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Is Your Lifestyle Helping or Hindering Your Kidney Function?

Here’s How A Regular Regime Of Chiropractic Therapy May Help Improve Kidney Function. Ensure You Are Doing All You Can To Keep Yours Healthy

Our kidneys are truly amazing. They protect our bodies by filtering out toxins and waste by-products polluting our bloodstream.

Essential in maintaining overall health, optimum kidney function is necessary to protect other vital organs such as the heart, brain and eyes.

Chiropractors have always known, and now recently published research has shown that subluxations or spinal misalignment can have a dramatic effect on kidney function.[1]

The subject - 42-year-old male with complaints of neck pain, low back pain and right pelvic pain.

Bloods were taken and analysed both before and after a regime of chiropractic therapy to target subluxations.

The creatinine levels of the subject taken prior to commencing chiropractic therapy were elevated beyond healthy levels and the glomerular filtration rate had decreased from normal levels.

Which means that the kidneys had not been able to separate out the serum creatinine from the blood as they should have. And a lower-than-normal volume of blood had been passing through the kidney filters.

Following several months of chiropractic therapy, the Serum Creatinine Levels had started to fall to within the normal range, which means that kidney function had greatly improved.

“Numerous case studies and some clinical studies are revealing that there is a relationship between abnormalities in the spine, the nervous system and the renal system” stated Dr Matthew McCoy, a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research.

So while chiropractic may definitely help your kidney function, there is still much you can do yourself to keep your kidneys healthy.

Drink Plenty of Water

Women should aim to drink eight 200ml glasses of fluid a day.

Men should aim to drink ten 200ml glasses of fluid a day.

Manage Heart Health

The blood vessels in our kidneys are damaged by high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Ensure your diet is heart-healthy and manage inflammation with regular chiropractic therapy.

Limit the sweet poison

Too much sugar damages ALL our organs not just the kidneys.

If you cannot avoid sugary food altogether then try limiting your intake.

You will feel so much better for it.

For those with a super sweet tooth,

keep some dates handy as they often kill the craving for sugar while boosting our energy levels.

Reduce Salt Intake

Apart from causing high blood pressure, having too much sodium in your blood makes it harder for your kidneys to filter out toxins.

Luckily in Australia, we have such an extensive range of cuisines you will have no trouble finding herbs and spices to boost the flavour of your meals.

Raise your Fruit and Veggies intake

Your kidneys LOVE fruit and vegetables… so feed them what they need.

Keep Moving

Regular exercise improves kidney function and helps control both blood sugar and blood pressure. Not to mention the boost it gives to your brain and creativity.

Where possible Avoid Taking Pain Killers

Taking too many medications will damage your kidneys.

Chiropractic is an all-natural pain killer.

Plus, whereas drugs just mask the pain for a short period of time, chiropractic targets the source of the pain.

Which means that it actually manages the problem and, in many cases, fixes it for good.

Yes, the good ol’ Early to Bed Early to Rise.

Mum was right, a healthy sleep routine is vital in managing kidney health.

In fact, it is vital for managing the overall health of our whole body and mind.

Sleep replenishes our energy levels and is important when it comes to regulating kidney function, according to the National Kidney Foundation.

Is there a family history of kidney disease?

Genetics can predispose us to kidney disease so again eat a healthy diet and undertake regular medical check-ups.

Don’t Smoke

Do we really need to say it!?!

Apart from the obvious cancer, gangrene etc., cigarettes harden the arteries throughout your body, including the ones in your kidneys.

Which means that your kidneys have to work triple time trying to detox your blood.

And this overwork will result in early kidney disease or reduced kidney function.

[1] Anne-Marie DiNardo, DC & Bryan Stotz, DC Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ December 15, 2020 ~ Pages 171-177

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