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KIDNEY DISEASE
A HOLISTIC THERAPY
By Walter Last
The main functions of the kidneys are the removal of metabolic waste
matter, of any toxic material and excess of water, minerals, and biochemicals in order to keep their blood levels within on optimal range.
This is done by filtering the blood and concentrating the waste in the
form of urine. In addition, the kidneys produce hormones, which affect
the salt balance and red blood cell production.
A common kidney disorder is the formation of kidney stones. These are
mostly composed of calcium salts and to a lesser degree of uric acid.
Stones can partly block the flow of urine and this may result in
infections as well as accumulation of waste matter in the blood. The
passing of large stones through the urethra can be extremely painful
and is called kidney colic.
Stone formation as well as bacterial infections or accumulation of toxic
material may lead to acute or chronic inflammation of the kidneys, also
called nephritis or Bright's disease. Symptoms are a rise in blood
pressure, back pain, fatigue, being listless and loss of appetite. Later
oedema may develop; one may feel dizzy and nauseated. Albumin, a
protein compound, will be passed in increasing quantities with the urine.
If the condition continues to deteriorate, uraemia or renal failure
develops. High concentrations of waste matter accumulate in the blood
and all of the mentioned symptoms become more severe. If nothing is
done about it, death will eventually occur. The conventional medical
treatment is the removal of these waste materials by filtering the blood
through an external membrane, a dialysis machine or artificial kidney.
When the condition deteriorates still further, a kidney transplant is
attempted.
The disadvantages and dangers are that dialysis takes a long time; 4 12 hours twice a week, and beneficial ingredients, such as zinc may be
lowered while harmful ones, such as aluminium may accumulate.
Kidney transplants have the major disadvantage, apart from the risk of
the operation itself, that the lifelong requirement to take immunesuppressive drugs weakens the immune system and predisposes to
chronic and severe infections as well as cancer.
NUTRITIONAL CAUSES
From the point of view of natural medicine there should rarely be a
need for such extreme measures, except in the case of serious
accidents. Prevention as well as cure begins with two simple measures:
raising the water intake and reducing the salt intake. Disregarding these
basic rules is the main cause for the high incidence of kidney disease in
hot climates as in Queensland.
Nephritis or Bright's Disease
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Further important nutritional factors in the development of kidney


disease are a high intake of protein, phosphate and calcium, a low
intake of magnesium and vitamin B6, and finally, chronic inflammation
due to food allergy.
Proteins are generally high in phosphorus. Therefore, by restricting the
protein intake the amount of phosphate ingested or formed in the body
is reduced at the same time. With a severe restriction of protein and
phosphate intake, tests showed a 10 to 40 fold decrease in the
progression of kidney disease and patients who would normally have
required immediate commencement of dialysis could postpone this for
about seven months.
A high protein and phosphate intake imposes a greatly increased
workload on the kidneys. If their functions are already impaired by stone
formation or inflammation, then the individual filtering units become
more and more sclerotic, which means they calcify and harden through
overgrowth with tough, fibrous tissue. This causes large amounts of
protein to be lost with the urine while other chemicals, such as salt and
uric acid remain in the body.
High phosphate levels also cause an overactivity of the parathyroid
glands with a resultant rise in calcium blood levels. This may lead to
decalcification of bones and to the formation of calcium deposits as with
kidney stones, arteriosclerosis and arthritic deformations. It raises the
blood pressure and damages the kidneys still further, in particular
through calcification of the kidneys with calcium phosphate.
In addition to a high phosphate intake, a diet high in protein produces
much more waste products than any other class of nutrients, especially
in the form of urea, uric acid and sulphates. Compared to proteins there
is hardly any residue in a properly metabolised carbohydrate or fat diet.
Both produce carbon dioxide and water as end products. Therefore,
with these foods there is hardly any need for dialysis.
Patients with severe renal failure should restrict their protein intake to
less than 20 g and phosphorus to less than 400 mg. For children and as
a maintenance diet amino acid supplements may be necessary with
severe protein restrictions.
