Last Modified on Aug 22, 2014
What Is Kidney Disease?
The kidneys are two organs situated on either side of the spin at mid-back and above the waist. These organs function to purify the blood, remove excess fluid, balance the salt and minerals in the blood and normalize blood pressure. However, the kidneys can become damaged due to diet, life choices and disease, causing waste products and fluid to build up in the body. The result of this damage can be kidney disease. Also called kidney failure, kidney disease is characterized by the kidneys’ inability to function properly. At advanced stages, dangerous levels of fluid and toxins build up in the body.
Kidney disease is broken into five stages, progressing from the least damage to the most numerically. Even so, stage 3 kidney disease life expectancy is still very good as long as proper treatment is sought. Stage 3 involves moderate damage to the kidneys that can be managed well with proper care and treatment.
In addition with the progression of the stages of kidney disease, the kidney disease symptoms also progress and develop. Common kidney disease symptoms and signs include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, weakness, trouble sleeping, changes in urine output and decreased mental sharpness. Additional symptoms include muscle twitches, cramps, hiccups, swelling of the feet and ankles, persistent itching, chest pain, shortness of breath and high blood pressure.
Kidney disease is caused by a disease or condition that impairs the kidneys function. Several factors may contribute to the development of kidney disease include type 1 or type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, inflammation in the kidney, polycystic kidney disease, a prolonged obstruction of the urinary tract, vesicoureteral reflux and recurrent kidney infection.
Home Remedies for Treating Kidney Disease
Kidney disease is considered a progressive disease that develops over time, particularly if necessary treatment is not followed. Treatment at any stage is important. Several home remedies can help manage symptoms and prevent further development of disease including apple cider vinegar detoxifying and baking soda for alkalizing the body. Additional treatments include Arabic gum, castor oil, cayenne and juicing with such combinations as celery, cucumbers and apples. Continue reading below for indepth treatment protocols for treating kidney disease, including those from Ted from Bangkok, Thailand.
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
Hi Everyone... One fact that seems to scream out from the research regarding kidney problems is that a major cause for this condition is because the body is already far to acid, resulting in dangerous erosion and damage to the kidneys themselves caused by the acidity in the blood. Ted from Bangkok has said this time and time again on EC.
Kidney disease and high body acidity also means that the body will have great problems digesting acid foods like raw Apple Cider Vinegar(acetic acd, malic acid) and citrus fruits(citric acid) which are normally beneficial to people whose bodies are not so acidic and who have sufficient stores to neutralize the citric acid to citrates and acetic acid to acetates. Ingesting these raw acid foods -- when the body is already so acidic and body bicarbonate stores so lacking -- are not beneficial to the body because in people with already acidic bodies and in order for these ingested acids to be converted to useful alkaline salts, these acids must first be neutralized by our bicarbonate stores during digestion. Excess blood acidity caused by a bad acid diet and a resulting lack of bicarbonate stores is what damages and erodes the kidneys. So if you have kidney problems then this essentially means that your body's bicarbonate and citrate stores are heavily depleted and also means that you are eating way too many acid foods -- so you cannot efficiently neutralize these damaging acids in the blood or within the cells themselves.
Therefore the common sense approach would simply be just to take Ted's Alkalizing Remedies to increase bicarbonate stores(alkalize the blood) and citrates (to alkalize the intracellular environment) within the body. From the research, bicarbonates and citrates are particularly useful for the kidneys in this respect.
So for some people to advise, as I have already read on EC, taking acidic foods like raw ACV and citrus fruits when someone is suffering from kidney disease caused by a lack of bicarbonate alkali in an already acidic body would seem to be absolutely crazy and completely the wrong advice.