To appreciate the importance of the adrenal glands and their relation to the kidneys, it is necessary to recount some of the functions of the kidneys with which they are closely associated. In common with the lungs, the alimentary tract and the skin, the kidneys belong to the excretory system and the adrenals play a large part in the stimulation of all the excretory processes. In fact, they are the energizers of the whole of the body’s activities, whether mental, emotional, physical or spiritual.
The urine of a healthy person consists of about 95% water and contains inorganic salts and organic waste material which includes urea creatinine and uric acid. In its role of Defender, the kidney has the ability to separate harmful substances such as table salt, stimulants, tea, coffee, alcohol, headache and iron tablets, pep drugs, animal hormones and undigested proteins from the fluids and eliminate them in the urine. That these faithful workers are unable to separate and eliminate ALL of the harmful substances is unfortunate for the patient. Permanent injury to the kidneys and the adrenals must result from the residue of these poisonous substances that are left in the system.
Since nothing depletes the adrenals as quickly as toxemia, symptoms of imbalance of these glands are easy to detect. They include dryness of the mouth; hot flushes and sudden chilliness due to circulatory troubles; muscular weakness; a sense of insecurity; a fall in blood sugar; extreme tiredness amounting in many cases to utter exhaustion, and the well-known despondency. Of this condition, it is sad to relate that sometimes neither the patient nor their medical advisers suspect adrenal breakdown.
(Adapted from the book, THE ACID-ALKALINE BALANCE by Mira Louise)