Health of the Water Channel: Kidneys & UTs

High Falls in DuPont Forest, NC

In the spirit of sharing Ayurvedic (the science of longevity!) wellness advice  

re: subjects that have arisen through the needs of my body and questions that friends/family/clients have asked, 

today’s inspiration has led me to explore the subject of UTIs. 

The urinary tract and the kidney are connected to the water channel.  

To help prevent infection within these pathways, 

we can increase our awareness in the following ways:

–avoid excess water consumption (<– this might come as a surprise!)

–be mindful of how much and how often you have alcohol/beer/kombucha

–practice proper food combining; especially avoid mixing bananas and milk together (that’s animalmilk; oat or almond don’t count!)

–excess fish consumption can aggravate the water channel

–eating a lot of sprouts (because of the excess moisture creating expansion)

–heavy workouts and frequent travel can also aggravate this channel!  (The same way our ankles swell up on an airplane, imagine what’s happening in the fluid channels internally.)

–over-exertion, stress, and fear in excess can cause the body to retain water due to Vata imbalance, and the swelling can cause blockages that increase potential for infection.

If you start to feel the whisperings of a problem from the signals of your body, see if you can make a few changes according to the above recommendations, & tip the scales back into balance to avoid veering into emergency-mode requiring a doctor’s visit.

To help alleviate swelling, I’ve been taking this Ayurvedic herbal blend as a preventative measure: Chandraprabha Vati.

Also practice mindfulness when consuming water.  Sip with awareness.  

Consider drinking water that’s been boiled and then cooled to warm temperature, sipped throughout the day– this is more easily assimilated in the body.

Blessings to your health and kidneys!

#ayurveda #kidneys #utiprevention #naturalhealth #water #wellness #health

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