Is It Possible to Reverse Renal Failure?

Posted by Anonymous on 06/20/2008

Hello Ted:

What I am writing about today is a personal issue I would like your opinion on. I searched the site and didn't find much on reversing renal failure. I have been a Type 1 diabetic most of my adult life and on insulin. In the past 10 years or so I have been spilling protein in my urine and recently, after a severe episode of flu, went over the edge to stage 5 ESRD and was started on hemodialysis. This is the result of chronic renal insufficiency. Severe hypertension unable to be controlled played a big role too. Seems everything has gone downhill for me since then.

I am fairly new to alternative medicine and so this disease is far beyond what might have helped if I had started earlier.

Do you think there is anything at all that could help me reverse some of this kidney damage? Dr. ____, the author and advocate of hi dose iodine tx, has stated that this treatment can regenerate kidney tissue and recommended the ingestion of 10 gtts/day of Lugols iodine. I am aware that hi dose iodine can lower insulin requirements. He states it takes about 6 weeks to notice a change in bloodwork. What do you think?

I feel very trapped right now in the allopathic medical realm. They frighten me that I could die if I don't continue with dialysis, yet I still urinate, clear and fairly good amounts. I can well understand Joyce's point of view. My bloodwork for kidney function is indeed very bad. (Creatinine is 7.8, GFR is very low, and has not improved over time) Is it too late to hope for some improvement??? How I wish I had looked into alternatives and know what I know now, many years ago. Thank God for your insights and knowledge.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

It is quite possible to reverse renal problems or limit their reversal.

The primary approach to allow renal reversal to occur is to remove two factors: one is blood pressure second is the urinary sugar. Assuming that blood pressure is high even if the kidneys did regenerate, it's not going to last, even if there were even a kidney transplant. Regeneration is simple if the two blockages were removed and aloe vera is taken as a means of regeneration.

There are ways to control the blood pressure fairly effectively, at least during the day time (sodium nitrite or nitroglycerine under the tongue) if one understands the chemical signals of both hydrogen sulfide and nitric oxide and the simple use of hard core trace chemical compounds of sodium sulfide and sodium nitrite in an alkaline medium. Regardless of our home remedies, the future is the use of these two compounds is going to be used by hospitals, but in very distant future. However, as most people would have it, finding these and mixing in their proper portions is a hassle and I would skip this issue as this is a home remedy website.

As a simple demonstration of the most effective way to reduce blood pressure there is is the use of sodium nitrite to reduce blood pressure as a better substitute over nitroglycerine, this simple chemical compounds will reduce BOTH systolic and diastolic pressure. The amount to use under the tongue is fairly small in amount typically it is between 5 mg to 25 mg. put in the tongue, or taken internally with plenty of added baking soda, such as 1/2 teaspoon in a glass of water to stabilize the sodium nitrite from degrading into nitric oxide gases from decomposing in the presence of acidic stomach acids and allow it to enter via the intestinal tract. Usually if it is taken in the morning, the blood pressure lowering effect will last the entire day. The effectiveness of reduction of blood pressure will decrease both diastolic and systolic pressure in a matter of 10-15 minutes.

The second chemical signal carrier is the hydrogen sulfide, often in the form of sodium sulfide, however, an easy substitute is either sodium thiosulfate or soy milk, without sugar. These will help lower the blood pressure which is typically high during the night and the effects of sodium nitrite and nitric oxide promotes are limited. I believe in a solution of 50 mg of sodium sulfide dissolved in 30 cc and used only within a week, adding 5-10 drops will reduce blood pressure during the night, but only if sodium nitrite was used.

The above is only a scientific explanation of how blood pressure is controlled. It is the primary mechanism how our body controls blood pressure. The nitric oxide is needed during the day, while both sulfide and nitric oxide is needed during the night. The sulide is needed to lower the cellular metabolism.