Allergy
A major cause of degeneration of the kidneys is chronic inflammation,
and a major cause of chronic inflammation is hidden food allergy and
chemical sensitivity, these are commonly due to microbes from
intestinal dysbiosis or root canal treatments. While kidney patients are
hardly ever tested for food allergy in conventional medicine, in one
recent test it was found that about 65% reacted positive. However, due
to their high calcium and often low acidity levels, kidney patients usually
show only a weak allergy response with various testing procedures.
Therefore, the only reliable test is the avoidance of all suspected foods
and checking kidney functions after a prolonged period of abstinence.
In this way patients improved greatly.
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Chronic inflammations caused by hidden food allergies as well as


inflammations due to irritations caused by kidney stones both
accelerate the process of kidney degeneration. In addition to avoiding
the mentioned harmful influences, there are several nutrients that help
to overcome inflammations.
Commonly used in natural medicine to remove infections and
inflammations are vitamin C, magnesium, propolis, various herbs such
as echinacea, golden seal and garlic, the anti-inflammatory proteindigesting enzyme Bromelain from pineapple and the omega-3 fatty
acids from fish oils and linseed oil.
The common polyunsaturated oils from oil seeds form mainly proinflammatory tissue hormones, while the fish oils and the linolenic acid
in linseed tend to suppress inflammations. Trials with fish oils produced
significantly beneficial results in patients with kidney disease. Protein
loss in the urine could be reduced by nearly 50%.
KIDNEY STONES
Various calcium salts are only slightly soluble and easily precipitate
during the filtration process in the kidneys. They may then crystallise
and combine to form kidney stones or urinary calculi. It has been
estimated that about 90% of such stones contain calcium as main
ingredient, mainly as phosphates and oxalates. Phosphate stones are
chalky and soft while oxalate stones are small, dark and hard. Stones
may also contain a mixture of both. Uric acid stones form mainly in acid
urine and are yellow or black. A few stones are formed from the
oxidised amino acid cystine with a waxy appearance.
A high protein diet contains a large amount of phosphate that
overstimulates the parathyroids and raises the calcium blood level. This
gives rise to the formation of calcium phosphate stones, especially
when the urine is alkaline.
Sugar
Sucrose, the common household sugar, has several negative effects.
One experimentally controlled study found that sugar added to a meal
will greatly increase urinary calcium as well as oxalate excretions and
that both reach maximum levels together, thereby greatly increasing the
possibility of precipitation.
This over-saturation of the kidneys tends to result in calcific lesions that
serve as foci on which crystals begin to aggregate and start to form
stones. Sugar also increases the urinary output of an enzyme that is
indicative of kidney disease. Most at risk from sugar are individuals with
an excessive insulin response and this includes most stone formers.
In addition, insulin levels remain permanently elevated in maturity-onset
diabetics and others due to habitual sugar consumption. They are also
elevated in stressed individuals as the blood glucose levels become
less sensitive to insulin in the presence of high adrenalin levels.
Increased insulin levels in turn elevate the blood calcium levels that
then lead to an increased concentration of calcium in the urine. It has
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been experimentally shown that stone-formers lose up to five times the


normal amount of calcium in the urine after ingesting 100 g of sucrose.
In one study about 60% of habitual stone formers had an excessive
insulin response to sugar. Another demonstrated effect of high sucrose
and fructose consumption is a rise in blood levels of uric acid.
Vitamins, Minerals and Stimulants
Two minerals with a negative effect are sodium and cadmium. In one
study stone-formers normalised their excessive calcium levels by
restricting their sodium intake.
Cadmium is a heavy metal that is significantly increased in stoneformers. It causes renal tubular damage and can lead to calcific foci
with increased oxalate crystallisation. A group of coppersmiths with
chronic cadmium exposure had a 40% incidence of kidney stones as
compared to 3.5% in the general population.
Citric acid is essential for cellular energy production. Elderly individuals
and those on diets high in meat and fat have low levels of citric acid.
