Urinary System Overview

As working horses of the body, kidneys and the urinary tract have a very limited language in symptoms and signs. To really know what is going on with kidneys one has to observe urine quality and how it changes overtime. Very difficult to do with modern toilets where the changes have to be too extreme before they get noticed. If anything, checking the pH of the urine once a day may give you an idea, also getting those urinalysis cups with a blue screw top and let the urine sit for a few hours to see the changes that take place overtime (bubble, colored sediment, crystals).

In some way kidney health is connected to concentration and focus, if that is sleeping away, then kidneys have to be looked at. Also if you get up to pee regularly at 5 a.m. that is a weak time for kidneys (or you have some other obligations that are regularly tied to this early hour of the day - that may put a strain on kidneys). 
As a side note - if you eat meat and have access to good pork - it is very good for kidneys. Obviously watch out for ankle swelling and metallic taste or breath.
If kidneys are not well, often people feel it as back ache and try to address the pain as musculo-skeletal issue. But here is a clue – this type of “back pain” will feel worse when you need to pee.

After successful treatment of gout with conventional medications, be particularly attentive to the state of your urinary tract. Homeopathic principle of organ hierarchy states that problems have been moved from joints to kidneys.

Speaking about organ relationships: Lymph, Kidneys and Lungs are all "work"/"sub" for each other - if one is not working, the other one takes up more work. Poor functioning kidneys lay lead to problems that show up on the skin (through Lymph) or in the Lungs.

On the emotional level – jealousy is a kidney function => it affects kidneys as well=> Jealous people often have some type of problem with kidneys.

Old docs – those who have seen same patients for years and years and actually paid attention to what is happening to them overtime, noticed that diabetes was always preceded by a decrease in the activity of the kidneys, so if addressed in time, could be prevented. And if diabetes did develop, these people will be more prone to developing of kidney stones. Diabetes in general not very kind to Kidneys, but I will address that in a separate post.

What you can do: comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) - the Chem panel test. You will know your electrolyte status, cardiovascular function, kidney and liver functions and know where you need to concentrate your attention.

Vagus stimulation may affect not only the tummy trouble: As it goes along esophagus and into the abdomen it has branches that are going off into: stomach, large and small intestine, gall bladder, spleen, liver and kidneys. I don’t care much to “scientific” data , but I know some people get a kick out of it so here:

Bonaz, Bruno et al. “The Vagus Nerve in the Neuro-Immune Axis: Implications in the Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract.” Frontiers in immunology vol. 8 1452. 2 Nov. 2017, doi:10.3389/fimmu.2017.01452 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5673632/
Gidron, Yori et al. “The Vagus Nerve Can Predict and Possibly Modulate Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases: Introducing a Neuroimmunological Paradigm to Public Health.” Journal of clinical medicine vol. 7,10 371. 19 Oct. 2018, doi:10.3390/jcm7100371 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6210465/

 

In a surprising twist, fructose is as guilty as meat in the formation of kidney stones:

Uric acid in metabolic syndrome: From an innocent bystander to a central player. Eur J Intern Med. 2016 Apr;29:3-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2015.11.026. Epub 2015 Dec15. 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26703429/


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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