It's pretty dead around here, so I thought I'd break the silence...>24 hours and no new themes!
Well, anyway, the hormone aldosterone is required to retain sodium, clear potassium and clear hydrogen ions (acidity).
What's the appropriate thing to do with low aldosterone?
Bring in sodium and bicarbonates, as well as alkalising elements...
So, to assist the adrenal mineralcorticoid cascade greatly, it's prudent to take a combination of lemon juice (from one lemon) and sodium bicarbonate (quarter teaspoon), which is an excellent mineralcorticoid aide. Drink as many times as your blood pressure remains stable.
You should notice that dark circles from kidney stress resolve within a short time while taking this tonic.
Thank you for your lemony deed. :)
It is interesting that you suggest the juice of a whole lemon. I'll have to try that.
What I have been doing is warming a little water around 5:00-6:00 am. and putting in about a half teaspoon of Sea Salt and maybe a tablespoon and a half of lemon juice and drinking that while I take my amino acid capsules.
Also, I bathe with 1/2 baking soda, 1/4 sea salt and 1/4 Epsom salt.
About how much water do you use with the lemon and baking soda drink you mentioned?
No water, just straight combo of lemon juice (yes, whole!) and sodium bicarb - straight down the hatch with a straw.
I wish I could do Epsom Salts but my body becomes too relaxed with it and even though it's not taken orally, it makes my bowels loosen and so I lose electrolytes. It's a shame because I desperately need magnesium, but it always makes my smooth muscles relax too much...
Thanks for the new post...
I wonder if anyone else get dehydrated when using lemon juice? I have done it in the past, 1 whole lemon ( good to detox liver too) and ended up in the hospital with low sodium and super dehydrated. I guess I will try again with the baking soda...but half a dose and build up and see..that can be the thing I am missing. I did start yesterday taking 1/4 tsp. of baking soda every 4 hours for some discomfort in the kidney area...and today no pain.
Lemon juice is quite a good source of potassium, which is balanced with the sodium in the sodium bicarbonate.
I'm extremely sensitive to potassium myself with the aldosterone dysregulation, so I'm surprised I never noticed problems with lemon juice (potatoes and bananas are a killer for me, leaving me extremely dehydrated).
Marie, do you find that people do not understand when you say you can't tolerate high potassium foods? It's one of the main reasons why sweet potatoes are a mainstay for me because they're nowhere near as high in potassium as normal potatoes. I tried the trick to soak potatoes and double boil them, but it didn't seem to work much.
The combo I've recommended is great for bringing in bicarbonates and alkalising minerals, which must help the adrenals struggling to make aldosterone.
Actually it took me a while to realize how bad my sodium loss was when I ate an orange or a banana. I did not realize the connection, until 1 night I woke feeling a little hungry and ate a piece of banana (2 inches) and boy I felt like crap. My arms get like a rubbery feeling when I eat high potassium foods. One thing I do love is an orange once in a while, so I will cut it up in bite size pieces and load it up with my Hawaiian Bamboo jade Sea Salt ..and I find this works for me.
What I understand is the potassium takes over the space in the cells for the sodium and pushes it out of the cells.
I became Fb friends with a lady who has Addison's disease and we chat often. She is all the way conventional with this disease, while I am trying to heal. She excepts her health as it is. She is always saying how low she is with potassium and I am always saying I can't eat foods high in it. She is on fludrocortiosne 2-3 mgs daily and I control my sodium with my salt at this time. I am so happy to be off fludrocortisone.
Love this salt!! It has helped me greatly. Where do you get your? I order mine from the Spicelab.com located in Florida.
Just wondering if there is another vender in case I have problems getting it from them in the future. I use about 4 lbs a year, just with salting my food to taste..not to cook with.