Citric acid also prevents individual crystals of calcium salts from fusing
together to form stones. Therefore, heavy meat-eaters easily become
stone-formers.
In one experiment long-term supplementation with sodium citrate did
not reduce stone formation while potassium citrate reduced stone
formation by 86% in susceptible individuals. Citrus fruit provide a high
intake of potassium citrate.
There is an antagonism between calcium and magnesium due to a
common regulation through the parathyroids. Increased magnesium
supply tends to lower the calcium loss and inhibits the precipitation of
calcium salts in the kidneys. In two long-term studies magnesium
supplementation reduced the incidence of calcium stone formation by
more than 90%.
Vitamin B6 is essential for the normal metabolism of oxalic acid. A
deficiency leads to accumulation of oxalic acid. In one study oxalate
stone formation was reduced with 60 mg vitamin B6 daily but not with
20 mg. In another study with intakes from 75 to 600 mg of vitamin B6,
supplementation with 150 mg daily was found to be optimal for oxalate
reduction in the urine.
In addition, vitamin A, folic acid and zinc may help to reduce stone
formation and supplementation can be of advantage. Low levels of
these cause various common nutrients to form oxalic acid.
Long-term coffee drinking or caffeine in general has been shown to
result in increased calcium loss. Two cups of coffee caused an
additional calcium loss of 22 mg per day. In addition, with oxalaterelated stones foods high in oxalic acid are best avoided, such as
rhubarb, cocoa, instant coffee, spinach and tea.
Excessive tea drinking, for instance, has been blamed for the high
incidence of oxalate kidney stones of the British troops in India during
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the Second World War. However, generally the effect of dietary oxalic
acid is negligible, except if one eats much refined food. With a healthy,
mainly unrefined diet most of the oxalic acid combines in the digestive
tract with calcium to form insoluble calcium oxalate, which is then
excreted. Only in diets low in fibre, vitamin B6 and calcium is dietary
oxalate a contributing factor to stone formation.
There have been allegations that high intakes of ascorbic acid (vitamin
C) may lead to the formation of oxalate kidney stones. While there is a
slight elevation of oxalate in urine with mega doses, various controlled
studies have not found increased stone formation. On the contrary,
there are indications that the higher urine acidity from ascorbic acid
helps to prevent or dissolve phosphate kidney stones. This, of course,
is valid only for ascorbic acid, not for calcium or sodium ascorbate.
Nevertheless, in case of uraemia or kidney failure a high vitamin C
intake would contribute to the workload of the kidneys and supplements
should not exceed 1 g daily.
Meat
While all proteins increase phosphorus levels to some degree, animal
protein, especially from meat, has an additional detrimental effect on
stone formers. In comparison to vegetarians urine excretions of
calcium, oxalate and uric acid are 50 - 400% higher in non-vegetarians.
The higher the intake of animal protein, the higher is the level of these
stone-forming substances. Stone formers usually have the highest
intakes of animal protein.
It has been calculated that the risk of stone-formation is about 6 - 700%
higher in those with a high intake of animal protein as compared to
vegetarians. In addition, meat is the main source of uric acid. While
urate stones represent only a minority of kidney stones, elevated levels
of uric acid cause calcium oxalate to precipitate and crystallise.
HYPERCOAGULATION AND CALCIFICATION
A main cause of deteriorating kidney functions is the increasing
calcification of the filtering system. A common sequence leading to
kidney failure starts with antibiotics that initiate overgrowth with
Candida, mycoplasmas and other microbes. This results in leaky gut
syndrome and allergies, microbial infestation of the blood, and chronic
inflammation. As a consequence of this inflammation the blood clotting
mechanism becomes overactive in a condition called hypercoagulation.
Fibrin is a sticky protein fiber. It naturally cross-links to form blood clots
for sealing wounds to stop bleeding. The problem is that fibrin also
starts cross-linking when non-bleeding inflammations are present. Now
cross-linked fibrin combines with calcium and phosphates to form
micro-clots that block blood flow in capillaries, it also sticks to the walls
of blood vessels and narrows their opening. This increasingly clogs up
the filtering mechanism of the kidneys and leads to hypertension and
greatly reduced kidney functions.
