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Winter: time for cleansing and rejuvenating the kidneys and bladder

This is a time when there is more emphasis on rich and heavy cooked foods like soups to keep us warm. Be mindful of the amount of food you consume, to keep weight in balance.

Special products for winter: Cranberry Flush, Rejuvenation Cleanse, Junipars, Neptune, Arginine, Prospallate, Kidney-Bladder vibrational remedies***, Kidney Cleanser & Detoxifier, EPA-DHA, Cranberry caps, Dried Cranberries, Cranberry powder, Wild Bear’s Garlic, Day & Night Eyes, Winter Warmth essential oil blend.

Do Your Kidneys Need Help?

*** Kidney & Bladder Vibrational Remedies

KBL & GLA 519 are no longer available  Please contact us for other kidney-bladder care products as we now have whole food and other homeopathic products available.

KBL: Kidney - Bladder - Liver - Cleanse
Excellent for cleansing and revitalizing functions. Natural diuretic action. - For best results, use with GLA-519.

GLA-519: Glands - Organs
Each of the body’s over ninety (90) glands and organs has an important role in maintaining normal functions of the body. Let one gland fail to do its part and all of the glands become stressed and less effective in resisting disease or illness. GLA-519 is a total 'reinforcer', formulated to help energize and maintain the natural balance of each gland individually and collectively. Fully functioning glands are essential to a long and healthy life.

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Foods for winter: Sprouts, Apple, Orange, Tangelo and tangerine, Pear, Date and dried fruit, Cranberry, Grapes, Jicama, Kiwi fruit, Pomegranate, Persimmon, Salt in foods, and especially natural mineral salt, Celery, Olives, Miso, Capers, Squash, Sweet potato and yam, Turnip, Spinach, Rutabaga, Potato, Parsnip, Onion, Leeks, Garlic, Kale, Ginger, Daikon radish, Jerusalem artichoke, Chard, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Burdock root, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Bok choy, Brine foods like sauerkraut and pickles, Tempeh, Sea vegetables, Fish, Jellyfish, Poultry

Beans: black, adzuki, black-eyed, carob, garbanzo, great northern, kidney, lentil, lima, navy, peanut, pink, red, white

Grain: amaranth, barley, buckwheat, corn, millet, oat, quinoa, rice, rye, wheat

Nuts: almond, Brazil, cashew, filbert, macadamia, pecan, pine, pistachio, walnut

Seeds: flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower

The winter diet is traditionally high in vitamin A. This is a vitamin that is protective of the skin, mucous membrane, eyesight, thyroid gland and is a necessary anti-oxidant.

Touch of Honey Winter Veggie Medley

2-1/4 cups acorn squash, pared seeded and cut in to chunks

1 turnip, pared and cut into chunks

1 cup julienne carrots

1 small onion, cut into eighths

  • Steam all the vegetables in a covered pot or skillet, until fork tender. Drain.

  • In a small pan melt over low heat ¼ cup raw honey and 1 TBSP unsalted butter, stirring to blend.

  • Add freshly grated nutmeg and 1 tsp. dried minced orange peel or fresh orange zest.

  • Pour honey blend over steamed vegetables and mix lightly to cover with sauce.

With your donation we'll send you a copy of our Winter Soup Recipe that may help you restore water balance (diuretic) and give you stamina. It's chocked full of anti-inflammatory foods.   

Or you can request a copy of our Rejuvenation Cleanse with your donation.

A shocking 10 million to 20 million Americans have kidney disease and don't know it. Moreover, over 7 million people have less than half the kidney function of a healthy young adult; while another 11.3 million have at least half of what's regarded as normal kidney function, but with persistent protein in their urine (a sign of kidney disease). High chronic kidney disease increases one's risk of premature death, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, anemia, bone disease and malnutrition.

