As promised. Apologises for the delay – still injured.
I take spirulina – it is on the list I sent to you – but it has a close cousin called chlorella. They are both algae and are often called freshwater seaweed, although, spirulina can grow in salt water as well. They are packed with minerals, amino acids etc. They come in the form of tablet, capsule or loose powder, which is often mixed with other ‘superfood’ powders. They are usually food state or wholefood and it is best to take organic versions. Totally natural and balanced, just as nature intended. This is the one I take:
|Organic SpirulinaCytoplan Organic Spirulina has nothing added, nothing removed, no excipients – just 100% pure spirulina. Spirulina is a blue-green algae; the blue-green colour is due to its chlorophyll content.www.cytoplan.co.uk|
|Arthrospira maxima (Spirulina) and C-phycocyanin prevent the progression of chronic kidney disease and its cardiovascular complicationsChronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. CKD progression causes cardiovascular complications that involve substantial costs …www.sciencedirect.com|
|Nature Complete Chlorella & Spirulina Tablets | Holland & BarrettShop Nature Complete Chlorella & Spirulina Tablets at Holland & Barrett. Chlorella and Spirulina are two of nature’s richest nutritional sources.www.hollandandbarrett.com|
|Chlorella vulgaris administration prevents HgCl2-caused oxidative stress and cellular damage in the kidney – Journal of Applied PhycologyChlorella vulgaris is a unicellular green alga resistant to heavy metals. Chlorella is a rich nutritional ingredient because it contains high levels of antioxidants. The objective of this research was to study if C. vulgaris protect renal cells against mercury-chloride-caused oxidative stress and cellular damage in the kidney. Our results demonstrated that HgCl2 causes oxidative stress and cellular damage, and that C. vulgaris administration prevents oxidative stress and cellular damage in kidneylink.springer.com|
|Hemp Oil: Is It Good for You?Find out what the research says about hemp oil, who should avoid it, and how it may affect your health.www.webmd.com|
Delicious when drizzled over your food, especially pasta and salad. There are other brands, but we all like this one. Available from most supermarkets.
|Good Oil Hemp Seed Oil 500Ml – Tesco GroceriesThe Original Hemp Seed Oilwww.tesco.com|
Nutritional Yeast Flakes – delicious sprinkled on food – tastes cheesy. There are other brands and this one now has allergy warnings, so we can not have this one. Available from most supermarkets.
|Marigold Engevita B12 Yeast Flakes 100G – Tesco GroceriesNutritional yeast flakeswww.tesco.com|
We now buy the Bosh one below. Also available from most supermarkets.
|Natural Treatment Reverse Kidney Disease – Dr. SircusKidney disease is a silent killer. It is dangerous because it usually recognized at extremely late stages. Sodium bicarbonate, magnesium, marijuana and infrared therapies are the most effective kidney medicines.drsircus.com|
There is a test for checking the bicarbonate level in the blood.
“A low level of bicarbonate in your blood may cause a condition called metabolic acidosis, or too much acid in the body. A wide range of conditions, including diarrhea, kidney disease, and liver failure, can cause metabolic acidosis”.
Lead researcher Professor Magdi Yaqoob.
“Patients taking sodium bicarbonate also experienced nutritional benefits. Although their sodium levels went up, this didn’t lead to any problems with increased blood pressure.”
“John, a dialysis technician at the same center as Dr. Hariachar, who used to be on dialysis himself for 2 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 says that not everyone will be helped by taking bicarbonate but still maintains that, “Oral bicarbonate makes all the difference.” See below.
|Healing the Kidneys with Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)Healing kidneys naturally with Sodium Bicarbonate.Sodium Bicarbonate for kidney treatment can dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease.drsircus.com|
Sodium Bicarbonate tablets are on the NHS website, so perhaps they could supply them.
There is a disclaimer in the description on the ones below.
|Sodium Bicarbonate 750mg x 90 capsulesEncapsulated Sodium Bicarbonate, also known as baking soda or bicarbonate of sodawww.healthleadsuk.com|
According to the article below the increased sodium from taking sodium bicarbonate, did not raise the blood pressure. Dr. Brownstein the iodine expert, says that there is no evidence to suggest that sodium raises blood pressure. He even wrote a book called Salt Your Way to Health and there are videos online of him discussing the subject. Iodine, selenium, magnesium and nitric acid (which should be made in the body) all help lower blood pressure. Everything works together and nothing works without minerals or amino acids. You can get supplements containing the full spectrum of amino acids (see below) and a lot of the trace minerals also below. However the trace mineral supplements are just that and do not contain enough of some minerals, especially iodine, selenium and magnesium, although the Dr, Berg one has extra added zinc and copper.
