A lot of illness that’s chronic comes from long term abuse from poor diet, lack of exercise, traumatic injury, stress, not enough rest, pregnancy, or other sources. There are some gender differences here that need to be explored.
First, let’s talk about what you can eat or do differently to help rebuild kidney energy. There are two substances that I personally recommend that anyone can acquire at a local health food store: royal jelly, and cordyceps mushrooms. Royal jelly nourishes Kidney Yin and Cordyceps strengthens Kindey Yang. Both are fairly mild and easy for most people to tolerate. Also, bone marrow soup helps strengthen the kidneys. Placenta is another substance that builds Kidney energy. Also, eating organ meat–the kidney, specifically–is another good way to strengthen the Kidney. It should go without saying, when I recommend animal products, it is always with the reservation that they should be free range or grass fed animals that were allowed to mature normally eating food they naturally eat, as well as free from hormones, toxins (pesticides, glyphosate, etc.), and antibiotics as none of these are good for you to ingest into your bodies.
The Kidney energy is affected in the Winter time. If we observe nature, plants shed their leaves and a lot of animals go dormant during this time of year. It’s a time to get lots of rest and not to overexert ourselves. The Kidneys also do not like people to be up on their feet and working after 9pm. According to Chinese medicine, we are supposed to be laying down and relaxing by 9pm.
For women specifically, pregnancy (whether aborted, miscarried, or delivered) is terribly taxing on a woman’s body. This is often what causes a Kidney deficiency to show up.
For men, the semen contains a man’s Kidney energy and can be shed with each ejaculatory orgasm. Yes, that includes masturbation as well. Men can learn to have orgasms without ejaculation though. There is a great book on this by Mikio Sankey called “The Multi-Orgasmic Man.” This book has the teachings necessary to teach this skill that is essential to preserve a man’s life force.
How to make bone marrow soup: place soup bones in the oven at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Remove and put into a pot with clean water. Add 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar or lemon/lime juice to the water. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 4-24 hours. Strain out the bones, season to taste, and you have bone marrow soup! 🙂