Why a Kidney Cleanse?
stone is a hard mineral and
crystalline material formed within the
kidney or urinary tract. Kidney stones
are a common cause of blood in the urine and
pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin. Kidney
stones occur in 1 in 20 people at some time
in their life.
kidney cleanse is a procedure which is used to dissolve deposits
inside the kidneys that can lead to kidney stones.
The function of the kidneys is to
excrete urine, which contains the end products of metabolism, and to
help regulate the wastes, electrolyte, and acid content of the
blood. To accomplish this, the kidneys conserve water and balance
electrolytes by reabsorbing the exact amounts required minute by
minute and sending the excess out through the urinary tract. This is
done through a complex network of electrochemical responses,
including the brain, nervous system, and endocrine (hormone
If you have been eating a diet high in
refined carbohydrates or sugar, and low or deficient in good fats,
your body simply may not have the raw materials available to produce
the hormones it needs to properly guide kidney function.
A kidney cleanse also
is done in order to cleanse the delicate kidney tubules and
supporting tissues from foreign substances which have collected
there due to the body's inability to eliminate them via the usual
way, namely the ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra.
It is now known that
hard minerals (mainly from our
drinking water) can not be assimilated by our bodies, and begins
to build up in our kidneys and other organs, contributing to many
"Water Hardness" is the underlying
cause of many, if not all, of the diseases resulting from poisons in
the intestinal tract. These (hard minerals) pass from the intestinal
walls and get into the lymphatic system, which delivers all of it's
products to the blood, which in turn, distributes to all parts of
the body. This is the cause of much human disease. - Dr.
Charles Mayo (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota)
What we as scientists and the public
have never realized is that minerals collected in the
body from water are all inorganic minerals, which
cannot be assimilated
(digested) by the body. The only minerals that the body can utilize
are the organic minerals (from fruits and vegetables). All other
types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be
disposed of or eliminated. - Allen E.Banik, M.D.
his book: "The Choice is Clear"
What do the kidneys do?
are truly impressive organs. The more you learn, the more you’ll
understand why you want to help keep them healthy.
Another word for kidney is renal. You may hear your
doctor talk about renal function or read materials that mention
renal failure. Whenever you see or hear the word renal, you will
know the subject is about kidneys.
They kidneys have a
couple of different functions. Their main purpose of the
kidney is to separate urea, mineral salts, toxins, and other waste
products from the blood,
especially a nitrogen-containing compound called urea.
The kidneys control
the quantity and quality of fluids within the body, conserving
water, salts, and electrolytes. They also produce hormones and
vitamins that direct cell activities in many organs. The hormone
renin, for example, helps control blood pressure. When the kidneys
are not working properly, waste products and fluid can build up to
dangerous levels, creating a life-threatening situation. They
also produce a hormone called erythropoietin, which tells the bone
marrow to make red blood cells, and one called calcitriol helps to
keep bones strong.
Among the important substances the kidneys help to
control are sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate HCO3- (measured
indirectly as CO2), pH, calcium, phosphate, and magnesium.
About 180 litres of water filters through your
kidneys every day, but only about 1.5 liters finally leaves your
body as urine.
At least one kidney must function
properly for life to be maintained.
How kidneys do their
Inside each kidney is
approximately one million tiny filtering units called
nephrons. Each nephron has a glomerulus and tubules. The
glomerulus is a series of specialized capillary loops
where water and small particles are filtered from the
blood. The waste and extra fluids then travel through
the tube-like structure of the tubules where several
processes take place to turn those fluids into urine.
The tubules lead to the collecting duct where the urine
is drained into a funnel-shaped sac called the renal
pelvis. Each kidney has a ureter that connects the renal
pelvis to the bladder. The urine from the kidneys flows
down the ureters into the bladder and is then passed out
of the body through the urethra.
The basic function of
kidneys begins when you eat and drink. After the body
takes the nutrients it needs, the extras become wastes.
Some of the waste winds up in the blood and needs to be
filtered out. The blood gets circulated through the body
with every beat of the heart. It’s the job of the
kidneys—with their millions of nephrons—to filter and
clean out the blood and remove the extra fluids.
The extra fluid and waste becomes urine and travels from
the kidneys down the ureters to the bladder until
eliminated through the urethra.
A kidney stone is a hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. Kidney stones occur in roughly one in 10 people in the United States. Once a person gets more than one stone, others are likely to develop.
Kidney stones are a common cause of blood in the urine and pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin. Kidney stones occur in 1 in 20 people at some time in their life.