Typically when the blood pressure goes awry the primary cause, is neurological damage, especially with the glial cells, which produces sodium nitrite. Glial cells are damaged quite often from perfumery compounds found in consumer products, aspartame, artificial sugar, fructose in fruits, vegetable oil use for example. A regeneration of glial cells maybe possible if only the brain has a chance of recovery by resolving the common problems of acid brain symptoms that I have found to be common in U.S., often shown by irritability, lack of sleep, lack of concentration, and other relating to stress and anxiety. The acid brain condition to allow cellular healing can only occur if the brain cells become alkaline. The only know remedy by me is the old carbicarb remedy...this needs a revision of adding potassium, however the old remedy is as follows, and is best taken before sleep:

Old carbicarb remedy:

1/8 teaspoon of sodium carbonate (washing soda) plus 1/8 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in 1 glass of water taken at least 2 times a day, but it is best taken in before sleep.

However, in event of a high blood pressure, the second remedy is used, which I called imperfectly Carb-P-Bicarb:

1/8 teaspoon of sodium carbonate plus 1/8 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate in 1 glass of water taken usually twice a day.

The potassium will have a blood pressure lowering effect in event of people TAKING BLOOD PRESSURE medicine which lowers the potassium level.

In event of a high sodium level, typically 2.5-5 mg of lithium carbonate is used (NOT 250 mg of lithium carbonate!), it will cause a person urinate much more often by ridding of excess sodium. Alkalizing with bicarbonate is still essential.

The future of medicine, assuming free of pharma drugs influence is going to be the use of simple chemical compounds and chemical messengers which are a more direct method in solving biochemical disorders, but it's not likely to happen during this lifetime. Therefore, I prefer to do it myself.

Primarily people with high blood pressure have liver function problems and the typical remedy to increase liver function is 1 tablespoon of granulated lecithin taken usually once or twice a day. The lecithin, chromium, manganese, tungsten, and vanadium are the primary minerals involved in the control of sugar. Molybdenum might play a role. Iodine is involved in some regeneration of glandular systems and may help, too, which I used a mixture of sodium iodide and potassium iodide, often my own remedy is between 7 - 12 mg a day but usually once every other day or once every two days, during a short period of a month for example. The lecithin will generally help the blood sugar and the blood pressure by removing the fatty liver congestion leading to higher blood pressure.

As to the issue of blood pressure, a more practical approach for most people is the hydrogen sulfide chemical signal we can use simpler options such as sodium thiosulfate (which is a dechlorinator) as it contains trace amounts of sulfides present and for nitric oxide promotes we can use vitamin C sodium ascorbate instead.

Since this is a home remedy website, I am very much limited to using much simpler although somewhat less effective options, but those should be the best ways to start.

As I don't really have any information on your potassium levels, it can be found indirectly and not perfect. Typically, the salivary pH if it is low, is often an indicator of low potassium and sometimes magnesium. The typical measuring of salivary pH should usually be between 7.0 to 7.35. If the pH is below 7, then potassium citrate or potassium bicarbonate is taken at 1/4 teaspoon in 1/2 glass of water taken twice day. This remedy won't work with people on a vegetarian diet, as their diets are high in potassium.

My own experience with people with kidney problems has always been they eat too much fruits. Eating too much fruits, which should be limited to once a week and only in small amount can cause kidney damage two ways, one by formation of stones second by the effect of raising blood pressure due to its fructose content. Fruits and all sweets and sour foods are primarily cause kidney problems.

As to the protein leaks found in kidneys and creatine, it may indicate infection of blood infection. A simple method may require certain use of polyol sugars assuming the body is already well alkalized an urinary pH nears 7, that I tested personally is the xylitol, mannose and mannitol. These should generally reduce the bacteria colonies from forming reducing the protein leaks from bacterial infection, which is the primary cause. However in the event the renal damage is due to physical damage from blood pressure, then obviously finding an EFFECTIVE way of controlling blood pressure is going to be it.

In the long run, the primary control mechanism of a blood pressure is actually governed by the brain, such as the glial cells of the brain. If enough of them is damaged, then the body isn't going to produce sufficient chemical messengers as sodium nitrite to control the blood pressure, and hence the mentioned carbicar, or carb P bicarb remedy to alkalize the acid brain to allow brain cells to recover, along with omega 3 fish oil, some aloe vera oil, lecithin, and perhaps, if possible piracetam and hydergine, taken at 4 days out of a week. This is a longer term remedy. A heavy metals in the brain may be primary blocks neural recovery and L-carnosine 500 mg and once every other day cilantro is taken.

