A strong heart is necessary, too, to push the blood through the kidneys. Often a kidney problem is linked to the heart disorder. Kidneys are made of tubes that get finer and finer. It takes pressure, namely strength, to push the blood through them so wastes and extra water can be let down the kidney tube. Think of the kidneys as a colander full of tiny holes of various sizes that let certain things through them but not bigger things. These holes are constantly being adjusted by the adrenals which sit right on top of the kidneys and “supervise”.
If the elderly person is not producing four cups of urine in a day (24 hours), it is not enough. The body cannot get enough cleansing action from less than four cups. More liquid must be consumed. If most of the urine is passed in the night this reflects on unhealthy kidneys. Use the kidney herb recipe—but only half a dose (so it will take six weeks instead of three to see good effects). As the tiny “colander” holes open up there is freer flow and many more trips to the bathroom result. The urine loses its awful odor (no ammonia, acetone and bacteria!) and gets a clear look that shows no sediment. Now that water and wastes (urea and uric acid and other acids) can leave the body quickly through more holes, it takes less pressure from the heart to get blood pushed through the kidneys. This brings relief to the heart because its work is easier. The heart and kidneys work together. Like horse and wagon the heart provides the power and the kidneys follow.
This is why heart medicine and diuretics are commonly given together. Diuresis (urine flow) helps the heart and a stronger heart helps the kidneys. Similarly, they fail together. In the old days this was called dropsy. Urine that should have left the body is backed up in the tissues. Sometimes it shows up in pockets that hang like giant oranges from the skin.
Even (especially) when the strongest diuretics (MaxzideTM, LasixTM) fail to work, even when coupled with strong heart medicine (DigitoxinTM), the kidney herb recipe can bail you out of the emergency.
The secret is in the varied actions of different herbs. This makes them work together. Be very careful to keep the herb tea sterile by reheating every fourth day. Freeze unused larger amounts. If too much is drunk at once, especially on the first day, a stomach ache can develop and a pressure felt in the bladder that is most uncomfortable. Go extra slow on the first few days, even though you find it quite tasty, so there is no discomfort (only lots of bathroom visits).
As soon as urine is flowing better, blood pressure may drop. Keep track of this twice a day with a modern electronic finger device (not an arm cuff that itself can break blood vessels). Cut down on drug diuretics gradually, using only 3/4dose the first day, then V4dose, then H dose. The amount of urine produced or the weight of the person can be used to assess how effective your method is. Your goal is to not need any drug diuretics. Again, mood will improve dramatically when diuretic drugs are removed for your loved one. The sense of humor comes back: be prepared for some new jokes and new laughter. Give yourself good grades for this accomplishment.
Don’t throw out the drug diuretics. After being off them for a while, they become more potent again. So if an emergency (sudden edema) should arise they could again be useful.
With a parasite and pollution-free heart and a low-resistance, freely flowing kidney, some reserve strength will soon be built up. Weak spells are gone and forgotten. Your loved one is walking better, needing less sleep, and a “golden age” finally arrives. It is free of pain, free of medicine, free of shots and doctor visits, free of dementia, free of the dreadful weakness that demands so much help. They are free to enjoy family and friends again. Seeing themselves gain strength and be able to do more for themselves gives the elderly a sense of pride.
Give them the credit for improving their health. When they balk at having to take herbs or vegetable juice, remind them of the days they were on a handful of pills and still had heart failure, pain and kidney disease.