Natural remedies for kidney stones

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1 in 10 Americans will have a kidney stone during their lifetime, and there are nearly half a million people going to the emergency room – due to kidney stones – each year! With more than 10% of the American population suffering from these painful stones it’s important to understand how to prevent these from happening in the first place, and the answers may be simpler than you think.

Is the ‘standard American diet (SAD) the cause of kidney stones?  It’s hard not to acknowledge the fact that the foods found in the SAD diet are a contributing factor to a massive decline in the health of Americans today. Which brings us to the $64,000 question: Is there a link between this way of eating and kidney stones?

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Blood Pressure Overmedication Affects Memory, Coordination, and Kidneys

We have recently seen a plan of attack from the medical and pharmaceutical industries to force blood pressure numbers down. There are consequences of low blood pressure and the effects of multiple medication use, known as polypharmacy that may not be discussed in your doctor’s office. You may be one of those individuals with great blood pressure numbers and on multiple medications but find yourself forgetful, falling asleep in mid-conversation, or just exhausted. These concerns are real and problematic especially for those 65 and older.

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10 Natural Remedies for Kidney Stones

Lemon Juice for Kidney Stones

The kidneys are one of the most important organs in the human body. The kidneys help to detox and filter impurities from the blood, as well as waste products from your urine. Kidney stones form when the kidneys are not able to process toxins efficiently. Specifically, a crystallization of unprocessed minerals builds up. Kidney stones cause pain and possible blockage of urine flow.

 

The following are some simple natural remedies that may help soothe the discomfort of kidney stones and speed up the body’s natural healing process.

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1. Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

This is one of my favorites and easily one of the most effective remedies for kidney stones and the pain they cause. At the first symptom of stone pain, mix 2 oz of organic olive oil with 2 oz of organic lemon juice. (more…)

3 Early Signs You Have Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are often called the worst pain on earth. Personal horror stories abound about them. No wonder, look at the photo, can you imagine passing that? It’s easy to believe that horrific pain would be the only sign you’ve developed a kidney stone, but what if there are other early warning signs? Great news, there are signs that you have an impending stone, and being aware might give you enough time to deal with it before the pain really hits. (more…)

7 Best Foods to Support Kidney Function

Your kidneys provide vital service to your body — they filter waste from your blood and send it to your bladder. They also regulate blood pressure, manage water reabsorption, control the acidity in the body, and balance electrolyte levels. Considering their importance, eating a diet to promote kidney health could be one of the best things you can do. The following seven foods will support your kidneys and make their job easier.

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1. Cherries

These tasty little fruits help reduce redness and swelling and contain a healthy amount of vitamin C as well as vitamin K, folate, vitamin B6, magnesium, and citrate. The tarter the cherry, the higher the level of citrate. Citrate reduces uric acid in the blood stream which can lead to gout and arthritis. [1] Those who eat cherries have been found to have lower uric acid levels and a lower risk of gout attacks. [2]

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How to prevent kidney stones with everyday foods

Passing them is described by those who have experienced their terror as one of the worst pains known to man, exceeding even the pain of childbirth. But kidney stones do not have to be a constant worry on your mind, especially if you are taking proactive nutritional steps on a daily basis to dissolve and eliminate any that might be cropping up. Here are a few helpful tips for preventing kidney stones with everyday foods and dietary interventions: (more…)

Urgent new warning for statin users

Your kidneys are among the most important organs in your body — but millions of people treat theirs like punching bags.

It’s not bad habits, it’s bad medicine. The statin drugs given for supposedly high cholesterol may actually increase the risk of acute kidney injury by up to 34 percent, according to new research.

This risk supposedly kicks in at “high” doses, but there’s nothing high about the levels used in the study at all. It starts at just 10 mg of Crestor (rosuvastatin), 20 mg of Lipitor (atorvastatin) or 40 mg of Zocor (simvastatin).

Those are the everyday doses millions of people are taking right now. In some cases, they’re even starting doses — and many people take double those levels or more. (more…)

Noradrenaline Strategy

Overview

If the Noradrenaline (NA) neurotransmitter communication channel is not working properly, you will feel tired. One can test this channel, using the following procedure.

1) Read
A) Click here to learn about brain chemistry.
B) Click
here to learn about the chemistry behind the Noradrenaline neurotransmitter.

2) Take A Tyrosine Challenge Test (more…)

Eating hot food from melamine plates increases risk of kidney stones

Melamine plates and cups have been the tableware of choice for many Western families during the last couple of decades, and they are fondly associated with children’s parties and outdoor picnics. According to a new study by researchers at the Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan; however, melamine tableware releases toxic quantities of kidney stone-forming melamine when exposed to high temperatures – such as when they’re holding hot food. (more…)

Kidney disease requires magnesium

One of the contraindications for taking magnesium is kidney failure. Unfortunately the public and many doctors think that means magnesium should not be taken by anyone with any degree of kidney disease. That’s just not true and I’ll explain why.

I just completed a CME (continuing medical education) course on Chronic Kidney Disease. It’s become so common that it has its own initials (CKD) and it develops into MBD (Mineral & Bone Disorder).

Modern medicine says CKD is epidemic because of obesity, hypertension, smoking, and lipid disorders but they admit they really don’t know exactly what’s causing it. The lab findings are: elevated serum phosphorus, elevated serum calcium, elevated PTH, and elevated FGF-23 (Fibroblast Growth Factor). CKD develops as the kidneys slow down their filtration of urine and hold onto calcium and phosphorous. (more…)