How to Detox Your Kidneys

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The kidneys are essential organs as they are in charge of detoxifying and depurating our organism. Kidneys follow similar function to the liver in the sense that they are fundamental in the elimination of toxins and waste products that our bodies no longer need. Beyond that kidneys is one of the principal pathways that our blood takes to get purified and cleansed. Kidneys will absorb and retain any useful compounds while at the same time reject and expel all waste through the urine. Kidneys are also intimately tied to the regulation of arterial blood pressure and the balance of salts such as potassium, calcium, sodium, and magnesium, in blood.

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Kidneys are a pair of organs that resemble the shape of beans and measure approximately thirteen centimeters in length and eight centimeters in width. They are found on the posterior side of the abdominal cavity, just above the waist. On top of each of the kidneys, you will find the adrenal glands that regulate the production of vital hormones, such as cortisol which aids metabolism and governs stress responses as well as aldosterone which regulates blood pressure.Detoxing your kidneys will potentially prevent fatigue, protect against kidney infections, prevent painful kidney stones, improve overall bladder strength and even improve the overall quality of your skin.

Taking into account all of the above-mentioned functions carried out by the kidneys, it is fundamental that we maintain their proper function and healthy outlook. A clear indication that kidneys are being overburdened or perhaps are suffering damage is an elevated serum creatinine level. Once this has been established, it is imperative that we take the necessary steps to ameliorate the causes of the kidney inefficiency and bring them back in line. It is recommended that you cleanse and detox your kidneys regularly to avoid getting to the point where they are not working at a hundred percent capacity.

Here are some tips to detox your kidneys naturally.

Drink plenty of water. Water is a fundamental substance for the proper function of all systems in our bodies. Water is of special significance to kidney function since it is practically mandatory for the most fundamental renal processes. So unless there is an underlying condition that would prohibit it, such as grave or severe renal insufficiency, it is necessary to drink anywhere between two and three liters of water per day. This quantity might at first seem like a lot but in reality is the equivalent of eight to ten glasses of water.

Drink plenty of diuretic infusions. Diuretic infusions that have been elaborated with plants and herbs that provide diuretic properties are ideal for a kidney detox. For example:

  1. Parsley infusion
    Parsley is an exciting herb for the detoxification of the kidneys and particularly useful in the treatment of renal stones. To make this infusion, you merely need to boil a cup of water; once the water has reached the boiling point add a small branch of parsley and let it simmer for an additional three minutes. Once the three minutes have passed let it rest for three more minutes. Strain and drink. You may drink up to three cups of this infusion per day. A word of warning to pregnant women, parsley in high enough quantities has been linked to higher risk of abortion.
     
  2. Dandelion infusion
    Dandelion is surprisingly useful to kidney detox and the proper function of the liver and gallbladder. To prepare the infusion boil a cup of water and add one teaspoon of dandelion root powder and boil for an additional three minutes. Let it cool for another three minutes before drinking. Up to three cups of the dandelion infusion may be drunk per day.
     
  3. Anise infusion
    Anise is usually associated with a natural way to treat stomach gas and indigestion but it is also extremely efficient for cleaning and detoxing your kidneys. To prepare this infusion boil water for and add a teaspoon of anise seeds and boil for an additional five minutes. Take off heat and let rest for 2 minutes before straining and drinking.


Drink depurative and detoxifying juices. Besides diuretic infusions, at home, you may prepare delicious fruit and vegetable drinks composed of foods that provide diuretic and detoxifying qualities. For example:
 

  1. Cucumber and Carrot Juice
    Both foods can aid kidneys in performing their functions adequately. Both cucumbers and carrots can help reduce the levels of blood uric acid as well as aid in the removal of dangerous toxins. Just wash, remove the skin from the carrots and blend.
     
  2. Watermelon and Lemon Juice
    Watermelon is extremely rich in water content, and lemon is a powerful detoxifier with strong depurative qualities. Blend a cup of watermelon flesh and the squeezed juice of one whole lemon.
     
  3. Radish and Celery Juice
    Radish and Celery are undoubtedly great foods that are more than capable of aiding kidney detox. This juice will get your kidneys isolating and removing toxins faster than any other combination.
     
  4. Pineapple and Cucumber Juice
    Take one whole medium pineapple and cut it into chunks. Do the same to three medium cucumbers. Blend all the ingredients with three cups of mineral water. This juice should be drunk before each meal of the day. Besides being a great tool to detox your kidneys, this juice can also lower your blood cholesterol levels.


Living a sedentary life, having lousy nutrition and not drinking enough fluids are all factors that if left unchecked will without a doubt adversely impact the proper functioning of our kidneys. So eat less refined foods, drink more fluids, and consume these herbal and fruit preparations to detox your kidneys and improve your life now effectively.
 

References:

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  2. Henderson, Jenna C. "Kidney Skin Detox."
     
  3. Coresh, Josef, et al. "Prevalence of chronic kidney disease and decreased kidney function in the adult US population: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey." American journal of kidney diseases 41.1 (2003): 1-12.
     
  4. Felts, Lauren. The Miracle Kidney Cleanse: The All-Natural, At-Home Flush to Purify Your Body. Ulysses Press, 2014.