The kidneys are small organs, only about the size of a fist, but they perform important functions that play a role in our overall health.
Every day, 120 to 150 quarts of blood are filtered through the kidneys, to produce 1 to 2 quarters urine. The kidneys prevent the build up of waste in the body, keep electrolyte levels stable, produce hormones that regulate blood pressure, produce blood cells, and keep your bones strong.
Unfortunately, many factors ca lead to kidney damage such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, a disease called glomerulonephritis, which damages the kidney’s filtering units, infections, kidney stones, and overuse of some over-the-counter pain killers. Repairing the kidneys after damage just may lie in a common household item: baking soda.
How does it work?
The endocrine system produces enzymes and hormones to help digest food into safer chemicals that the body can process. During digestion, the pancreas is usually the organ that produces most of the sodium bicarbonate to protect the kidneys. In some cases, the kidneys will produce extra amounts, depending on the food type we eat.
If your diet is rich in added sugar, fatty foods, fried foods, and other unhealthy choices, the endocrine system can become stressed. Both the kidneys and the pancreas will suffer a significant reduction in their ability to produce sodium bicarbonate effectively. Without adequate production of bicarbonate, the acids produced during digestion cannot be effectively neutralized, causing kidney damage.
One of the most common agents used in dialysis or other treatments for kidney damage is sodium bicarbonate. A process known as acid buffering aids in the elimination of excess fluids and waste material from the bloodstream. Dialysis helps to add sodium bicarbonate to the body because the kidneys are no longer able to produce it in order to process food and waste materials. When the body is able to produce normal amounts of bicarbonate on its own, the life of the kidneys is extended, and the endocrine system can remain healthy.
The U.S. National Health Institute conducted studies that first proved the effectiveness of sodium bicarbonate dialysis in the place of normal dialysis. Patients placed on this treatment showed greater nitrate oxide synthase, which is a process that balances the pH level of the blood.
Additional studies conducted by the Department of Renal Medicine and Transplantation showed that daily sodium bicarbonate intake reduces the progress of chronic kidney disease and prevents patients from having to undergo kidney dialysis. The researchers conclude that sodium bicarbonate can prevent, and in some cases, even reverse the onset of chronic kidney failure, and stop related diseases like end-stage renal disease heart disease and .
How to use Baking soda for kidney damage
Baking soda is not toxic but, before you start using it, talk to your doctor, because sometimes Baking soda can be difficult for a sensitive stomach to digest.
Proper administration for those in danger of developing kidney disease includes:
-The first day: Put ½ teaspoon of baking soda under your tongue, and let it dissolve.
-The second day: Make a mixture of 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda with a 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt into 1,5 liters of water, and drink it each day for 2 to 3 days.
-Then, reduce your daily dosage to a 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/3 teaspoon sea 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!