To reverse this condition it is most important to use the Ultimate
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Cleanse to sanitize the intestines and eliminate pathogenic microbes. In


addition, fibrinolytic enzymes and calcium-dissolving remedies can be
used to decrease blood stickiness and clean out the blood vessels.
Nattokinase, derived from natto, a fermented soy product as
traditionally used in Japan, appears to be the most effective fibrinolytic
enzyme. It is commonly available as capsules with 2000 FU or units of
fibrinolytic activity. The normal maintenance dose is one capsule each
before breakfast and dinner, best in a non-protein drink or followed by
some fruit.
However, to clean already clogged blood vessels and dissolve clots a
high dose of up to 12 spaced-out capsules may be used for some
months or until the blood circulation is sufficiently improved. As a high
dose it may be used as 2 or 3 capsules 3 or 4 times daily before meals
and bedtime. A common warning is not to use nattokinase by
individuals with blood-clotting disorders leading to excessive bleeding,
or when using medical blood-thinning drugs such as warfarin. A good
article
about
nattokinase
is
at
http://old.cnmwellness.com/art_nattokinase-11-08.pdf.
Serrapeptase originally derived from silkworms, may be less effective
in dissolving clots but also dissolves other dead tissue, such as scar
tissue, adhesions and cysts. Commonly 20,000 to 80,000 units may be
in a capsule, the maximum dose may be up to 400,000 per day. It may
be taken together with nattokinase.
Bromelain breaks down all kinds of unwanted protein residues. Activity
tends to me measured as Gelatine Dissolving Units or GDU, commonly
2000 GDU/gram. Take up to 6000 GDU daily in divided dose, preferably
separately from nattokinase and serrapeptase which may be taken
together.
Removing Soft Tissue Calcifications
With increasing age our bones tend to become softer as calcium moves
out and accumulates in soft tissues, such as blood vessels, on the
outside of joints, in muscles, brain and glands. This causes not only
inflammation, pain and rigidity but also arteriosclerosis, heart attacks,
strokes, kidney disease, cataracts and loss of memory. The underlying
cause tends to be an underactive thyroid and overactive parathyroid
glands due to chronic Candida and mercury problems. To prevent and
ease such problems it is essential to control microbes and parasites as
with The Ultimate Cleanse, and use sufficient magnesium and boron as
from borax. However, most effective for heavy calcifications seems to
be sodium thiosulphate, especially if used with or after fibrinolytic
enzymes to prevent hypercoagulation and clean the blood vessels and
the filtering mechanism of the kidneys. This has also been used to
prevent kidney stones.
Sodium thiosulphate (or thiosulfate = STS) is an antioxidant, fungicide
and chelator of heavy metals. It is medically used to treat cyanide
poisoning and other toxic substances. In suitable amounts it dissolves
soft-tissue calcifications and removes the excess calcium with the urine.
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However, it does not seem to react with and lower normal blood
calcium. Medically it is mainly used in intravenous drips, but it may also
be given orally. It is generally considered to be non-toxic. Intestinal
absorption varies greatly but may average only about 10%. A main
problem is a reaction of STS with gastric acid whereby STS is
decomposed and becomes useless. Therefore it is better to absorb it
under the tongue or use additional measures to protect it from stomach
acid. Unfortunately we do not yet know the best way to ensure high
intestinal absorption, and you may experiment with the following
possibilities.
Dissolve 2 level teaspoons or 10 grams of the crystals in 50 ml of water;
1 teaspoon of this solution contains 1 gram of STS. Start taking half a
teaspoon 2 or 3 times before a meal or on an empty stomach, but
initially keep it under the tongue for 10 minutes or longer. It may then be
washed down with water in which half a teaspoon of sodium
bicarbonate has been dissolved. Drink more water afterwards but also
coffee or tea are acceptable. If you cannot keep it under the tongue
then just swallow it immediately in the bicarbonate drink. If that goes
well then you may try taking 1 teaspoonful 2 or 3 times in the same
way. You may also keep a dose in the mouth when going to bed and
take more if you wake up in the night. In this case do not intentionally
swallow it.
