This year I took care of a senior with kidney failure.  He is constipated, had frequent urination and his skin itches a lot.  He had difficulty breathing and is using oxygen 24-hours. I massage his back especially the lower back each time he sits on the toilet.  His eyes are not healthy and has lower back pain. His legs are weak and is easily stressed by people around him who gives him stress.

I served cucumber salad with cilantro and cooked scrambled eggs with lots of onions, garlic and cilantro. I also served him with blueberries and massaged his aching body.

I used less milk in his tea but added more ginger, lemon grass and spearmint.  He feels cold easy and so I bundle him up. He is over medicated, a medical protocol in the USA that still needs to be re-evaluated.


I assigned other older caregivers who have healing hands.


My answer to How can you tell if your kidneys are healthy?

Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:

Frequency of urination, color of urine, pain when urinating, lower back pain, fever and other signs and symptoms (lab tests, doctor’s visit, family history, lifestyle, prone to infection, age – elderly, environment – toxins). Obesity can lead to liver and heart disease. Alcohol can affect the liver and kidneys. Not drinking enough water and absence of clean water can affect the health of our kidneys.

How can you tell if your kidneys are healthy?