Kidneys, Dehydration, Voltage & pH Sodium bicarbonate has to be high on the list
of medical priorities for anyone with kidney cancer or any kidney disease. Research by
British scientists at the Royal London Hospital has shown that sodium bicarbonate can
dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease. Dr. S.K. Hariachar, a nephrologist
who oversees the Renal Hypertension Unit in Tampa, Florida stated, upon seeing the
research on bicarbonate and kidney disease, "I am glad to see confirmation of what we have
known for so long. I have been treating my patients with bicarbonate for many years in
attempts to delay the need for dialysis, and now we finally have a legitimate study to back us
up. Not only that, we have the added information that some people already on dialysis can
reverse their condition with the use of sodium bicarbonate." John, a dialysis technician at the
same center as Dr. Hariachar, who used to be on dialysis himself for two years as a result of
kidney failure, had his kidneys miraculously start functioning to the point where dialysis was
no longer needed. He states that he was prescribed oral doses of sodium bicarbonate
throughout his treatment and still takes it daily to prevent recurrences of kidney failure.
Dr. Hariachar maintains, though, that not everyone will be helped by taking bicarbonate. He
says that those patients who have difficulty excreting acids, even with dialysis using a
bicarbonate dialysate bath, that, "oral bicarbonate makes all the difference." The kidneys
alone produce about 250 grams (about half a pound) of bicarbonate per day in an attempt
to neutralize acid in the body. The human body is a bio-electrical water machine that
requires approximately a litre (quart) a day for every 25 kilos (55 pounds) of body weight.
The kidneys are specially sensitive to changes in hydration for the kidneys rule the water
element. The kidneys monitor and control the acidity or "acid-base" (pH) balance of the
blood. If the blood is too acidic, the kidney makes bicarbonate to restore the bloods pH
balance. If the blood is too alkaline, then the kidney excretes bicarbonate into the urine to
restore the balance.
Traditional kidneys dysfunctions and treatment. For 5000 years kidney weakness has been the main focus of Chinese medicine while allopathic medicine is young and inexperienced in this regard. When it comes to kidney dysfunction, orthodox medicine demonstrates a lack of sensitivity by paying attention to what is going on in the kidneys "only" when they begin to fail. TCM has diagnostic tools to monitor kidney function on much subtler levels enabling effective treatments long before an allopathic begins to take notice of anything wrong. The job of the kidneys is to keep the right amount of water in the body and purify the blood. Along with controlling the amount of water in our bodies, our kidneys filter our blood and excrete waste products in the urine, leaving nutrients in the bloodstream. In order to fulfil their main function of excreting waste products our kidneys require a minimum amount of water. Healthy kidneys vital to every organ system. The kidneys control the creeks, mountain streams and rivers of our body. They give us our ability to be like a young person: flexible and fluid in body, mind and spirit. The effects of dehydration at a mild to moderate level: ? Fatigue ? Muscle weakness ? Poor concentration ? Headaches ? Dizziness or light-headedness ? Decreased metabolism We can easily say that these are all symptoms of low voltage and low pH as oxygen levels drop and CO2 goes into short supply. If you feel fatigued, vaguely ill or worse, chances are you are experiencing drops in all of these basic parameters. There are so many reasons why bicarbonate should be used to treat kidney cancer and kidney disease in general but it is also useful to remember that magnesium is the mineral for rejuvenation and prevents the calcification of our kidneys and other tissues that is characteristic of the old-age-related degeneration of our body.