My wife had been diagnosed by our DO with kidney disease. She has been diabetic for many years and doesn't take very good care of the condition. Her GFR was 38 and Doc was concerned. I personally felt that she was already on too many meds and looked for a more natural method to raise the GFR. I found on more than one website in the UK, that there have been extensive studies on the use of ACV with baking soda, with impressive results. You won't find these studies in the US because the drug companies won't make a nickel from the results. This treats the problem, not the symptom.
We consulted with Doc, to make sure the sodium wouldn't be a problem with her hypertension. Doc looked at the UK studies and said, "Give it a try."
More recent blood work has seen her GFR go from 38 to 45, and now up to 53. We are no longer waiting to be told that dialysis will be on the agenda. The combination also seems to have help bring her BP down a little bit.
Another positive note to this is that my wife had not been one who wanted to try 'natural' remedies. Now that she has seen very good positive results, she reminds me if I forget to mix up her acv/soda combo in the morning. She is now more willing to try some of my "crazy" ideas.
I would highly recommend checking out the UK studies. The reports showed that in more than one case, people had been able to stop dialysis after using the combination.
My wife takes 1 oz. of ACV with 2 oz. of water and 1/8 tsp. baking soda. We use raw ACV.
In response to Patty from Palmdale, Ca. on 04/15/2010 who wrote:
Q: apple cider vinegar is said to be good for kidney disease, does that include all kidney related problems? My son is 6 years old and has nephrotic syndrome(scarring of the kidney's filters), will this remedy help him?
Simmer a tablespoonful with flax seeds in a 20 oz of water for about 5 minutes with a lid on, take of the stove (no microwaving) and leave the lid on for another 10 minutes, strain the seeds and give it to your son to drink that! Do not sweeten the tea, not even honey!
This tea could be given 5-6 times a day, it cleans your kidneys out of any infections and the legumes from the flax seeds help with healing kidney damage.
I personally cured my daughters right kidney when she was 7 years old with this simple remedy!
I would like to improve my kindey function. I think I'm close to the boarderline. I have have high uric acid. I want to try apple cider vinegar and baking soda, but I just read it has sulfur in it. I am allergic to sulfur and sulfur drugs.
I have read some very promising stuff about apple cider vinegar healing some on dialysis. I know it is rare, but I believe I can and will experience renal recovery. What I read is correct. The doctors and nurses will not give you any suggestions to get off dialysis, but for one they want to give false hope. But the main reason is that they will lose their INCOME if more people experienced renal recovery. One person said she didn't drink the vinegar, but laid in it every night and got "healed" in 9 months. What do you think about the vinegar?
Years ago, in 1998 my son was sent home from the hospital, on a friday, after one week, with a very swollen abdomen and swelling in his ankles. He has had a disease called Nephrotic Syndrome since he was fifteen, and he was then twenty-four. At that time he had been hospitalized over forty times for this awful disease. This hospital that had had him for a patient for nearly ten years, lost his medical file! So my son told this new doctor that when he is in a swollen state that Lasix in pill form will not make him urinate. He told him that the only treatment that would get the fluid off of him at that point was lasix given intraveinously. Well, the doctor refused and kept on trying to give him pills. When I told the patient advocate about the problem the doctor sent my son home the next day with about two gallons of excess water still inside him. He was unable to urinate more than an inch of urine that contained blood and pus. Well, I made him a bed on my couch and tried to make him as comfortable as I could. I knew that it would be nearly impossible to find a kidney specialist
on the week-end. So I went in my bedroom and closed the door and laid across my bed and cried and cried. And then I remembered something I had read in a little book titled: '10 Top Herbs to cure big diseases' It said that cayenne pepper unblocks any blockage! So I thought to myself it is worth a try. I looked in my kitchen cabinet and I had it in my spices. I thought I would put some in soup, and then I told myself 'No' because that is just more liquid in him he doesn't need right now. So I dumped out some big capsules and filled up four or five of them. I gave them to my son and within a four hour period he urinated three long times! After that his pills kicked in and began working! He remained in remission for about eight years but it always flares up when he gets a cold or flu, or under to much stress.
I hope this helps.
I have had kidney stones for 28 yrs. In June of 2016 my nephrologist told me that I only had 34% us of my kidneys. He had me on 6 tablets a day of potassium citrate for the last 6 yrs. It had gotten worse over the last 6 yrs. and I figured it was due to menopause. I produce calcium oxlate stones. The nephorlogist told me my kidneys were calcified. I had been passing stones every 2-3 mos. I was always told by doctors to increase my citrate level and limit foods that are high in oxlates. After the doctors appt in June, I started researching calcification on the body. WoW, I found out that in the american diet we are getting to much calcium.
