Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Arabic Gum
- Baking Soda
- Castor Oil
- Coconut Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Juicing
- Corn Silk
- Drug Induced
- Eliminate Carbonated Beverages
- General Feedback
- Gitelman Syndrome
- Glandular Therapy
- Iga Nephropathy
- Inflammation Remedies
- Kidney Bean Pods
- Kidney Disease Remedies
- Kidney Failure Treatment
- L- Arginine
- Lemon Juice, Raw Comfrey
- Miscellaneous Herbs
- Multiple Remedies
- Nephritis Remedy Summary
- Nephrotic Syndrome Remedies
- Remedies for Horseshoe Kidney
- Remedies Needed
- Tulsi Leaves, Dietary Changes
- Watermelon Seed Tea
04/03/2014: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, TN: "HI YA'LL DOIN, me not so good. The back brace has my lymph fluids trapped in my lower legs and they look like Dumbo the elephant's legs. Going to a physical therapist, which is helping.
What is so disturbing to me is the MRI for my crushed vertebrate revealed that both my kidneys are in cortical atrophy. Don't think that is good and would appreciate any advice you birds have. I am now fighting a crushed vertebrae, endema of my legs and now a kidney problem. Don't think ACV will solve my old age problems.
Do what you can when you are young. Things don't respond so well when you are long in tooth.
======OLE ROBERT HENRY======"Replies
04/03/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hello Robert Henry, 'ol buddy;
Re: all your problems
First: Cordical Atrophy of both kidneys.
Second: Edema of the legs.
Third: Crushed vertebra.
The cordical is the cortex or the outer layer and is usually associated with the brain but can also relate to kidney. So the MRI showed the outer area of both kidneys is atrophying. Dangerous and potentially lethal as I'm sure the MDs have told you.
The Edema is the big clue that tells us the cause of the atrophy. I have a 91 year old pal who takes lots of nutritional stuff and has for 40 years. I went to see him in the assisted care facility and there he was ... laid up with special wrappings around his legs... legs lifted; Edema.
What is going on, I asked him. With all the great nutritionals you swallow why should you have a circulation problem? And after talking to him, that was just about the only problem he had. His mind is still sharp; he looks good (outnumbered 7 to 1 female to male residents he is the center of attention at the Saturday night "events" there at the Facility).
But I digress.
I insisted on reviewing his nutrient inventory. Mercy. He takes more pills than I do, and I take 40 or so a day.
HOWEVER, the one I was looking for, and there were some exotic ones in his "box" was missing.
What, dear reader, will facilitate the bloods circulation more than any other?
What, is the greatest cause of Edema? Circulatory insufficiency. And as to the previous question...what will facilitate blood circulation, and vein and arterial dilation, and elimination of inflammation that can restrict circulation and even plaque removal which certainly will cause Edema...
I am sure the astute reader and you, Robert Henry, know the answer to this question. But do you know what? My old friend, the one in the nursing home was not, I say NOT taking that fundamental...absolutely bottom line essential vitamin. And literally, within 10 days of adding that ONE nutrient to his regimen he was nearly Edema free.
And...and...watch this: Lack of blood flow as evidenced by the Edema MIGHT also be the cause of the atrophying kidneys. May Be....
THE KEY is NATURAL VITAMIN E....Lack of proper circulation is killing you. It can only help in your recovery of the vertebra. If surgery, E can help the healing.
The Doctors "Shute"... brothers... and Canadian physicians back in the 50s were talking about Edema and Vitamin E. Circulation and Vitamin E. Clot removal and Vitamin E.
If this were me, I'd start with 200 IUs daily of Natural E (d alpha tocopherol, and not the dl form which is synthetic). After a few weeks, increase to 400 IUs, and two weeks later same increase and two weeks later same increase. I take 1000 IUs daily and have for ... oh, 30 years or so. And make sure your are taking Magnesium and Arginine. 500 mg of each. (I take 5 thousand mg of Arginine.) Some folks, if facing big circulatory problems will take DMSO cream and mix in Vitamin E and apply topically to the effected areas; goes straight to the site, through the skin. And some folks, if the problem is not resolved, will increase the oral dosage to 2000 IUs.
