Your kidneys work very hard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so if you feel fatigued or experience any kind of imbalance in your body, you can consider detoxifying your kidneys.

Not only do your kidneys make hormones for you, filter excess water and sodium, and cleanse your blood, it practically handles all the toxins that enter your body from food, air, and water. Along with the liver , you have a hard working team inside your body, doing everything possible to keep it healthy and safe with clear skin and an ideal body weight.

However, with the high toxin loads we are faced with in our modern society, we sometimes have to take extra steps to detoxify our kidneys and give them a break from processing to the point where we can begin to heal and come into balance.

7 reasons to detox your kidneys

  • You feel fatigued or more tired than usual.
  • You feel pain in your kidneys after eating certain foods.
  • You are experiencing skin problems such as eczema, acne, or rashes.
  • You have a hormonal imbalance or feel in a bad mood.
  • You have had kidney stones in the past.
  • You are experiencing weight gain and bloating.
  • You have frequent or infrequent bladder problems or UTIs.

3 Juices to detoxify the kidneys

Kidney Cleanse Tip: Almost anyone can benefit from purifying the kidneys . Throughout history, humans have always used fasting or cleansing as a way to detoxify not only the physical body, but the emotions. If you are already in good health, then doing an annual kidney cleanse can be a gentle form of prevention for you.

Watermelon juice to cleanse kidneys

Watermelon is 92% water by weight, which means that it will help your body cleanse the kidneys , and can help remove very small stones. It is also an incredible source of potassium, which is a mineral salt that can help dissolve kidney stones by allowing waste to flow out. Click here to learn more about the watermelon solution for kidney stones and inflammation.

  • 2 cups of watermelon
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions: Mix together and enjoy.

Power of two for the kidney

Carrots and cucumber are a super fired up duo. Combined, they support the kidneys in flushing out excess uric acid (known to cause kidney stones), supporting the kidneys in flushing out excess toxins, as well as charging the body with a mega dose of nutrients.

The kidneys filter the blood, so if they are taxed or cannot function at full capacity, skin problems such as eczema or acne can appear. Drink this combination of vegetables for a cleansing effect on the kidneys and skin, resulting in a beautiful, glowing complexion.

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 large cucumber

Instructions: Wash the vegetables very well and squeeze all the ingredients through a juicer.

Radish detox

Radishes are super detoxifying for the liver and gallbladder, and help the kidneys to eliminate excess toxins. They protect the body against infection, and are anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory.

Radish juices allow your body to absorb more nutrients than eating them whole would, due to the volume that would be needed from them to take advantage of their nutrients. If you suffer from kidney stones , drinking radish juice can help dissolve the stones so they can pass more quickly.

  • 1 cup radish
  • 1 cup purple cabbage
  • 1 stalk of Celery

Instructions: Wash and squeeze all the ingredients well through a juicer.

These recipes may not be suitable for people with diabetes or blood sugar problems or if they are currently on medication. You should always work with your doctor.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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