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Natural Remedies to Prevent Kidney Disease

Last Modified on Mar 12, 2015

Okra   1  0   

Posted by Imran Abid (Portland, Ct, Usa) on 05/19/2013

[YEA]  People with bad kidney try this and this works too. Buy fresh okra from food store but you will be using only two a day for every day till you feel better. Take two and cut both ends then split from one side leave them in glass of water for over night. In the morning squeeze them good and drink the water. You don't have to eat okra. Do it and let other people know.

Imran Abid

Replied by John
Chicago, Il
Can you tell us what was your kidney condition? How long did it take you to get better? How did you learn about this? God Bless!
Replied by Shari
Neosho Mo Usa
How do u know this works? I have stage 4 chronic kidney disease.

Remedies for Horseshoe Kidney   0  0   

Posted by Dee (Porter, Tx, Usa) on 02/06/2013

My 8 year old son has a horseshoe kidney, meaning his two kidneys are connected in a U shape. I am told this occurs in about 1 in 800 births, more predominantly in males. This was brought to my attention by our family doctor several months ago, after conducting numerous tests. She stated, at the time, that there was no urgent health issue present, but that I should take him to see a specialist in the near future. Since we are now inbetween health insurance, I have put this off for a few months.

In the meantime, he complains of frequent stomachaches. These are not sharp pains or severe nausea; just discomfort. It is worse at times, and he has missed a few days of school. But there have been various viruses going around his school for the past few weeks, so I assumed it was unrelated. I have tried adjusting his diet to include more raw fruits and vegetables, and fewer processed foods. I insist that he drink plenty of water. I sometimes offer him herbal teas (peppermint or ginger/lemongrass). But I wonder if there is something else I can give him on a daily basis to ease or prevent these stomachaches. I wonder if I should give him herbs or enzymes to help his kidneys function better. He does occasionally take a chewable papaya enzyme, when he remembers, but I'm not sure if it helps.

We have also been through some difficult (but common) transitions in the last year, and he is undoubtedly stressed about those things, even though there is much stability now. He is a very good student, and a well mannered child, but he tends to exhibit signs of stress more than his siblings do. So this causes me to wonder if the stomachaches have nothing to do with his kidneys.

I expect to make an appointment with a specialist next month, but if I am advised that a lifetime of pharmaceuticals is the answer, I will seek answers elsewhere.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
Dee: if the stomach aches are also associated with improper bowel activity like constipation or diarrhea, it would suggest the high probability of Parasite infestation, as almost all children, at some point of development, have an occurrence of worms. Lots of treatment option posts here on E.C. For that, under the "Ailments" section at top page.

As for the Kidneys, most herbal product lines have a "kidney complex", which is better than just one or two herbs that support urinary health. Typical ingredients in this line are Cranberry, Slippery Elm, Uvi Ursi, Juniper Berry, Parsley, and others. Take this as suggested on labels. It is advised to have a week on week off rotation so as to avoid any long term alteration in electrolyte balance. Speaking of electrolytes, a good multimineral supplement would do wonders. Replace processed table salt with Iodized Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt.

Tulsi Leaves, Dietary Changes   0  1   

Posted by Gp (Jammu, Kashmir) on 01/15/2010

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  i am suffering from kidney trouble my cretinine went up to 3 and i was bedridden for almost 4 months where i lost my job and under depression. taking mashed 10 tulsi leaves empty stomach with one spoon of curd which helped me a lot. now my cretinine level has come down to 1.7. i got my blood test done and found there was no iron, calcium and folic acid. avoid dairy produts and leafy vegetables. peas should not be consumed. one apple a day.

EC: Tulsi is also called "Holy Basil"

Replied by Calvin
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Dear GP

Please take a lot of radish leaf juice without adding water, sugar or salt every morning and evening, about 40 minutes before your meals. Radish leaves are excellent in melting your kidney stones. It is also very safe and excellent for chronic renal failure patients. There is absolutely no side effects. I am praying for you.

Replied by Kidney Nurse
Adelaide, Australia
[NAY]   I am a dialysis nurse and I have chronic renal failue. Please anyone who is looking at this hoping to find a magic cure, go to your doctor!!!! There is no cure for ESRF if there were people wouldn't need to go onto dialysis or have transplants! If it were as simple as drinking vinegar why would anyone put themselves through transplantation. Perhaps you are scared and in denial, it's normal. But this is a serious condition please dont put your lives in the hands of strangers on the internet who probably have no real expertise/qualifications! This site is terrifying to say the least.

* don't eat lots of radishes if you are in end stage failure they are high in potassium you will become hyperkalemic and this is a potentially lethal condition. (this is especially important if you're not on dialysis yet). Your kidneys are unable to excrete potassium when they are in failure and it will build up in your blood and cause dangerous arrythmias!!!!!!!!

* Dont eat spoonfuls of saly for the love of god it's terrible for your blood pressure and will cause fluid retenion. Please read up on basic osmosis (high school stuff) if you want to find out more.

*Don't go trying to correct acidosis ob your own with vinegar or baking soda. You run the risk of over treating it and putting yourself into metabolic alkalosis. If you must, get a professional to help monitor your bloods and titrate doses accordingly.

A lot of the suggestions of this site will do you more harm than good. Please speak to a competent professional don't trust faceless quacks on the internet!!!

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
Most people on this site, are here simply because they cant afford the modern medicines. Or have developed an aversion to the money making of patent medicines, that have done them absoulutly no good , and have left them working with a list of side effects on top of the original illness. Nowhere on this site does it suggest, that a good doctor be ignored, or that a good surgeon isn't worth his weight in gold.