Researchers determined the participants' actual kidney function from blood and urine tests and estimated glomerular filtration rate, or GFR. GFR is a much more accurate way to gauge how well the kidneys work, rather than relying on the blood level of a substance known as creatinine. (Creatinine is a protein produced by muscle and released into the blood. Levels of this protein are determined by the rate it in which it is removed, which is roughly a measure of kidney function).

OTC pain pills such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil or Tylenol, which can cause kidney damage. About 15 percent of the people on dialysis (an artificial blood-filtering process used to clean the blood of malfunctioning kidneys) are getting this treatment as a result of the damage that Tylenol and/or aspirin did to their kidneys.  Statin drugs, high protein diets and environmental toxins like mercury also damage kidneys, as doe inadequate hydration.

19.2 Million US Adults Have Chronic Kidney Disease
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School Of Public Health 1-9-3
Eleven percent of the U.S. adult population has varying stages of chronic kidney disease, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers concluded that chronic kidney disease warrants improved detection and classification using standardized criteria to improve patient outcomes. Their research is published in the January 2003 issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Of the five categorical stages, with Stage 5 being kidney failure, the largest number of adults, 7.6 million or 4 percent of adults, are classified in Stage 3 in which their glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is 30-59 ml/min/1.73m2. This means that the kidneys filter less than one-half of the amount filtered by a healthy young adult of a similar body size (130 ml/min or 2 gallons/hour). As a result, the kidneys are less efficient at removing toxins and secreting hormones important for healthy blood and bone function. The presence of chronic kidney disease can be detected using simple blood and urine tests relying on serum creatinine to estimate kidney function and urinary albumin to indicate kidney damage.

  • Researchers used the recently developed National Kidney Foundation Clinical Practice Guidelines which provide a standardized definition of chronic kidney disease and its stages to a nationally representative sample of 15,625 non-institutionalized adults who participated in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). Participants were also interviewed about their history of diabetes and hypertension. Chronic kidney disease stages are based on estimated kidney function measured as GFR. A healthy young adult has a GFR of 130 ml/min/1.73 m2. The researchers found an estimated 5.9 million individuals (3.3%) had Stage 1/normal kidney function with protein found in urine on two occasions; 5.3 million (3%) had Stage 2/ mildly decreased kidney function with protein found in urine on two occasions; 7.6 million (4.3%) had Stage 3/moderately decreased kidney function (GFR 30-59 ml/min/1.73 m2); 400,000 (0.2%) had Stage 4/severly decreased kidney function (GFR 15-29 ml/min/1.73 m2); and 300,000 (0.2%) had Stage 5 or kidney failure.
Older age was strongly associated with a higher prevalence of moderately or severely decreased kidney function. In addition, moderately decreased kidney function was most prevalent among non-Hispanic whites, followed by non-Hispanic blacks, then individuals of other ethnicities. Kidney disease was least prevalent in Mexican Americans. These results also raise the possibility that minority populations have a higher risk of kidney failure because of more rapid progression of kidney disease after its onset, rather than a larger pool of individuals with milder kidney disease.
The study estimates of decreased kidney function far exceed the number of cases of treated end-stage renal disease. Over 340,000 patients required dialysis or transplantation in 1999. That number is expected to increase to 651,000 by 2010. Previous studies of patients' medical charts indicate that many patients are going undiagnosed and under-treated in the early stages of kidney disease.
Coresh, also a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology & Clinical Research, said, "By using standardized criteria and carefully calibrated estimates of kidney function, national prevalence estimates of chronic kidney disease can be a benchmark for future studies and international comparisons. Such efforts are critical to improving diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of CKD and its complications."
"Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease and Decreased Kidney Function in the Adult U.S. Population: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey" will appear in the January 2003, issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Brad C. Astor, Ph.D., MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the School's Department of Epidemiology co-authored the study.
Additional authors were Tom Greene, Ph.D., with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Garabed Eknoya, MD, with Baylor College of Medicine, and Andrew S. Levey, MD, with Tufts University School of Medicine.
Research was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Kidney Foundation, and the Johns Hopkins General Clinical Research Center.
Link to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at

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