Kidney Function & Dehydration
Function – Responsible for reproduction, growth and development & maturation, connected with lungs in water metabolism and respiration, responsible for bones, teeth, hearing and head hair
Kidneys helps cells take in nutrients, control blood pressure, remove waste from the blood and urine, and balance fluids. Every day, the kidneys filter around 120-150 quarts of fluid. Approximately 1-2 quarts are removed from the body in the form of urine, and the rest is recovered by the bloodstream. Water is essential for the kidneys to function. If the kidneys do not function properly, waste products/toxins, and excess fluid can build up inside the body, this compromises the immune system.
Dehydration happens if we use and lose more water than the body takes in. It can lead to an imbalance in the body’s electrolytes. Electrolytes, such as potassium, phosphate, and sodium, help carry electrical signals between cells. The kidneys keep the levels of electrolytes in the body stable when they function properly. When the kidneys are unable to maintain a balance in the levels of electrolytes, can lead to seizures, involving involuntary muscle movements and loss of consciousness. In severe cases, dehydration can lead to kidney failure, which can be life-threatening. Possible complications of chronic kidney failure include anemia, damage to the central nervous system, heart failure, and a compromised immune system.
There is no physical ailment w out a thought/emotional disturbance first. What exists physically, exists in thought/feeling first. There is no other rule”
Each organ is attached to an emotion (s) … you have thought/emotional patterns of Love, your brain will release chemicals to match how you think/feel. You have thought/emotional patterns of fear, your brain releases #those chemicals into the body just the same
Kidney/ears/bladder are connected to thought/emotional patterns of FEAR [negative] gentleness, calmness, silence [positive]
Physical symptoms when thought/emotional patterns of fear can manifest as
- loss of sexual energy
- loss of life force energy
- nervous system disorder
- body can become acidic [disease cannot exist in an more alkaline based vs acidic body.
- [Food/emotions contribute to alkalinity/acidity]] and/or knots in abdomen
- Frequent urination
- urinary incontinence
- night sweats
- dry mouth
- poor short term memory
- low back pain
- sore or weak knees
- ringing in the ears
- hearing loss
- hair that turns grey prematurely
- hair loss and osteoporosis
Emotion out of balance – Fearful, no willpower, insecure, aloof, isolated
“FEAR MAKES THE WOLF BIGGER THAN HE IS.”
“The word emotion can mean several things. Most of the time, it refers to positive or negative feelings that are produced by particular situations. Emotions consist of patterns of physiological responses and species-typical behaviors.” (Albany.edu) Most think of an emotion to refer to the feelings, not to the behaviors. It can also be looked at as a behavior that has consequences for survival and reproduction. An emotional response consists of three types of components: behavioral, autonomic, and hormonal. The integration of these responses is controlled by the amygdala. (Albany.edu ).
Fear is a basic survival emotion that is triggered by a perceived threat. The threat activates the “fight or flight” response, an essential psychological response which prepares the body for a possible threat. (Towey). Fear prepares a person to react to danger, once a potential danger is sensed, the body releases hormones that turns some specific body systems “on” and others “off” that may or may not contribute to the current need of survival; such as “turning off” the digestive system, and sharpening functions such as eyesight to better focus on the threat. (Towey).
Fear has been proven to impair the formation of long-term memories due to high, sustained levels of cortisol in the body resulting in damage to certain parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus. The hippocampus controls the basic emotions such as: fear, pleasure, and anger, while it drives behaviors such as: hunger, sex, dominance, and care of offspring. (Ncbi.nlm.gov). The hippocampus is critical to both learning and memory as well as to some types of stress response regulation. The damage can make it more difficult to regulate fear and can result in anxiety when one feels afraid. Fear may also interfere with emotion and behavioral regulation processes, such as reading non-verbal cues, interpreting information presented, reflecting before responding, and acting ethically. (Towey).
Many studies have shown that emotions and stress can adversely affect the immune system against disease, as emotions play an important role in regulating systems in the body that influence health. (Bhattacharya). The mind and body are linked, it cannot be seen, only felt. The body reflects one’s emotional and psychological states. It is when the body’s signals are ignored, that illness is able to take control of its own natural defenses. It is a result of the thoughts and emotions transferring to the physical body. (Fractalenlightenment). Condensed molecules from breath exhaled from verbal expressions of anger, hatred, and jealousy, contain toxins. Accumulated over 1 hour, these toxins are enough to kill 80 guinea pigs! Imagine the harm negative behavior does to your body?” (Bhavika).
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline 2 Timothy
You’ve been conditioned to have a spirit of fear, whether about money, health, relationships etc.. a spirit needs somewhere to live or it dies.
Love on Your Kidneys
- Fluid intake—Kidneys require at least 8 glasses of pure water per day to help them flush waste from your body. Make it your rule of thumb that fluids equal water, and nothing else—not coffee, not beer, not soda, not even juice. You certainly can drink other beverages, but they do not count toward your daily intake of 8 glasses of fluids. “Water” is the watchword.
- Sodium—Excess levels of sodium (salt) cause fluid retention and are counterproductive to kidney health. You don’t have to avoid it entirely but try not to shake salt onto anything.
- Protein—Meat and cheese not only create an acidic environment that is hard on the kidneys, they cause the body to excrete calcium, causing excessive amounts of it to pass through the kidneys, and this increases the potential for stones. Limit your consumption of protein from meat and cheese, giving preference to fish and vegetable sources of protein (soy or a combination of beans & rice). Actually, whey powder is the perfect way to consume protein.
- Sugar—Limit or avoid refined sugar and products that contain it. Sugar stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, which in turn causes extra calcium to be excreted in the urine.
- Aloe Vera Juice—Aloe is very cleansing to the body, and the kidneys love it! Mix up a health cocktail from the juice of one squeezed lemon, an ounce of aloe vera juice, 6 ounces of bottled water and a teaspoon of honey (for sweetening) to keep the kidneys performing at their very best. Lemon juice and aloe vera provide noteworthy levels of citric acid or citrate. When citrate binds to calcium, it prevents this mineral from massing together to form stones.
- Vitamin B-6—Helps prevent the formation of calcium oxalate.
- Magnesium—Lowers urinary oxalate, which is a mineral salt.
- Uva Ursi— Herbal support that benefits the entire urinary tract including the kidneys, bladder and urethra.
- Parsley—Increases the flow of urine, thereby assisting the kidneys to flush the body of wastes.
- Chlorella—Helps maintain an alkaline environment in which the kidneys thrive.