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.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
- Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
- We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body. Read more about colonics by clicking here. Find a practitioner here.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water.
Drink Plenty of Water – the greatest risk factor for kidney stones is not drinking enough water. You should be drinking enough water to produce at least 2 quarts of urine in every 24-hour period.
Fresh Lemon Juice – add 120 ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice to 2 litres of water and drink throughout the day. Do this each day.
Lemon Juice, Olive Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar – at the onset of symptoms, do the following:
2. Then drink the juice of 1/2 lemon in 12 ounces of pure water mixed with 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar.
The second drink can be taken every hour until your symptoms improve.
Honey and Basil Leaves – are known to reduced kidney stones and make them easier to pass – mix 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp holy basil leaves and take first thing in the morning.
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.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Cumin, coriander, and fennel tea. Drink one cup three times a day.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here
Your practitioner may suggest herbal remedies such as Jin Qian Cao and acupuncture treatments to encourage the flow of energy and reduce or remove the stones.
Make a compress to place on the kidney area. Put 3 drops of grapefruit essential oil and 3 drops of fennel essential oil in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of fine sea salt then mix well. Add hot water to the bowl. Repeat the process in another bowl this time adding cold water instead of hot. Soak a face cloth in each bowl, start with the hot compress followed by the cold one (apply for 15 mins each). This will reduce the pain and encourage the stones to be expelled.
Hyssop and juniper essential oils can also be helpful.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here
Your practitioner may suggest Berberis and Sarsaparilla as useful homeopathic remedies.
Combine the tinctures of gravel root, cornsilk, white willow bark and cava cava in equal parts and take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. Or drink one cup of an infusion of nettle three times a day. Other useful herbs include uva ursi, horsetail, and dandelion root.
Another useful remedy is Chanca Piedra (literally meaning break stone). It was named for its effective use to generations of Amazonian indigenous peoples in eliminating gallstones and kidney stones. You can buy it as a tincture and add it to water or take it in the form of capsules or tea.
Reflexology: Reflexology has helped people to pass kidney stones without the need for surgery – see articles for more info.
Juice Therapy: The following juices can help stimulate the overall health of the urinary tract and potentially flush out the stones: lemon juice; carrot, beet, and cucumber juice with a dash of garlic and/or horseradish; and/or cranberry and watermelon juice. Pomegranate juice has been found to be beneficial too.
These science-supported methods reduce your risk of kidney disease:
Avoid smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine
Aim to maintain normal blood pressure and blood sugar levels
Monitor your cholesterol and keep it in check.
Drink at least eight glasses of pure water every day.
Maintain a healthy weight.
Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt email@example.com – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA firstname.lastname@example.org – meditation, stress
judith hoad email@example.com – herbalist.
Kath May firstname.lastname@example.org – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges email@example.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika firstname.lastname@example.org – aromatherapy.
Rakesh GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – 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