Robert Henry, you are REALLY smart. Now, try to think of anything else to improve circulation, because (re the kidney) whatever the cause is (Cysts?), the improved circulation on the outside of the Kidney (Cortex = Cortical) will benefit both that problem and the Edema.
Now as many nutrients as you do take, maybe you'll tell me you are taking 1, 000 natural Vitamin E. But if that is the case, then SOMETHING is stopping it from acting. Are you sure it is natural? REALLY synthetic (sure it's cheap) but it won't work. Magnesium? Enhances the E and so does Vitamin C and selenium. Robert Henry, think now; you've helped thousands. You can figure this out. Don't give up.
You are loved and we need you.
And one more thing: Act fast.
Your old pal,
And YOUR student,
04/04/2014: Robert Henry from Ten Mile , Tn replies: "HI U DAVE, , , , , , , you hit it on the head. I take a toe sack full of supplements but do not specifically take Vitamin E , but will get it tomorrow.
Appreciate your counsel and words of encouragement. As you might imagine, I'm pretty low these days and you have given me a lift.
Got the boys coming tomorrow to finish our Bamboo Crappie Condo's. Hope to fill the freezer during the spring spawn.
=====OLE ROBERT HENRY======="
04/04/2014: Cindy from Usa replies: "To Dave: as always enjoy reading your helpful informative posts. This is only a curious question not meant to imply anything-if you follow 80/10/10 diet why 40 pills a day? I take supplements too, don't get me wrong, just wondering what you take? thanks also, is the 80 raw? what are the 10/10.thanks"
04/04/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hey there Cindy;
Re: Your question in reference to my post to Robert Henry..
First, thank you for the nice compliment. I am such a believer in natural E to ward off cardio and circulation related issues.
Now your question was, I think, what 40 pills do I take and then you asked about the 80/10/10 diet with the 80 being raw.
Well, I am a patient of Dr Nick Gonzales of Manhattan, and he did want me on a more raw diet but classified my metabolic type as "meat eater."
But I don't follow the 80/10/10 even though I should and could even under Dr Gonzales' classification.
I am a terrible sinner. I eat bad things and this is a major fault of mine. Very little exercise (I adhere to the HIIT method...High Intensity Interval Training.) I practice flexibility movements and shadow boxing from the "old days" to keep up agility and speed (or a semblance of it). I practice elementary karate kicks.
And, as mentioned, I take a lot of nutrients. Were, you asking for a list of what I take? Sorry, I wasn't following exactly but just listed my list of what I do and what I shouldn't do.
If you want the list I'll be glad to do so."
04/04/2014: Mike62 from Denver, CO replies: "Cindy: Dave takes supplements. I follow the 80/10/10 program. The idea behind the program is that raw organic fruit is going to have more energy than in regular food because of the enzymes, humic fulvic acids, xeronines, and trace minerals. We believe this is the best food program. People can eat as much raw organic fruit as they want whenever they want. The only two technical aspects are soaking nuts and seeds for protein and oil and getting the proper ratio of carbs to oil. I would encourage you to try the program."
05/25/2014: Star from Montreal replies: "Re: Cortical Atrophy of Both Kidneys. You need to buy a can of artichoke hearts and eat them every day for two months minimum... Try spirulina too!"
02/16/2014: Amit from Kolkata: "Dear sir. My daughter age 13 yrs. Her right kidney functioning 15% and her left kidney was normal. Kolkata doctor told us that they have puj obstruction. I am taking suggestion of two or three doctors. Some one say surgery is necessary. But they also told after surgery they can not say how much it was improved. Also say in near future some infection can be arised. Some doctor say don't do the surgery it was her birth problem and it may not effect any. Normally they have no problem.in her health. We don't understand what we have to do. Kindly suggest the sugesstion that will save of My child.
at recent I am visit to delhi doctor they told us they have not any obstruction , it was her bearth problem. In this stage what I have to do her bp was 130/ 70 is it normal. pl suggest."Replies
02/16/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hello Amit,
Concerning your daughter's kidney situation; more info would help...has the kidney been giving low function levels for long...is this a KNOWN congenital issue?
Full function of one kidney is perfectly ok unless tumor obstruction is at work to cause dual kidney failure. I am presuming you are sure no tumors at work in her lower track...correct?
What are her creatinine levels? Should be OK since other kidney is functioning all right.
