The kidneys are small, only about the size of a fist, but they perform vital functions that play a role in overall health. The kidneys prevent the buildup of waste in the body, keep electrolyte levels stable, and make hormones that regulate blood pressure, make blood cells, and maintain strong bones.
Many factors can lead to kidney damage, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, a disease called glomerulonephritis, which damages the kidney’s filtering units, infections, kidney stones, and overuse of some over-the-counter pain killers.
But repairing the kidneys after damage just may lie in a common household item: baking soda.
How Does it Work?
The endocrine system produces hormones and enzymes to help digest food into safer chemicals that the body can process. The pancreas is usually the organ that produces the majority of sodium bicarbonate to protect the kidneys during digestion. Sometimes, the kidneys will produce additional amounts, depending on the type of food you eat.
If your diet includes added sugar, fried foods, fatty foods and other unhealthy choices, the endocrine system can become stressed. Both the pancreas and the kidneys will suffer a significant reduction in their ability to produce sodium bicarbonate effectively. Without sufficient production of bicarbonate, the acids produced during digestion cannot be effectively neutralized, causing kidney damage.
How to use the Baking Soda:
1. Talk to a health care professional before starting any type of treatment. Sodium bicarbonate or Baking Soda is not toxic, but it can be difficult for a sensitive stomach to digest.
2. On the first day, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon baking soda under the tongue.
3. The next day, mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 teaspoon of salt into 1.5 liters of water, and drink each day for 2-3 days.
4. Then, reduce your daily dosage to 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/3 teaspoon of salt.
Kidney damage can be caused by living an unhealthy lifestyle, so the best way to protect your kidneys is to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy diet!
Source: David Wolfe