As a health profesional haven't you asked yourself the question, why are people living longer, but are sicker?.. It dosn't take a PHD. In medicine to work out that curing sickness , is in addressing the simplest things first.. Which is basic nutrition. Where this simple fact has been ignored the price is paid with "dis ease". Even in the homes of so called health profesionals, I've seen the fridge filled with soda pop, hydrogenated oils.. And all the other crap. In the same house iv'e seen their prescribed medicine list getting longer and longer. So as far as listening to health profesionals.. I can tell you, I have the same problem sorting.. the truth from the fiction from "Health profesionals" as I do from any other source.

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
I forgot to mention that diets with low levels of Nikel. Cause problems with regards to liver and disease of the kidneys. It might be a hobby horse of mine but these essential elements were all available when living as hunter gatherers by the sea a few thousand years ago. But tend to leach out of the soils over time, and hence if they arnt in the soil the plants cant take them up. Low levels can cause a host of problems.
Replied by Kidney Nurse
Adelaide, Sa
@ Gavin. This isn't a website nutritional/dietary advice it is a wedsite for "folk remedies" (if in doubt look at the banner at the top of the page). I think some of you people are getting confused between ailments like kidney stones and infections and actual failure. Yes I'm sure some of these suggestions may benefit someone with stones etc but if you have ESRF the advice on this site can be life threatening. If you need dialysis or a transplant, you need dialysis or a transplant. Theres no magic elixir that's going to get your reverse your kidney failure, if there were drug companies would have patented it by now and be making millions.

Show me one randomised controlled trial where people with kidney failure on apple cider vinegar or whatever have treated as successfully, if not better than people on dialysis.

I would assume that in order to practice as a naturopath or whatever people would need at least some basic understanding of human physiology but reading through some of these comments it's clear they don't. That is assuming people on here even do have qualifications.

And what's with the people living longer and being sicker comment? What are you basing that on? I don't even know where to being with that one.

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
Living longer and being sicker?.. Just look at the burgeoning health budgets for the developed countries. The elderly living longer, and taking more prescription medicines to stay alive. Population growth is not in synch with health budgets increase.

Everyone I know has something wrong with them. This can't be the natural order of things.. Something is very wrong. At the risk of sounding boring have you had your essential elements checked lately?

Replied by Rob
Manhattan, Ny
unlike the liver I've long assumed that the kidneys were unable to regenerate themselves and one was doomed to kidney failure.. However there is a glimmer of hope refuting this belief... At least for diabetic kidney damage with a ketogenic diet... see this study here...

Replied by Annette
Independence, Mo
My response is directed to the comments by Adelaide, dialysis nurse.

I totally agree with Gavin from Manganui, the medical profession is failing all the people that are on this website, that is why they are researching elsewhere. My question to you is, why are you on this website? The pharmacuetical companies are creating and manufacturing "pills" that are killing the general patient population basically. Then another "pill" brings them back just enough to keep them "alive" with no quality of life. My husband suffered a hemmoraghic stroke 2 years ago because his kidneys were failing him and his doctor was "letting him decide when to go on dialysis". My husband had no idea when he was supposed to start dialysis, so he had a massive stroke that left him with brain damage and on dialysis.

I helped wean him off all his 30 daily medications once dialysis was started because he didn't need them any more because dialysis was doing the work his kidneys had failed to do for 2 years prior to his stroke. He gets dialysis 3 times per week, he takes no "prescription" medications and his labs come up nearly perfect every 2 weeks with the exception of his phosphorous is sometimes high, which he just watches his diet better and it goes down.

He takes dietary supplements, ie: Calcium, Magnesium, vit A, C, D etc. Just recently, after multiple testing, which came out fine, he was denied being put on the transplant list because he takes natural supplements, not the harmful pharmecuticals he doesn't need. That's why I am on this site, looking for any bit of hope to maybe help him heal his kidneys instead of being another one of the medical worlds zombies. Another thing, there is not a doubt in my mind that a cure could be as simple as ACV, but the "medical" world would never let that get out because alot of businesses/companies and people would lose too much money!

Replied by Guess Who...
Adelaide, Australia
Pharmaceuticals aren't as evil ad you think. You owe your life to them and the people who develop them (even if you don't take them yourself). I am on this website because I'm sick of seeing patients die unnecessarily because of self absorbed low life quacks with no life who want to feel like some sort of expert by telling complete strangers to pretty much kill themselves. If it were up to me I'd find out who these people are peddling these snake oil remedies and get them thrown into jail. Dont get me wrong, I'm not completely against this stuff. Some complimentary remedies actually have good hard evidence behind them. Chitosan being a good example (google "chitosan and kidney failure and you'll find some very promising data. Also its practically harmless as long as your not allergic to shellfish! ) But do your research and talk to your doctor even if you think he's a bastard. He knows infinitely more than you when it comes to this stuff and is an invaluable resource if nothing else.

EC: Earth Clinic has closed this thread to further discussion in the interest of keeping our conversation civil, productive, and germane to the topic of natural remedies. Thank you to all contributors.

Replied by Jass
Nairobi, Kenya
Kidney problems from Diabetes are best resolved or reversed by normalising your blood sugar levels - Read up on THE DIABETES SOLUTION by Dr. Richard Bernstein

Watermelon Seed Tea   0  0   

Posted by Andoy (Boise, Id) on 07/01/2012

Has anybody tried this tea for kidneys? This tea was recommended by Edgar Cayce.

Replied by Kat
Fredericksburg, Va, Usa
That's a possible remedy for Kidney Stones. I think Hulda Clark has information on it also.


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