My experience with kidney issue is go slow until you are sure what the situation is...a person can live quite well with one kidney.
Could be infection in that one kidney...if me I would at least take some form of anti viral/bacterial/fungal. In India I don't know what is common in herbal medicine. Here in States I use Colloidal silver to kill infections.
I've seen a kidney "come back"...low function does not mean it is gone...it can overcome obstructions, infections etc. That is why I say don't jump to surgery too fast until you get second opinions."
02/17/2014: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "The little Neem Tree is godsend for treating infection in India as it is a somewhat abundant native species. The leaves are the beneficial part."
02/13/2014: Vishal from India: "I have Polycystic kidney with creatinine as 1.87mgpl, high blood pressure in the range of 110 - 150, stage 3 of Kidney disease. My doctor is giving Olsar H 40 gms tab in morning and Olsar 40 mg in evening. I want to reduce my Blood pressure level and also use nature cure to let the kidney degeneration stopped or prevented."Replies
02/13/2014: Mike62 from Denver replies: "Vishal: Make green smoothies with 1oz baby leaves every hour and eat raw fruit from Organic India. Soak the peels in water for 1 day, drink the water, do this for 4 days, throw the old peels away, or eat them, get some new peels, and repeat the procedure. Most of the nutrients are in the peel. The continuous flow of nutrients simultaneously nourishes and detoxes. They have to be organic or they'll contain pesticides."
12/13/2013: Bradonshome from Belfair Wa: "I have an expunged kidney and need to know of a good diet, supplements, etc that I can do to relieve myself. The doctors won't tell you because they enjoy their income. Please let me know. Thank you, Teresa"
11/29/2013: Sandeep from Bangalore, Karnataka, India: "Dear Sir. My father had a diabetic recently the kidney also got affected and creatinine value reached 5. As of now the creatinine value comes 1 and still shugar level also normal.
My question is any probability of failure kidney again and leads to majour problem. is there any necessary treatment is available now to reduce the risk of kidney failure again. How I should maintain the diate to my father.Regards, Sandeep"Replies
11/29/2013: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Sandeep: Eat organic and grassfed whole foods raw. Cooking denatures enzymes. Conventionally grown foods are low in nutrients and high in pollutants. Eat 80% carbs, 5% fiber, 10% protein, and 5% oils by weight."
11/14/2013: Kathleen from North Carolina: "81 year old mother with kidney disease and congestive heart failure. She is taking tons of Western meds. Help heal her without all these meds, they are killing her. Thank you."Replies
11/14/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Kathleen, what your mother is dealing with is serious. You cannot stop medication or substitute them "any old way". What you can do now is strengthen her system, by giving her good, healthy-for-her-conditions food."
11/14/2013: Caitlin from Ausin, Tx replies: "Read the sections on Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Pepper for heart too. Is she over weight and/or eating foods she is allergic too? Near about everything wrong with us comes from what we put in our mouths. It seems food allergies cause an inflammed system that by the senior years, affect the heart, kidneys, vascular system, stomach, skin.... you name it.
Good health is always a matter of stepping back and assessing what you have been doing to your body for years. If this was my mother and I had control of what she ate, I would put her on a 6-8 oz meat (protein to rebuild), high veggie and (low sugar) fruit diet. I'd cut out ANYTHING made with wheat, corn, rice (nutrient blockers), milk and sugar. I'd then get her drinking a 4-8 oz glass veggie smoothie daily with perhaps a multi-vitamin she can tolerate. The ACV (2 tsp morning and before bed) and extra Vit-C (about 200-500mg twice daily) with food would help my mother getly detox as the veggie/low-sugar fruit smoothies rebuilt her nutrient bank. I would include sweet potates and avacadoes in her diet as they have high nutrients and good fat. If she not allergic, I would give my mother 1 tsp of coconut oil in her coffee or tea each morning to get rid of funguses and shore her up against viruses. I would borrow or buy an encumbent bike and get her doing 8min of alternating low resistance/harder resitance exercise every other day; keeping her pulse within her age bracket. This would greatly build her stamina and energy. I would also ask my mother for her patience as we set about bringing her body back to optimum health, naturally. I would do all this with the consent of my mother's doctor. A well thought out and finally executed plan can pull most of us from the brink if we really and truly want our health back. We, each of us and no one else, must want great health so badly that we say, "Enough! I WANT A LIFE WITHOUT PAIN AND PILLS! I'm going for it! "
Blessings upon You and Your Mother!
