Today I wanted to give you a quick home remedy that virtually anyone can do to help aid the healing of your kidneys, and gently cleanse the body.
Juicing is the perfect natural treatment for renal disease, as it is easy, very safe, cost effective, and tastes great! Juicing literally takes the best of the plant, concentrates it, and delivers the benefits in such a manner that the body absorbs virtually all of it. Have you tried eating 2 apples, 3 carrots, a handful of celery, a knob of ginger, and a slice of cucumber all at once? I am sure a lot of it would pass right through you if you did – not to mention I would feel sorry for your poor stomach, as that’s quite a lot! But that’s where juicing is fantastic, it allows us to consume a much larger portion of vegetables (and fruit) than we ordinarily would, thereby giving us a ‘therapeutic dose’, and without giving us a bloated stomach.
Juicing is not just about providing your body with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals (which is a worthwhile benefit just in itself), juicing will also help heal your kidneys, give your entire body a cleanse, and flush out any toxins. You see plants (vegetables and fruit) give us so much more than standard nutrients, they give us phytonutrients.
“Phytonutrients in specific plant foods are some of the most powerful biological response modifiers scientists have yet discovered.” (Jeffrey Bland Ph.D.) Phytonutrients can be defined as plant derived nutrients.
Phytonutrients can be defined as: chemical compounds such as isoflavones that occur naturally in plants. Plants produce these substances for various reasons, including, structure, chemical messengers, protection from harmful organisms or insects or even attracting pollinating insects. Once eaten by humans though, these substances take on a new role. Using isoflavones as an example, isoflavones can balance the female hormonal system and protect them from breast cancer.
Anyway, I am getting a little side tracked… Case in point juicing = good.
So what is a great juicing recipe for kidney damage and disease? Well I am glad you asked… here you go!
Kidney Juice Recipe – Watermelon Soother
- 12 centimetres watermelon
- 2 tablespoons raspberry
- 6 strawberries
- 1 carrot
- ½ cucumber
- ½ cup parsley
Use a juicer to juice each individual ingredient into a single container. Stir and serve. Drink 2-5 glasses per week. Drink within 24 hours.
Now I must follow this up by saying that this is one piece to the puzzle to healing your kidneys, and should be used in conjunction with other natural treatments. A famous Australian doctor, Dr. Sandra Cabot, mentions in her “Raw Juices Can Save Your Life” book that her grandmother was struck by kidney disease (glomerulo-nephritis), and by using juices alone cured her condition. While I think it is excellent to practice juicing where possible, I think it would be unwise just to do this alone. When combined with nutrition, diet, exercise, and herbal medicine, you have a powerful combination.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my juicing for kidneys recipe. Take care!
P.S. Those with high potassium levels will need to make sure they factor in the high amount of potassium that will be digested by drinking the juices, so make sure the rest of the day you only foods containing low levels of potassium.