As an alternative method you may fill the crystals into large gelatine
capsules. One capsule then contains about 700 mg of STS. Take 1
capsules 2 or 3 times before meals, wash down with bicarbonate water
and drink more water afterwards. Using too much STS may cause
diarrhoea, in this case reduce the daily intake. Use periodically as long
as required for sufficient improvement. STS is commonly used as
crystals of the pentahydrate with 5 molecules of crystallisation water. It
is available over the Internet for aquarium supplies where it is used to
de-chlorinate tap water. For an instructive soft-tissue scan after
thiosulfate
therapy
see
http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/1/6/1161/F1.expansion.html.
Toxic Metals
Accumulations of toxic metals, and especially mercury from dental
amalgam fillings and vaccines, are a major problem with many
diseases. Use oral chelation to reduce this toxic load. Sulphur
compounds are needed to detoxify the liver. If these are not well
tolerated, add a molybdenum supplement. One of the strongest metal
chelators is alpha lipoic acid (also called thioctic acid), which may be
combined with milk thistle (extract) to activate the liver. Chlorella (cell
broken powder) prevents re-absorption of expelled metals from the
intestines. Further helpful are MSM, N-acetylcysteine, alpha-tocopherol,
and ascorbic acid. In addition EDTA could be absorbed under the
tongue for oral chelation but I am not fond of doing so as it
indiscriminately removes also essential trace minerals which need to be
replaced.
You may also try other mercury chelators obtained from the Internet or
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use the Klinghardt Neurotoxin Elimination Protocol. Easier to use is the


Cutler Protocol (see also Mercury Detox). Alpha lipoic acid is used for 3
days and 2 nights every 3 hours during the day and every 4 hours
during the night, and this is repeated once a week. Each dose may be
from one quarter to 1 mg/kg body weight. During detoxification health
problems may temporarily increase.
DIET
Use a low-allergy semi-vegetarian diet based mainly on fresh raw and
steamed vegetables. The amount of animal protein as well as highprotein legumes should be determined by the condition. If it is not too
serious, that is if dialysis is not required or expected, then fish may be
used occasionally, also a few eggs per weak and a small to moderate
amount of yoghurt or cottage cheese made of goats' milk.
However, in more serious conditions and also as temporary mild
cleansing periods, avoid completely all animal protein and soybeans
and use other legumes only in moderation, preferably in sprouted form.
Brown rice and other non-gluten grains, cooked and raw vegetables as
well as extra-virgin olive oil may provide the bulk of the energy
requirement. Between and before meals have some tart or acid fruit,
such as grapefruit, orange, pineapple, berries and apple. Except with
low blood pressure and sensitive skin, you may also have fruit meals
and fruit days.
Foods of special benefit are fresh vegetable juices, including wheat
grass and other grasses and leaves with plenty of parsley and celery,
also dandelion leaves if available, green beans and bean pod tea,
cucumber, horseradish, lemon juice, fenugreek, watermelon and
banana. If available frequently have a small amount of Jerusalem
artichoke about the size of a hen's egg. Preferably go for several
months on a raw vegetable and fruit diet.
We can live healthily on a diet very low in protein only if most of that
protein is raw or unheated. Good sources for this are sprouted seeds
and fresh vegetable juices, especially juice of grass and leaves. In
addition frequently stir a teaspoon of spirulina powder and wheat grass
or barley grass juice extract powder into a glass of juice or water and
drink before or between meals.
Minimize meat, sugar and sweetened food, cow's milk products and
wheat products, processed food with added chemicals, salt or salted
food, polyunsaturated oils and margarine, soft drinks, rhubarb, coffee,
tea, alcohol, nicotine, baking powder, and medicinal drugs.
