The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse estimates that each year, nearly 100,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with kidney failure. More than 100,000 currently have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) due to diabetes, and an astounding 7.7 million have physiological evidence of chronic kidney disease.
Diseases of the kidneys range from mild infection to life-threatening kidney failure. The most common form of kidney disease is an inflammation of the kidneys. Kidney sludge is the result of the accumulated crystallized minerals that sometimes obstruct the flow of urine and damage the kidneys. If the minerals accumulate to a sufficient degree, the sludge actually forms into rough surfaced stones that actually rip and tear at the ureters on their way out of the kidneys.
Paramount to good care of the kidneys is reducing the toxic load they have to deal with, especially proteins and chemical contaminants which can build up in the kidneys, slowing their function, increasing acidity and raising blood pressure. So, consider lightening the diet--instead of eating meat every day, try going vegetarian for a day or so a week. A vegetable/fruit-based diet allows the body system to alkalinize via the kidneys, lowering blood pressure, and contributing to a sense of well-being. Also, drinking enough water so that the urine is a light color of yellow. A whole lot of water is not necessarily good for the kidneys, and it is always better to drink small amounts of water throughout the day, rather than gulping down a quart or two because you're thirsty.
Also related is the poor gallbladder, guilty by being found at the scene of the crime, it is the frequent target of the surgeon's knife. Gallbladder removal is one of the most frequently performed operations in America. In fact, over a half-million gallbladders are removed each year in the United States. Understand, the gallbladder is not responsible for the production of gallstones. The liver is the culprit—or rather what we do to the liver. Far better than removing the gallbladder is a seasonal liver/gallbladder flush combined with a periodic liver rebuilding program.
Learn how to keep both your kidneys and gallbladder healthy through natural health remedies in these following articles:
Articles on kidney & gallbladder health:
- A Kidney Care Formula - Newsletter
- Kidney Detox & Gallbladder Flush - Detox Program
- Kidney Detox Testimonials - Detox Program
- How to Detox Your Kidneys - Podcast
- Gallstone Problems, Detoxing Gallbladder - Blog
- Green Tea Prevents Kidney Stones - Blog
- Treating Kidney Stones - Blog
- More Kids Getting Kidney Stones - Blog
- Yellow Pea Protein for Hypertension and Kidney Disease - Blog
- Urinary Tract Infections, Kidney Health - Blog
Supportive articles on kidney health:
- Why Antibiotics and Antivirals Fail - Newsletter
- My Little Girl - Newsletter
- Blueberries Shrink Tumors - Blog
- Don't Stop Drinking Water - Newsletter
For more supportive information visit our Detox Program!