Here's the important part of my little story. I found out that calcium is hard and it needs magnesium to soften it, so it can get to the right places in the body that it needs to be in. Calcium can stay in the soft tissues, like the joints, kidneys, arteries, etc. I started taking a liquid ionic form of magnesium. I was on it for 6 mos. and when I went to the nephrologist he said that the percent usage of my kidneys was 39. It went up 4%. I went to the nephrologist 6 mos after this and the percent use of my kidneys was now 44. It went up 5% this time. In that year and 3 mos, now. I have not passed any stones. I had not had to go to the hospital either.
Sorry so long, I just wanted to put it out for people with stones or kidney disease. I understand that when you get close to having 20% use of your kidneys, doctor want to get you on dialysis.
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!!! I am on a mission!! Much love and Health. Melanie
A daily dose of bicarbonate soda could stop kidney disease and dialysis. I was told that I was at stage 3 in my kidney disease and eventually I would have to go on dialysis. The University Hospital in London had done some trial tests whereby taking a daily dose of bicarbonate soda could prevent the development of the disease. So, I had nothing to lose and took a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda with a glass of water twice a day. My tests came back and there has been no progression of the disease - hopefully it is in check, but the results look good.
On a second note, I have taken coca-cola with asparagus and on the last two occasions my kidney stones have disappeared. So, when it comes to my kidneys - the future is looking a little brignter. Cheers, Ian
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
For the anemia I read about blackstrap molasses and spinach with vitamin c to help absorb . I tried these remedies and I showed normal level now for almost year. I am postmenopausal, for the ckd (Chronic Kidney Disease) I was level 3, with apple cider vinegar 1 capful , 1/2 tsp baking soda with water. Ckd is better level 2. I also lost 5 lbs without ant effort with the acv! Appreciate all the great help :)
My daughter is 12, she has been suffering with Nephrotic Syndrome Mcd for 10 yrs. She had relapsed and we were waiting to go on the high dose steroids, her protein spill was +3. She had a very sore throat and I had the idea to get her to gargle with apple cider vinegar, 5mls (a capful) in a glass of water 3 times a day. I was very surprised to find the next day her protein was +2, the next day +1 and then neg. It's been 10 days now, I get her to drink a glass of Apple Cider Vinegar before bed, when she gargled she also swallowed it. I am still in shock this worked, no high dose steroids with all the horrible side effects.
I have always used Castor Oil Packs to strengthen my liver and kidneys. The liver can grow itself back if you take the time to do it.
You get cold pressed castor oil, wool flannel, a heating pad and a piece of plastic - I use a garbage bag. There are sites online that will explain it in details.
I put the castor oil into a sealed container with the wool flannel and shake it up. You want the castor oil to be dripping from it slowly. I then put the container into the microwave for about 15 or 20 seconds - just to get it heated up. I then put a couple of towels onto my bed or couch and lay down on them. Then I take the wool flannel and put it on my stomach. If you are trying to heal the liver, put it a little bit more over your liver, if you are trying to heal the kidneys, put it over that area. Then I put the garbage bag onto the flannel and then the heating pad - all the way on high (or as high as you can handle). Leave it on for at least one hour and meditate on what you are trying to achieve. After you are finished, wipe yourself off with a mixture of Baking soda and water to get your skin back to the proper ph.
Do this for 4-5 days on and then leave off for the remaining days.
The is a good book called Edgar Cayce and the Palma Christi. It tells of all the wonderful things that Castor Oil (the Palma Christi) does!
Hi, I just noticed that a couple of people requested an update concerning my daughter's experience using apple cider vinegar for nephrotic syndrome MCD. Well I'm very happy to report that she has had no further relapses, she is still off all medication. We continued using the ACV gargle and swallow 3 times per day for 1 month. After that she did it once per day for 2 months then stopped.
While on vacation she came down with food poisoning and did not relapse, also after returning to school after the Summer holidays she came down with a sore throat, cough and cold but again without relapse, previously the most trivial infection would start a relapse.
I have never had any problems with Borax.
There are some that do. In our family of 6, none.
We have used it as the basis for all following therapies. Including Silver.
