Kidneys are considered to be one of the most important organs in the human body. The kidneys perform various extreme important functions in the human body and you should take good care of them.
Medical experts explain that the kidneys filter about 120-150 quarts of blood, to produce 1-2 quarts of urine, but also filter the waste and extra fluid out of the body. As it is mentioned above, the kidneys perform many vital functions in the human body including the following: prevent the buildup of waste in the body, keep electrolyte levels stable, and make hormones that regulate blood pressure, make blood cells, and maintain strong bones.
According to statistical data, over 26 million Americans have kidney disease and even 1 in 3 American adults is currently at risk for developing the disease, which is really shocking. In addition to that, medical experts warn that in the United States only, the kidney disease is the cause of death at more people than breast or prostate cancer.
There are many factors that can lead to kidney damage and some of them are type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, a disease called glomerulonephritis which damages the kidney’s filtering units, infections, kidney stones and overuse of the over-the-counter pain killers.
You can repair the kidneys after damage and you will need just one common household item that you probably already have in your kitchen. That ingredient is baking soda. Below we are going to present to you the procedure about how to cleanse and improve the function of your kidneys with just ½ tsp. of baking soda on a daily basis.
Now probably all of you will be curious to find out how does it work. First of all, it is important to mention that the endocrine system produces hormones and enzymes to help digest food into safer chemicals that the body can process. The pancreas is the organ that produces most of the sodium bicarbonate in order to protect the kidneys during digestion.
In certain cases, the kidneys will produce additional amounts and that depends on the type of food you consume. For instance, if your diet includes added sugar, fried foods, fatty foods, and other unhealthy choices, your endocrine system can become stressed.
Due to that fact, both the pancreas and the kidneys will suffer from a substantial reduction in their ability to produce sodium bicarbonate effectively. You should be aware that if there is not sufficient production of bicarbonate, the acids produced during digestion will not be effectively neutralized and that will kidney damage.
Another important fact that should be mentioned is that sodium bicarbonate is one of the most important agents used in dialysis or other treatments for kidney damage. The process that is called acid buffering aids is responsible for the removal of excess fluids and waste material from the bloodstream. In the process of dialysis, sodium bicarbonate is added to the body as the kidneys are no longer able to produce it in order to process food and waste materials.
Group of researchers at the U.S. National Health Institute recently conducted a study in which they have revealed and showed the effectiveness of sodium bicarbonate dialysis in the place of normal dialysis. Namely, the patients placed on this treatment showed greater nitrate oxide synthase, which is a process that balances the pH level of the blood.
How to Use Sodium Bicarbonate for Kidney Damage:
1st Day – you should dissolve ½ teaspoon baking soda under the tongue
2nd Day – you should mix ½ teaspoon baking soda and ½ teaspoon of salt into 1.5 liters of water, and drink each day in a period of 2 – 3 days.
After the 2nd day, you should reduce the daily dosage to ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and 1/3 teaspoon of salt.
Don’t forget that you should avoid all products that dehydrate the body, such as salt, tea, foods and drinks that are high in crystalline sugar, coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol.
Moreover, you should not eat more than the daily recommended amount of protein, and the reason for that is because excessive protein intake can put a strain on your kidneys, causing more severe damage. It is advisable to consume foods rich in vitamin B complex because they are well known to aid in protein elimination from the body. Eat a lot of fruits, grains, and vegetables.