Kidney Cleanse – 2 of 6-Total Body Cleanse Part 2
The Kidneys are our body’s principal excretory organ that filters out drugs, toxins & metabolic waste from the blood. They are also important regulatory organs that help balance ph, calcium & vitamin D metabolism and electrolyte and fluid balance. Kidneys produce hormones that stimulateRBCproduction, helps regulate blood pressure and receives 25% of our bodies total blood volume. The health of all internal organs are dependant on the proper functioning of the kidneys.
Keeping your kidneys healthy is a matter of hydration, nutrition and proper hygiene. Drink plenty of good quality water helps to detoxify the kidneys by diluting the urine and concentrations of minerals and salts causing less irritations. Foods rich in Vitamin A & C and Zinc such as Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, Cherry, Cranberry, Garlic, Guava and Sesame seed & oil help support kidney function. Avoid raw Spinach & Rhubarb if you are prone to kidney stones. Kidney stones develop when calcium and other minerals crystallize in the ducts and can cause blockages. Drinking fresh lemon in water can help as it contains Citric Acid that helps inhibit and prevent kidney stones. Proper hygiene is also crucial to kidney and bladder health as most urinary infections are caused by bacteria from the colon.
Cleansing the kidneys helps to keep them healthy by removing metabolic waste & crystal deposits and to heal or replace damaged cells. When you do a “kidney cleanse” it is crucial to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Also, avoid high acid forming foods, excessive proteins, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. Drinking kidney supportive herbal teas and taking bathes with essential oils are great detoxifiers and should be employed during a cleanse period (1-3 weeks).
Herbs for kidneys either support their proper function and/or are diuretics that help cleanse the bladder and kidney ducts. Burdock Root, Ginger and Licorice help to detoxify the kidneys and Cayenne, Fennel & Yellow Dock promotes proper functioning, while Fo-Ti does both. Diuretic herbs should also be added to your tea formula such as Boldo Leaf, Bearberry, Bilberry, Birch Leaves, Dandelion Leaves, Gravel Root (Joe-Pye), Horsetail, Hydrangea, Juniper Berries, Nettles, Kava Kava, Sarsaparilla, and Yarrow.
Bathes are also a great way to help detoxify and help to relieve kidney stress. Add 8-10 drops of any 2 of the following essential oils: Cedarwood, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon, Juniper or Sandlewood.
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Herbal Elements Kidney Detox Decoction Tea : Burdock Root, Ginger, Licorice, Sarsaparilla, Juniper Berries
Herbal Elements Kidney Detox Infusion Tea: Bearberry Leaves, Birch Leaves, Nettles or Horsetail, Fo-Ti and Chamomile or Lemon Balm or Mint for taste