Drink plenty of good quality water, rainwater or soft bore water,
otherwise filtered or distilled but definitely no chlorinated or fluoridated
water. Drink 1 l each 30 to 60 minutes before breakfast, lunch and
dinner. You may drink water or weak herb teas, diluted vegetable juices
or water with lemon juice.
Cadmium, a heavy metal, has been shown to cause renal tubular
damage. Cadmium is widely used in the manufacture of plastics and
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electro-plating. Avoid water conducted through black polythene pipes,


also from plated containers and the first water coming out of taps.
Galvanised iron contains some cadmium but that is less harmful due to
the very favourable ratio of zinc to cadmium.
Frequently have cleansing periods mainly on fruits only, mostly tart and
acid varieties. Also fasts on watermelons are excellent; chew the seeds
as well. However, sensitive individuals should use fresh vegetables in
preference and also fresh vegetable juices. Highly recommended is the
Basic Cleanse. Reintroduce normal food gradually after a fast and
watch for any sign of allergy such as a high pulse rate, pain, discomfort
or rash and especially any deterioration in kidney functions. For further
details see also Allergies and Addictions.
Supplements
With kidney stones, inflammation or infection of the urinary tract and not
more than a moderate deterioration in kidney functions you may take
with each meal up to half a teaspoon of ascorbic acid and as a
magnesium supplement either 1 teaspoon of milk of magnesia or half a
teaspoon of magnesium carbonate or magnesium chloride or somewhat
less magnesium oxide. Also take a low potency B complex, natural
vitamin E and either a halibut or shark liver oil capsule. With kidney
stones use additional vitamin B6 to raise the total amount per meal to
about 50 mg.
Use a trace mineral supplement high in zinc and manganese or use
separate supplements for these. With serious impairment of kidney
functions use only a low-potency multivitamin-mineral supplement and
none of the others mentioned above. However, on a diet very low in
protein take supplements of essential amino acids, this is especially
important for children. Test these amino acids but also all supplements
for allergy.
Suitable herbs to improve kidney functions and serve as mild diuretics
to prevent water retention and oedema are buchu, corn silk, dandelion,
elder and juniper berries, peach leaves and uva ursi.
Warning: If on dialysis do not stop your normal dialysis routine when
starting on this nutritional program. Instead phase it out gradually
according to the results of your urine and blood analysis tests.
URINE THERAPY
Drinking one's own urine is common in India and was formerly also a
trusted home remedy in some rural parts of Europe. Fresh urine
generally is sterile and has excellent wound-healing qualities. Some
European health practitioners claim to have obtained healing results
with urine fasts, which could not be achieved with other methods of
fasting or healing (see The Water of Life by J. W. Armstrong).
Success rates approaching 100% have been claimed in the treatment
of severe kidney disorders including complete kidney failure. Reasons
for this strong healing potential of urine are:

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It destroys harmful intestinal bacteria and other parasites.

It heals inflammations because of its antiseptic qualities.

Large amounts of fluid pass through the body during a urine fast and
thoroughly flush the kidneys and intestines without depleting the body
of water-soluble vitamins and minerals, which are simply recycled.

Harmful urine ingredients will be discarded through the bowels but may
at the same time have a homoeopathic healing effect in the form of an
auto-immune therapy.
The Urine Fast
Drink all of your freshly voided urine and in addition sufficient goodquality water for a total fluid intake of at least 5 litres on the first day. If
the urine is very concentrated in the beginning, it may be strongly
diluted with water. However, the more concentrated the urine, the
stronger is its stimulating effect on bowel movements.
After several days, the urine usually becomes more or less clear and
tasteless. The overall daily fluid intake and output may gradually build
up to 10 litres or more. When high volumes are reached, discontinue
the addition of water.
The high fluid intake, together with the stimulating properties of the
urine, will normally prompt frequent bowel movements, especially in the
beginning. In this way, harmful substances such as toxins and uric acid
are safely removed, while the vitamins and minerals are reabsorbed.
