How much do you really know about your kidneys?
I feel that the kidney’s role in the body is underappreciated and misunderstood, and most people don’t address kidney health or even think about it until there is something seriously wrong with them like a urinary tract infection, diabetes or kidney stones.
I am always saying that good health starts in the gut, liver and kidneys! We need our kidneys to function properly as they play a huge role in the detoxification process. Once toxins are removed from the intestines, liver and gallbladder and into the bloodstream, the kidney has to filter, detox and remove them from the body.
We know that the kidneys concentrate urine and maintain equilibrium in the body but we need to recognise that the world we live in is changing, and as fantastic as the body is, it was not built for the kind of toxic environment we live in now. All day we are exposed to toxins in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the perfumes and cleansers we use.
Eating nutrient dense food, reducing exposure to toxins, exercising, drinking fresh pure water and reducing stress all plays a part in kidney health and a detoxing process to nurture and support the kidneys.
If your kidneys can’t perform their job well, toxins can re-enter the bloodstream leading to inflammation, toxicity and distress throughout the whole body.
First of all, some basics:
The kidneys are a pair of organs located at the back of the abdomen on either side of the spinal column and in close proximity to the bladder and adrenal glands. Each kidney is about 4 or 5 inches long and about the size of a fist.
Far from just creating urine, the kidneys also filter the blood; play a role in vitamin D synthesis and red blood cell regeneration. All the blood in our bodies passes through the kidneys several times a day. The kidneys remove wastes, control the body's fluid balance, and regulate the balance of electrolytes. As the kidneys filter blood, they create urine, which collect and drain down tubes called ureters to the bladder. Each kidney contains around a million nephrons, each of which is a microscopic filter for blood.
Did you know it is possible to lose kidney function without experiencing any symptoms or problems?
So, when you think about it, the kidneys are critical to the detoxification process and Puraty’s kidney detox tea is a perfect way to start a gentle and nourishing detox of the kidneys.
Risk factors: If you are exposed to heavy metals in your workplace, have dental amalgams, have had high aluminum or toxin exposure, smoke, have a history or urinary tract infections or kidney stones, or have polycystic kidney disease perhaps a kidney cleanse should be considered.
Kidney Detox Tea provides support for the kidneys and urinary system by eradicating pathogens and irritants that cause problems like urinary tract infections, kidney stones, skin disorders, oedema, water retention and uric acid build up (gout). If you alternate Puraty Kidney Detox Tea with Puraty Liver Detox Tea you get a gentle and thorough detox.
The beautiful herbs in Puraty Kidney Detox Tea gently improve kidney and bladder function by flushing out toxins, urinary irritants and excess fluids, while also providing essential minerals to assist in the detoxification process, allowing your organs and glands to repair, replenish and function at optimum levels so your body can use its energy for other functions, like hormone production and digestion. The fewer toxins present the more efficiently the kidneys can do their job. You may also find that you have increased energy, reduced oedema, relief from lower back pain and set yourself up to prevent kidney stone reoccurrence after the cleanse, and who wouldn’t want that!
Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) contains glycoside arbutin, which can act as a mild diuretic. It has been traditionally used to support the body's defences against urinary tract, cystitis and urolithiasis issues.
Cornsilk (Zea mays subsp. mays ) can aid as a diuretic, to assist your body's natural responses to bladder and kidney problems, as well as prostate disorders.
Golden Rod (Solidago virgaurea) can support the body to eliminate excess fluid. Historically, it has been used to help flush out kidney stones and help your body fight inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract.
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) has traditionally been used as a diuretic. It can support the body to eliminate excess fluid by increasing urine output.