what is. the power of thought!!! Pls feel free to contact me at hanimela(at)live.com I am on a mission!! Much love and Health. Melanie"Replies
02/07/2012: Jim from Preston, Lancashire, England replies: "Hi Melanie, I read your comments about dialysis and your nanies natural treatment, I tried contacting you using your email reference for more details but failed, if you see this please email me jamesmaherne(at)aol.co.uk
I am naturally alternative and roman catholic and I was grateful for your story God Bless."
08/13/2011: Julie from Tampa, Florida: "The nurse in the dialysis ward with kidney disease - all you know is medicine if that whch means all you kinow is how to take chemicals to treat disease which if you know anything about chemicals is that one may do some good but in the process also destroys good cells as well as the bad. AND then if you take another chemical to get rid of THAT you now are playing Russian Roulette all in the name of the AMA and the drug companies. Even if Drs. Knew what natural remedies would help a patient they cannot tell them without being in trouble with the AMA even if they themselves went that route for their families. Yes it is true you have to be careful what you take and why even with the natural remedies but this site is composed of multitudes who haae taken natural remedies and it has helped them and also saved their lives so what is your problem. Your solution has not helped you.
I suppose you also would be against prayer or healing and find something to argue wih God about who just healed many. Since you are so knowledgeable why don't you do some research on some of these natural remedies and see for yourself. AND then you could do a whole lot of good for many. Hopefully you will learn. Tampa Fl."
03/24/2012: Sandy from North East, Tx, Usa: "Recently I was diagnosed with Gitelman Syndrome. The potassium is not passing thru the kidneys the 2nd time so I miss out. Some doctors years ago decided to put me on major doses of Potassium (7500 mg a day), Mag Oxide 1200 mg a day, Calcium (1500mg a day). Thankfully I am all off the Calcium, I might take 400mg of Mag oxide a day now and potassium is 4 tabs of 20 meq each (Which is 3000 mg I believe). The mag oxide was making me very sick at the high dose. I have been trying to do research to get off the rest of the Mag and at least more of the Potassium and also seeing my medical doctor. I have always been told that all the supplements can damage my kidneys over time. I really need some opinions, cures, anything. Your time is very much appreciated. Thank You."
[QUESTION] 03/10/2010: Anon from Springfield, Mo.: "Is there anything I can do to get off hemodialysis? I can't seem to find any information for that or anything mentioning dialysis. Thanks"
EC: For those interested in learning more about hemodialysis...
"In medicine, hemodialysis (also haemodialysis) is a method for removing waste products such as creatinine and urea, as well as free water from the blood when the kidneys are in renal failure. Hemodialysis is one of three renal replacement therapies (the other two being renal transplant; peritoneal dialysis)."
07/11/2012: Rene from Lexington, Mississippi replies: "I LIKE TO KNOW IS THERE ANYTHING I can do to get off dialysis?"
07/12/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Drink Cranberry juice daily to help kill bad bacteria or take Cranberry supplement. The supplement D-Mannose helps kill pathogens in the urinary tract also.
Detox foot pads are worth a try; one pad on each foot before retiring; do this for at least 15 days looking for results.
Buy PH test paper or devise as the problem of Acidosis is common in kidney failure. If Acidity is found, fallow Ted's alkalization protocol here on Earth Clinic to regain balance which helps kidney function (I have read that dialysis is mostly bathing the blood in a solution of sodium or potassium bicarbonate buffers).
The herb Comfrey or its chemical constituent Allantoin helps the regeneration of epithelial tissues in the kidneys; use in combination w/ Raw Kidney Glandular for best effect. Place a Magnet (see Magnet Therapy) over the kidney areas to augment all other treatments (promotes healing and regeneration).
Try and find a physician or clinic that offers Live Cell Therapy in conjunction w/ Human Growth Hormone therapy. Harvested embryonic kidney tissue is injected intramuscularly in combination w/ HGH to stimulate the growth of new and viable kidney tissue."
07/12/2012: Daphne from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada replies: "You should try a product called Matol. Find someone in your community who sells it or Google it. It is mainly a Potassium product. My friend avoided Dialysis by using it and to this day has no kidney problems."
07/30/2012: Rani from Pune, Maharashtra. India: "I would like to know whether the consumption and use of the products apple cider vinegar, lemon, olive oil will help to heal the ailment, as the person is a diabetic."Replies
07/31/2012: Baldev from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India replies: "Hi Rani from Pune, In my opinion if you read Ted/Bill 's thought on this subject, it is the acidosis which creates the inflamation in the kidney and since one is diabetic also it confirms the possibility. Therefore to start with you can put him on sodium bi carbonate alone and watch the improvement. I am sure it cannot do any harm. So you can start with 1/4 teaspoon in water after 1/2 hr. of the meal three times a day and see as to how he responds. Baldev 09322887066."