The thing I believe is problematic that most do not address is calcium. It is the devil. I have seen and experienced great things with the elimination of excess calcium and adding D3 and magnesium. Magnesium just displaces the candida. D3 gives the foundation to build on.
In our case, calcium was preventing anything from moving forward. Excess calcium exists in your circulation and joints. Without good circulation you prevent the remedies from working.
So, if you were my daughter, this is what I would do.
Take your borax water. In beverages or in a glass of water through the day. This removes excess estrogen from our environment and food and water. It provides boron a critical trace element. Fights candida. Helps displace some calcium.
I take baths all the time. Borax 1 cup and 2 cups of Epsom. Fish tank dechlorinator. 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide. H2o2 oxygenates the body providing further relief from symptoms. We just came back from a trip. Our hot tub in the room was where I resided as often as possible. Double amounts to soak. Big tub!
My skin and hair are amazing for an old lady. Never have to exfoliate or any treatments of any kind. I had cystic acne and hamburger face for years. My girls use borax for every skin and beauty treatment...it is first. Saturated borax water. Their friends are amazed at the difference it has made these last 5 years. We buy a case of borax. Dogs and people. All bathe in it. Since we put a fluoride filter on the shower they love their hair too. I realize these are not your issues. It illustrates how much we need that in and on our bodies.
Ted and Bill's book on Alkalinity and Bill's book on Candida are truly treasures. Real help. Real facts. Life changing information. These are the guides to overcoming the mess of ill health. They saved myself and my family.
Borax made all the difference for each of my family. From 19 yrs old...to my Mom who just turned 81.
Saturated borax water recipe. About 2/3 cup of Borax in a 2 gallon bucket. Let stand for an hour or so. Dip fill spray bottles. Put some in a storage jar or 2 for washing hair or last rinse. Leave in hair to dry. To clean I add 5% ammonia for around the house or 1% hydrogen peroxide. I have thrown away all commercial cleaners. Including and especially bleach.
So every therapy we have done has always had borax water as part of the equation. We have not encountered any problems.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Improve your kidney function easily with acv and baking soda
My wife is a diabetic, with hypertension and COPD and deteriorating kidney function to go along with it, as it usually does as time goes on. Though I don't remember where I read it, we discovered how to IMPROVE her kidney function, not just stabilize it. I'm pretty sure it was a European study because the 'ingredients', simple as they are, were in metrics and had to be converted. Her kidney function was down to 20% at that point.
I started giving her 1/8 tsp of baking soda with 1 tbls of acv, in a glass of water... doesn't matter how much water. In 4 months of taking this most days, she was up to 31%. That's as high as we have been able to get it, but at least it stopped falling and the prospect of needing dialysis is no longer an urgent concern.
Why the acid and alkalizer combine to work so well, I can't say, but they work well together, and have for some years.
I have had kidney infection in both kidneys for at least 6 months. I have tried EVERYTHING I can think of - except cranberry - I am allergic to that. But I have been doing blueberry. I have been on multiple rounds of different antibiotics - which worked while I was on them but the infection would always return within two days to a week after I finished the antibiotic. Two nights ago, I had the worst kidney pain yet. I had read on EC about using baking soda for kidney infection but was always afraid to try. But in the wee hours of the morning, I finally gave in and mixed 1/2 tsp. Baking soda in 8 oz. of water. I did not like the taste. The pain did not go away but I went to bed and slept very well. The kidney pain was still there in the morning and I did a dipstick test and sure enough, the infection was pretty bad - the urine looked the worst I have ever seen it, although there were no nitrites.
However, there was something in that urine I had never seen before - a small amount of sediment! I booked an appt. for a urine test at the dr's a few hours later. To my utter amazement, the dr's test came back negative! I still had the pain, but I attribute it to the fact that I am pretty sure I have yeast that affects my kidneys and this was detox. I have had that before when I soak my feet in hydrogen peroxide and water (1 cup H2O2 to a gal. of water).
As I write, it is the next morning and I still have mild but decreasing kidney pain, but the best part is, my urine is clear as can be and I have not seen such a good dipstick test when not on antibiotics, since I started the dipstick tests 6 months ago. I only took one drink of baking soda and water.
Gail, Ted's remedies seem complicated. I was very ill when I started. My husband was sick, it drove me. For myself it did not. It was his blood clot and the results of the remedy in the first 24 hours. Using baking soda reacted with lime. Not taken separately.
Truthfully it takes some studying. I had to reread and reread. My mind was not working my health was poor.