|Vegan Amino Acid Supplements | G&G Vitamins | G&G VitaminsFull range of vegan amino acid supplements, from individual amino acids to the full spectrum. Free form amino acids. Browse the vegan range online today.www.gandgvitamins.com|
|Baking soda “helps kidney disease”The progress of chronic kidney disease is significantly slowed by sodium bicarbonatehospitalhealthcare.com|
Bicarbonate is made in the red blood cells. The process is described below showing that chloride and zinc are involved.
|Chloride shift – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org|
We get most of our chloride from sodium chloride aka salt. It is meant to be in some agricultural crops, but it was thought to be harmful and not needed (it is essential) so nobody has been checking for deficiencies, except in animals of course. It is slowly being revealed that potassium is reliant on chloride for absorption, so we might not be getting as much potassium as we think we are, which could cause an imbalance with sodium; of course this depends on the individual persons diet. Chloride makes hydrochloric acid to aid digestion so therefore helps the body to absorb nutrients. If someone has been on a low-salt (sodium chloride) diet for a long time and we are not receiving enough chloride elsewhere that could be a problem. I have read that chloride can build-up in the body, so perhaps a blood test would be necessary to determine the levels, when you are dealing with kidney problems. It is very much the chicken or the egg scenario.
|The Frontier of Medicine – Combining Chlorine Dioxide with BicarbonatesOne of the most significant challenges of my medical career has been the work of integrating chlorine dioxide into my Natural Allopathic protocol. During this process, my wife said that I should not consider my work a protocol anymore but a system of medicine and that chlorine dioxide belongs in it. Part of the difficulty… View Articledrsircus.com|
In the above article it says right at the end that the best option to obtain bicarbonate is to take a magnesium hydroxide powder like the one below mixed with carbonated water to create magnesium bicarbonate. I have never tasted this, but ordinary bicarbonate of soda tastes quite salty. One wonders why the above studies did not use it instead of sodium bicarbonate, if they were worried about sodium (disputed hypertension), or perhaps sodium actually helps. Although, magnesium bicarbonate would obviously be a good source of magnesium as well as bicarbonate. Perhaps, a combination is the best way forward.
Of course, we would not need to use bicarbonate supplements if our bodies were not deficient in vital nutrients.
Magnesium would be very good for helping with vascular calcification in the kidneys. Magnesium can help dissolve kidney stones, although some say it does not, probably because there may be an underlying boron deficiency We know that boron is needed to help the absorption of magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, etc., but it is also said that it should not be taken as a supplement if you have kidney disease, as boron is water soluble and the excess is secreted via the kidneys. However, food that hopefully still contains boron such as prunes, avocado, apples, grapes etc. see online, could be eaten if allowed. Studies have shown that boron is very advantageous to people that have had kidney transplants. See below.
|Boron Intake and decreased risk of mortality in kidney transplant recipients – European Journal of NutritionPurpose In a search for potentially modifiable factors to improve long-term outcome among kidney transplant recipients (KTR), we hypothesized that boron exposure is associated with improved long-term outcome in KTR. Methods We determined 24 h urinary boron excretion using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry as a measure of boron exposure in 693 stable KTR (57% male, mean age 53y), enrolled in the TransplantLines Food and Nutrition Biobank and Cohort Study. Dietary intake was assessed using validated food-frequency questionnaires. Results Linear regression analyses showed that dietary intake of fruit, wine and nuts were key determinants of boron excretion. In addition, boron excretion was negatively correlated with homocysteine and inflammatory parameters. In total, 73 (32%), 47 (20%) and 30 (13%) KTR died among the lowest, middle and highest tertiles of 24 h urinary boron excretion, respectively (Plog-rank < 0.001). Cox regression analyses showed that high boron excretion was strongly associatedlink.springer.com|
|Boron and the KidneyBoron, the fifth element in the periodic table, is ubiquitous in nature. It is present in food and in surface and ocean waters, and is frequently used…www.sciencedirect.com|
The above report says:
“Because the kidney is the primary route of boron excretion, accumulation of this element in patients with renal failure is a likely possibility. In fact, predialysis plasma boron levels are reportedly elevated in ESRD patients compared with those in the general population.62 However, boron is readily removed by hemodialysis at a rate (138.6 ± 16.1 mL/min) approximating that of urea.63 Consequently, plasma boron levels decrease to values that are significantly below those of the normal controls”
“O’Sullivan and Taylor57 described seven infants with seizures induced by chronic boric acid exposure resulting from dipping the babies’ pacifiers in a borax and honey mixture. The quantity of boric acid ingested in this series ranged from 4 to 30 g over 4 to 10 weeks. Although the babies suffered from a variety of neurologic symptoms, no renal problems were described and serum urea concentration and urine analysis were reportedly normal. In all cases the seizures stopped after the boric acid……..”