What is a kidney stone?
What causes kidney stones?
The development of the stones is related to decreased urine volume or increased excretion of stone-forming components such as calcium, oxalate, urate, cystine, xanthine, and phosphate. The stones form in the urine collecting area (the pelvis) of the kidney and may range in size from tiny to staghorn stones the size of the renal pelvis itself.
The cystine stones (below) compared in size to a quarter were obtained from the kidney of a young woman by percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PNL), a procedure for crushing and removing the dense stubborn stones characteristic of cystinuria.
What are symptoms of kidney stones?
Kidney stones cause pain. The pain with kidney stones is usually of sudden onset, very severe and colicky (intermittent), not improved by changes in position, radiating from the back, down the flank, and into the groin. Nausea and vomiting are common.
Lower back pain
edema ("water holding")
like lungs edema
What factors predispose to the development of kidney stones?
Factors predisposing to kidney stones include recent reduction in fluid intake, increased
exercise with dehydration, medications that cause hyperuricemia (high uric acid) and a history of
A Word About The Cleansing Process
The body's systems work together and rely on each other to properly process all the nutrition and poison we take in daily. As with any complex system, there is a BEST way to go about maintaining it. For anyone serious about cleansing, we HIGHLY recommend a comprehensive, and systematic approach.
This sequence is highly recommended by many natural health practitioners and medical doctors alike.
The idea is to clean the sludge out of the digestive the system, so when we eventually reach the liver flush, we get as much toxins, dead parasites, and
liver/gallstones out as possible. Toxic accumulations are eliminated from the alimentary canal and then toxic overloads start releasing from the liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system. This allows the entire body to detoxify and function more efficiently.
About the Kidney-Cleanse
includes herbs traditionally used to help nutritionally support the
normal cleansing of the kidneys of waste materials, including those
resulting from the activity of kidney stones, edema (water holding)
in lungs, arms, or abdomen.
"Washing" the inside
It takes a great deal of liquid to "wash" the inside of your body.
Consuming it in the form of herbal teas gives you extra benefits and
enjoyment if you learn to make them with variations - especially if
you want to produce a gallon of urine a day. Any edema or "water
holding", whether in lungs, arms, or abdomen, may also benefit from
strengthening of the kidneys.
If your kidneys or bladder are not
operating normally, gradually increase the dose to double the
regular amounts. Make sure you start just as slowly to avoid feeling
pressure in the bladder.
Hydrangea is a mild diuretic that helps to flush out the kidneys.
Its solvent properties help to dissolve kidney and gallstones.
Hydrangea also aids the body in using calcium properly, which may
discourage kidney stone formation.*
Marshmallow root protects the urinary and digestive tracts by
producing a thin film of mucus that coats the linings of these organ
systems. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to calm inflamed
tissues of the urinary tract. Additionally, marshmallow is soothing
to respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and coughing.*
Gravel root, also a diuretic, supports urinary tract function by
inhibiting the formation of kidney stones, and like marshmallow it
soothes the mucus membranes of the urinary tract.*
Dr. Clark 21 Day Kidney Cleanse - 9 Items
Kidney Support Tea,
1/2 cup each: Hydrangea, Marshmallow, Gravel Root
Ginger Root, 500 mg, 63 cts|
Uva Ursi, 500 mg, 63 ct|
Vitamin B6, 230
mg, 21 ct
300 mg, 21 ct
Freeze Dried Parsley
385 mg 42 ct|
Plant based tapioca caps|
Black Cherry not included|
Hydrochloric Acid Drops (1oz.) $19.95 (Extra Sterilization
for the tea)|
| Black Cherry Concentrate (8oz.) $15.00
(Loads of Anti-Oxidants and better taste)|
For adults only.
This cleanse is NOT for children. DO NOT take during pregnancy
or lactation. Keep away from children.
Monitored for purity. Developed in conformity with Dr.Clark Protocols.
Here is what you need in addition to this Kit:
Two glass jars or jugs with lid|
2. A plastic or bamboo strainer.|
3. (Optional) Black Cherry Concentrate (preferably, Bernard Jensen Brand... we only say this because it's been tested for purity). This has been found to make the teas taste
better. It is not required for the cleanse to work.
You can also add spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, etc....
Hydrochloric Acid - 1oz.|
Acid is a very powerful sanitizing agent and digestive
aid. It is
not required for the cleanse to work, but adds an
additional measure of sanitation to make sure the kidney
tea is "Dr. Clark clean". If your immune
system is compromised, it's a good add-on.