WHY CRANBERRY JUICE, DANDELION LEAF & BEET ROOT JUICE AS WELL AS OTHER DIURETICS or even HIGH ALKALINE WATERS ARE NOT ALWAYS GOOD FOR KIDNEY PATIENTS.
As you know, we always talk about ‘balance’ for FUELING our bodies. Balance is defined as not over doing one thing. Some of you may not be aware that I have had kidney surgery and kidney complications of my own. At the age of 8 years, I encountered kidney surgery and suffered for over 25 years of kidney complications. In and out of ER and on many different kinds of water pills, rx drugs and IV's to find NO relief. Finally 10 years ago, after listening to my son's doctor in Colorado, I realized the importance of real toxic free foods and how they heal the body. I understood finally, that just continuing to put a bandage on my issues was just hiding the real problem. I realized that I had to get to the cause of the problem before I could begin to really heal.
After searching the country for remedies for my kidney ailments, I found what I thought was relief with certain foods 10 years ago. I managed to keep my swelling somewhat to a low level, I kept my kidneys from acting up and kept me out of the emergency room for 6 years. So I thought I was doing great. After all I was drinking my "Diuretic teas, my kidney accelerator and dandelion teas and of course had drank a water that was high in alkaline"., Then in June of 2011, after I had just finished my first ever bicycle tour of 1320 miles from Ohio to Florida, I completely exhausted my kidney. This exhaustion combined along with all my other ventures sent my kidney into overload production. Although I ate the best of the best organic foods and did my meditation while on tour, I found myself in serious trouble. I was sitting typing as I sit here typing this blog one evening and just like the lights go out, my face turned white and I nearly fainted. My husband took me to bed immediately to get rest. However, he found me not waking and I was in bed for over 3 days unable to function. This is when I knew I must search the world for the best doctor for my kidney complications. Working with different foods, herbs and tinctures on my own and with other holistic doctors, there was still something missing to completely help reverse my condition This is where I found life long relief from a world wide holistic kidney doctor, Dr. Jenna Henderson of Holistic Kidney. She taught me about the ying and the yang of the kidney and how stress and emotions go straight to the damaged organ, especially in kidney patients. She taught me how certain foods and herbs were not good for people with kidney complications but would be good for normal healthy kidney function in a normal person.
Dr. Jenna led me on my path of healing through natural protocols such as far infrared saunas, deep tissue massages, salt water baths and salt water drinks and REST. Of course incorporating SLIPPERY ELM, BLACK CHERRY JUICE, COCONUT WATERS AND BCQ supplement into my diet. Even your Organic Guru needs help from holistic/natural practitioners. From Dr. Jenna, a world known doctor, I learned many ways the body heals and many things I just assumed would be good for my kidney was NOT. I learned how diuretics can work against a kidney and how certain protein is needed for the kidney function.
Keep in mind that not all remedies are right for each patient. But be assured that anything simple and natural as ocean swimming, massages, saunas and so on, can do your kidney wonders.
“Cranberries are good for UTI infections, as well as blueberries. But cranberries are more acidic and blueberries are more alkaline. It depends on what we find for the pH of the urine. In some people making things more acidic can be irritating. Diuretics are stimulants. They don't build up the kidneys but push them to work harder. It's like drinking coffee when you have adrenal fatigue”. Dr. Jenna Henderson
Many people mistake a UTI for a kidney infection. When we have UTI’s, then cranberry juice, beet root juice and dandelion leaf are sufficient and good. But in my case of kidney complications, these foods are NOT good. So, please understand that most postings on here are to PREVENT and KEEP you healthy. We know that certain measures are to be taken for certain ailments. We are NOT doctors, nurses or scientist. However, I, Lynnette, do take instruction from some great holistic doctors around the country. PLUS, when one has a surgery, you can NOT reverse a surgery, you can only prevent further ailments and help reverse your causes of damage. Therefore, all you people who blast me for eating meat, well tell that to my kidney who can NOT produce the protein like it should. NOTE: only to eat grass fed and grass FINISHED meat such as bison, elk or beef 1 - 2x’s per week in very small amounts. The animal can NOT produce it’s own L-Carnitine if it is NOT fed a natural diet and FINISHED with a natural diet. So just eating meat with OUT knowing the source will surely wreak havoc upon the body.
The kidneys are a pair of organs located in the back of the abdomen. Each kidney is about 4 or 5 inches long -- about the size of a fist.The kidneys' function are to filter the blood from the aorta. All the blood in our bodies passes through the kidneys several times a day. The kidneys remove wastes, control the body's fluid balance, and regulate the balance of electrolytes. As the kidneys filter blood, they create urine, which collects in the kidneys' pelvis -- funnel-shaped structures that drain down tubes called ureters to the bladder.
Here is my personal protocol my amazing doctor prescribed for me.
Get plenty of sleep, to be in bed by 10p.m. and taking one time per week to be in bed by 8:30. Swim in the ocean, if no ocean then take a bath with 4 lbs. of salt and soak for 30 mins. Get deep tissue massages, get acupuncture, go to far infrared saunas. Avoid essential oils. Avoid diuretics. Eat small portions of red meat 2 x's per week. Eat lots of black cherries, blue berries, beats. Take vital nutrients, take BCQ and slippery elm. Get 3 big belly laughs per day. Wow, what an awesome 'prescription', who would NOT want to do this?
Here's to your great kidney health!
Organic Guru Lynnette Marie