“Review of the published data in experimental animal models of acute boric acid toxicity does not show convincing evidence of direct nephrotoxicity of boric acid. Chronic exposure to nonlethal……….”
It has been said that some types of magnesium are not readily absorbed. There are many types of magnesium and I mix it up in an attempt to overcome this ‘problem’. We now know that boron helps with the absorption of many mineral, but especially magnesium. Even the natural healthcare practitioners like Dr. Sircus are not mentioning boron yet. It has been overlooked and is deficient in our soils.
Using magnesium oil may be of benefit, especially if people do not want to take supplements orally.
|Uses of Magnesium OilMagnesium can be used in almost all medical conditions and its deficiency can be the cause of many diseases including cancer, diabetes, chronic pain to say a few.drsircus.com|
I have read articles that say there is a connection between CKD and hypothyroidism, although iodine and selenium are usually the problem, the general opinion is that iodine can build-up in the kidneys. Iodine is usually deficient in most people, but selenium is also extremely deficient in UK soils. Selenium assists iodine to convert the thyroid hormone T4 to T3, so if selenium is not present it will cause hypothyroidism. Selenium is also essential to produce glutathione – the master antioxidant. If Brett or others do not want to take a supplement a few Brazil nuts a day will hopefully provide enough selenium – if they can eat them – or check online to see which food you can eat that hopefully contain selenium. Kelp contains iodine, again if you can consume it.
|Selenium metabolism and renal diseaseSelenium’s most well-established role is as a component within the active site of the antioxidant enzyme, glutathione peroxidase. Glutathione peroxida…www.sciencedirect.com|
|is selenium good for kidney disease — InKidneyShould you add selenium to your list of kidney supplements? Is selenium good for kidney disease? Selenium is is antioxidant and anti-inflammatoryinkidney.com|
|SeleniumFood State Selenium yeast has been documented by the European Food Standards Agency as being the safest and most bio-effective form of Selenium. Food State Selenium is far better absorbed and used by the body than inorganic selenium. Selenium contributes to the normal function of the immune system, normal thyroid function and the protection of cells from oxidative stress; this means it is an antioxidant. Please note that the shape of our selenium tablet has recently changed, however the formulation has remained exactly the same.www.cytoplan.co.uk|
|Organic Kelp SupplementCytoplan’s Organic Kelp supplement contains the species Ascophyllum nodosum from a sustainable and clean supply. Kelp contains large amounts of the mineral iodine which contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function. Iodine is also important for cognitive function. Each capsule provides on average 280µg of iodine.www.cytoplan.co.uk|
Hydrogen Peroxide H202 is made in the white blood cells in the gut, lung and thyroid primarily from iodine and vitamin C, with selenium in attendance. Hydrogen peroxide is needed around the body to fight bacterial infections, parasites, cancer, oxygenating the body etc; it is harmless and essential, but you would not know this by reading most medical articles. Just like iodine, sodium, chlorine – well most natural things that they do not understand – they will not believe the benefits, only the fear of for example the use of hydrogen peroxide in hairdressing. It is worrying that they do not seem to understand that there are different types and strengths of hydrogen peroxide and that it should be in our bodies naturally. We need lots of chemist that have not been brainwashed – now! Selenium ‘controls ‘ H202 and H202 always reverts back to water, but of course it is not a patented drug – just a natural process. However, this study below says:
“Levels of H(2)O(2) in the human body may be controlled not only by catabolism but also by excretion, and H(2)O(2) could play a role in the regulation of renal function and as an antibacterial agent in the urine. Urinary H(2)O(2) levels are influenced by diet, but under certain conditions might be a valuable biomarker of ‘oxidative stress’.”
Yes, it is influenced by diet, because most of us are very deficient in iodine and selenium. Both of these minerals are also essential for a healthy thyroid.
|Hydrogen peroxide in the human body – PubMedHydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) is widely regarded as a cytotoxic agent whose levels must be minimized by the action of antioxidant defence enzymes. In fact, H(2)O(2) is poorly reactive in the absence of transition metal ions. Exposure of certain human tissues to H(2)O(2) may be greater than is commonl …pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov|
This is what I have found so far……
With kind regards,