Kidneys are vital body organs that filter waste from the blood and aid the body in eliminating them through urine production. Kidney health is imperative for the overall homeostasis of the body. Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They are located in the middle of your back, just below your rib cage, on either side of your spine. Your kidneys weigh about 0.5 percent of your total body weight. Although the kidneys are small organs by weight, they receive a huge amount—20 percent—of the blood pumped by the heart.
The large blood supply to your kidney is responsible for many functions. First, it regulates the composition of your blood. It keeps the concentrations of various ions and other important substances constant. The blood keeps the volume of water in your body constant and removes wastes from your body (urea, ammonia, drugs, toxic substances). Further, it keeps the acid/base concentration of your blood constant while regulating your blood pressure, stimulating the making of red blood cells, and maintaining your body’s calcium levels.
Your kidneys receive the blood from the renal artery, process it, and return the processed blood to the body through the renal vein, removing the wastes and other unwanted substances in the urine. Urine flows from kidneys through the ureters to the bladder. In the bladder, the urine is stored until it is excreted from the body through the urethra.
Thus, your kidneys are your invaluable cleansing tool. Whether you have suffered from a kidney condition in the past or simply want to prevent future problems, there are a variety of natural methods to maintain kidney health. Begin with a healthy and natural diet avoiding substances that damage the kidney. The more natural your diet, the easier your body can digest and process foods, protecting your kidneys from harmful chemicals.
Drink plenty of water to help your kidneys eliminate toxic chemicals and waste products. For an estimate of how much you should drink, halve your body weight and drink that in ounces of water. So, if you are 150 lbs., try to drink 75 oz. of water every day. You can exchange part of this amount with fresh squeezed from organic fruits and vegetables.
Cleanse your kidneys once a month by making watermelon seed tea. Pour one pint of boiling water over one table spoon of crushed watermelon seeds and steep for five minutes. Strain the seeds and drink. Drink the tea once a day for three days.
Get lots of physical exercise to help reduce stress naturally, improve kidney function and maintain overall health. Both physical activity and sweating can help your kidneys to eliminate toxins and wastes. Alternatively, Canfo’s NoStone®
is a 100% natural herbal formula that further enhances the kidney’s cleansing function.**This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.