May I suggest that you do the first things to give your body an optimal platform to build your health.
Ted's remedies are information dense. In 5 years we have seen a pattern of things that work. Yet if I had begun with the basics I would have had quicker and better results.
Because I like you had multiple problems and diagnoses. I found it overwhelming. You can write a response, so your in good shape. I would have been unable. I had to have no light no sound and everyone in bed to come upstairs to use the computer, I wore sunglasses as the screen hurt my eyes, the whir of the fan hurt my pain addled brain. I wrote every word I read as I had no short or long term memory.
Here is the culmination of my experience with utilizing Teds information.
First and foremost....remove fluoride from your body. This also removes excess estrogen, from our environment. Which inturn gives your body the opportunity to heal.
4 days a week. For women 1/8 tsp of borax in 1 liter of spring water. Use this water, to add to or make beverages throughout the day.
Detox and heal soaks. This is ideal in the tub, foot soaks help too. 1 cup of borax, 2 cups epsom, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1 cup hydrogen peroxide. 1 capful fish tank dechlorinator. Chlorine steam is deadly to the heart. Your largest organ is your skin. It absorbs nutrients readily and effectively.
That 20 minute or more soak. Removes fluoride, adds non acidic boron, magnesium sulfate, oxygenates your blood, bicarbonate helps alkalinity.
Your information sounds like you are desperately low on magnesium and trace minerals. Buy magnesium flakes. In a mason jar, 60% flakes, 50% spring water, cap an leave sit 1/2 hour, shake it you have magnesium oil. I fill a 4oz spray bottle and a 2oz dropper bottle. This applied to skin stings if you are low so if it does, you can do a few things to stop it. Apply castor or almond oil first or after. Add some water to site. Or add more mag oil and wait it will stop. It is uncomfortable but doable. Magnesium is involved in every system in your body, organs, bones, connective tissue, muscle, elimination and absorption.
Take mag oil 4 to 5 drops in water 2x a day. Provides approx. 250mg of magnesium chloride per dose. Or mag malate for runny stool types or mag citrate for constipated types. At least 250mg 2x a day.
The benefits are endless. In your case, needed. The sphincters that open and close in esophagus and organs need to be supple and strong. To keep acid in your stomach. To optimize your gallbladder, liver, pancreatic action, correct elimination in kidney, bladder. It further adds supple action to arteries and veins. It optimizes your heart muscle. Improves heart and therefore kidney function.
Chlorine in water and environment must be reduced. Sodium thiosulfate crystals, purchase online. From photographers supply. Some take a crystal, like a pill, before showers. Some take it before bed to sleep better. I used to add a crystal to every gallon of water for kitchen use. This was how we take borax too. 6 of us. I keep a gallon of water on sink I add 1/4 tsp borax to it in the am. 4 or 5 days a week. Just the first am one. The rest just get s.t.
I suggest you read Teds chapters for, Barretts and you other issues. You will find a repetition of of the same things that Ted recommends for 1 it will repeat in the next. The beauty of it is often the writer of question to him often has your issues or problems. Sometimes asking the question of Ted as if he were able to himself, answer.
Trace minerals, my favorite is 1/4 tsp of sea salt in a glass of water. If you do not like that, then you can purchase trace minerals as a liquid online. You will find your efforts improve with these in place.
Elimination is important. 1/4 tsp cilantro 2x a week in food or off a spoon removes metals. 2 tbsp lecithin at the same time removes bad vegetable oils and fats if taken at the same time. S.T. for chlorine. Borax for fluoride and excess estrogen. Apple cider vinegar reacted with baking soda to emulsify stones and debris in g.b. and other organs. The baking soda is needed to raise levels the g.b. cannot, due to our poor diets. Which then helps create the amount of bile needed to digest properly. Stopping bile duct obstruction. Then the baking soda lime or Apple Cider Vinegar drink goes further to clean out bladder and kidney. All this without herxing.
There is more. But these are foundational to health.
I also recommend Teds and Bills book on alkalizing to really understand human health.
Dr. Michael Holicks you tube video about vitamin D3 it is the first and foremost depleted nutrient in the world today. It changed our lives.
No aspartame, no msg, no vegetable oils, sugar, avoid all aluminum, plastics, coated pans.
This may help. Janet
R: It seems a miracle you are here and posting your condition. And yes, there are valuable natural remedies that can help you recover substantial instead of going near dead with palliative-at-best treatments.
