From urinary tract infections to kidney disease and dialysis, water is a major topic when it comes to the hard working kidneys! Here are a few suggestions when it comes to drinking ionized water and renal disorders.
URINARY TRACT INFECTION PROTOCOL
Most UTI’s begin in the bladder before making the journey to the kidneys. Beginning the Basic Water Protocol at the first signs of discomfort is the best way to treat a UTI. Generally a UTI starts due to a change in the pH of the bladder. This allows bacteria to adhere to the sides of the bladder wall and begin to multiply. Ideally the pH of the first morning’s urine should fall between 5.8 and 7. A pH reading below 5.5 is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria in the bladder. A urine pH above 7.5 is a clear signal of infection and is responsible for the stinging or burning that often accompanies a UTI.
NOTE – At the first sign of an infection follow begin this routine. However, if your symptoms persist for more than 2-3 days, or worsen with treatment, consult your physician.
UTI WATER PROTOCOL BASED ON BODY WEIGHT
Drink 120% of your body weight in ounces of water
Based on the calculations for the Basic Water Protocol, consume the amount based on .75 oz before each meal.
The remainder of the water should be consumed at a rate of one 8-12 ounce glass every 1 to 1.5 waking hours.
Add 1 tablespoon unsweetened organic cranberry juice concentrate to 6 of these glasses of water. Cranberries lower the pH of the urine and contain compounds that keep bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder.
Body Weight 140 lbs
140 x 1.20 = 168 oz 168-63 = 105 oz
105 8 = 13 total 8 oz glasses of pH 9.5 water
105 -r 12 = 8.75 or a total of almost 9 12 oz glasses of pH 9.5 water
I find that kidney dialysis patients are frustrated when it comes to drinking ionized water. Because their kidneys have very limited function, these patients are on a very regimented water/ fluid restriction plan. Often they want to disregard the advice of their physicians and jump right in to my Basic Water Protocol – but they must not attempt it!
There is a valid reason for water restriction – the compromised kidneys cannot keep up. So it is imperative to follow the program.
However, I do encourage a slight deviation on the day of dialysis only. If possible, schedule your dialysis appointment later in the day. Beginning early that morning, begin to “water load” following the Basic Water Protocol. Once your dialysis session begins, go back to your regular restricted water schedule.
The water loading on your dialysis days floods your body with antioxidants it needs to slow down or stop the oxidative stress responsible for many kidney disorders. In many cases in my private practice my patients began to see increased kidney function and some were able to stop dialysis completely.
Source :-Dr. Peggy Parker, Naturopathic Physician, Biological Medicine expert