KIDNEYS are the organs that maintain our water balance and help manage the pH of our bodies. While we generally think of kidneys as organs that get rid of water, they actually conserve water by filtering waste products into urine while returning the rest to the blood stream. Approximately 100 quarts of liquid are filtered through the kidneys daily with only 1½ quarts passing out of the body as urine.
High protein diets are hard on the kidneys. URIC ACID, a by-product of protein metabolism, must be eliminated by the kidneys. If too much protein is consumed, the kidneys get overloaded with waste which can result in high blood pressure, joint problems, and fluid retention. Many of the herbs used for kidney conditions help to neutralize uric acid so that it can be eliminated. Read more
Monday, April 11, 2016
Kidneys and Bladder: The Natural Perspective
Margaret Durst reveals natural ways to care for your kidneys and bladder.