PEACE AND HEALTH! CAITLIN"
11/14/2013: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Kathleen: Take hawaiin spirulina, chlorella, absorbable colostrum, nondenatured whey isolate, raw cocoa powder, black chia seeds, cayenne, raw fermented skate liver oil, yucca powder, cold processed maca, expellar pressed coconut oil, freeze dried wild harvested alaskan blueberry, young green coconut water, and barley grass juice powders, raw wildflower honey, and make home made water kefir. Study the andrew kim blogs and watch raw food videos. Have her drink 1 cup of water every hour with the superfoods and honey. When she wakes up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom give her some more."
07/20/2014: Angela from Richmond replies: "Cucumber, vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice on empty stomach"
12/04/2012: Robert from Morgan Hill, Ca: "For Ted, Will both the Assam Tea daily as well ad your recommended B vitamins (B1, B12, B6 and B9) corrrect high Creatinine levels over time? I am trying to get off dialysis and I am also trying urine therpy to help myself. Also using ginger extrect and Aloe Vera. Any comments Grateful for your insights. Bob"Replies
05/02/2013: Barb Thomason from Eddy Tx replies: "I am on dialysis... what is urine therapy and please send any info to help me get off dialysis."
05/03/2013: Louwrence from Rustenburg, North West, South Africa replies: "Hi Barb, Look it up on the net under AUT (auto urine therapy). Lots of info."
10/19/2012: Pdiddy from Orlando, Fl, Usa: "Hi I am a type 1 diabetic with stage 2 kidney disease I have been recently diagnosed with the last year. I have been monitoring blood sugars cut of all protein accept for a very small pecs of chicken or fish with a salad or veggies for dinner a small garden salad for lunch, oatmeal with a teaspoon of flax seed for lunch I walk almost everyday of the week for 30 mintues to an hour drinking only water, monitoring blood sugars and blood pressure blood sugars 100-150 blood pressures 118/79 I not sure what I'm doing wrong but it seems like the protein bubbles in my urine are increasing. I do not want to advance to stage 3 of kidney disease nor dialysis. I have no job my mother and father both died from diabetes last year a month apart from one another. I am only 34 years old I need to stop the protein in my urine and stop Ckd advancement- is there a natural remedy or tea? I have tried everything I have elimated almost all the salt in my diet, just natural salt in fruits and veggies. Could the increase in bubbles come from my salad dressing 30 mg of sodium? I take all my meds.. Please help me!! I have another set of test to take next month I'm scared! I have tried everything I know. Thank, P"Replies
10/21/2012: Waynow from Modesto, Ca/ Usa replies: "I understand you're scared. Finding a good enough solution can help that fear diminish a great deal.
Both diabetes types, as well as the kidneys, respond extremely favorably to Vit C. One doctor made remarks to the effect that, diabetes itself is the direct result of lack of ascorbic acid, thus causing metabolism problems, then insulin problems, which lead to the development of type II diabetes.
As for the kidneys, here's a quote about doing ascorbic acid 2 grams each two hours:
"Here, then, we have a situation where the complete genito-urinary tract from the renal tubules to the urethra would be continuously bathed in a fluid that is bactericidal and virucidal, and has detoxicating and wound-healing properties. Infections of the urinary tract should be more easily controlled through the use of this regimen. If antibiotics or other medicaments are employed, the ascorbic acid should aid and potentiate their effects. There do not seem to be any predictable contraindications to its use as an adjuvant treatment. The continued presence of high levels of ascorbic acid in the urine in contact with all these tissues should prevent any incipient infections from developing."
10/21/2012: Waytogo from Modesto, Ca/ USA replies: "The only addition I would make to my previous post, is that with kidneys, one proceeds with the application of ascorbic acid more slowly, and ought to drink two quarts of water per day-- at least that's what The Healing Factor said. The water will prevent the buildup of calcium, which causes kidney stones. Apparently, with sufficient drinking of good water, the ascorbic acid then is helpful at not producing stones. Do not use calcium ascorbate... Has calcium. Also, it is important that the water be distilled or reverse osmosis type water, not tap, not spring water. Distilled can even be helpful in drawing off excess calcium stores. Hope this gives you some hope! --T."
