Polycystic Kidney Disease
Wanted to note that I enjoy the website and I am currently using several remedies with great success. I have a dear friend whose child has Polycystic Kidney Disease. She tells me that Doctors say eventually he will most likely have to have a kidney transplant (maybe when he is and adult). Just wanted to know if there might be anything that she could do to alternatively treat or even cure this disease? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Gary Macon
You can check for polycystic kidney postings at earthclinic. Generally the reason why polycystic kidney exists is that the cells as inability to rid of calcium from inside the cells. Therefore, it is necessary to reduce the serum calcium using a simple remedies, but mostly low calcium diets is necessary, but also reduce blood serum calcium is just as important. The remedy for this one (at least for an adult dose) should be closer to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day. The resulting chemical reaction is sodium citrate, and the solution generally alkalizes the body (reducing the leeching effects of the bones) thus reducing the serum calcium level. However, the citrates also have some chelating properties in reducing some calcium from the blood just as well.
In a child's remedy the dose is reduced accordingly based on the child's weight. If a typical small adult frame is 120 pounds, and a child is 1/2 that weight, then the dose is one half that.
As to other things, I would likely to consult or at least reduce high calcium diets so that calcium does not destroy the cells prematurely and can buy some time.
Vitamin C also reduces some calcium and the sodium ascorbate (mixed with ascorbic acid) can also reduce some serum calcium level which can help ease the cells riding of calcium easier from inside the cells as well.