Cleansing your kidneys of calcium deposits is a big part of traditional medicine.

Calcium accumulation results in kidney stones, which are painful to pass.  The kidneys are intensely fragile organs. Eating the right herbs, fruits, and vegetables will keep your kidneys healthy and functioning efficiently.

Here are the best foods with which to cleanse your kidneys!

The BEST Herbs to Cleanse your Kidneys

There are three herbs you should use for cleansing your kidneys: stinging nettle, burdock root, and rehmannia root.

Stinging Nettle

In medieval Europe, people used stinging nettle as a diuretic and as a treatment for joint pain. Today, it’s used to treat urinary tract infections and hay fever. Its high vitamin C content can filter out additional fluids through the kidneys. This herb is also useful in treating joint pain, sprains, strains, tendonitis, and insect bites. Have three glasses of nettle tea a day for the best results.

Burdock Root

This herb is rich in nutrients such as fibrin, protein, synanthrin, calcium, phosphorus, fiber, amino acids, and carotene. Burdock root detoxifies the blood, promotes circulation, and suppresses the production of immune complexes to lessen kidney damage. Adding burdock root into your diet will treat fluid retention because it is a natural diuretic.

Rehmannia Root

Rehmannia root works to remove blood impediments, promote the growth of muscles and flesh, and replenish bone marrow. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe fresh rehmannia root is the only remedy to be used for reducing heat in the blood and producing bodily fluids.You can get this herb in capsules, tablets, dried extracts, and powder.

The BEST Foods for Kidney Cleanses

Celery

Experts always suggest celery for kidney cleanses because it’s rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and prevents UTIs.

Cranberries

Cranberries are low in sugar and ideal for cleansing. They are one of the best sources of antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber. They prevent ulcers and bacteria from developing, and battle current ulcer bacteria in the kidneys and the digestive tract. Studies have proven cranberries to treat UTIs and help prevent them by lowering the risk by 20%. They also contain resveratrol, an antioxidant capable of eliminating uric acid. They’re effective in hindering the progression of polycystic kidney disease and in healing chronic kidney disease.

Beets

Beets are perfect for cleansing because they are rich in nitric oxide, which is vital for kidney functions. Research shows that a decreased production of nitrogen dioxide can contribute to kidney damage. You must be careful, however, because over-consuming oxalate-rich beets may contribute to the production of kidney stones.

Seaweed

Seaweed is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. It’s a cocktail of nutrients, containing iodine, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B, and C, and more. If you add a tablespoon of spirulina or chlorella into your morning smoothie, it will help cleanse your kidneys and detox heavy metals from your body.

Now you know the ingredients to use for your kidney cleanse. Commit to a three-day kidney cleanse where three times a day you consume vegetable juices and smoothies made with the ingredients listed above and round out your diet with nutritional meals.

If you eat right and detox and cleanse regularly, you will have the healthiest kidneys imaginable.

Start today and get the cleansing you DESERVE!

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Dr. Veronica Anderson is an MD, Functional Medicine practitioner, Homeopath. and Medical Intuitive. As a national speaker and designer of the Functional Fix and Rejuvenation Journey programs, she helps people who feel like their doctors have failed them. She advocates science-based natural, holistic, and complementary treatments to address the root cause of disease. Dr. Veronica is a highly-sought guest on national television and syndicated radio and hosts her own radio show, Wellness for the REAL World, on FOX Sports 920 AM “the Jersey” on Mondays at 7:00 pm ET.

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