Grapefruit Juice Kidney Cleanse To Boost Immunity And Wellbeing – Saturday Strategy
POSTED ON August 10, 2017 BY Drew Canole
Grapefruit Juice Kidney Cleanse To Boost Immunity And Wellbeing – Saturday Strategy
Today I am going to teach you how to cleanse two of the most important detox organs in your body: your kidneys!
Why should you bother with a kidney cleanse? What’s the big deal? Can’t your body take care of itself?
A lot of the advancements in modern life have also brought about new TOXINS. We are exposed to more toxins on a yearly basis than perhaps any generation who has lived before us.
How is your body handling all this toxic exposure? Well, to be honest, your body is working extremely hard to keep you healthy, but can only do so much before it gets worn down and needs some help!
So if you’re feeling more tired than usual, carrying around some extra weight, feeling bloated after eating, having skin issues or if you’re experiencing back pain, it’s time to give your kidneys some TLC!
Why Your Kidneys Are So Important
Your kidneys are bean-shaped organs located in your upper abdominal cavity. They are responsible for filtering out toxins and excess salts and removing waste 24/7. If your kidneys don’t function well, it leads to toxic build-up in your blood, leading to a host of health problems.
Your kidneys receive about 25% of the blood that is pumped by the heart every day. This blood is then filtered and purified and either sent through the rest of the body or directly to the bladder as waste. Nephrons are the little filter systems inside your kidneys. You have about a million nephrons in each kidney!
Water Level Regulation
The average adult has 7-8 liters of blood. 92% of your blood is made up of water!Your kidneys are responsible for keeping the liquid levels in the body optimal. If there is too much liquid, the kidneys will dispel it through urine. If there is not enough, the kidneys will prevent/lessen urination until more water comes in.
Blood Pressure Regulation
Your kidneys create a hormone that can contract the arteries in your body. This enables the kidneys to essentially control your blood pressure.
Red Blood Cell Regulation
Your body has, at any given time, about 20-30 trillion red blood cells. Every second, about 3 million of these die and need to be replaced. The kidneys produce a hormone called Erythropoietin that stimulates red blood cell production in the bone marrow of your body. Red blood cells are the main delivery vehicle of oxygen to all bodily tissues.
Our bodies are made to maintain a pH balance of 7.4 (slightly more alkaline than acidic). Both the lungs and kidneys act as buffers to counteract changes in blood pH that might otherwise sway the body out of balance. Acidosis (when the body becomes too acidic) can be serious and may cause fatigue, shortness of breath, confusion, headaches, lack of appetite, jaundice, increased heart rate, etc. If left unchecked, acidosis may also become a primary contributor to disease.
What Happens When Kidney Damage Occurs
Several things can cause kidney damage/poor kidney function, including environmental pollutants, infection from certain diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, severe dehydration, trauma to the kidneys, excessive use of antacids or pain medications and milk products.
When the kidneys become unable to do their job, the body becomes overloaded with toxins and waste.
Kidney diseases don’t come on overnight, they happen gradually over the years, slowly wearing down or assaulting the nephrons (filter systems) in the kidneys until they become unable to filter. The kidneys will continue to perform until they’ve lost 75-80% of their function.
Sometimes people don’t realize their kidneys are suffering until years after the initial damage has taken place. That is why it is SO important to pay attention to your lifestyle choices NOW. Even if you don’t feel like your bad habits are affecting your health, more likely than not, they are! So don’t wait to change your life! Your health is counting on it.
Grapefruit juice may help to prevent and dissolve kidney stones made of calcium oxalate. It can also help withboosting immunity, reducing blood pressure, repairing tissue damage, reducing free radical damage and producing liver enzymes that are all factors of kidney health.A 2014 study found that grapefruit can prevent the formation of kidney cysts.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT GRAPEFRUIT: One of the main compounds in grapefruit, furanocoumarins, can interact with certain medications and cause health issues. These medications include: cholesterol-reducing statin drugs, beta-blockers for hypertension, psychiatric drugs for depression, erectile dysfunction drugs and some antihistamines and immune system suppressants. If you are taking any of these medications, don’t drink grapefruit juice.
Parsley is one of the best foods to help flush out toxins from your kidneys. It is a potent antioxidant that has been found to significantly boost kidney health and may even be useful in aiding early stages of kidney disease. It is also great for preventing and aiding kidneys stones and UTIs. You can add parsley to your green juices, smoothies and salads or make tea out of it by adding it to hot water.
Lemon juice helps to reduce kidney stone formation in your body. Adding just half a cup of lemon juice a day to your water can make a huge difference. Lemon juice is also alkalizing and excellent for your digestion, immune system and skin.
Cordyceps have improved kidney function by 41% in some research studies. They do this by naturally increasing superoxide dismutase. Cordyceps are highly prized in tibetan medicine for their medicinal, remedying powers.
Other foods that are good for your kidneys: celery, parsley, alfalfa, asparagus, lettuce, carrot tops, citrus, cabbage, burdock, horsetail, rye, quinoa, amaranth, beans, winter beans, warm broth, warm soup, microalgae, berries, garlic, onion, green tea.
Juice the ingredients in the following order: 1 bunch parsley, 3 grapefruits, 1 lemon
If you are on any of the medications listed above, use 2 green apples or 2 cups of grapes for this recipe instead of the grapefruit juice.
Other Strategies For Kidney Care
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Adequate Water Intake
The number ONE risk factor for developing kidney problems is DEHYDRATION. Figure out a way to drink enough water throughout the day. I recommend getting between 4-6 liters DAILY. Most Americans are walking around completely dehydrated and they have no idea. They are drinking everything BUT water and mistaking their THIRST for HUNGER.
In Chinese medicine the kidneys are the ‘root of life,’ keeping the essence from both parents. They are associated with vitality, sexual function and willpower.
Chinese medicine uses a holistic approach: herbs, dark foods (beans, black sesame, etc.), raw food, reducing and handling stress, finding balance, removing processed foods, taking care of the back, massage, acupuncture, slow movements like tai-chi, water to help the entire you.
Limit Pharmaceutical Use
Take a serious look through your medicine cabinet. When using pharmaceuticals, use the smallest amount possible and follow the directions exactly. Overuse of drugs can lead to toxic overload and studies have shown that certain drugs increase risk of kidney stones.
Use natural remedies whenever possible as these are not as hard on the body as commercial drugs. Always search for the root causes to symptoms that arise in the body so that you can work to completely heal and overcome them instead of spending your life treating symptoms.
Limit Processed Foods
Processed foods are packed with refined sugar, soy, caffeine, excess salts, artificial flavors and colors and tons of mystery ingredients that can slowly wear on the kidneys. Excess salt in particular can be a major problem for the kidneys and cause a host of issues. Stick to a diet filled with whole fruits and vegetables, organic meats, cage-free eggs, wild caught fish, lightly salted or raw nuts and seeds, etc.
If you take care of your body, it will take care of you. Becoming educated and aware about all the organs that you are blessed with is a big step in being able to nourish them properly. Keep researching and implementing new strategies in your life. It is not always easy to break old habits, but it is worth it!
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Remember, we’re in this together.
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Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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