As to the use of sodium thiosulfate to help renal damage I prefer to take one small crystals, typical size is about 2-5 mm in a glass of water. Initially it will have the loose stool effect but on the second or third dose this condition would go away. The sodium thiosulfate is neuroprotective and protects against further kidney damages by removing oxidative chemicals and is an antioxidant, but at the same time, removes heavy metals, and neutralizes toxic chlorine. In emergency care treatment the dose of sodium thiosulfate is much higher especially in the use of protection against cellular damages caused by chemotherapy. Therefore the remedy i mentioned here is quite conservative.

While I am certain other remedies such as iodine is useful, I believe in first controlling the blood pressure EFFECTIVELY and some ways of controlling the blood sugar through especially lecithin is the primary method towards at least stopping and perhaps eventual recovery of renal damage. Once the environment is favorable for recovery then usually nature takes care of itself.

If those is achieved, then I think iodine, Ted's ORMUS remedy (the simplest is 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in liter of drinking water ) and aloe vera and other remedies maybe useful.

But i believe the most important is to avoid vegetable oils, avoid all fruits, artificial sweeteners, thinner, benzene, chemical exposures are the major problems. Obviously you probably know about the benefits of magnesium and deserves no mention here. There's always hope as the old saying goes, if a looser quits he can never win.


Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn

I think you should be able to regain some kidney function. My brother told me about a friend and client, who also happened to be a renal doctor, telling him that he was taking patients that other doctors said were in such poor health that they were not candidates for kidney transplants. Through good nutrition and use of vitamin/mineral supplements getting their health improved enough for him to safely do kidney transplants. I asked my brother if he had asked or suggested to his friend, that had he continued the good nutrition and vitamin/mineral therapy longer they might have progressed enough not to need a kidney transplant.

One other suggestion from me would be to stop all carbonated beverages, if you are still drinking them, because they are totally lacking in nutrients and harmful to kidneys in particular. Ted sort of touched on another thing, but didn't go into detail.

I don't think you are going to lower blood pressure as long as you are eating/drinking anything containing monosodium glutamate (MSG) or aspartame (and probably all other sugar substitutes). You can search excitotoxins on line, print out list of names hidden under,go to your kitchen and read ingredients on everything to get an idea of how much of these you are actually ingesting daily.

I hesitate to recommend magnesium supplements to lower blood pressure since most sources advise renal patients to avoid magnesium. One other question that arises is the statement "I have been a type 1 diabetic most of my adult life". What is now called type 1 used to be called "juvenile onset diabetes". What is now called type 2 used to be called "adult onset diabetes".

Type 1 usually developed in childhood, is thought to be connected to cow's milk ingestion and required insulin when first diagnosed because they produced no insulin at all.

Type 2 used to be found only in adults and they were started on oral hypoglycemic agents to augment the insulin that their pancreas was still producing. Now comes the sticky part of this information.... I attended many Medical Rounds at Vanderbilt while working at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville. At one of the medical rounds we were told that the biggest drain on the medical field was the renal patients and that most of these renal patients were diabetics. Several Medical Rounds later, we were presented with a study that said the two most used oral hypoglycemic agents used to treat diabetics DESTROYED RENAL CELLS. I don't think I need to point out that this means the medical field, in its educated ignorance, was (& still is) destroying diabetic's kidneys with its treatment of their diabetes. Same old story of treating for one problem creates another problem that kills them.

If someone is a type 1 and never on oral agents for diabetes, he/she stands a better chance of regaining renal function, than if he/she is a type 2 and had her renal cells destroyed by years of oral agents before being put on insulin. I kind of lean toward not destroying all hope, because supposedly we are creating new cells daily, and get a new body every 7 years. If this is so, then one would have a few good renal cells left, my thinking is that recovery would be slower, but possible if those few good cells reproduced more healthy cells. Good nutrition with vitamins and minerals, not additional drugs, are the best bet. I'm not that familiar with raw food diets, but from what I have been reading lately, that might be better, at least everyone who has made the transition, from cooked to raw foods, all proclaim to have greatly improved their health and joy in living.

