Your kidneys work hard for you 24/7, so naturally if you’re feeling fatigued or experiencing any sort of imbalance in the body, you may be considering a kidney cleanse. Your kidneys not only produce hormones for you, filter out excess water and sodium, and clean your blood, they pretty much handle all of the toxins that come in to your body from food, air, and water. Along with the liver, you’ve got a team hard at work inside your body doing their best to keep you healthy and safe with clear skin and an ideal body weight. However, with the ridiculously high toxin load we’re faced with in our modern society, sometimes we need to take extra steps to detox our kidneys and give them a rest from processing so much so we can begin to heal and come into balance.
7 reasons why you may want to do a kidney detox:
- You’re feeling fatigued or more tired than usual.
- You feel pain in your kidneys after eating certain foods (or processed “phoods”).
- You’re experiencing skin problems like eczema, acne or rashes.
- You have a hormonal imbalance or feel extra moody.
- You’ve had kidney stones in the past.
- You’re experiencing weight gain and bloating.
- You have frequent or infrequent bladder problems or UTI’s.
3 Juice Recipes for Kidney Detox
Watermelon is 92% water by weight, which means that it will help your body to flush the kidneys,which can help to remove very small stones. It is also an amazing source of potassium, which is a mineral salt that can help to dissolve kidney stones allowing the residue to be passed. Click here to learn more about The Watermelon Solution for Kidney Stones and Inflammation.Clear Kidney Watermelon Flush:
- 2 cups Watermelon
- 1 Lime, peeled
Carrots and cucumber are a super-powered up duo. Combined, they support the kidneys in flushing out excess uric acid (known to cause kidney stones), support the kidneys in flushing out excess toxins as well as load your body up with a mega dose of nutrients.The kidneys filter your blood, so if they’re taxed or unable to function at full capacity, this can show up in the form of skin issues like eczema or acne breakouts. Drink this combination of veggies for a cleansing effect on the kidneys, and the skin, resulting in a glowing, beautiful complexion.
Power of Two Kidney Juice:
- 2 Carrots
- 1 large Cucumber
Radishes are super detoxifiers for the liver and gallbladder, and help the kidneys flush out excess toxins. They protect the body against infection, and they’re anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. Juicing radishes allows your body to absorb more of the nutrients than you would from eating them whole, due to the volume it would take to eat radishes vs. juicing them. If you suffer from kidney stones, drinking radish juice can help dissolve stones so you can pass them more quickly.
Super Radish Kidney Detox:
- 1 cup Radish
- 1 cup Purple Cabbage
- 1 rib Celery
**These recipes may not be suitable for those with diabetes or blood sugar issues. Always work with your N.D. or Physician if you’re currently on medications. **
*I will be drinking at least one of these drinks each day for a week to clean my kidney before I do The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush by