Overview Of Kidney Disease
The doctors explained to you that both your kidneys are not functioning well. Therefore you need to go for an on-going medical treatment to clean your blood. This news made you shocked, depressed, desperate and disbelieve, you really hope the doctors can find another solution to cure your kidney disease. Anyone who is going through this painful period will feel the same. No matter how difficult it is, life has to go on.
Well, most common on-going treatment for kidney failure is hemodialysis. It is a filtration process where toxins and water removed from the patient’s blood by using artificial kidney. A patient needs to go for hemodialysis 3 times a week. Each treatment session will take up to 4 hours to complete.
Another option is to treat your kidney disease with natural remedies but you still need to go for the treatment. Natural remedies can help to reverse kidney disease and improve renal function naturally. First, you need to understand the disease first before trying the natural remedies.
There are 2 types of kidney disease
- Acute Renal Failure – sudden loss of kidney function and is reversible
- Chronic Renal Failure – progressive and irreversible
Signs and symptoms of kidney disease
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Decrease of red blood cells
- Build-up of fluid in the body, swelling
- Feeling tired and weak
- Increase of blood pressure
- Excess toxins in the blood
Quick natural remedies to improve your kidney function naturally
- Reduce salt intake and sodium-rich processed food.
- Eat less potassium – potatoes, bananas, tomato, spinach, avocado, beans, and watermelon.
- Take less protein – yogurt, cheese, milk, meat, sea foods, peanuts, eggs, and tofu.
6 Effective Natural Remedies for Kidney Disease
List of foods that you can enjoy regularly and reverse your kidney disease.
1. Strawberries, Cranberries, Raspberries, and Cherries
A balanced and healthy diet with strawberries, cranberries, raspberries and cherries are important to cure kidney disease naturally. These berries have powerful anti-inflammatory, high antioxidant levels, and cancer-fighting compounds. They can fight inflammation and protect the cell structures of the human body. Eat ½ cup of fresh berries daily. Avoid dried fruits that have added sugar.
Eat ½ cup of fresh berries daily. Avoid dried fruits that have added sugar.
This juicy and tasty pineapple fruit is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, copper, manganese and dietary fiber. In addition to that, pineapple juice can help to reduce inflammation and prevents deposition of amyloid.
Take ½ cup of fresh pineapple juice, add to your salad or eat 1 slice daily. But you need to avoid eating can pineapple chunks, rings or juice because of preservative and high sugar content.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar will be a good healthy choice for kidney disease patients who are suffering from low potassium. Patients with high potassium levels need to limit or avoid taking apple cider vinegar to treat their kidney disease. This natural remedy helps to flush out toxins and prevent kidney stones at the same time.
Mix 1 tablespoon with 1 glass of warm water and 1 tablespoon of pure honey, drink before going to sleep. Honey has natural anti-bacteria properties that can help to fight kidney disease.
4. Java Tea
Java tea helps to treat kidney disease and fight infections naturally. This herbal tea from Asia is now widely used as a natural remedy to treat renal and urinary infections. This medicinal plant has diuretic properties that help to clear and improve the urine flow.
To make Java tea, place 5 to 6 tea leaves into a cup of hot water. Remove or strain the tea leaves and add some honey as a sweetener. Drink a cup twice a day.
Garlic has been used for many years as a natural remedy to cure and prevent many diseases. It has powerful healing properties including treating stage 3 kidney disease. High blood pressure and diabetes are the main cause of kidney disease. Garlic can help to reduce potential kidney damages by controlling high blood pressure and diabetes.
Place garlic cloves in a hot pan and cover with a lid and wait till the garlic “pops,” Remove and eat 1 clove of garlic a day. You can store the balance garlic cloves in a container and consume accordingly.
6. Olive Oil
Healthy olive oil was traditionally used for many illnesses as a natural remedy. Olive oil contains anti-inflammatory fatty acids that calm inflammation and help kidney stones pass through the urinary system with less pain when urinating. Therefore choose extra virgin olive oil because it has higher antioxidants.
Eat mixed green salad with 1 tablespoon of olive oil daily.
Take note that the disease symptoms and treatment of kidney disease vary from one patient to another. One remedy may not work for every patient. Best is to consult with your doctor first before taking any of these natural remedies to treat your kidney disease.
Duncan Capicchiano, 2nd generation Naturopath, Researcher, and Author – was driven to find a solution to this problem when one of his close family members was diagnosed with impaired kidney function.