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The System functions:

The urinary system is responsible for filtering and eliminating wastes from the body in addition to maintaining the homeostasis of water, ions, pH, blood pressure, calcium and red blood cells.  


Associated organs:

Kidneys, ureter, bladder and urethra 


What you can do to support a healthy Digestive & Immune System:

Recommended Dietary Supplements: VitaCal-MagD K2, VitaDaily, Vital C.

Amazon Herb Supplements: Rainforest Treasure Tea, Enviro Defense.

Essential Vitamins & Minerals: Vitamin C. 


Foods to include:

Fruits

Cranberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Apples, Grapes, Cirtrus Fruits

Vegetables

Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Spinach, Kale, Cabbage, Cauliflower

Protein/Dairy

Wild-Caught Fish, Organic Pasture-Raised/Grass-Fed Chicken, Pasture-Raised Eggs, Organic Yogurt, Organic Sour Cream, Organic Cheese

Nut & Seeds

Quinoa, Almonds, Cashews, Brazil Nuts, Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds

Miscellaneous

Garlic, Turmeric, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Kombucha, Sauerkraut

NOTE:

Be sure to do your best to shop organic, grass-fed, free-range, unprocessed and low sodium.

Daily morning cleanse: 8-12oz of lemon water 


Foods you should avoid or limit:

Do your best to read the labels on packaged food. If the names are too hard to pronounce, they are likely chemical based ingredients and not very good for you.

  • Processed and high-sodium foods such as cured ham, bacon, sausage and potato chips
  • Foods that contain all-purpose flour such as pizza, bagels, pretzels, white bread, and flour tortillas
  • Artificial sweeteners containing Sucralose such as yogurt, cereal, whole grain muffins and bread and microwave popcorn
  • Beware of “reduced sugar” labels which are usually loaded with artificial sweeteners such as fruit juice, ketchup, jams, jelly, syrup, soda, sports drinks, ice cream and salad dressings. 

Artificial sweeteners you should try to avoid:

Aspartame, Acesulfame potassium, Alitame, Cyclamate, Dulcin, Equal, Glucin, Kaltame, Mogrosides, Neotame, NutraSweet, Nutrinova, Phenylalanine, Saccharin, Splenda, Sorbitol, Sucralose, Twinsweet, Sweet ‘N Low, Xylitol


Recommended activities:

Physical activity is essential for good health. New studies show even 15 minutes of elevated heart rate from activity has numerous benefits. Find activities you enjoy doing and aim for at least 15 minutes 4 to 5 times per week.

  • CARDIO: Biking, Hiking, Walking, Running, Swimming, Dancing, Zumba
  • STRENGTH: Weight Training, Resistance Training and Pilates
  • FLEXIBILITY: Yoga and Stretching


Additional information:

Common Symptoms:

Lower back pain, pelvic pain, urinary tract infections, trouble with urination, blood in urine and kidney infections.

Common Disorders:
  • Interstitial Cystitis  – Chronic pain in bladder due to inflammation. 
  • Kidney Disease – Longstanding disease of the kidneys leading to renal failure.
  • Kidney Infection – Inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection.
  • Kidney Stones – A small, hard deposit that forms in the kidneys and is often painful when passed.
  • Nephritis – Inflammation of the kidneys caused by infections, toxins or autoimmune disorders.
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) – An infection in any part of the urinary system; kidneys, bladder or urethra.

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