The Kidney Cleanse

The importance of cleaning and strengthening your kidneys

The kidneys are a very complex sophisticated filtering system.

Consider the following:

Everyday your kidneys process about 200 quarts (liters) of blood to filter out, of which about 2 quarts (2 liters) will become waste products and extra water (urine)

Healthy kidneys are connected to the good-functioning of all organs, as about 1/5 of the blood that your heart pumps goes to the kidneys.

Some of the kidneys functions are:

  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Produce various hormones, among which erythropoietin, which stimulates the bone marrow to make red blood cells
  • Keep the blood chemically balanced and clean
  • Filters waste products
  • Regulate the pH acid-basic balance
  • Regulate plasma volume

Each kidney has over a million nephrons, which are the functioning units of the kidney. Once they are destroyed they cannot regenerate.

There are multiple suggestions for Kidney Cleanses but here are some highlights from Dr Richard Schulze and Dr Hulda Clark:

Day 1: Upon arising drink 8-16 ounces of distilled water

This is a great way to start your day. The water rinses and flushes your digestive tract of any leftover food and digestive juices.

Within 1 hour prepare this morning flush drink also known as the Master Cleanse:

The Master Cleanse was developed by Stanley Burroughs, a pioneer in the healing industry. His Master Cleanse Diet is a 10-14 day program; however this is just being used in conjunction with the Kidney Cleanse.

  • Juice of one Lemon and one Lime
  • 16 to 32 ounces of Distilled Water
  • A pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Optional – Genuine Maple Syrup (a little) to Taste

Only use fresh organic (ideally, if possible) lemons or limes. NOT canned lemon or lime juice nor frozen juice or lemonade

Day 1: Breakfast
Live, FRESH fruit or vegetable juice is the best way to get your Vitamins, Minerals and other Essential Nutrients. They are also very important for cleansing and detoxification. If you are hungry before lunch time you may have fruit, diluted fruit juices, and fruit smoothies. Stop all fruit or fruit juices at least 1 hour before lunch. It is best while on this program not to mix fruit and vegetables together.

Herbal teas can also be added such as Juniper, Parsley, Celery Seed, Watermelon Seed, Marshmallow Root, Oatstraw, Horsetail, Dandelion Root, Corn Silk, Ginger or Uva Ursi.

Day 1: Lunch
For lunch you can have diluted fresh raw vegetable juices, raw vegetables alone or in salads, sprouts, potassium broth, and herb teas. You may make dressings for the salad if you like using Olive oil, Avocado, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Onions and any Herbs and Spices.
Afternoon Snacks: Raw vegetables, raw vegetable salads, diluted vegetable juices, sprouts, potassium broth and herb teas.

Day 1: Dinner
Steamed vegetables and herb teas.

Day 2, 3 and 4: Now we begin the 3 day fast. Start with your water, morning flush drink and herbal tea. Fresh or diluted fruit juices and herb tea until noon, fresh or diluted vegetable juices, Potassium Broth and herb tea mid-day and afternoon and diluted fruit juices and herb tea again in the evening. Consume at least 1 gallon (128 ounces) of liquid. That is 8 ounces every hour! If you get hungry, DRINK MORE!!!

Potassium Broth Recipe
This is a great-tasting addition to your cleansing program. It will flush your system of toxins, poisons and unwanted salts and acids while giving you a concentrated amount of vitamins and minerals. Potassium broth is also a Vegetable broth made with fresh organic vegetables. We do not want to consume any toxic insecticides, pesticides or inorganic chemical fertilizers while we are on a cleansing and detoxification program.

You will need a 5 quart stainless steel pot with a snug fitting lid. Fill with 3 quarts of distilled water.

Wash and dice vegetables, do not peel them.

  • 3 potatoes
  • 4 large carrots
  • 5-6 celery stalks
  • 1/2 bunch of greens (collard/spinach/mustard/kale or even a handful of each.)
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 1/2 bunch carrot or beet tops
  • 2 beets
  • 3 zucchini squash
  • String beans are also another great vegetable source to use

Boil water, place cut vegetables into the pot let boil again then put on simmer for 1-1.5 hours. Until the vegetables have lost all color. Strain and throw away pulp (vegetables) retain only the liquid.

Drink 2-3 cups daily.

You can change the quantity and types of vegetables in each batch, be creative.

Consistently, use dark green leafy vegetables and potatoes to ensure you are getting potassium, otherwise create your own broth and experiment.  You can use onions and garlic as well for additional taste.

The broth is a nutrient dense meal replacement on almost any cleanse.

Day 5:
Today is the day to break your fast. Make this day the same as day #1. Continuation of the fast with your morning drink and then you can have some fresh fruit. Chew it very slowly and mix each mouthful with plenty of saliva. Remember, breaking your fast is a very important part of this program. Chew your food well and eat until satisfied, not full. You can always eat more later if you are still hungry. After 1:00 PM you may have a small vegetable salad, and fruit again in the evening, chewing everything to a liquid pulp.
Remember, this program restricts the types of food you will be eating, not the amount. If you are hungry at any point during this detoxification program, drink and/or eat more. The more you eat and drink, the more you will flush the toxins out of your body. Also remember to have a fun time. Your positive, healing attitude is most important to achieve maximum benefits out of this program; be loving to yourself. Take it easy when returning to a new healthy food program. Choose lighter foods for a few days and be careful not to overeat. Chew your food well. Eating smaller meals more often is better than one or two large meals. Enjoy your new set of values on food choices and amounts. Enjoy your journey to the best health.

The Kidney Cleanse should be followed by doing a Liver Gallbladder Flush if you choose to do both.

End your day 5 with 2-4 ounces of olive oil (depending on how much you can tolerate) and 2-4 ounces of lemon juice before going to bed.
You can also follow that with a tea, if desired using Pau d’Arco (Red Lapacho Tree – bark) also known as, Ipe Roxa and Taheebo.  Pau d’Arco has powerful healing effects on the liver and immune system.

The next morning, get a colonic but if it is not possible, then take a natural laxative such as 4-6 ounces of aloe vera juice (made by Sandra Cope International) is necessary to cleanse the bowel. Be sure to stay home for this process.  You will be amazed at the results.


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