Every year about 1 out of 1000 adults are diagnosed as having or passing kidney stones every year.
There are several type of kidney stones and although **** basic kidney **** health is ESSENTIAL for the prevention of all kidney stones, each type has other aspects which need to be considered.
Although a pH imbalance can cause stones, the vast majority of these stones (80%) contain Calcium. To understanding safe and unsafe sources of calcium you might want to read the following Milk, Organic Vs. Inorganic.
If the body is lacking magnesium it can not utilize calcium and it can end up as bone spurs or kidney stones.
Calcium supplements which do not have a 1:2 ratio of Calcium to Magnesium shouldn't be taken by anyone. Ratio of 1:1 Calcium to Magnesium should be taken by those over 30. ***Remember all calcium/magnesium can raise your blood pressure if you have a potassium deficiency, you may have to add potassium***
A Good calcium supplement will also contain Vitamin D.
I take 1500 mg of calcium everyday and although I was prone to kidney stones before getting into natural health in the last 16 years taking that amount calcium, I never developed a stone. I believe that is due to the fact that I take a good and balanced source.
Other stones are made up of or contain uric acid. People who have poor digestion can develop these stones after consuming Turkey, Beer, Red meat, Mushrooms, Beans (except Green beans) and Simple Carbs. (Uric acid can also cause Gout and arthritis).
Jumpier berries, Safflowers, Black Cherries and Black Cherry juice can be beneficial in lowering Uric acid..
Some develop stones with oxalic acid. Foods which produce this acid are: alcohol, asparagus, beets, caffeine, chocolate, coffee, nuts, spinach and tea.
Watermelon is helpful in cutting down on oxalic acid.
The kidney can also develop Cystine stones. Often a genetic origin, which can be helped by limiting the ingestion of proteins, meats, milks and foods containing l-cystine an amino acid which often in body building protein drinks.
Fresh squeezed Lemon juice, plenty of water and hydrangea has been reported to help dissolve kidney stones.
If you have chronic kidney stones you might also want to work with your parathyroid or at least get it checked.
If you are unlucky enough to be one of the 1 in 1000 to have a kidney stone this year, make sure that you are told what the stone was made of so you can avoid what causes it, hence cutting down the the probability of ever developing another.
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