Lead and Kidney Disease – What To Know To Safely Detox

Lead is a serious threat to overall health, doubly so if you have chronic kidney issues. Lead and kidney disease are a toxic combination and a very serious issue. This is video number two in
our series on lead and kidney disease, specifically how to detox lead levels if you have kidney disease. If you’re watching this video, I’m assuming that you have some type of test either blood or a hair mineral analysis which has revealed unwanted levels of lead. These sorts of tests are what medical doctors as well as the environmental protection agency recommend to reveal whether or not you have some lead in your system with kidney disease. Such an important test, as even small amounts of lead are bad for kidney function, which you can learn more about in our previous video in which we discuss  lead content  in drinking water. 

This is Robert Galarowicz, naturopath, nutritionist and kidney survivor. I still have my AV fistula and have been living with a cadaver kidney transplant 18 years, 11 years longer than it was supposed to last. In fact, mine was only supposed to last seven and here i am 18 years later because my life, my passion, my obsession is kidney disease and that’s how i make my living and our Youtube channel contains great videos that break down what you can do and incorporate into your life to keep your kidney function well-supported. 

So, if you have lead levels that are unacceptably high and you have kidney disease, you’re definitely going to want to detox it. What methods are safe for you? There are three things we’re mainly going to talk about. The first one is Vitamin C, as Vitamin C detoxes heavy metals. Now with kidney disease, Vitamin C is a little tricky, you don’t want to take too much. I’m going to say 500 milligrams up to a thousand, and if you have some in your multivitamin, that amount will oftentimes be sufficient enough just to help detox you. 

With detoxing while you have kidney disease, detoxing lead or any other heavy metals…slow and steady wins the race! What I mean by that is, you want to do it gradually. If you do it very fast or aggressively, you’re going to put too much of a burden on your body and too much stress on that kidney, so you’ve got to think about doing a slower detox over a longer term. Anywhere from three to six to nine months is an acceptable time span. Vitamin C, if you do decide to use it, be mindful. Of the brand you use. I prefer Ester-C or Liposomal-C. Those are the two types of really optimized, potent vitamin c available.  There’s typically four on the market that are most readily available and those are the better types, they are easier on the body, they’re not acidic meaning you won’t have stomach upset generally and they absorb better. 500 to 1000 milligrams is an acceptable dosage if you have that lead and you want to detox safely. 

Next option is garlic. How would you incorporate garlic as a detoxing tool? You could eat lots of garlic, but it’s good to take a garlic supplement if you have lead.  Garlic is a great detox for lead because it has so many beneficial anti-bacterial, anti-microbial properties. It also contains allicin, a therapeutic property inside of it along with dozens of other similarly potent substances known to help detoxify lead. If you’re picking up garlic pills, there are a lot out there to choose from, but even the most basic garlic pills seem to do a good job. For a lead detox, you’re going to want to take three pills a day of those garlic pills throughout the day. You can do one with each meal or two with a meal, whichever way is convenient for you. 

The last great, natural way to safely detox from lead while dealing with kidney disease is using something called alpha lipoic acid. Alpha lipoid acid contains a vitamin-like substance that’s extremely therapeutic, it’s very good for diabetic kidney disease and will detox lead. What we recommend for kidney disease is 600 milligrams of alpha lipoic acid once to twice per day, we know that’s safe with diabetic kidney disease. Again, remember to undergo the detox process over a slow and steady course of time, you don’t want to do it aggressively and take too much too fast as this will place undue stress on the kidneys. 

In conclusion, using those three nutrients will help you safely detox from lead easily. Of course, it goes without saying that before trying this or any detox, you should be under the care of a health professional who can adjust dosing and oversee the process.

Water And Kidney Disease | How Lead Levels In Water Affect Kidney Function
Link to part 1.

Lead Poisoning and What It Does To The Kidneys

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