How Kidneys Work

By understanding the kidney function and cleaning processes, we are able to better relate the issues that arise when the kidneys are no longer functioning the way in which they should.


Kidney Function

Your kidneys clean (filter) your blood to remove waste products and extra water through urine while balancing the chemicals.

Digestion generates waste products which are removed/balanced by the kidney

– Explained in terms of a car

The 5 Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

What are the causes?

Some of the main causes of CKD and the progression thereof include a high salt intake, uncontrolled high blood pressure, obesity, uncontrolled diabetes and diets that include a high intake of red and processed means, but very little vegetables and fruits.

  • High Salt Intake 35% 35%
  • Obesity 76% 76%
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes 40% 40%
  • High Meat, Low Veg Intake 40% 40%

It is therefor of utmost importance that we look at your diet and make sure that the correct foods and amount of certain products are included in your daily diet.

Symptoms and Results of Damage to the Kidneys

Causes of CKD and Progression

Initial Damage to the Kidneys Results in:

Frothy urine

Blood in urine

Frequent urination especially at night

Severe Damage to the Kidneys Results in:

Fluid overload & sodium retention that can cause some of the following symptoms

Body chemicals go out of balance and/or accummulate

High Potassium levels may cause

High Phosphate levels may cause

Waste (urea) accumulates in body acting as poison & may cause some of these symptoms