P.S. I have just recently located another site that I am looking into named Advanced Scientific Health (ASH), which might be useful.One of the things that they are recommending is cesium as "the best alkalyzing agent known", which goes along with Ted's advice on alkalizing for everything.They are the ones that I am thinking about trying to see if it helps the tinnitus situation. I am also thinking about getting my brother on it to de-clog his carotid arteries. Although the tells me he can already tell the difference on oral chelation, with one clogged completely and the other one 70% clogged, I am trying to decide if it would be safe to have him on two different programs for chelating his arteries, since his kidneys have to eliminate most of the toxins, we don't want to overwhelm those 2 jewels.This is my brother who was given 6 - 8 weeks in l982 and is told that he is the only one they know of that has made it 5 years with the type of cancer he had. He has just had another bout in the hospital with pneumonia which they thought was from trouble swallowing causing aspiration of food, so they put in a permanent opening into his stomach for nourishment. Unless he makes a remarkable turn for the better, I am afraid his jet skiing days on the river are over.But then he is 81 years old now.

Replied by A.n.
Los Angeles, Ca, Usa

To Joyce from Joelton, TN. A family member has adult onset diabetes which has been under control. I believe that the highest blood pressure she has had is 142/? The doctor has her on some kind of medication to control her blood sugar. I believe it is a hypoglycemic agent, gluco-something. She has now chronic kidney failure. She is not overweight, more like underweight. There is no rhyme or reason for this considering she has this under control and is now on a good diet. I would like to find out which of these hypoglycemic agents attack renal tissues and which are safe, if any. She has gotten to the point where her diabetes may be reversing, yet still under the medication but smaller dossage, yet, her renal failure continues. Where can I find this "study" or at least the drugs that attack the kidneys? Now another relative has been diagnosed with diabetes and kidneys are starting to go. I would hate to see her deteriorate because of medication. (She's been on blood pressure medication and cholesterol medication that may already have done damage.) Please point me in the right direction. I have not been able to find the link between hypoglycemic agents and renal cell destruction through any of the search engines. Time is precious. Thanks.

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn

I heard this information during a Grand Rounds presentation at Vanderbilt Hospital/University several years ago. Tried to look it up on internet but could not pull that research project up. Wish I could remember the names of the ones who did that research on oral hypoglycemics and found they destroyed the renal cells, but one thing you can be sure of, it wasn't the ones manufacturing the drugs and it wasn't the FDA reporting on it.

However, I do remember that one of them was the sulfonylyreas (glyburide or Diabeta). I did pull up information on oral hypoglycemics (which these two were) and found that sulfonylureas and biguanides (Metformin or Glucaphage) both are contraindicated with renal (Kidney) or hepatic (liver) impairment. Contraindicated means a person with liver or kidney impairment should not be on either of them.

The best way to get information on any drug is to type the name of the medicine in the search window and keep looking.

Another thing these relatives should be taking in consideration of adverse effects on their health is the amount of monosodium glutamate &/or aspartame they are bound to be getting in all the diet foods and drinks. As we have discussed before, in l979-80, on routine physicals we picked up 4 children spilling protein in their urine. These kids were between 4 and l0 years old. After talking with the parents and being unable to find any explanation for why they were spilling protein, we did urine cultures (all were negative), and asked the parents to discontinue all carbonated beverages, letting them drink water, fruit juice or milk only, and return for a recheck of the urine in 1 week. Three of the 4 children checked negative 1 week later. The 10 year old that was 4 plus proteinuria initially was down to trace, but upon questioning the mother, the mother admitted that she had got a Mellow Yellow on the way to the clinic that morning. So I suggest that if they are drinking carbonated beverages, they switch to water instead and give their kidneys a chance to see if they can recover.

Dietary control, rather than drug control, is to be desired, which means better nutrition, and much less of undesired excitotoxins (monosodium and aspartame are the two majors). That book "The Carbohydrate Addict's Healthy Heart Program", which can often be found in yard sales or thrift shops is much easier to understand than all the calorie counts and dietary changes that diabetics are instructed on. I can vouch for the fact that it is healthier eating than most of us do these days, you don't feel deprived or feel like you are starving all the time.