Recently many folks have been cured of diabetes from eating Kefir daily, suggesting a pathological organism or infection as the cause of loss of pancreas beta cells. Going back a few years and the now renowned Hulda Clark discovered that many cases of diabetes were caused from parasite infestation, notably flukes.
In your case, I would not rule out any of the forgoing, as the level of involvement is extensive occurring also in the kidneys. Gallstones are also common in pancreas & kidney infections. So you will want to read on the "gallbladder flush" diet that removes gallstones.
First item in natural remedies is alkalizing (which is what the dialysis does). Read the E.C. pages under "remedies" for alkalizing.
Next, is to clean the kidneys by taking Cranberry softgels or D-Mannose, followed an hour or two later with Dr.Christopher's "Kidney/Bladder" herbal formula. After a week or two of this take Raw Bovine Kidney capsules to rebuild those organs.
Next is treating likely parasite infestation with a broad spectrum herbal formula specifically Kroger Herb "Wormwood Combination". In addition to this product I like to add Garlic Oil and Oregano Oil softgels for best effect. Dr. Christopher also developed an herbal formula specifically for the pancreas called P-14 which I have used with very good effect. There are many different manufactures of the Christopher formulas so there will be different names so if you want to try this you must research a little, but it may not be necessary as the Kidney/Bladder formula contains about half of what is found in the pancreas formula, plus the anti-parasite formula I suggested will likely be sufficient. After a few weeks of this treatment take Raw Bovine Pancreas to rebuild that organ.
Lastly, buy yourself some Kefir grains and make your own for daily use. And to help clean your colon take a spoon of Milled Flax Seed daily (can add to the Kefir).
Hope you can follow these suggestion and get better, but please feel free to come back for additional help or update your progress.
It seems to confirm my doubts as I'm those rare ones on whom Apple Cider Vinegar did not work rather it sent my Blood pressure through the roof and I had to be put on medication after hospitalisation. My cholestrol is high too, though I generally eat healthy.
Can u please guide me on the kind of foods to avoid n to have with HBP n Cholesterol n early menopause at age 38. Since then I've been downhill.
Even if I take lime/lemon everyday but it constipates me severely. I'm scared to try Baking soda becoz of the sodium.
What kind of supplements/diet would help? I look forward to your guidence.
thank you-thank you soo much. Meenu
Cornsilk is a miracle worker. If you catch a bladder infection early enough and use enough it will fix it, but not if you let it get a hold.. For kidneys its usefulness cannot be overstated. I have kidney pain from time to time - I think never having drunk enough water could be the cause, but my right kidney is sensitive and gives me pain at times. Cornsilk tincture, anything from a teaspoonful to 2 tablespoons, will stop it in anything from 10 mins to an hour. If it isn't better in half an hour I just take more.
My father had only one kidney, after cancer/chemo that one had 30 percent function. He took cornsilk tablets daily and never had a problem unless he skipped them for a couple of days. I can't buy the tablets any more because cranberry got fashionable and the compny that used to make them here ditched them in favour of cranberry (useless for kidneys) but I can get cornsilk tincture from a variety of homoeopathic/compounding chemists and on line. Never be without it! (I've never heard of contra-indications with it though my mother in law was a bit concerned about my using it during pregnancy)
In reply to Gail (Kingston, Ny),
Melatonin may be of help for you as it is kidney protective, can help to restore circadian rythyms which are often disrupted in CKD, antioxidant boosting and it can help with GERD associated issues while having an excellent safety profile and very low probability for allergic reaction because it is naturally produced in the body. Melatonin has many health benefits in the human body and does much more than just act as a sleep aid.
Here is an article discussing melatonin and esophogeal injury:
Another article discussing melatonin and the kidneys:
This should be worth discussing with your doctor to see if it is something you can take. Given the seriousness of your illness, your doctor's approval is needed and important to make sure melatonin will be compatible with the drugs and supplements you are currently taking.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Wayne: To keep my kidneys functioning well, as periodically they don't, I take a half-spoon of D-Mannose and 3 Nature's Way Kidney/Bladder formula 2x day for a day or two with very good results.
In severe cases where one needs dialysis, the Kidneys need "rebuilding", which requires the use of the herb Comfrey. Added to the Comfrey, take Raw Kidney Glandular PLUS any nutritional products that are proven to stimulate Human Growth Hormone. Any of these three remedies alone would prove marginally effective, BUT combine them and you should see rapid rebuilding of the Kidneys.
Lemon Juice, Raw Comfrey
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.