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CHRONIC DEHYDRATION Part 7: Re-hydration can cure kidney disease!

Re-hydration works, but people think it’s too simple a cure for disease. This is like someone who constantly hits their head against a brick wall and wonders what will make it stop hurting. If someone else says “Just stop hitting it against the wall,” the reply is “Nah, that’s too simple, there has to be more to it, maybe some aspirin will relieve this pain.”

Before enduring irreversible surgery, ingesting drugs with dire side effects, or spending large sums of money on doctors and tests, try re-hydration. It may be simple, but it works, especially with the kidneys.

The kidneys are of such importance that nature gives us two of them; should one become damaged, there is another to do the entire job. It is estimated that the blood supply of about two gallons passes through the kidneys 20-25 times each day. As blood travels through the body, it carries nutrients to the cells and the cells dump their waste products and other toxins into the blood. It is up to the kidneys to grab these toxins and dispose of them in the urine.

Kidneys can be damaged by many things such as excess sugar in the blood of diabetics, obstructed urine flow, or lupus may cause the immune system to attack the kidneys as foreign tissue, or injury or even non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, naproxen sodium, Aleve, Celebrex, Excedrin, Advil, and Motrin). Low functioning kidneys means toxins continue flowing back to the cells and then to the kidneys again, thus poisoning everything along the way–causing damage to critical organs.

To get these poisons out of the blood, each kidney has about a million filter traps called nephrons, which are very particular about the flow of blood through them. If the blood pressure is too high, the blood flows too fast through the nephrons, and the transporter molecules can’t grab onto the toxins.

Filtering is also hampered when blood flows too slowly through the kidneys. The rate of blood flow is primarily dependent upon the volume of blood; the volume of blood is dependent upon how much water is available (since 50 percent of it is water). A dehydrated body does not have enough water to maintain the proper amount of blood volume for good blood flow through the kidneys.

Sufficient flow can be demonstrated by a garden hose with a kink in it. If you only turn on the faucet a little bit, the water will come to a stop at the kink. If you then open the faucet fully, enough water flows into the hose to fill it up. This creates enough pressure against the kink to straighten it out and allow all of the water to pass through. The kidneys’ filters need enough pressure to force blood through them–and in turn, force the toxins out of them and into the urine.Without this pressure, some debris and toxins remain in the kidneys, which poison them and clog their filtering ability.

In June of 2009, Anne complained to her doctor about not feeling well; she did not have her usual high energy level. A routine blood test revealed her blood Creatinine level was high. The Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) measures how well kidneys are filtering out toxins. Anne’s rate was lower than 60 ml, which put her in Stage three kidney failure. Stage five, with GFR lower than 15 ml, means renal failure has occurred.

Anne was never told how important water was, so she never drank it; except in her drink of choice, which was hot or iced tea. Because of a lingering physical problem, she took two naproxen sodium tablets for at least a year. These two seemingly inconsequential life choices produced her kidney failure.

In March of 2010, Anne began a classic re-hydration program of water and the four electrolytes of salt, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Even with her sodium (salt) level in the low normal range, her dosage was 1/2 teaspoon per day. After a few weeks of 10 to 12 eight ounce glasses of water per day, she craved even more salt–but that demand abated after another few weeks. For the next five months of re-hydration therapy, her numbers held where they were. After 15 months, the June 2011 GFR number was slightly improved. After 27 months of re-hydration, the June 2012 blood test reported both the Creatinine and GFR numbers were solidly within the normal range of kidney function.

These were her blood test results:

Creatinine GFR
(normal (normal
Date .57-1.00) greater than 59)

July 2009 1.09 50
Jan 2010 1.22 44
Feb 2010 1.14 48
Began re-hydration
March 2010 1.23 44
April 2010 1.00 55
May 2010 1.03 54
June 2010 1.03 53
July 2010 1.03 53
Nov 2010 1.01 55
June 2011 .99 59
June 2012 .89 67

Because of this, Anne had no worry about spending up to eight hours a few times a week lying down at a clinic watching the blood flow out of her veins into a synthetic kidney machine for filtering, then being pumped back into her body to be filled with waste products until it became so polluted that it needed to be mechanically cleaned again–or face a kidney transplant.

By giving her kidneys the level of water they required, they were cleansed, rehabilitated, and returned to normal function, thus able to filter her own blood to keep her whole body detoxified as nature intended. She now keeps religious track of her daily water and salt intakes because she recognizes the uncomfortable drought signals of dry mouth and infrequent low-volume urination if she does not.

If you have had success curing or relieving disease through re-hydration, please contact JeanAnn at (775) 828-7194.


JeanAnn is a free-lance writer for health and metaphysics. “Heal Yourself for Real,” plus three more e-books are available and Barnes& She also does handwriting analysis and numerology. JeanAnn’s e-mail is

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