We have to stop expecting our bodies to function properly while insulting them with junk foods, highly processed foods, and toxins.

Replied by Soo
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Hi Elizebeth, Sorry to read about your problem. I am not a doctor but may I suggest some idea which might help. To replace protein, to my knowledge, soy (soymilk or bean curd), lentil (legume), beans (if you are not allergic to them) contain high protein.

Raw vegetarian food (vegetables) and food that does not contain sugar or fructose, will help with diabetes.

There is lots of information regarding diabetes on line, google please.

Besides food, life style is very important as well. Sleep early and get up early, don't miss your breakfast. Do more exercise to burn off calories. Hope this help. Good luck!


Replied by Elizabeth
West New York, Nj, Usa

Hi Ted

I am so glad you are out there with so much knowledge and with a big heart helping people from this desease. I am 48 with diabetes type 2. I took the antibiotic clarithromycin for about a week about 2 months ago and it damaged my kidneys and liver. When I realized one week and half later that I had intense lower back pain that went to my lower abs and then I wasnt able to urine normally, I figure it out that blockage had happened on my kiddney. I use ginger to remove the blood clogs, garlic and omega 3 to thing the blood, clearing it off right away. My diet was totally alkaline -only vegetables ( no sugars, fruits, proteins or carbs). After, about third week I felt good so I decided to had one meal with beans and chiken and next day I had steak. It was too much protein becasue the lower back pain comeback as well as the lack of urine output. I thougth that it will go away with my protocol of garlic and ginger, etc but I soon realized that I am not able to eat protein because it creates pain and stops my urine out put. My high blood presure is still normal (perhaps bacasue of the amount of garlic I intake). the blood test shows my Glomerular Filtration Rate of 76 (units mL/min/1.73 m2). My creatinine 0.8mg/dl. my total protein was 8.3 g/dl ( range 6. 3-8.2. This test was taking the day after the beans and chiken meal). I wonder what stage I am of this dease? what would call it? Can I reverse it? how long would it takes? How can I replace the protein? thank you and God and the universe bring you all the blessings. Elizabeth

Replied by Rick
Dayton, Oh

Cut , cracked , or crushed watermelon seed tea is one of the few things I know that is good for the kidneys and is also non-toxic. Lasts for a few days in the refridgerator. Looks and tastes bland like clay water. Make sure no pesticides. Formula / recipe is a table spoon full of opened/ broken seeds, bring water almost to a boil but do not boil, wait 20 to 30 min. Before drinking, and use a quart of water I believe, It is a Cayce remedy , published in the IRF (publ. 1931? harcover ed. are cheap, like a dollar and 3 for shipping, and plentiful), individual reference file, is the book's name. Helped my grandma after she had kidney operation. It coats the renal tubes, etc. Just like clay would. And I think it is slightly alkalyzing.

Replied by Bon
Pierson, Fl
30 posts


Thank you for the information and am wondering if you have been on the cesium protocol and if you have found a remedy for your tinnitus?

Replied by Sam
Miami, Fl

Read your thread and found a few similarities in our case. My 5 year old nephew has recently been admitted to a Children's hospital after blood and protein was found in his urine. Multiple test done with negative results including diabetes, lupus, and Minimal Change Disease. Shortly after, his blood pressure began to elevate and we heard complaints about his potassium levels being high. After finally getting both his BP and potassium levels down, he has been released but with heart medications. We have no ties in the medical community but Google landed me here and I have read every thing concerning kidneys. I am not sure what to do and welcome any and all advise. I look forward to your reply, as it could literally save his life. He is only 5 years old, please help us!!

Replied by Timh
2081 posts

Two natural substances to eradicate infection from the Kidneys is D-Mannose and Cranberry; you can purchase these in capsule form at online or local health food stores. Also another product that goes beyond merely removing infection but cleans & strengthens the Kidneys is Dr Christopher's Kidney/Bladder herbal formula.

I have used all the above products to successfully lower my B.P.