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Secrets To Keep Your Kidneys Healthy For World Kidney Day

Diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure put one in three Americans at an increased risk of kidney failure. The kidneys are complicated organs that have many tasks, which are necessary for maintaining overall health. They are efficient and compact filters that operate more efficiently than the dialysis machines that are used to maintain patients with kidney failure. Sadly, many people live with kidney problems or kidney disease, but World Kidney Day aims to increase kidney awareness and offer tips to maintain optimal kidney function.

What Are The Kidneys?

These bean-shaped organs are located just below the ribcage on either side of the spine. Healthy kidneys will filter about a half-cup of blood every minute, removing extra water and waste to make urine, which flows to the bladder through the ureters. The kidneys have the job of removing waste and excess fluid from the body, but they also have the job of removing acid that cells produce to balance minerals in the blood. Finally, the kidneys make hormones that work to:

Mission Of World Kidney Day:

From public screenings in Argentina to Zumba marathons in Malaysia (yes, this is real thing), the events that World Kidney Day sponsor aim to raise awareness about the kidneys and how integral they are to maintaining overall health. In order to keep the kidneys healthy, it is important to assess potential risk factors, discuss preventative behaviors, and give tips for how to live with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease rates continue to rise, so take action before it’s too late for your kidneys. Use the following tips to keep your kidneys as healthy as possible.

Quit Smoking (And Vaping Too!):

We can all agree that smoking is terrible for your health, yet people still do it. Cigarettes damage blood vessels and decrease blood flow in the kidneys. If the kidneys don’t receive an adequate amount of blood, they cannot function optimally. In addition to depriving the kidneys of sufficient blood flow, smoking increases the risk of high blood pressure and kidney cancer. Some say vaping isn’t bad for you, but the chemicals in vaping solutions can easily damage overall health.

Drink Water, But Don’t Go Crazy:

You don’t have to drink a lake to keep your kidneys healthy; rather, it is wise to maintain consistent hydration levels for increased kidney function. The suggested amount of water to drink is half your bodyweight in ounces of water per day. If you weigh 150 pounds and divide that by two to get 75, you should be drinking 75 ounces of water per day. You may need to adjust this number based on physical activity. And don’t let yourself get dehydrated! Depriving your kidneys of water is the worst thing you can do for them.

Follow A Low-Protein Diet:

Most people are taught to eat as much protein as possible, and they fear the absence of protein in their diet. If you have damaged kidneys and want to keep them from becoming worse, the protein you consume should only amount to 10-15% of your total caloric intake. One of the ways to do this is to focus on obtaining protein from plant-based foods and decrease the amount of animal proteins you consume.  

Take It Easy With Over-The-Counter Meds:

People pop non-prescription pills like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen as if they are going out of style. These over-the-counter medications can cause severe kidney damage if they are taken regularly, or for an extended period of time. Your kidneys may not be at risk if you use these meds for occasional pain, but taking them for chronic pain may impair kidney function. You may want to consult with a professional about alternative pain management methods if you are dependent on these types of medications.

The best way to keep your kidneys healthy is by caring for your body. Eat healthy, control your weight, stay hydrated, and exercise on a regular basis. All of these things keep the body and the kidneys functioning optimally.

Sources:

https://www.worldkidneyday.org/about/world-kidney-day/
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/kidneys-how-they-work
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/7-secrets-to-keeping-your-kidneys-healthy-2/

2020-03-12T16:14:11-07:00

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    Q: There seems to be a cure or a treatment for everything but kidney disease and trust me I have been looking since 1997 when I was diagnosed with focal glomerulosclerosis. I have been on dialysis for a year and a half now. My Dr told me that once your filters in your kidneys are damaged there is no way the can be replenished. That is what happened to me. The scare tissue in my kidney are so severe that they do not filter my blood properly. I have talked to other herbologist and doctors and the only thing they can recommend is transplant. I believe that God put everything we need to stay healthy on this planet. We just have to find what we need. I read on your web site that your herbs can cure kidney disease. I hope it can cure mine. What type of success have you had in getting patients off of dialysis and if you have how long did it take and what did they have to do?

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    To help treat Kidney-Bladder failure/problems, detox your body with Full Body Cleanse. After the cleanse, your daily regimen should consist of Kidney-Bladder-Adrenal formula (3 capsules, 5 times per day) and the Dherbs Kidney Tea (1-2 cups per day). These formulas can help increase healing in your kidneys so that they can function properly.

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    Q: I am a 29 year old woman currently living with one functioning kidney. Both kidneys were found to be "swollen" many months ago due to polyps that had formed inside my uterus. These issues were treated and now I'm interested in treating adult acne that has been forming on my cheeks for many years. My nephrologists told me not to take any herbs especially in capsule form because it may affect my kidneys. What is your opinion about taking herbs for people with one functioning kidney (or which article should I refer to)? Is there another alternative to treating acne without taking herbs. I am now greatly increasing my water intake and drinking one cup of unsweetened cranberry juice every day.

