The Urinary System: Your Body’s Clean team

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By Steve Marmor

The urinary anatomy includes two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder and a urethra. The ureters connect the kidneys to the bladder. The bladder then connects to the urethra, which ultimately leads to an opening out of the body. The kidneys puruify the blood. Think of them as your janitorial staff. Each kidney is composed of approximately one million microscopic filters, called nephrons, which absorb nutrients and then eliminate waste and toxins as blood circulates through the kidneys.

The kidneys also help regulate body fluids—including amount as well as pH balance. Healthy cells need the proper concentration of salts and minerals, including potassium and sodium. The kidneys work constantly to maintain this ideal balance.

The urinary system performs a delicate daily balancing act, leveling body fluids and filtering impurities. We can do much to help keep it performing—including sustaining a healthy lifestyle, eating plenty of raw foods, drinking adequate amounts alkaline-ionized water each day and supplementing with quality products.

Eat, Drink and Be Wary! Certain foods or ingredients can dehydrate and stress the kidneys. These include carbonated beverages, coffee, caffeine, excess proteins, table salt and alcohol, as examples. The kidneys need water throughout the day to help them flush toxins and function efficiently.

Stop by or call Herbs & More in Encinitas, Ca. 760 753-7272 to get support that historically has shown the ability to cleanse as well as tonify (tone and strengthen) your urinary system. Great for prevention as well as when dealing with urinary tract infections (uti’s) as well.

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