08/05/2012: Ann from Paradise, Ca replies: "Hello Puni, Ask your friend if he/she also has high blood pressure. If so, Bicarbonate of Soda does serious harm. Do one of Ted's Alkalizing Formulas instead. Many/most diabetics also struggle with high blood pressure over time. You can find his formulas online."
09/03/2011: Vijay from Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India: "Hello Sir
I have been diagnosed with IgA nephropathy in 2009. At that time creatinine was 1. 9. I have started hemopathy treatment and since then creatinine has values likes 2.12, 2.19 2.41 and now it is 2.22.
I am not sure if the treatment is really working.
I had taken a lot of oil foods and the creatinine increased to 2.41. Since then I reduced oil intake and salt in my diet and subsequently creatinine reduced to 2.19.
Please advised me if you have any cure for IgA nephropathy and how long will it take to cure the problem
03/02/2013: Amberlynn from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "I have IGA Nephropathy as well. My kidney Dr. put me on a steroid a month ago and several months ago I started watching my salt intake. I aim to keep my sodium under 1500mg/day but realistically I probably make it under 2000mg/day. Since I've been on the steroids I've actually gone from .7 creatinine to.5 Our goal is to get down to.3 in the next 2 months then monitor. From what I understand so far about the disease is the more you have of a flare up, the more kidney damage is going to be done. There will always be a progression but you should be trying to slow it down as much as possible. Good luck!"
04/19/2013: Msb from Tucson, Az, Usa: "What causes inflamation on the fatty tissue surrounding the kidneys?
I was given a ct scan when I arrived at hospital with severe pain in my adomen and back in which a ct scan showed the inflamed tissue surrounding kidneys but drs. could not tell me how or where infection came from. Bloodwork and urine analysis were done and nothing was found. ER sent me to my Dr. and I was put on a 750mg antibiotic for 3 weeks. I had another ct scan after antibiotic treatment and inflamation was not seen anymore. But it has now been 10 days since after treament ct scan was done and I feel like I am not normal in stomach and back. I have discomfort and prickly pains in both stomach and back. I sometimes feel heat inside of my back and stomach area, but not running a fever. It feels sensitive under my ribs and sides. Please help me I don't know what is causing this. Thank you."
Kidney Bean Pods
07/13/2008: Tan Koon Peng from Singapore: "Kidney beans pods is one of the most effective food for curing kidney and bladder trouble.It is also effective for dropsy caused by heart disease and other ailments. Kidney blockage of long duration were also total cured and bleeding from any parts of the urinary system was quickly stopped.Stones and gravel were rapidly dissolved and did not return. Diseases of the bladder and ureter were cured.Rheumatism and acute gout were also cured. For some lucky people their diabetes were cured for good. Patients with inflammation of kidneys and bladder with pus in their urine were also cured.T otal swelling all over the body were also solved with only kidney bean pods water.
Kidney beans pods water must be freshly made and consumed within 24 hours otherwise it will cause diarrhea. Only the pods of the kidney bean were used as the kidney bean were not useful for kidney and bladder problem.
To prepare the kidney pod,boil 2 ounces of the pods slowly in 4 quarts of hot water for 4 hours.When the pods is ready,filter the solution through a fine muslin slowly and carefully and leave it in a cool place for 8 hours. After 8 hours filter the solution through muslin slowly and carefully again as too much fibers in the solution can cause intestinal upset.The solution is ready now.
Other foods that are useful for kidney, bladder and urinary problems are asparagus, beet roots, black eyed peas hulls, carrots, cherry juice, cornsilk teas, cranberries, garlic, onions, parsley, radishes, sage tea and water melon."
07/19/2009: Jan from Chicago , IL replies: "I have chronic kidney infection all of the time. This is caused by a situation created by a narrowing in the ureter (which has created a chronic sitation in right kidney).
HELP! I cannot find the kidney bean pod here in Chicago, or the USA. I can find find kidney bean powder on the internet, is that as good, or should I really try to get the pods. Do you know where I can find the kidney bean pods?
I am getting great help from accupunture, but I am looking for something to cure the inflammation and infection, and water retention.
EC: Blog on kidney bean pods for kidney stones: http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/blog/natural-cures-for-kidney-stones.html
05/31/2011: Lim from Singapore replies: "Hi Mr. Tan, this is Lim from Singapore... I'm intrested to try on this method but do not know how the kidney bean pods look like? (searched thru the internet and found a lot & various type of kidney bean)... would appreciate if you could e-mail me at rkeat81(at)yahoo(dot)com.sg. appreciate for your help."
