So you want to do a kidney cleanse? Good! Our food, water, and air are loaded with chemicals, bacteria, and pollution which means your poor kidneys are working double time just to keep your body running healthy. And just like the lint trap on your clothes dryer cleansing your kidneys will help the whole system run better. But there are some important things you need to keep in mind before attempting a kidney cleanse which I’ll share with you in a second, but first lets talk about how a kidney cleanse works, and why you should do it…
A kidney cleanse is used to cleanse the kidney tubules from foreign substances that have collected there because the body wasn’t able to eliminate them the usual methods.
Your kidneys are a major organ and it’s important that they are cleansed regularly to prepare the body for any crisis that might arise. You should do the cleanse twice a year and it should last for about 3 weeks or you can cut that down to 10 days by doing the Master Cleanse.
Sometimes you’ll have subtle hints like lower back pain that your kidney is troubled, but many times you will have no symptoms. Kidney disease can be silent and you may not even know you have a problem until the kidney is severely diseased. The kidney filter the blood, regulate the urinary system, and produce hormones. They are extremely complex organs.
With a kidney cleanse you will be drinking large amounts of fluids and watching very carefully what you eat. A whole body cleanse like the Master Cleanse, can also benefit the kidneys. Juice fasting will also cleanse the kidneys.
It’s really is that simple. Unlike gall bladder cleansing there are no special potions to drink, or complex procedures to follow. Just stick to a clean diet and drink lots of water (filtered water is a must) and fresh juices, especially cranberry juice. A great way to flush out your kidneys is to eat a lot of water melon, or any other fruit or vegetable that’s mostly water.
Any type of fasting that has lots of fluid intake is a good kidney cleanse. There are also many products containing herbs that you can purchase for that extra little punch. You will also need to stick to a diet designed for rejuvenation and restoration of proper kidney function.
You can’t gorge on fast food AND do a kidney cleanse!
For a added boost you can throw in some natural herbs, and plants like:
- Dandelion Leaf
- Marshmallow root
You can find these in supplement form in most specialty “kidney cleansing teas”.
There are few side effects from a kidney cleanse. You may find you have symptoms like you are getting a cold, and you may have some aching in the kidney area as the toxins are removed from your body.
Cleansing your kidneys will eliminate calcium deposits, eliminate unseen infections, and some have even seen reductions in blood pressure. Just like a liver cleanse or colon cleanse, a kidney cleanse is designed to remove toxins from the body, and by dissolving they harmful kidney stones the urinary system can once again function properly, and for proper volumes of urine to pass out of the body. A kidney cleanse can also improve your skin’s texture and your overall complexion. Purifying the blood is good for the heart and lower blood pressure means your heart doesn’t have to work as hard.
The kidney cleanse rewards you with a body that’s healthier. It also protects the kidneys, which have some important tasks to carry out in the body.
- They regulate the blood’s composition
- Keep the amount of water in the body constant
- Keep the concentration of ion and other substances constant
- Remove waste from the body
- Keep the acid in the blood constant
- Maintain the body’s calcium levels
- Regulate blood pressure
You can quickly see just how important the kidneys are to the overall performance of our body. And optimum performing kidneys are healthier, and that means you are going to feel more energized, healthier, and happier.