Natural ways to prevent and get rid of kidney stones
Proper diet and natural remedies to get rid of kidney stones
Renal Lithiasis also called nephrolithiasis, urolithiasis, urinary lithiasis or more popularly known as kidney stones consists of the formation of calculi or stones in the interior of the kidney, it may also occur in the urinary bladder, but this is less frequently. The calculi or stones are formed because the substances that normally dissolved in the urine precipitate and accumulate in a solid mass. Most calculi or stones are formed of calcium oxalate, magnesium ammonium phosphate, calcium phosphate or urates.
The kidneys are the primary organs responsible for filtering and eliminating all toxics and foreign substances from the blood - external contaminations enter the body through food, medications and foreign chemical substances.We make this process more difficult for our kidneys by not eating right and drinking enough fluids.
A diet of plant based foods is the most satisfying for preventing the formation of calculi or kidney stones. Excess protein, particularly from animal sources, generates a great deal of waste products that must be eliminated, over-loading the kidneys.
If you are prone to having kidney stones then you should consider changing your eating habits to that of a vegetarian. A vegetarian diet has many advantages over the omnivorous diet in that it contains less sodium and phosphorus, as well as fewer proteins and substances that overload the kidneys. By eating fresh fruits and vegetables it facilitates the purifying function of the kidneys, together with water they are the kidneys best allies. One of the best ways to prevent kidney stones is by drinking abundant water and eating sufficient fresh fruits and vegetables to produce a urine volume of at least two liters or more daily.Naturally the diuretic action of these foods is much less intense than diuretic medications. However, they have the advantage that they can be used everyday throughout life without the risk of side effects.
Foods to avoid:
Avoid vegetables containing large quantities of oxalic acid, such as spinach and rhubarb. Chocolate and cocoa also contain oxalic acid and must not be used.
Avoid all dairy products
Eliminate all salt from diet
Avoid all refined food products, such as white rice, white flour, macaroni, etc.
Brown rice is beneficial
Allow at least five hours to lapse between meals, and never eat between meals.
Lack of exercise contributes to the development of kidney stones.
Ways to get rid of Kidney stones:
Here is a recipe that has been used successfully for dissolving kidney stones:-.
Wash six to eight medium sized beets. Slice them, and cook in 1 quart of water until tender. (Do not use aluminum cookware.) Strain the beets and refrigerate the juice. Drink three glasses of this tea daily. Usually this procedure needs to be done only once, however it may be repeated if necessary.
Consume a low-protein vegetarian diet with emphasis on raw and cooked vegetables and fruits.
Never mix fruits and vegetables at the same meal.
For two to three days, go on a juice fast, use mainly vegetable juices, such as cucumber, celery or carrot. Add garlic to other juices.
Cranberry juice is excellent for treating kidney stones, drink as much as possible.
Garlic, potatoes, asparagus, parsley, watercress, cocumbers, and celery are excellent vegetables to use when suffering from kidney stones.
Papaya and banana are the best fruits to be eaten for their healing effects. Other fruits may be eaten with benefit.
Watermelon is excellent, but it should be eaten alone, not mixed with other fruits or vegetables.
I have used this recipe myself a couple of times when I felt I may have kidney stones because sometimes I usually go long periods without drinking the right amount of water. The pain usually goes away after drinking this juice. I have always believed this is what helps me, but I was made a true believer in this recipe when a friend of mine was diagnosed with kidney stones so big she was scheduled to have an operation to remove them. I told her about this recipe which she did three times along with changing her diet.
When she went in to have the operation, they did an x-ray but could not find any stones, they did another and still there were no stones so they cancelled the operation and sent her home. she was only too happy to return home without having to do this operation.
Those who have suffered the excruiating pain of kidney stones would naturally want to do everything possible to avoid a repeat of such an experience .This includes modifications to their dietary habits such as those described above.