[YEA] 12/17/2011: Select from Miami, Fl replies: "This seems to be working for my Kidney Infection:
White Kidney Bean Extract capsules
2 capsules, 3-4 times per day."
07/13/2012: Faith from Colerain, Ohio: "Please look into an amino acid called L-Arginine... You can also take it with Ornithine and Licine, these are help boost immunity and L-Arginine increases T3 which helps the thyroid. It greatly helps the liver and kidneys, specifically the kidneys suddenly OPEN UP and start making more water than you are used to... It flushes your body so go slow... You can take Arginine at night to help sleep.... Ornithine in the day with Licine for infection control. These are great amino acids, but do your own research!"
Lemon Juice, Raw Comfrey
[YEA] 08/27/2008: Brian from Wendouree/Ballarat, Victoria/Australia: "when 7 years old, I nearly died with nepthritis [ kidney disease ]. At 39 year old, the pain in that area made me almost weep and it needed to be stopped. I felt something inside said to fast, take only lemon juice and eat "raw" comfrey - I did this from 4.00 pm friday until lunch time sunday and I have never had a pain there since and I am now 68years old. "I thank God for Comfrey" - since then I have spoke to people who have also been set free of disease in the kidneys through comfrey and its healing "alantoin". I only ate about 7 hand sized leaves over 3 days."Replies
06/24/2009: Jacqui from Scottsville, Kentucky replies: "I was facinated with Brian of Australia Comfrey remedy for his kidney troubles.
I am a New Zealander living in Kentucky USA..as a child my Mum(part Maori) always added a few leaves of Comfrey into the cabbage etc,she also told me when I had babies to add a leaf or two into my babies vegetables,and I always did that.
Over my life I have ALWAYS grown Comfrey in my garden,it makes a wonderful tea for the garden plants,and my Mum would use it in her compost. The common name for Comfrey is Knitbone..because it knits together,it is an ancient herb.Unfortunately withing the last 20years some silly persons have over indulged (OMG they must have drunk buckets of Comfrey tea) consequently comfrey has been labelled now.
I believe EVERYTHING in moderation..I have heard of someone dyeing from drinking too much water..if you understand what I mean.
Since living in Kentucky a long way from my Homeland, I have been able to buy a Comfrey plant,and my Comfrey is my treasure, I make a tea from her..I can gargle with the tea..I can add honey and a little ginger powder if I had a cold or flu..comfrey is great for the lungs..bladder etc.
Comfrey leaf if crushed (roll the rolling pin over to crush stalk) and put on a cut with gauze,and wrapped in plastic wrap,within 24hours cut will be sealed, do the same thing for bruising,grazing etc.. back in New Zealand many of the horse trainers use Comfrey for their horses legs when hurt.. Comfrey can also be dried out in the sun and kept air tight to use throughout the Winter..hope you are all healed now Brian.
Regards Jacqui Brown
Anyone can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org"
[YEA] 07/01/2008: Tan Koon Peng from Singapore: "Mimosa is effective for Uremia.
I have introduce mimosa to my friends in philippines and they are thrilled with the results.
One old man with liver and kidney problem was sent home to die as his condition is serious and he can`t pass urine at all.After taking mimosa he can pass urine smoothly and his liver and kidney function is improving.Now he is on his way to recovery.
A old lady with liver problem take mimosa for her high fever. After taking mimosa, her fever went down.She is still taking mimosa for her liver problem."
EC: Read more about Mimosa here.
02/23/2009: Jettie from Pikeville, KY replies: "How did you use the mimosa?"
[YEA] 10/23/2010: Phantom010436 from Singapore: "This remedy is effective for improving kidney function, improving bone density and knee pain. Ingredients:10 pieces of lady finger, water, honey and 1 bottle of vitagen or yakult. Wash lady finger, cut away both end of lady finger. Gently slice away the protruding(hexagon) part of the lady finger. The lady finger will be a bit round. The protruding part is a bit rough and not tasty. Cut lady finger into small pieces. Put lady finger, water and honey into a blender and blend. When blending is done, pour drink into a cup and add vitagen or yakult and stir. The drink is ready for consumption. This portion is meant for 1 person. To be consumed on empty stomach for best results. Lady finger is effective for improving kidney function, improving bone density and knee pain. Take it daily and you will see the improvement soon. Honey and vitagen/yakult is added to make the drink tasty and nutritional."Replies
10/23/2010: Diane from Berkeley, Ca replies: "As an FYI to readers - in the USA lady fingers are known as okra."