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By: Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. If you’re like most of my patients, kidneys aren’t much of a concern – until something goes wrong. But these hard-working little organs deserve better! The kidneys are responsible for so many important functions, including filtering toxins from your blood. Here’s a remarkable fact: Every 30 minutes, all the blood in your body travels through the kidneys. Every single day – thanks to your kidneys – more than two quarts of waste are cleared from your bloodstream and removed from the body as urine. Without this vital kidney function, waste would accumulate and serious damage to the organs throughout your body would occur. The kidney also oversee distribution of important minerals, regulates the body’s acid-alkaline balance to keep you from becoming too acidic, manages the body’s fluid levels, releases three essential hormones involved in blood pressure, bone building, and maintaining healthy red blood cells, among…