The kidneys are vital organs that play a crucial role in filtering waste products and toxins from the bloodstream. They are responsible for maintaining the balance of fluids, electrolytes, and pH levels in the body.
Why is it important to have CleanKIDNEYS?
Toxin and Waste Elimination: The kidneys act as filters, removing waste products, toxins, and excess substances, such as urea, creatinine, and various drugs, from the blood. Through a complex process called filtration, the kidneys separate waste products from useful substances, ensuring their elimination from the body through urine. This essential function helps maintain the overall health and well-being of the body.
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: The kidneys play a pivotal role in regulating the balance of fluids and electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and phosphate, in the body. They help maintain the appropriate concentration of these substances, ensuring proper cell function, nerve conduction, and muscle contraction. The kidneys also adjust the volume and concentration of urine based on the body's hydration needs, helping maintain optimal fluid balance.
Acid-Base Balance: The kidneys play a crucial role in regulating the pH level of the blood. They help remove excess acids or bases from the body, maintaining a stable acid-base balance. This balance is essential for various physiological processes and the overall functioning of the body's systems.
Hormone Regulation: The kidneys are involved in the production and regulation of several hormones that play important roles in body regulation. One example is renin, which helps regulate blood pressure by influencing the constriction and dilation of blood vessels. Another hormone, erythropoietin, stimulates the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow, supporting oxygen-carrying capacity. The kidneys also convert vitamin D into its active form, which is crucial for calcium absorption and bone health.
How does the Cleanbody Method support CleanKIDNEYS?
There are three steps in the Cleanbody Method, and all of the steps support CleanKIDNEYS.
STEP 1: EVALUATE
It is important for you to evaluate your kidney health on a yearly basis with your healthcare practitioner. In our CleanSTART program, we will support you in investigating your kidney health using lab tests such as:
Kidney Function Tests: Kidney function tests, such as blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), provide insights into kidney health and overall renal function. These tests can help identify potential kidney issues or abnormalities that may impact the kidneys' ability to eliminate toxins effectively.
STEP 2: OPTIMIZE
In Step 2 of the Cleanbody Method, we support you in optimizing your Cleanbody Pillars. The following Cleanbody Pillars support CleanKIDNEY:
CleanFOOD: A balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats supports kidney health. Limiting sodium, processed foods, and excessive protein intake can help maintain a healthy balance and reduce the strain on the kidneys. Staying adequately hydrated is crucial for kidney health and efficient urinary excretion. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to support optimal kidney function and promote the elimination of toxins. Excessive alcohol consumption can adversely affect kidney function. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation and be mindful of your overall intake.
CleanENVIRO: Minimize exposure to substances that can be toxic to the kidneys, such as certain medications, environmental toxins, and illicit drugs. Follow prescribed medication dosages, and consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist regarding potential kidney risks.
Manage Chronic Conditions: Properly manage chronic conditions that can affect kidney health, such as diabetes and hypertension. Follow treatment plans, monitor your blood sugar and blood pressure levels, and maintain regular communication with your healthcare provider.
STEP 3 SUPPORT
In Step 3, we will explore additional supplements and treatments that can provide support in nurturing CleanKIDNEY, if needed. While a balanced diet and lifestyle are key, certain circumstances may benefit from additional interventions, including nutritional supplements, herbs and homeopathy, advanced nutrition plans, supportive treatments, and compounded medications when available for use.
Remember, the information provided here is for general guidance, and individual circumstances may vary. Consult with our Cleanbody Team in one of our CleanSTART Programs to receive personalized recommendations and support tailored to your specific needs.