Natural Support for the Urinary System & related problems
Sunshine Sharing Vol. 14 No1.
Edema or Water Retention
UTIs (Urinary Tact Infection)
Cysttitis, Urethritis, Urinary Inflammation
Bed-wetting and Urinating at night
Prostatitis (prostate problems) and BPH
Our bodies are composed of up to 60% water, and the urinary system manages all of it. This makes the kidneys, which process water-soluble wastes, especially vital to our overall health. Even the liver (which processes fat-soluble wastes) is dependent on the kidneys because some of its detoxification processes convert fat-soluble toxins into water-soluble toxins which must then be eliminated with the urine through the kidneys and bladder.
Basic Urinary Health
• Symptoms of Kidney Problems
Some back pain (the kidneys are behind the lower ribs in the back), stiffness in the neck and between the shoulder blades, headaches, and weak knees or ankles are common when the kidneys are not functioning efficiently. If the kidneys do not adequately remove acid wastes, these toxins will irritate tissues throughout the body, producing structural weakness and inflammation including arthritis, bursitis, etc. To better understand different classes of kidney problems see Energetic Differentiation and Kidney Chi Deficiency (see below).
• Do You Drink Enough Clean Water?
Surprisingly, water can be the best diuretic. When you don't get enough water, the body will begin trying to conserve it, which allows waste acids to build-up. Adequate amounts of clean water provide the medium needed to dissolve, dilute and discharge these wastes. Soda pop will not substitute for good water; it contains both unwanted salts and acids.
Evian water has a good pH (above7) and is good for most people.
• Do You Eat Enough Leafy Greens?
The kidneys are designed for a diet that rich in plant material (providing potassium) but scarce in salt (providing sodium). The kidneys are made to manage this mineral balance by excreting potassium. However, in our modern civilization, our diet is the reverse; salt is over-used to enhance flavor. Did you know that MSG is a sodium substance? We eat too few fruits and very little of the dark green leafy vegetables.
• Do You Sweat It Out of Your System?
The skin is sometimes called "the third kidney." Keeping the sweat glands open can take stress off the kidneys. Sweat baths or saunas can help remove toxins through the skin and relieve stress on the kidneys.
• Don't Mess With Stress
The adrenal glands sit directly on top of each kidney and have a strong effect on kidney and urinary tract function. If you are suddenly frightened, the immediate release of adrenaline can produce an uncontrollable urge to urinate. The adrenal glands are under the direction of the pituitary master gland in the brain and is dramatically affected by our reaction to stress. Adrenal Support provides important nutrients for times when these glands are stressed or even exhausted.
Urinary Tract Irritations
Drink plenty of water to flush the irritants and infectious agents out of the system. Some diuretics work by stimulating or irritating the kidneys; these should be avoided. Cooling, soothing herbs such as Marshmallow and Cornsilk promote healing. Also, herbs that are both diuretic and antiseptic are especially good for UTIs
Bed-wetting and Urinating at Night
Cystitis, Urethritis and Urinary Inflammation
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