Kidney stones are accumulations of mineral salts that can form anywhere in the entire urinary tract (kidney, bladder, the ducts in-between, or the ureters), and primarily occur because of calcium (oxalate) and/or phosphate that has come out of solution. If left untreated, the stones can block these areas of the urinary tract, causing pain, bleeding, and other problems.
Symptoms of kidney stones include sudden and excruciating back pain that may come and go and that often radiates from the back across the abdomen and into the genital area or inner thighs. This pain can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating, possible blood in the urine, pain on urination, and chills and fever. Stones in the urinary tract can be one of the most painful conditions, similar to the pain of childbirth.
In some cases, there may be no symptoms, depending on where the stone is located and its size.
Kidney stones are more common during the summer, possibly due to concentrated urine caused by increased sweating and insufficient fluid intake. In general, mild chronic dehydration can play a role in the development of kidney stones. Chronic stress can also play a role. In addition, kidney stones may be due to genetics. If one parent had kidney stones, there is an increased risk in his or her children. Cadmium poisoning may also play a role and needs to be considered if other treatment methods fail.
Kidney stones that are high in calcium may be a signal of hyperparathyroidism (excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone). In serious cases of kidney stones an ultrasound that fractionalizes and breaks down the stones may be advised. See your medical doctor for more information about this.
Note: One in every 1,000 adults is hospitalized each year in the US because of kidney stones. Kidney stones tend to be recurring, typically reforming within seven years.
A diet high in oxalic containing foods, such as rhubarb, spinach, leafy vegetables, and coffee, can promote kidney stone formation. High levels of dietary refined carbohydrates can also cause kidney stones. Sugar stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, causing increased calcium excretion through the urine.
Other dietary factors that cause increased calcium excretion in the urine and promote stone formation are increased intakes of coffee, colas, acid-forming diets (such as high protein and grains), insufficient water intake, and excessive salt consumption. Soft drinks containing phosphoric acid can also encourage the formation of kidney stones and should be completely eliminated.
The most important dietary actions are to increase your intake of pure filtered water, fiber, and green vegetables, and reduce refined sugar consumption.
In addition to avoiding sugar, also avoid or reduce your intake of salt, dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, refined carbohydrates, nuts, chocolate, pepper, and animal proteins.
Foods that are helpful in decreasing kidney stone formation include celery, cranberries, black cherries, rice bran, kombucha tea.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system when you are trying to heal, so also try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.
www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Helpful nutrients include: magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin C (keep your total daily intake below 6 grams to avoid increasing oxalate formation), vitamin A, proteolytic enzymes (away from meals), raw kidney glandulars, fat-soluble chlorophyll, lipoic acid, and the amino acids glutamic acid, lysine, and methionine.
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat these blocks and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Reflexology saves Man from Kidney Surgery reflexologysuccess.com/tag/kidney-stones
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones www.livestrong.com/article/313256-lemon-juice-for-kidney-stones
Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Kidney cleansing fast www.livestrong.com/article/5180-need-kidney-cleansing-fast
How to do a home kidney stone cleanse www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wKszxU1-Lg&feature=relmfu
How to make an aromatherapy compress www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjVugXXE47E&feature=player_embedded#!
Healing stones: How to Cure Kidney Stones with Jade www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrO1odDn1bE&feature=relmfu
Benefits of lemon juice www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=101178
Chanca piedra rainforest-database.com/plants/HSIarticle.htm
Further Information (links and books)
The Green Body Cleanse by Dr. Edward Group III
Kundalini Yoga to Detox and De-stress DVD by Maya Fiennes
Essential Fatty Acids, Quantum-Rx EFA Oil
www.healthline.cc (800) 370-3447
Kidney Protection Formula, Kidney Clear
www.ivlproducts.com (800) 218-1378
Supplement, Stone Free
www.planetaryherbals.com (800) 606-6226
Kidney Support, Tinkle Caps
Dr. Schulze, Kidney/Bladder Cleansing Program
www.herbdoc.com (877) 832-2463
Andrea Butje | Aromahead [email protected] – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt [email protected] – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA [email protected] – meditation, stress
judith hoad [email protected] – herbalist.
Kath May [email protected] – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges [email protected] – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika [email protected] – aromatherapy.
Rakesh [email protected] – Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Essential Oils www.amoils.com
Kidney Protection Formula, Kidney Clear www.instituteforvibrantliving.com
Supplement, Stone Free www.planetaryformulas.com
Kidney Support, Tinkle Caps www.totaldiscountvitamins.com
Dr. Schulze, Kidney/Bladder Cleansing Program www.dr-schulze.com