The Kidneys and How They Work
4 Natural Ways to Filter Metabolic Waste from the Blood
Kidney disease is on the rise in the United States affecting more than 10% of all adults. That translates to 20 million Americans who are suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) at varying levels of seriousness. –Tragically, over 90 percent of people with CKD don’t even know they have the disease.
This is because those with kidney disease tend not to experience symptoms until the very late stages. By then, the kidneys are failing and there are large amounts of protein in the urine.
That is why CKD is sometimes called a “silent disease.” Many people, including non-diabetics, rarely feel sick until chronic kidney disease is advanced. When symptoms do develop, they may include:
- Itchy skin
- Ankle swelling
- Puffy face
- Back pain
- Brain fog
- Any change in urination including frequency, urgency, volume, or color changes
While diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure are the leading causes of CKD, other risk factors for developing this disease include: 
- Anyone over 60 years of age
- Those with a family history of kidney disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Urinary tract infections
- Other types of infections
When your kidneys are not working as well as they should, waste and fluid buildup in your body. Over time, the waste and extra fluid can cause heart, bone and other health problems. Sometimes people attribute these physical symptoms of kidney disease to other conditions.
But early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.
No matter how cautiously we live and eat, we are constantly absorbing toxins through the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. It is essential to remove these poisons in order to avoid catastrophic illness.
Here are some simple ways to support the kidney’s ability to filter metabolic waste from the blood.
Here are my top 4 natural ways to filter metabolic waste from the blood and protect your precious kidneys from CKD: