Kidney Detoxing 5 Kidney Detox Tips For Kidney Disease
Today’s video is about kidney detoxing when you have kidney disease or any type of compromised kidney function.
In this video i’m going to be giving guidelines that you can follow when you’re looking to do a kidney detox. Kidney detox–what is that exactly? If you look around on the internet, there are a lot of different definitions. Generally the definition is you’re taking toxins out of the kidney or out of the body. Now first off, most toxins don’t build up in the kidney. They’re passing through. You do get some toxin buildup in the kidney like with kidney stones.
For the most part, you don’t store toxins in the kidney; they’re in other parts of the body circulating through the blood and your kidney has to filter them. So when we detox we want to remove the toxins from the body, especially the ones that affect the kidneys. By doing this, you allow your kidney to rest and have better kidney health. You may be able to rejuvenate some kidney health, but overall that’s what we’re looking to do when we talk about a kidney detox.
Now this is for people with kidney disease who have some type of compromised function. If you don’t have kidney disease this can still apply to you, but you’ll have much less restrictions. Look to eat certain vegetables and fruits that are more kidney friendly.
First things first, you want to get rid of animal meats or any type of animal proteins. Animal foods create more toxins like more urea, more nitrogen, and other type of metabolic toxins. All of those have to be filtered through the kidney so we want to get rid of animal proteins. Replace them with vegan-based proteins like beans, soy products, nuts and seeds. Now if you have kidney disease you do have to watch your potassium and phosphorus levels.
I’m assuming that most of you have good control over your levels for the most part. With potassium you can be more flexible than with phosphorus, but if you have to limit phosphorus, you might want to limit the beans. You can have a little more soy products, smaller amounts of nuts and seeds, or smaller amounts of beans. These are acceptable for most people. If not, you may want to use a rice based protein powder. You can also use an essential amino acid complex. But either way you want to lower the animal proteins, use more vegan-based ones, or maybe a protein powder.
We generally don’t recommend protein powder for kidney disease, so you might want to look into essential amino acids to get your protein source. We we have a lot of other videos about that, but the main thing is getting that animal protein out replacing it with those healthier proteins or amino acids or keto analogues of essential amino acids.
The second thing is to get rid of all the sodas and juices and replace them with good clean water. We don’t like juice with kidney disease. Blending- when you use the entire part of the plant or fruit–is recommended if you are going to be juicing. Lots of clean water is very important though. You can put lemon in your water because when you put lemon in water it does it does help the kidneys. It’s also shown to help stop the formation of kidney stones. A lot of people say lemon’s like a cellular scrub that picks up debris throughout your body and throughout your kidney. You want to use a lot of lemon.
In the studies that showed that it helped kidney stone formation they had up to a gallon of water a day with lemon. You don’t have to drink that much but you want to get lots of good clean water. You want to do the best you can to clear out acids and have more alkaline food in your body. getting rid of the animal products will do that.
One of the kidneys job is to make sure the body is alkaline. You can try a little bit of sodium bicarbonate between meals to help reduce the acid buildup. You might need a lot more sodium bicarbonate depending on your stage of kidney disease, but having more fruits and vegetables will also allow you to be more alkaline. Anytime you do a kidney detox you want to have a diet that’s high in kidney friendly fruits and vegetables
Generally a kidney detox always has some type of supplements for added benefits. You want to use some supplements, particularly a fiber supplement. A lot of kidney toxins build up in the gut which then get recirculated back in the body which the kidneys have to again try to take care of, and if they’re damaged it’s just more stress on those kidneys. A fiber supplement like acacia fiber is shown to be one of the better fibers for kidney issues, but any fiber is good. You want to make sure you’re having regular bowel movements to get rid of more and more toxins.
We have a product called kidney restore which has some probiotics like sodium bicarbonate niacin-amide which helps phosphorus so that’s a good product you can look at to support kidney health or to support your detox. You also can try fish oil or flax seed which help reduce inflammation. You can also take antioxidants, vitamin e, vitamin c; these are all good things. Coq10 is excellent for the kidney so when you’re doing a kidney detox whether you’re doing it long term or you’re doing it short term you want to try to incorporate those good things.
You can also have lots of garlic, ginger, and turmeric as spices in your food as all of these things will just help rid your body of toxins. Follow those guidelines and incorporate them into your whether you’re running a short or long term detox.