02/10/2013: Sorin from Toronto, Ontario replies: "Hello, I'm stage 5 CKD... For the last 2 years. My doctor told me last month to keep doing what I'm doing. I tried a lot of folk remedies, unfortunatelly I didn't discover them early enough to stop my disease in an early stage. My GFR is less than 15, but I have no symptoms.
What I'm doing lately:
1. I'm taking daily Curcumin powder (or capsules). Up to 3-4 gramms is safe but I didn't took more than 2 gramms/day. Don't take it if you have gallbladder stones, as it might trigger crisis.
2. I'm taking 2-3 capsules Cordyceps Synepsis.
3. Herbal teas: mix stinging nettle, horsetail, marshmellow, couchgrass and lavender, equal parts, 2 tsp/250 ml boiled water twice a day.
3. Cut down on meat, dairy, cheese, eggs, not completely but way less than before.
4. Keep hydrated, sip at least 2 liters water through-out the day.
5. Daily walk for at least half an hour.
6. Having veggies and fruits when craving for a snack.
7. Eating home almost all the time, food made from scratch, no pre-cooked or frozen. Alcohool not more than 1-2 servings a week (stay away from spirits and beer)
What I did before:
Eating unhealthy, steaks, sausages, milk, alchool. I was prescribed slowly-slowly up to 10 pills a day. Since last year I've cut down almost all of them by myself, still taking atacand plus and rocatrol. My blood pressure is now 120/75 with little variations.
I hope my information will help you or any other people with this disease.
08/14/2012: Bradshad from North Providence, Rhode Island: "As if healing from psoriasis and arthritis is not hard enough I did a stool sample test and it came back positive for Klebsiella. I did 2 weeks of Uva ursa and now on to Berberine and also started for 1 week hydrogen peroxide 35%. Seems to be not helping at all. Im getting worried and thinking of getting antibiotics for my kidneys have been hurting for quite some time and I think the bacteria is in kidneys. Any thoughts? Thanks Brad.
Ps I was thinking of antibiotic then I will have to re build gut later, its seems like the logical option. I was gona do a water fast but considering I work outside everyday I dont think that would be very smart right now."Replies
06/27/2013: Andrea C from Cardiff, Wales replies: "Do not do the Water Fast... It is too harsh on the body and can also cause internal damage. Try juicing for a day or 2, and eat plenty of green veg, Drink bottled spring water. Look at the bottom of the bottle, there will be a triangle, for no:1, or, pe1, ANY HIGHER LEAKS PLASTIC into your body. Your body needs fibre to get the toxins out, avoid Grains, Dairy and also the night shade family. Love Andrea C xxx"
06/03/2012: Joseph from San Diego, California: "I have suffered from gout for 10 years and during those years, I was taking Indocin to relieve the pain and suffering. Not knowing the effects of Indocin, it affected my kidneys and 5 years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. I was referred to Nephrologist and he told me that my creatinine level is 2.2, BUN of 40 and eGFR of 38. Forward to 2012 and I still have the same creatinine levels, BUN and eGFR but my Uric acid level is 5.3. I have dealt with my gout problem but I'm now dealing with Stage 3 Kidney Disease.
I'm 43 years old, not overweight, exercise regularly, quit eating meat, good physical shape and only eat vegetables and chicken for protein although I admit that I smoke 1 pack/week. I've read an article on the internet that taking Alpha Lipoic acid (300mg) and Nettle Leaf Tea twice a day will help me lower my creatinine levels. I took it for 2 months but it actually didn't do anything. I'm currently taking Allopurinol, Simasvatin and Lisinopril to control my gout, blood pressure and cholesterol. Can I still go back to normal BUN, creatinine levels and eGFR? What do I need to do? Please help? I don't want to take anymore medications 'coz I'm afraid that it will damage my organs in the future. Please give me some advise."Replies
06/04/2012: Janet from Kendal, U.k replies: "Please check out the section for Kidneys on the EC site. Also the Statins your taking, there's far safer ways to lower cholestral. Personally I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole."
