How to Strengthen Kidneys
Hi Ted, I have a problem with my kidney for more than half a year already... I try many remedy but doesn't seems to help. Maybe you could shine some light on my problem. What I mean by kidney problem is that... my hairs are falling dramatically. Every time I wash my hair or just run my hands through the hair, I will get a handful of strands. On top of that I have to wake up at least three to four times at night to go to bathroom which disturbs my sleep... and my under eye circles are noticeable. I went to a few herbalist... but didn't seem to help. They usually diagnose me as having a weak kidney or not enough Yin in my kidney. What can I do to strengthen my kidney and with my problems? I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions.
Well basically the kidney problems comes from a few things, one high blood pressure, and the second is diabetes. But there are a few that are overlooked. Most people with kidney problems tend to have acidic urine, do not drink enough water (urine is concentrated), high heavy metals, too many non-essential proteins. A rare event is very alkaline urine caused by an infection where there is ammonia smell, this is easily resolved with ascorbic acid, to get urine at least neutral.
The simple cure is obvious, urine pH at 6.5 to 7.0, drink more water so that urine is light yellow, soy protein or whey protein, control blood sugar to 80 to 90 mg/dL (by avoiding sweet fruits, and artificial sugar). xylitol is fine, as they are natural, they are found in raspberry, unfortunately the xylitol they sell in supermarket always have aspartame, making them unacceptable, now they are adding in chewing gums, candies, children's vitamins, drinks, supplements and they don't even have to put labels on it because it is a "flavoring". So you have to obtain pure xylitol yourself.
The high blood pressure is often caused by chlorine compound (such as MMS miracle mineral supplement, tap water, swimming pool water, etc) and chloramines, but also sulfites, and Monosodium glutamate, but that is minor, the real high blood pressure comes from salt and sugar taken at the same time, and cadmium and lead. Zinc acetate if taken regularly will displace cadmium while taurine will help their excretion, in some instances using N acetyl cysteine and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) will help as sulfur binds to most heavy metals. EDTA doesn't bind well for cadmium, but the others are, and other supplements do that too, such as spirulina and chlorella, though I don't have great success with these as sometimes (spirulina) they also have heavy metals too, so I tend to be cautious there. For chlorine sensitivity I found sodium thiosulfate to be valuable if taken one rice grain size before shower or before swimming and it does reduce high blood pressure from chloride sensitivity. People die in the bathroom with high blood pressure, because the chlorine causes high blood pressure and can cause aneurysm, heart attack, and cerebral hemorrhage. Yes I seen this happened. Another one that causes high blood pressure is airline travel, as the cabin is somewhat depressurized, I have seen a case where the plane trip, especially returning trip ended up in aneurysm, but because positive charges are acquired during these trips, you have blood clots too, and I have seen that happen, two of these conditions caused high blood pressure which in turn, leads to kidney problems.
The best supplement I have found that helps kidney (recovery) the above is to remove the problem, but one that helps recovery is ginger, followed by or taken along with arabic gum, and assum tea (we call it in Thai) so don't know that in English at the moment.