Sabah Snake Grass for Kidney Disease?
What do you think of Sabah Snake Grass for kidney disease?
I'm not much for snake grass and kidney disease. What is significant that I have direct experience with is astragalus membranaceus extract 1000 mg and gum arabic mixed in water with a blender: 7 to 10 grams gum arabic and about 250 cc of water. The problem is dissolving the gum arabic and so it may need more water. What this does is reduce the blood sugar and blood pressure, while it improves creatinine and other kidney parameters. The top three reasons why there is a kidney failure is 1 diabetes, 2 high blood pressure and 3 pain killers. Pain killers cause kidney damage. Recently I found that antibiotic use may cause kidney damage too, and pH below 5.5 and above 7.5. Once you understand the causes, then the situation becomes controllable.
My kidneys were probably damaged at an early age (cause unknown) as protein was found in urine at the age of 13 yrs. Nothing was done at that time. I do not have diabetes but have high blood pressure. I do not take any medicine to control high BP. I am totally against allopathic drugs (other than trauma or emergency).
How much and how often of the Astragalus/Arabic gum concoction do I take each day?"
07/02/2013: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The cause of high blood pressure, usually (though it may not apply to you), is past accumulation of high fruit intake (fructose, eg. honey), fried foods (french fries, potato chips), and chocolates due to its high cadmium levels. Chocolates are notoriously high in cadmium, some is in coffee (haven't quite measured most coffee brands myself), and fried foods (they accumulate metals during processing). Most ingested heavy metals are represented by lead from using tap water, which causes kidney failure. The water filtration device of choice is always reverse osmosis, or an atmospheric water generator. Based on these causes, I would recommend cilantro or chinese parsley. Also, some with kidney issues have high uric acid levels, and that leads to heart issues, especially combined with sugar and especially fructose.
The high blood pressure is caused by inelastic blood vessels due to accumulation of cadmium from chocolate and fried foods (potato chips and french fries) even if you haven't eaten them recently. The lead accumulates in kidneys, which limits kidney function. As a result of our basic understanding, PABA (1000 mg x 2) is used to prevent the inelastic blood vessels, zinc to displace the cadmium (25 mg a day), cilantro to displace heavy metals, and to improve circulation (as well as prevent heart attacks) use supplemental N Acetyl Cysteine 1000 mg x 2. The improved circulation is also helpful for the kidneys. PABA is needed a lot by the kidneys to prevent protein glycation and improved circulation. The astragalus is taken at least 1000 mg a day, in Western marketing it is often referred to as "T-65". Gum arabic is harder to mix and I prefer to use a blender at 7 to 12 grams of gum arabic in 1 liter of water taken throughout the day. It will resolve the kidney issues. The other essential is to take B2 or CoQ10; B2 maybe 50 mg a day, Q10 maybe 200 mg to 400 mg, using the ubiquinone kind.
Hi Ted, I hope you will have time for a quick reply. I was combing the sight looking for your recommendations for my artery disease and along with it I found another recommendation for kidney disease which got my attention. Another friend of mine has Stage 4 Kidney Disease. As a vegetarian she does indeed eat a tremendous amount of fruit and her system is indeed very acidic. I have strongly suggested she stop eating fructose. Anyhow this is the other similar remedy that you recommended:
"Kidney disease is actually caused by three things in the following order: high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and the use of pain killers that damage the kidney. To help save the kidneys you must eliminate the three causes. Also, your friend should take Assam tea and essential amino acids--threonine and BCAA being the most important. Excessive uric acid does not only cause problems of the kidney but is a good predictor of heart disease, as the tiny uric crystals accumulate in capillaries of the heart and microscopic stones that limit circulation too. The best way to reduce homocysteine by approximately 1/2 or 1/3 is supplementation of trimethylglycine, 2000 mg x 3 a day over one month, which also improves heart disease.
The cause of high uric acid is acidity and high blood sugar, which for me is defined as over 90 mg/dL, low water intake, and especially fructose from fruits, honey, and fructose in processed foods." TED
My question is are these remedies safe for someone with Stage 4 Kidney Disease and is one of these remedies preferred over the other for Stage 4 Kidney Disease?
Thank you so very much for your time and the willingness to so readily share your vast wealth of knowledge.