06/14/2013: Tiberiusrex from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor replies: "To reduce creatinine, you can supplement on these:
cinnamon, stinging nettle seed (very effective), Siberian ginseng, Dandelion root, Salvia Miltiorrhiza (called Dan Shen and used in TCM). Re Salvia M.:
Researchers have used salvia on patients who were on dialysis for kidney failure and found that it increased the rate of which creatinine was filtered and evacuated from the body. They also noticed that it enhanced the circulation to the kidneys as well.
You can easily get Salvia (powdered form) in most Chinese herbal shops. Some of the supplements are available at iherb. You can read up more of Salvia M. here: alternativehealing.org/dan_shen.htm
One very potent remedy for kidney infections is drinking a few cups of pomegranate juice every week - a recent finding from researchers in the M. East. You will need to get your doc to monitor your potassium level as the fruit contains high potassium. In India, pomegranate is regarded as a "complete pharmacy" owing to its wondrous virtues.
For kidney problems, the following are used in Ayurveda:
1. Neem [Azadirachta indica bark Powder]
2. Gokshura [Tribulus terrestris fruit powder]
3. Corn silk
Method: Put one tsp of each of the 3 above in 400 ml of water. Boil/Simmer until you have 50 ml left. Strain and drink the 50 ml filtrate.
Another great idea is to supplement on this patented TCM formula for the kidney. Some people have even reversed their diabetic condition from long term supplementation of the following:
SIX-FLAVOR TEA PILLS / Liuwei Dihuang Wan
It is easily available (typically in bottle of 200 pills) - in most Chinese herbal shops."
06/15/2013: Susan from Chicago, Illinois replies: "To Tiberiusrex from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor: Have you actually tried these herbs on your patients? or you just research on the internet? Thanks"
05/09/2012: Ravindra from Mumbai, Maharashtra: "Dear sir/madam, My friend both kidneys size is small. So please suggest any treatment or a good doctor as he is poor and from a middleclass family living in mumbai. Would be thankful to you if get help."
04/11/2012: Caren from Palm Springs, Ca,: "My gfr is 11. My creatine is 3.8. I am not on dialysis and don't want to be. I am feeling normal. I am confused about dietary issues. My disease is called FSGS. I am frightenend. I have been vegeterian for 20 years. Please direct me on how to take apple cider vinegar, and or baking soda."Replies
04/11/2012: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "If you have been a vegetarian for a long time are you up with the play regarding B12?.. If your not you might have to start taking a supplement as cell function could be getting compromised."
01/15/2012: Kjm from Fairmount, Indiana, Usa: "Hello, I've been reading posts on this page and I am very curious as to if you could help me. I'm 21, female, and currently my creatinine is 2.6 due to the kidney disease Townes-Brocks Syndrome. Is there anyway that I can naturally lower my creatinine level and begin repairing or try to repair my damaged kidney tissue? Thank you for your time, K."
01/13/2012: Zuzana from Bratislava, Slovakia: "Dear everybody here:) Yesterday I've been searching on internet forums about kidneys failure and dialysis asking the Universe to send me any sign or informations that would help me to solve my problem. And I'm more than grateful as I've got to the forum http://www.earthclinic.com about kidneys problems, dialysis, treatment, people writing about their problems, but those who are who are positive and trying to heal themselves even though doctors and others say it is not possible and that we should only expect it get worse every day.
I have found so many forums already but unfortunatly they have been only people saying about their problems and sharing what the doctors say about treatment and giving them no hope for cure. Me myself I'm on dialysis for more than 3 years and I just KNOW and believe it is POSSIBLE to heal myself and get my precious health back again! :) I'm in very good shape, as I'm taking really great care of myself. As a former martial artist for over 20 years I'm working out, doing yoga, chi-kung and mediatations and thanksgivings :) and have strong belief there is a chance to get off dialysis( and without needing transplant) and be healthy again! My Krea is around 700, Urea around 12-15. (dialysis are 3 times a week for 4 hours). Dear Melanie I have found you on this forum and your words gave me soo much hope and put a more light to my life knowing that healing is really possible that it is not only something I made up in my mind and waiting for miracle to happen! :)
I would love to ask you whether you would be so kind and let me know if you can help me in any way. I would apprecaite from all my heart! :) I don't know what more informations would you need for any consideration of my health condition and finding out whether you would be able to help me in any way. I greatly appreciate your time and consideration, can't even express how much I treasure it!