Urine fasts reportedly are more successful if the body is extensively
rubbed with urine during this time. Only small amounts are needed,
pour a teaspoonful into the hollow of a hand and rub the skin until it is
dry. The original recommendations in The Water of Life speak of two
hours of daily rubbing, especially over diseased parts and problem
areas. One may also use urine compresses on these parts. After
rubbing, take a shower.
The duration of urine fasts is commonly between four and ten days.
However, it varies greatly according to the nature of the disease. With
some life-threatening diseases it has been found that the body often
reacted quite badly if food was given before it was properly cleansed.
As with water fasts, a return of the appetite usually indicates the
completion of the cleansing process. However, prolonged fasts,
especially if in poor health, should always be under the care of an
experienced practitioner.
Drinking unpleasant urine: close your nose with thumb and forefinger
while drinking the urine and until you have rinsed your mouth twice with
diluted fruit juice, spit out the juice. Alternatively, you may just hold your
breath during this time. Normally no bad taste or after-taste develops
with this procedure. However, as the body becomes cleaner the urine
loses its offensive qualities and tastes and smells more or less like the
food one has last eaten. With high volumes discard the late evening
urine to reduce urinating during the night.

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Armstrong in The Water of Life gives many case histories, here just a
few details to show the scope of the therapy:
A woman in her forties with complete kidney failure: Largely because of
water retention she had about doubled her normal weight and been told
by her doctors that she had two days to live. Urine very scanty, thick,
looking like a mixture of blood and pus. By the fourth day of the urine
fast her urine flow had increased from less than 60 ml per day to about
6 liter. On the 23rd day she tried a small amount of carrot juice but had
a strong setback. She continued the fast and broke it on the 49th day
with fresh orange juice. A week later she had complete recovered.
A male patient, also supposed to be close to death, had doubled his
weight to about 190 kg. He fasted for 55 days and was completely
recovered shortly afterwards. Another male patient of 75 years fasted
for 53 days and a boy of 11 years for 14 days. Both recovered
completely.
A young man of 19 years did not have bowel movements for one week
and had not passed urine for 72 hours. Armstrong gave him some of his
own urine. Two hours later he passed a small amount of foul urine.
Eight hours later he was nearly free of the excruciating pain he had
suffered for weeks. On the fifth day a doctor intervened and gave him a
tablespoon of ground wheat in water. Immediately the flow of urine
stopped and soon the former painful condition had returned. The urine
fast was restarted and broken on the 17th day. Ten days later he was
back at work.
In cases of Bright's disease when patients were not close to death fasts
lasted from four to fourteen days until recovery. Armstrong also gives
the case of a man with a diseased kidney in addition to a large stone.
The kidney was due to be removed. After several short fasts on urine
this kidney was declared to be healthy and without stone by the same
hospital staff who before wanted to remove it.
If you want to use a less radical method than a full urine fast, try the
following: Collect your first morning urine, dilute it to half a litre and
drink immediately. One to two hours later this will cause you to urinate a
second time and again you dilute it to half a litre and drink it. Do that a
third and possibly a fourth time and then have your breakfast and your
normal food and drink for the rest of the day.
If you start at 5 or 6 a.m. you may have your breakfast between 9 and
10 a.m. and have given your kidneys an excellent flush in the meantime
that will quickly dissolve any stones and wash out any calcifications and
microbes. Repeat this as often as necessary to heal your kidneys.
However, my favorite to re-activate kidney functions is to drink, slowly
and spaced out, about 3 liters of high-quality water (no chlorine or
fluoride) before breakfast. To each liter add up to a cupful of fresh urine
and the content of one capsule of MegaHydrin or Microhydrin. Instead
of these you may also use alkaline water from a water ionizer. Useful
alternative antioxidants are ascorbic acid and alpha lipoic acid.
