I originally began to investigate self-healing when I had no medical insurance and needed help, then I found out how dangerous were the practices of Allopathic medicine, not to mention what passes for food in our modern socety, so I studied in earnest how to take control of my own health. I recently heard a friend is having some kidney troubles so today I'm researching how to help control or at least find out the why of this particular illness...She says the doctor told her that although her urine doesn't look like it; she is bleeding from her kidneys[?]. This is not far off from the topic, as Diabetics often suffer from kidney disease, or renal failure. Indeed my friend has relatives with diabetes, so here goes....
Normally Kidney disease is a shutting down of the kidneys and the body is flooded with wastes and all of the problems accompanying that.
The Facts About Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
~26 million Americans have CKD and another 20 million more are at increased risk.
~Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.
~Heart disease is the major cause of death for all people with CKD.
~Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best estimate of kidney function.
~Hypertension causes CKD and CKD causes hypertension.
~Persistent proteinuria means CKD.
~High risk groups include those with diabetes, hypertension and family history of kidney disease.
~African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Seniors are at increased risk.
~Three simple tests can detect CKD: blood pressure, urine albumin and serum creatinine.
~One in Nine Americans Has Chronic Kidney Disease
~Nearly half of people with an advanced form of kidney disease do not know they have weak or failing kidneys, according to recent research published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Symptoms of Chronic kidney disease are:
~Fatigue and weakness (from anemia or accumulation of waste products in the body)
~Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting
~Need to urinate frequently, especially at night
~Swelling of the legs and puffiness around the eyes (fluid retention)
~Itching, easy bruising, and pale skin (from anemia)
~Headaches, numbness in the feet or hands (peripheral neuropathy), disturbed sleep, altered mental status (encephalopathy from the accumulation of waste products or uremic poisons), and restless legs syndrome
~High blood pressure, chest pain due to pericarditis (inflammation around the heart)
~Shortness of breath from fluid in lungs
~Bleeding (poor blood clotting)
~Bone pain and fractures
~Decreased sexual interest and erectile dysfunction
Aside from bleeding easily it doesn't really reflect my friend's experiences so far, so Let's keep looking....
According to National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) Hematuria is caused by many things most of which are not serious, but that it is also a symptom of Chronic Kidney disease. That said, what can be done? We know conventional medicine will insist on "life-saving drugs" and Invasive Surgery, but if one is not interested in those sorts of "cures" what's left?
Makes urine more acidic. Eliminates buildup of bacteria. Helps heal the bladder.
Beneficial when taking antibiotics.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) plus
Decreases fluid retention.
Decreases fluid retention.
Decreases fluid retention.
~Vitamin C with bioflavonoids
Makes urine more acidic. Promotes healing. Stimulates immune system.
Eliminates waste from the kidneys. Helps with nephritis.
Buchu has traditionally been used to treat stomach problems, rheumatism, and urinary tract infections. Use hot water but do not bring to a boil.
~Dandelion Root Extract
This herb can help the kidneys eliminate waste products. It may also be helpful in treating nephritis.
The benefits of cranberries have long been told by grandmothers to their grandchildren that cranberry juice will help to clear up urinary tract infections. Reports have stated that they also acidify the urine, remove bacteria that has built up, and fosters healing of the bladder. NOT THE SUPER SWEETENED FAMILIAR TV ADVERTIZED BRANDS, BUT THE REAL BERRIES WITH ENOUGH PUCKER TO TUCKER YOU OUT.
~Hydrangea & Uva Ursi
These two herbs can remove excess water from the body. One of the best first steps to take in cleaning the urinary tract and keeping it that way is to literally use diuretics to flush the urinary tract. This should assist the urinary tract from harboring harmful deposits of calcium or other mineral salts from being able to settle
Responsible for cleaning the kidneys. NOT MARSHMALLOWS THAT CONTAIN HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!
~SP-6 Cornsilk Blend
Solaray manufactures a product called SP-6 Cornsilk Blend. In addition, Nature's Way has a similar product called Kidney Bladder Formula that will also draw water retention.
~~Goldenrod Tea, Juniper Berries, Marshmallow Root, Nettle, Parsley, Red Clover, and Watermelon Seed Tea
These seven herbs may also be helpful for kidney disorders.~~
~Not listed but I strongly suspect that fermemted foods like sauerkraut will real help one to re-establish the proper flora killed off by repeated attack from antibiotics.
All of these can be purchased at an extremely reasonable price at:
At least these products will help and not cause any harm, just in case something really bad is going on in those kidneys.
As for me I'm staying healthy by using::CellPower™ to cover the basics, also
FLAX SEED OIL for my colon, but of course
~Glutathione-the master antioxidant is a great helper to counteract many diabetic complications.
I've also added D-3 [from Swansons] two caps per day to ward off the evil colds and flus, no Mercury-laden flu shots for me!
~4 essential minerals for diabetics
~SELENIUMhelps immune system,fights infection and aids circulation
~MAGNESIUMhelps to relax you, aids stress and muscle relaxing
~CHROMIUMimproves insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar.
~ZINC especially to help you heal.
for the Omega-3~6 balance and losing weight
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~~~Jokes and Inspiration~~~
My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake. I
requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day
and age, I don't want something around my neck
that's worth more than my head.
-- Rita Rudner
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius
hits a target no one else can see.
-- Arthur Schopenhauer
My wife struggled with a career crisis: Should she quit her job? Knowing how panicked she was, I called our florist and sent her a bouquet with a card saying "I believe in you. Love, Mose."
Later she called to thank me. "But I'm confused by the card," she said.
"Because it reads 'I be leaving you. Love, Mose.'"
The casino where I worked went through a round of layoffs just before the holidays. But it wasn't all bad news. In a memo, management stated, "During the Christmas season, laid-off casino employees will not have to wait the normal mandatory seven days before they are allowed to gamble."
With everything going on in the world at the moment, it is worth
reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went
unnoticed last week.
Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at
the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him
into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
AN EXERCISE IN GRATITUDE - Part 1
I choose to be grateful...
For the wife who says it's hot dogs tonight, because she is home with me, and not out with someone else.
For the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato, because he is home with me and not out at the bars.
For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes because it means she is at home, not on the streets.
For the taxes I pay because it means I am employed.
For the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends
My religion consists of a humble admiration of
the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself
in the slight details we are able to perceive
with our frail and feeble mind.
-- Albert Einstein
Physicists like to think that all you have to do
is say, these are the conditions, now what
-- Richard Feynman
Just once do Weeweechu with me…
One beautiful December evening Pedro and his girlfriend Rosita were sitting by the side of the ocean.
It was a romantic full moon, when Pedro said, "Hey, mamacita… let's do Weeweechu."
"Oh no… not now… let's look at the moon!" said Rosita.
"Oh, c'mon baby… let's you and I do Weeweechu. I love you, and it's the perfect time," Pedro begged.
"But I wanna just hold your hand and watch the moon," replied Rosita.
"Please, corazoncito… just once… do Weeweechu with me."
Rosita looked at Pedro and said, "OK… one time… we'll do Weeweechu."
Pedro grabbed his guitar, and they both sang…
"Weeweechu a Merry Christmas,Weeweechu a Merry Christmas,Weeweechu a Merry Christmas,
and a Happy New Year."
This will, no, might, be the last blog entry before January 1,2008, but then again, who knows.
MERRY CHRISTMAS; A HAPPY AND INDUSTRIOUS NEW YEAR, and MAY YOU BE BLESSED AS YOU MOVE THROUGH YOUR LIFE AND PASS ON YOUR BLESSINGS TO ALL YOU MEET. blessings
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