Urine is rich in various salts (calcium oxalate, uric acid, cystine, xanthine) that build up on the inside of the kidneys. For various reasons, such as chronic dehydration, infection, stress, lack of adequate exercise - these salts can become highly concentrated, super-saturated, and begin forming crystals, which over time form stones. Stones may also form in the ureter or bladder.
Keep your Kidneys healthy by drinking plenty of water, eating melons, avoiding dehydration, reducing caffeine, avoiding chemicals, keeping a healthy diet, and doing maintenance kidney cleanses/flushes.
80% of North Americans are CHRONICALLY DEHYDRATED!!!
It takes a LOT of liquid to wash out the inside of the body, and produce a gallon of urine a day!
The kidneys are part of the urinary and endocrine systems. They are two of the most important internal organs in the body - primarily for filtering blood, and producing and regulating hormones. The kidneys filter and flush toxic chemicals from the bloodstream, and maintain a stable balance and internal environment for cells, by regulating water, electrolytes, and acid-base balances.
Watermelon Feast Flush
The simplest method for flushing the kidneys has only one ingredient - watermelon. Simple but not easy as you'll quickly discover when you attempt to consume 2 -3 large watermelons in one day! To make this protocol easier - you can blend it up into juice (do not strain out the pulp) Get down as much as possible! People have had great success with this protocol, passing large and small stones, as well as grit/sand crystals.
Watermelon Seed Tea
Edgar Cayce recommended this tea as a powerful diuretic, with healing, strengthening, and purifying qualities. A simple, natural stimulant with no side-effects. At least once a day, three times a week, take watermelon seed tea. Pour boiling water over one tablespoon of ground watermelon seeds, and allow to steep. Cool and strain before drinking. The tea should be made FRESH at each use.
Celery Seed Tea
Pour boiling water over one tablespoon of ground celery seed, and allow to steep. Cool and strain before drinking. The tea should be made FRESH at each use.
Celery seed if a VERY powerful uterine stimulant. DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE PREGNANT!!! Celery seed also contains strong volatile oil that can be toxic to the kidneys if consumed in too great an amount, or for those have serious kidney problems. An allergic reaction is rare.
Celery seed has an immediate, direct action on the kidneys, increasing urine elimination, and speeding up detoxification from the joints, which is an added bonus for those with arthritis or similar. In combination with Dandelion, it increases the efficiency of elimination - both for kidneys and liver. Celery seed is also good for diabetes (working as a hypoglycemic).
This tea is very helpful for those suffering from an over-supply of uric acid, as it contains large amounts of potassium and organic sodium, that help rid the body of waste material, by stimulating skin, bowels, and kidneys. It re-balances the acid/alkaline system and may be useful in the prevention of certain cancers.
Hulda Clark's Kidney Cleanse
- 1/2 cup of each - Dried Hydrangea Root, Gravel Root, and Marshmallow Root
- Black Cherry Concentrate (8oz. twice)(optional)
- Pinch of Vitamin B2 Powder
- 4 Bunches of Fresh Parsley
- Goldenrod Tincture (leave out if allergic)
- Uva Ursi
- Vitamin B6 (250mg caps)
- Magnesium Oxide (300mg caps)
- HCI Drops (hydrochloric acid)
- Sweetening if needed
Measure out 1/4 of each root (half the amount of each), and soak them together in a glass container that will hold at least 10 cups of water. Add B2 powder, and let steep for 4 hours or overnight. Heat to boiling, simmer 20 minutes. Add black cherry concentrate (8oz), and bring back to a light boil. Strain into a glass container. Drink 3/4 cup by sipping SLOWLY throughout the day (stir in the 2 HCI drops into the glass you're using). Refrigerate half the entire mixture for use in week 1, and freeze the other half for week 2.
It's suggested that you do this cleanse for 6 weeks to get good results - longer if your problems are more serious.
Morning Parsley Drink
Soak fresh parsley in HCI-water (1 drop per cup), add a pinch of vitmain B2, let sit 2 minutes to kill off any contaminates. Drain. Add 2 pints water, and lightly boil for 1 minute. Drain into glass jar. Cool. Pour off 1/2 cup, add 2 drops HCI, and sip separately or add to your root drink. Same - refrigerate half and freeze half. Throw the parsley in the compost. Always add HCI drops to each beverage, just before consuming to sterilize.
Each morning, pour together 3/4 cups root tea, and 1/2 cup parsley tea into large mug. Add 30 drops of goldenrod tincture, and spice if wanted (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg). Add a pinch of B2, and 4 drops HCI to sterilize. Drink this mix in divided doses throughout the day. Do not drink all at once or you will get a stomach ache and feel too much pressure in your bladder. If your stomach is very sensitive, start with half this dose, and build up over a few days.
- Take with ginger capsules (one with each meal) 3x day
- Uva Ursi (once cap in the morning and 2 in evening)
- Vitamin B6 (250mg once a day)
- Magnesium Oxide (300mg once a day)
Take the supplements before a meal, to avoid indigestion. If you're already taking any of these supplements - don't double up.
NOTE: Both of these teas can easily spoil. Reheat to boiling every third day if it's being stored in the fridge. Add the HCI drops before drinking. Use glass containers.
Function of the Kidneys
- Eliminate metabolic waste
- Regulate Blood Pressure
- Erythrocyte production (stimulates red blood cells production)
- Vitamin D activation!
- Prostaglandin synthesis
- Acid-base balance (excretes alkaline salts)
- Fluid balance
- Electrolyte balance
Symptoms of kidney stones or poor kidney health
- Pain in lower back, belly, or side of back
- Pain may move to groin area or testicles
- Edema (water retention)
- Abnormal urine color
- Blood in urine
- Chills & Fever
- Nausea & Vomiting