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    If drugs don't hurt one kidney, how in the world could a plant hurt it? Herbs are 1 million times safer than drugs. The choice is yours however to make on taking herbs. We deem them safe. You may be interested in performing the 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE as well as the HEALING SKIN OIL for external application of the acne. Please read our article on a href="http://www.dherbs.com/articles/acne-210.html">"ACNE". Check the articles section on our site!

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    Q: My dad was diagnose with a kidney disease called Membranous Glomerulopathy. Is there anything he can take to help jump start his kidneys? He is taken Crestor for Cholestoral, ACTOS for diabetes, Diovian for blood pressure and Metroponol for beta blocker.

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    I'd highly recommend that he performs the Full Body Detox, in the future he should perform our 10-Day Supreme Kidney Cleanse(coming soon). He can drink our Kidney's Tea during all of these cleanses (about 1-3 cups per day). He needs to change his diet as well too. There's much dietary information on our website that should be read.

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    Product Links:
    Full Body Detox
    Kidneys-Bladder-Adrenal Tea

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    Q: I was diagnosed 18 yrs ago with Glomerounephritis of the Kidney's. According to my Nephrologist. My Kidney's are functioning at about 25%. I am not on dialysis nor have I been placed on a kidney donors list. I'm currently taking a prescribed blood pressure medicine to keep my BP in check. Other than that I have no other known illnesses. I am also health conscious, and exercise a lot. What herbal supplements would you recommend to sustain, and, or improve my current kidney function.

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    Without a doubt, the FULL BODY DETOX will knock it out! Give the FULL BODY DETOX a try! After the FULL BODY DETOX, take KIDNEYS AND BLADDER (3-6 capsules) daily.

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    Q: Along with kidney issues I'm getting over, I have a very high count of parathyroid hormone in my blood work. I'm truly embracing all natural help and holistic approach to overcoming this sickness. My doctors currently have me taking Hectorol, which is synthetic vitamin d, and sensipar to lower the parathyroid hormone. The last time I had it checked the number was at 1300 while they say the safe number is no more than 300. What do you recommend to bring this number down, and heal the kidneys?

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    Perform the Full Body Cleanse and then, as a daily regimen, start taking the Thyroid Aid and Kidneys, Bladder and Adrenals formulas.

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    Q: I have a kidney disease. Will any of the following products have an affect on my kidneys? IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA, KIDNEYS AND BLADDER, & MOON CYCLE TEA.

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    YES, THEY'LL HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON YOUR KIDNEYS. HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PERFORMING THE FULL BODY DETOX BEFORE TAKING THE FORMULAS.

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    Q: Can I use Dherbs products being a kidney donor? In 2007 I donated one of my kidneys to my daughter. I want to be sure that anything I take won't have an adverse effect on the one good kidney I have left. Please advise.

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    Herbs are food and will nourish your one good kidney! Nothing to worry about!

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    Q: My dog has kidney disease and is ill. The vitamin supplement I use has helped and KD food for kidney. However, he is anemic due to low red blood count hormone in kidney that makes bone marrow produce more red blood cells. I am searching for product to stimulate production of red blood cells soonest.

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    Try the CAT AND DOG VITAMIN C-BIOFLAVANOID FORMULA for companion animals.

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    Q: My 20-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with focal glomerulosclerosis last year. (The same kidney disease Alonso Mourning had). She has protein spilling in her urine. I was thinking about purchasing your FULL BODY DETOX but not sure if she could take this with the medication that she is taking. At one point, she was on 50 mg of prednisone. That amount has been reduced to 5mg daily. She is also taking diovan and another pill (can't think of it at this time). Can you tell me what herb or combination of herbs will be good for her? With my faith and through God's and mercy, I'm praying for a miracle that her kidneys be restored.

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    THE FULL BODY DETOX WOULD BE THE BEST THING FOR HER. NO MEDICATION IN THE WORLD CAN HEAL ANY DISEASE. GOD/NATURE DID NOT MAKE MEDICINE AND SO THEY ARE INORGANIC AND CANNOT BE ASSIMILATED BY THE BODY, WHICH IS ORGANIC. DO NOT TAKE THE HERBS IF SHE WILL STILL BE TAKING MEDICATION BECAUSE IT WOULD DEFEAT THE WHOLE PURPOSE AND I DON'T WANT YOU TO WASTE YOUR MONEY.

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    Q: I am going to do the full body cleanse and I am a kidney patient on dialysis. I wanted to know if my current medications will hurt me if mix the herbs with them. I currently take clonidine for blood pressure, finasteride for enlarge prostate, metoprolol for blood pressure, diovan for kidney health, dialyvite for blood pressure, and sprionolactone for blood pressure. Do I take the herbs with my meds or in opposite times of the day? I will adhere to your past recommendations and I look forward to the response to these two questions.

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    If you’re worried about the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs, you may be especially interested in using a Cleanse to keep your systems clean, clear, and operating at an optimal level.

    Although the argument between pro and anti vaccination can be overwhelming for anyone we recommend doing extensive research on both sides before making a final decision on how to address your health needs. However, if you do choose to vaccinate, we recommend cleansing before and after vaccination in order to prepare and then rid your  body of any byproducts, impurities and toxins as a result of the drugs and help restore their body to optimal health.

