HOW TO GET THE KIDNEYS FILTERING LYMPH
The kidneys are the last stop for filtration and detoxification, which make them the first organ to cleanse. If the kidneys are not functioning properly, then any type of detox or cleanse that you do will be rendered less effective, if not even damaging to the body.
Most people today have lost the ability of the kidneys to properly filter their lymphatic system. Lymph becomes stagnant when the kidneys stop filtering. Inflamed and blocked kidneys come from an acid diet. Obstructions from stagnant lymph, mucus, sediment, and even kidney stones make filtration very difficult.
The kidneys must be properly filtering so the body can rid itself of cellular waste (toxins and acids) that are carried by the lymph system. Fungus and bacteria also proliferate when lymph stagnates. Once the kidneys are filtering inflammation will start going down and the body will alkalize and hydrate. Tumors, cysts, etc will disappear. Pain and inflammation will subside. Damaged tissues and cells all over the body
will begin to heal and regenerate. Until then it will be a slow “road to Wellville.”
Test Your Urine
Pee into a glass jar first thing in the morning upon awakening. Let it sit for at least an hour. Your urine should be cloudy if your kidneys are filtering. Clear urine, no matter what color, means that you have work to do. Once the kidneys start filtering you should always see some sediment in the urine unless you are drinking lots of water. This can take days, weeks, and even months to get going. When the kidneys finally break loose you will see lots of sediment.
Fruit can get the kidneys filtering.You want to be eating a diet of at least 80% raw fruit. Acid fruits are the most cleansing and alkalizing even though they taste acidic. These include lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, strawberries, tangerines, cranberries, and tomatoes. They get rid of acids, get lymph moving, and are powerful at pulling toxins out and dissolving obstructions from clogged kidneys.
Sub acid fruits are next best: apples, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, grapes, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, and watermelon make up this group.
Try a mono-fruit diet with sub-acid fruits. A 100% grape diet for a few days or a week (or even longer) will get your lymph moving and hopefully get your kidneys opened up and filtering.
A lemon juice fast can help with filtration by shocking the kidneys with lots of astringent pulling action. Some people have reported success with watermelon fasting as well.
Herbs can really get things moving. Jivana Detox (jivanadetox.com) can stimulate lymph movement and get kidney filtration and in some cases very quickly. If you are still not filtering try a kidney and an adrenal glandular to get tough kidneys filtering.
Parsley, ginseng, dandelion, corn silk, saw palmetto berries, and juniper berries are good for cleaning the kidneys. Licorice is also good but it raises blood pressure.
Since the lymph system has no pump like the blood system (heart & lungs) it will only move by capillary action, when muscles contract, or if it’s physically moved. Light exercise like yoga (especially hot yoga), walking, bike riding, aerobics, dance, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, etc. can help move lymph to the kidneys. Don’t exercise hard or use a rebounder if you are not filtering however. Massage (including neuro lymphatic massage) and dry skin brushing help too.
Stimulating the lymphatic system with herbs pushes toxins to the kidneys and can cause UTI’s if they are not filtering properly. It is important to get at least some filtration before embarking on a deep detox program.
* Please Note: This information is based on Traditional and Folklore Medicine which uses natural materials to support health. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.