Natural Remedies to Prevent Kidney Disease

Baking Soda
Posted by Ian (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 11/28/2012
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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


L- Arginine
Posted by Faith (Colerain, Ohio) on 07/13/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Alkalize
Posted by Meenu (Vancouver, Bc) on 06/14/2012

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


Alkalize
Posted by Bill (Philippines, Luzon) on 04/06/2012
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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.

References:

Metabolic Acidosis -- Research Review

Acid-Alkaline Balance: Role in Chronic Disease and Detox - Research Review

Urine citrate and renal stone disease.

Renal Tubular Acidosis

Dietary Changes
Posted by Jim (Preston, Lancashire, England) on 02/07/2012

Hi Melanie, I read your comments about dialysis and your nanies natural treatment, I am naturally alternative and roman catholic and I was grateful for your story God Bless.


Baking Soda
Posted by Leahinchains (Sn Diego, Ca, Usa) on 12/22/2011

I disagree on no improvement of kidney function.


Coconut Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Juicing
Posted by Robert (Orlando, Fl) on 12/04/2011

Just watch the potassium levels with the carrots


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Trinity123 (Garland, Texas, Usa) on 09/14/2011
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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?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Hanimela (San Diego, Ca) on 09/07/2011
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To the blissful dialysis 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. That's a hard thing to do.

I have successfully gotten my grandmother off of dialysis 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?) don't 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 calcium), 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 a while if you like and see how you feel about "the side effects" vs "dialysis 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 important 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

Flaxseed Tea
Posted by Vanya (Frankfort, In) on 06/30/2011
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flax seeds are absolutely good for you, and there will not be any side effects from them, you can use this remedy for as long as you like! Now if you are taking flax seed oil, then we are talking about high omega 3-6-9 and thining the blood, wich is helpful for other ailments, for kidney problems just brew the seeds and drink it, it gets a little thick but that is the good legumes that your kidneys need! Good luck!


Baking Soda
Posted by Julia (Phoenix, Az) on 02/17/2011

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) helps by bonding to phosphurus acid in your stomach. its helps with eliminating too much acidity, but doesnt help rejenerate kidney function.


Coconut Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Juicing
Posted by Maskeen (Dubai, Uae) on 01/08/2011

try also juicing parsley with carrots. one whole bunch of parsley with two carrots greatly heals the kidneys.


Coconut Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Juicing
Posted by Jae (San Antonio, Tx) on 01/05/2011
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Hi, from Tx. My husband has been on diaylsis for @ 5 years. IF YOU CAN STILL URINE, AND YOUR POTASSIUM is ok--try drinking coconut water after treatment. It will strengthen your blood, and give you energy. AS far as the Apple Cider Vinager--use an organic brand, not store brands. It has "mother's wort" and is brown in color. You can look up all its usages on the web. It's good for high blood, acid reflux, arthritis, and weight loss. I also have recently began juicing--"celery and cucumbers w/apple"--it states "assists with kidney functions! " At this point--what can it hurt! I do know that his blood pressure has been normal 120/80 for 4 months! So something is working! Mostly, we pray and believe that God's word is true, and healing is available for all that can believe! God bless each of you is my prayer!

Castor Oil
Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, Tx, Usa) on 12/05/2010

Ken,
I have never had a problem with my kidneys, so I am hopefully thinking this is due to my using the Castor Oil packs! However, I use to treat a woman in Houston and she was going to dialysis, I did a few different treatments on her, and one of them was Castor Oil packs. Her numbers were dramatically decreased. I had her change her diet, use the Castor oil packs and I did Body Alignment Technique. Her numbers decreased by the third time.


Ted's Remedies
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 11/01/2010 383 posts
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Nephritis Summary Revised...

Excess protein may be linked to taking too much protein and lack of digestive enzyme that digests the protein, such as protease, and may be supplemented with pancreatic enzymes, bromelain enzymes and to some extent papain. The total protease should be 50 to 100 mg taken before meals 3 times a day, bromelain 2500 GDU, and papain roughly 250 to 500 mg also three times a day. There was a case where a doctor gave patients 10 white eggs a day plus steroids as a way to reduce urine protein but that actually made it worse. Milk powder also worsened. An excess urine protein can also be lack of amino balance such as arginine or glutamine, for example.

A simple test is possible. A protein free diet or caloric restriction for 3 days to see if there is improvement.

Ted


Nephritis Remedy Summary
Posted by Lis (Ny, Ny, Usa) on 10/29/2010
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Nephritis (high protein in urine) - Summary of Remedies from Ted and the Earth Clinic Community

Often bacterial in origin or the body has an infection.

1. Alkalize (raise immunity and reduce bacteria): Drink two tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 a cup of water twice a day (morning and night) on an empty stomach for four to five days a week. Or two to eight teaspoons lime or lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 cup of water twice a day. You can alternate between these two formulas.

2. Zinc: Take 50 mg of zinc gluconate per week.

3. Magnesium: Take 250 mg of magnesium citrate five days out of the week -- increases the body's defenses against bacteria, thus reducing the high protein in the kidneys.

4. Sea Salt: Add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in one liter of water and drink throughout the day -- will raise the salinity of the urine somewhat and the antibiotic effect of the salt will reduce the bacteria thus reducing the protein buildup in the urine.

5. Oil Pulling: See here https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html

6. Lecithin Granules: One tablespoon lecithin in a cup of water one to three times a day, 30 minutes before eating -- reduces excess fatty liver and reduces the liver's congestion.

7. Clove Oil: Mix one drop of clove oil in one liter of water and drink through the day - kills the bacterium in the liver, thus reducing the high protein in the kidneys.

*For cloudy urine, taking a vitamin B complex for a couple of days may help clear it up and reduce the protein buildup.

*Also discontinue drinking carbonated beverages

Source: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/membranous_glomerulonephritis.html


Miscellaneous Herbs
Posted by Diane (Berkeley, Ca) on 10/23/2010

As an FYI to readers - in the USA lady fingers are known as okra.


Miscellaneous Herbs
Posted by Phantom010436 (Singapore) on 10/23/2010
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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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pamela (Cowra, Nsw Australia) on 09/02/2010

I have Stage 3 CKD and monitor protein, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. I tend to eat any amount of potassium and only get to about 1/3rd of my daily allowance. Find out your intake numbers and allowances from your dietician. Give up something else if you have to and try ACV.


Radish Leaf Juice
Posted by Calvin (Bangalore, Karnataka, India) on 07/11/2010
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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 are absolutely no side effects. I am praying for you.


Baking Soda
Posted by Oren (Hessmer, Louisiana, Usa) on 06/30/2010

Hello, I am a twice a week dialysis patient due to Iga-Nephropathy. I've read articles about bicarbonate or baking soda being used for renal failure. I desperately need to know exactly how this works, and how it could help me. I still urinate, but I also retain fluids. I (do not)want a transplant and all its damaging medicines. I want to cure or at least improve myself dramatically. please let me know how to take the bicarbonate, or any other herb or treatment to improve my kidneys. Ill await your responce, thank you.

Flaxseed Tea
Posted by Kathy (Chatsworth, California) on 06/15/2010

I have a question for Vanya from Frankfort---How long did you use the flaxseed treatment? My elderly father has kidney disease and would love to try him on this as I don't think it would have any side effects, and is simple enough for him to do.


Flaxseed Tea
Posted by Vanya (Frankfort, In) on 04/22/2010
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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!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Stacie (Whitehous Station, Nj) on 02/28/2010

If you want to get rid of a bladder or urinary tract infection DO NOT take antibiotics. Otherwise, the infection will just keep recurring. Use a capful of organic apple cider vinegar in water and drink throughout the day. This turns your body and pH alkaline. If your body is alkaline, then bacteria, viruses and fungi die. They ONLY live in an acidic environment. Do you know that people with cancer are ALL Acidic! This is the problem in this country. We are loaded with acidic foods and wonder why disease is so prevalent.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Timr (Dover, De) on 01/24/2010

I have read some really interesting information on ACV, but I have not seen if ACV is good to take if I have a kidney problem. Is this acidic or akaline? Will it raise my Ph? and assist in healing my kidneys? Thanks, T


Tulsi Leaves, Dietary Changes
Posted by Gp (Jammu, Kashmir) on 01/15/2010
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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"


Cayenne
Posted by Cheryl (Bakersfield, California) on 02/01/2009
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Kidney help

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 could not urinate more than an inch of urine containing 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 weekend. So I went into 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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Roy (Ocala, Florida) on 09/10/2009

I'm 86 and have High Blood Pressure and chronic kidney disease. I want to take ACV for detox and HBP, but ACV is high in potassium, which I've been told to limit. My kidney disease is in the early stage, but I'd like to know if ACV should be avoided? Thanks, Roy

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Annette (Cuy Falls, Ohio) on 08/08/2009

It is through research, and my understanding that apple cider vinegar (with the 'mother'), actually turns body chemistry ALKALAI (ANTI-DISEASE); NOT ACIDIC. PLEASE RESEARCH FOR YOUSELF.


Lemon Juice, Raw Comfrey
Posted by Jacqui (Scottsville, Kentucky) on 06/24/2009
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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 (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


Castor Oil
Posted by Ken (Washington, District of Columbia) on 04/14/2009

Have you experienced any improvement of your kidneys using this method? I have been having reduced renal function due to an obstruction caused by Mega Ureters. Thank you, Ken W


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Miz (Sydney, Australia) on 04/02/2009

This is so important to NOT use ACV if you have chronic kidney issues and funation issues because it is too acidic and you need to stay away from all acids!! Im a homeopath and have had dialysis and know..so please take heed!!!


Eliminate Carbonated Beverages
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, TN) on 03/15/2009 510 posts
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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.



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