Preferably start with smaller amounts and only gradually increase to 3
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liters if problems arise, such as water retention, then reduce the fluid
intake temporarily. If already on dialysis then use water low in minerals
with these additions and increase the volume of drinking water more
slowly to match the output of urine.
Armstrong claims to have cured many thousands of patients, many of
them with so-called incurable diseases and close to death. However, he
is emphatic that no medical or other drugs must be taken during urine
fasts. While I suspect that most kidney patients will prefer dialysis or
kidney transplants, I offer this information for the few who are willing to
try. For details and further information see also the related articles Urea
and Urine Therapy and Urine Therapy Prevents Kidney Failure.
ADDITIONAL THERAPIES
A more conventional therapy to delay the need for dialysis is colonic
irrigation (colonies) with plenty of low-mineral water. This helps to
reduce high blood levels of toxins and waste. At other times you may
use distilled water to filter out water-soluble toxins in the mouth. After
rising and again at bedtime, use a cupful of distilled water. Take a
mouthful and hold it under the tongue for about 2 minutes. Then spit it
out and repeat the process until the cup is empty.
Magnesium salts and castor oil packs over the kidneys can be of great
benefit. Wet a cloth with concentrated warm Epsom salt solution and
place it over the kidneys. Keep warm for 1 - 2 hours with a hot water
bottle. At other times use warm castor oil on a woollen cloth, keep
warm. Repeat these packs frequently. With inflammation and pain a
fresh outer cabbage leaf over the kidneys may bring relief.
To use colour therapy, shine a bright orange light at close range onto
the kidney area for kidney stones, but use blue light in case of pain.
Exclude daylight or other electric light. In case of weak kidneys violet
light is best. More convenient than a coloured light bulb is coloured
cellophane, place several layers of violet cellophane over the kidneys
and expose this to bright light or sunshine. Generally keep light bulbs
about half a meter away from the skin. Treat for 30 to 60 minutes at a
time.
The foot reflexes for the kidneys are near the centre of the soles of the
feet. Press around this area until you find the sorest spot and then
continue to press. You may also press it onto a stone or golf ball or
against the edge of a table. Repeat daily until recovered. It also helps to
press into tight muscles at the small of the back and tap the vertebrae
in this area. For further details see the article on Reflexology.
Adopt a daily routine of meditation or relaxation exercises followed by
guided imagery. Imagine white or golden yellow-healing energy entering
the top of your head, filling your body and concentrating in the kidneys.
For other mind healing methods see Mind Therapies.
The kidneys are linked through acupuncture meridians to the teeth and
jaws in upper and lower positions 1 and 2. Dead teeth, a metal bridge,
root, gum or jawbone infections or inflammations in these positions tend
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to interfere with kidney and bladder functions. While generally all dead
teeth should be removed, with kidney diseases it is important to sanitise
any problems with the front teeth. Constipation can contribute to kidney
problems. If necessary use more laxative food such as ground linseed
and psyllium hulls.
With kidney failure combine the Ultimate Cleanse with Reflexology,
diet, and drinking as much diluted lemon or grapefruit juice or (organic)
cider vinegar as possible before meals without causing fluid retention.
The citrus juices should be freshly pressed and diluted with water that
has a low mineral content. If the body is or becomes too acid see if you
can neutralize it with potassium citrate.
To recapitulate: Have a high fluid intake as unpolluted water (rain
water, filtered or distilled), diluted herb teas or diluted wheat grass juice
and fresh vegetable juices; minimise the intake of meat, sweet food,
sodium, calcium and phosphates; use plenty of raw food, especially
salads and acid citrus fruit. Have frequent and prolonged fasting
periods on apples, citrus fruit, wheat grass and other vegetable juices,
try urine fast; do the ultimate cleanse and test for food allergies.
The most important supplements are ascorbic acid, vitamin B6,
magnesium and zinc, ground linseed, fish oils, and a mixture of kidney
herbs,. Sanitise your front teeth, possibly spinal adjustment and
stimulation at the small of the back, experiment with packs, colour
therapy, reflexology and mind improvement methods.

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