01/13/2012: Mt from Ottawa, On/ Canada replies: "4 cups of a herbal tea are sipped each day. The herbs in the tea are Golden Rod, Bedstraw and Yellow Dead Nettle in equal parts. For each 1/4 litre of water add one heaped teaspoons of herbs. The tea is an infusion (herbs are placed in boiling water and are kept in for 4-5 minutes). To 3 of the cups you have to add 1 teaspoon of Swedish Bitter/ cup.
Horsetail sitz bath, lasting 20 min, are taken. 100 gram of herbs/ bath are coald soaked overnight, heated in the morning, strained and the liquid added to the bath water. Water can be reused so that 3 sitz baths can be made from one lot of herbs. Warm Horsetail poultices are applied overnight and Swedish Bitter as compresses is applied to the kidney region for 4 hours during the day. Before applying the compress the skin is covered with lard/ Calendula ointment. After removing the compress apply baby poweder on the skin. In case of skin rash reduce the time or skip applying the compress until skin is healed.
For more info on the herbs see www.mariatrebenherbs.com
You should also consider acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine."
01/14/2012: Rob from Manhattan, Ny replies: "I have seen some hope in regards to diabetic kidney failure with high fat diet.. See here... and do other searches...
01/17/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Just found this and thought of you Zuzana:
Susun Weed in her book, "Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, " highly recommends drinking both nettles and raspberry leaf tea throughout pregnancy. She specifically recommends drinking nettle tea during the last month of pregnancy to insure that large amounts of vitamin K are in the blood for the birth.
She recalls a woman who was told she would need to be put on a dialysis machine and used nettles tea as a part of her therapy to rebuild her kidneys, thus avoiding the dialysis machine. According to Weed: "Since the kidneys must cleanse 150 percent of the normal blood volume for most of the pregnancy, Nettles' ability to nourish and strengthen them is of major importance. Any accumulation of minerals in the kidneys, such as gravel and stones, is gently loosened, dissolved and eliminated by the consistent use of Nettle infusions.""
12/10/2011: Ali from Karachi, Sindh, Pakis: "Dear Respected Sir, I am Ali Ahmed, age 24 from Karachi Pakistan. I am dialysis patient since 2007. My case is CKD, I am AKUH patient, Karachi and my dialysis in Aziz Tabba Foundation, Karachi, I can't afford cost of dialysis and treatment. I am unstable person. I have no family kidney donor and no finance support for treatment.
Please help me I want to get treatment. I already send my case to DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - U. K , NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE - U.K and LONDON BRIDGE HOSPITAL U.K. They don't give reply me for treatment but the problem is that I have no big amount of finance for medical treatment. I want your support for treatment to get my health back, if there possible to help me in medical treatment can be possible by you. I my medical reports and documents. Please help me and secure my life. Please accept my medical request and reply me as soon as possible. I will be very thankful to you.
Medical records details:
AKUH (khi) M.R:140-85-66
Dialysis Center ATKC Reg: 976 Phone: 92-21-36313267 Dr. Shakeel (M.D) 923028241375
Waiting your help. Best Regards,
Ali Ahmed, Pakistan"
12/27/2011: Faith from Forest Park, Ohio replies: "You may want to try Horsetail and Nettles which are both good for the kidneys, as well as Parsley. I've seen people do kidney cleansing, if you can find an Herbalist with a cleanse. I did one when I was having problems urinating, and it worked wonders. You can also do lemon and olive oil... to flush the kidneys."
11/21/2012: Mudassar from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan replies: "Aoa, Ali Ahmed, I hope you might have heard about Rehman Foundation in Lahore. Name of the Homeopath Doctor is Waqar Ahmad, he visits different cities in Pakistan and abroad as well. My mother is taking medicine from this guy and by the grace of Almighty she has been saved from dialysis. Her creatinine level was at 5. 8 which came down to 3, urea nitrogen was way up to 90 and came down to 28, but these all reduced in two months. There are many patients who got better than this. I am just referring him as it might be helpful for you or others.
They are also very cooperative in terms of cost.
His address is Rehman Foundation, 133-G, Model Town, Lahore
Contact No: 042-35857999"