Urinary System

The urinary system excretes unwanted substances and maintains fluid balance in the body.  If blood pressure is too high or there is too much water the kidneys will secrete water from the body.  This system consists of the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra.  The primary organs are the kidneys which regulate blood pressure, filter the blood, remove toxins, and creates urine.  The kidneys create 180L of waste a day.  This waste or filtrate is composed of glucose, water, ions, electrolytes, excess salt, and hydrogen waste.  If the body is in need of any of these substances they can be reabsorbed within the kidneys before the filtrate moves into the ureters.

Once the kidneys have produced the urine it’s sent through the ureters to the urinary bladder.  The bladder stretches to store urine until it’s ready to be released by the body through the urethra.

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Certain herbs can help with urinary issues.

Lecithin

Lecithin, also known as phosphatidylcholine, is a fatty acid found throughout the body in our cells.

Function

  • regulates cholesterol
  • prevents plaque build up and hardening of arteries
  • protects liver, kidneys, and heart
  • helps with chemical pollutants
  • antioxidant
  • strengthens nervous system

Lecithin is found in fish, wheat, oatmeal, egg yolks, rice, bee pollen, and chocolate.