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    Q: My childrens grandmother has been referred to a kidney specialist for possible kidney disease (From the high blood pressure medicine) She also is in remission from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Is there anything she can take for her kidney & blood pressure?

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    For kidneys: KIDNEYS AND BLADDER Formula and KIDNEYS-BLADDER-ADRENAL TEA and CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA. Diet must change: eat more fruits and vegetables. Less meat and dairy products!

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    Q: My fiance is diabetic and his doctor checked his kidney function and told him that his kidney is failing and he needed a kidney biopsy due to increased creatinine levels. Also he has high potassium levels and for this the doctor indicated a low potassium diet. We would like advice since all the doctors say the kidney cannot regenerate itself and the next step is dialysis. Please advise.

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    The doctors are right under Western standards and information, no body part can regenerate itself with the USE OF DRUGS, but not so with herbs. You CAN regenerate every organ in the body with herbs. The doctors can't help him, but natural healing protocols can. I highly recommend he start with the Pancreas Kit and Regimen (which comes with a dietary guideline. Western doctors are insane. You couldn't pay me to visit a doctor after learning all I've learned. Doctors do more harm than good. Get your fiance on the herbs as soon as possible.

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    Q: My mom is currently in the hospital due to her kidneys being in a state of "not working to well" most of this is due to the many meds that she takes and because of this she is now suffering from high Potassium partly because they are intravenous giving her fluid to hydrate her and at the same time giving her a diuretic to release the potassium out of her body too "WHAT" she's dehydrated and hydrated at the same time. What can I do to help this matter, what kinds of foods, drinks ... please advise and btw, my mom is also on meds for her mental imbalance, schizophrenia.

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    Wow! Drugs/medication just really messes people up! These things can't heal you because your body is not made up of drugs. When people learn this they'll be better off. If the person is going to still take drugs while taking herbs it defeats the whole purpose. On the other hand if the person goes all herbal, all the person has to do is perform the Full Body Detox Cleanse which help the kidneys to cleanse and repair and the entire balance should come into balance.

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    Q: I have spoken to you in the past about my health problems. I mention to you that I have a kidney disease and you recommended your FULL BODY DETOX, in which I went through the process. What do you think about amino acid? Do you think amino acid will harm the kidneys?

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    NATURAL SOURCES OF AMINO ACIDS WILL NOT HARM YOUR BODY.

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    Q: I am a Diabetic, have been for over 30 years, I am 52 years old, recently I was diagnosed with Moderate kidney disease, which is a level 3 out of 5, I would like to know what can I do to prevent anymore loss of kidney function. I had did a body detox and my doctor inform me that this is what might have caused my kidney loss, please help me.

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    Most doctors are idiots pertaining to herbs. Herbs are food! The drugs and poor diet is what caused your problem. Solution: FULL BODY DETOX followed by the PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN . These cleanses will help your save your kidneys. Drugs won't! Drugs will lead you to dialysis.

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    Q: I am a dialysis patient. I have neropathy in my feet. It feels like I am walking on rocks and glass. How do I get rid of it? I tried a b-12 supplement. I am on Lyrica. I have also tried your herbs. I would like to know if it is something I am eating or what????? You also told me once not to get a kidney transplant. Why? I do believe in the body healing itself. Are my kidneys too far gone? I have been on dialysis for two years.

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    You have to be consistent with the herbs. Stay on the PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN until you see and feel results. Don't just do one kit! Read our â€DIABETES†article as well! In re diet ... you need to stop eating meat, dairy, refined grains, sugar, salt, cooked foods, processed foods, junk food, etc. You can be helped by you must do the work!

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    Q: I have a cyst on my kidney and ovary I would like to know if your kidney cleanser would help with shrinking and possibly getting rid of the kidney cyst, and which one of your products can I use to get rid of the cyst on my ovary. If not which one of your herbs would you suggets I use

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    Q: Hello, do you have a formula to treat kidney failure / kidney disease?

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    YES! FULL BODY DETOX followed by 6 capsules daily of our KIDNEYS AND BLADDER Formula!

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    Q: My brother-in-law is a kidney transplant recipient for 5 years and after stumbling upon this website, I'm interested in finding out what is the best regiment for him. He takes over 30 pills a day and I'm very concerned with the ill effects it is taking on his body. He's on blood pressure bills, insulin, potassium bills, blood thinning and you name it, and he’s on it. Please advise what he can do to ridden his body of toxic. Any advice would greatly be appreciated.

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    Drugs are foreign to the body and harm the body. He could choose to perform the FULL BODY DETOX and take natural alternatives to the various drugs, but it's his personal choice to make.

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    Q: I am a dialysis patient. Since may herbs are toxic to kidney patients what would you recommend for someone like me. Do you work with kidney pacients?

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    I suggest the FULL BODY DETOX for your condition. Herbs are NOT poisons but drugs and dialysis are! Herbs can help you to heal!!!!! Flush by drinking plenty of water!