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Are there any supplements/foods that will help the kidneys?

Here’s a start:

http://www.yourkidneys.com/kidney-education/Diet-and-nutrition/15-super-foods-for-kidney-health/2924

[quote]xXSeraphimXx wrote:
Are there any supplements/foods that will help the kidneys? [/quote]

best to avoid things that cause trouble in the first place. too much NSAID intake, elevated BP (avoid added salt and take your meds), control your insulin production so you don’t become diabetic

Interesting topic. I passed a stone today at the gym during a shower. Oddly enough, the pain came afterwards.

[quote]thruxton45 wrote:

[quote]xXSeraphimXx wrote:
Are there any supplements/foods that will help the kidneys? [/quote]

best to avoid things that cause trouble in the first place. too much NSAID intake, elevated BP (avoid added salt and take your meds), control your insulin production so you don’t become diabetic [/quote]
This.

tons of water in between meals, also a greens supplement or Biotest superfood

[quote]kakno wrote:

[quote]thruxton45 wrote:

[quote]xXSeraphimXx wrote:
Are there any supplements/foods that will help the kidneys? [/quote]

best to avoid things that cause trouble in the first place. too much NSAID intake, elevated BP (avoid added salt and take your meds), control your insulin production so you don’t become diabetic [/quote]
This. [/quote]

This.

[quote]thruxton45 wrote:

[quote]xXSeraphimXx wrote:
Are there any supplements/foods that will help the kidneys? [/quote]

best to avoid things that cause trouble in the first place. too much NSAID intake, elevated BP (avoid added salt and take your meds), control your insulin production so you don’t become diabetic [/quote]

Salt has very little effect on blood pressure. Idonized salt will probably help your health vs have much of a negative effect on it.

[quote]paulieserafini wrote:

[quote]thruxton45 wrote:

[quote]xXSeraphimXx wrote:
Are there any supplements/foods that will help the kidneys? [/quote]

best to avoid things that cause trouble in the first place. too much NSAID intake, elevated BP (avoid added salt and take your meds), control your insulin production so you don’t become diabetic [/quote]

Salt has very little effect on blood pressure. Idonized salt will probably help your health vs have much of a negative effect on it.[/quote]

Although this may be true in an acute sense, chronic overconsumtpion of sodium is extremely detrimental to health. A multivitamin would be a better source of iodine, which I believe is what you’re referring to when you speak of the health benefits of iodized salt.

[quote]The Greek wrote:
chronic overconsumtpion of sodium is extremely detrimental to health. [/quote]

I don’t think this has been proven.

[quote]paulieserafini wrote:

[quote]The Greek wrote:
chronic overconsumtpion of sodium is extremely detrimental to health. [/quote]

I don’t think this has been proven.[/quote]

http://www.cdc.gov/features/dssodium/

From the last link:

“The reduction of sodium intake to levels below the current recommendation of 100 mmol per day and the DASH diet both lower blood pressure substantially, with greater effects in combination than singly. Long-term health benefits will depend on the ability of people to make long-lasting dietary changes and the increased availability of lower-sodium foods.”

I’m not saying moderate sodium intake is bad: it’s essential to health. If you cook the majority of your own food, you’re probably only getting a moderate amount anyway. However, TOO much sodium is bad, but this should mostly be an issue for those who consume a large amount of processed foods.

[quote]paulieserafini wrote:

[quote]thruxton45 wrote:

[quote]xXSeraphimXx wrote:
Are there any supplements/foods that will help the kidneys? [/quote]

best to avoid things that cause trouble in the first place. too much NSAID intake, elevated BP (avoid added salt and take your meds), control your insulin production so you don’t become diabetic [/quote]

Salt has very little effect on blood pressure. Idonized salt will probably help your health vs have much of a negative effect on it.[/quote]

If you’re already hypertensive. Some salt is not dangerous for your average 20-year-old, since he’ll be able to regulate it well. When you’re on BP meds, something’s already wrong, and salt will pull more water into your blood, meaning more volume in the same space, and higher blood pressure.