Statistics shows that one in ten people has kidney stones at any point of the lifetime? Latest studies have confirmed that the incidence of kidney stones is greater than ever.
Moreover, about half a million people ‘visit’ emergency rooms, and complain of their kidney issues.
What are kidney stones?
Chemicals in urine create hard objects, or kidney stones. Urine carries dissolved waste material. The crystallization process occurs when small amounts of liquid carries too much waste.
Crystals join with other elements in solid formations that may grow over time if not expelled through the urine. Kidneys eliminate these chemicals through the urine. These organs are often referred to as ‘the body’s master chemists.’
Proper amount of liquid flushes the chemicals out, and thus prevents the formation of kidney stones. Calcium, oxalate, urate, cysteine, xanthine, and phosphate are the chemicals that participate in the formation of stones.
Once they are formed, kidney stones settle in the kidney or flow down the urinary tract and end up in the ureter. It is pretty possible that urine carries tiny stones out of the body, and usually this is a painless process.
“But stones that don’t move may cause a back-up of urine in the kidney, ureter, the bladder, or the urethra. This is what causes the pain.”
The formation of kidney stones is triggered by insufficient water intake, excessive/insufficient physical activity, obesity, weight loss surgery, too salty/sugary foods, etc. Infections or genes may sometimes be the underlying cause.
Excessive consumption of fructose increases the risk of kidney stones. Fructose is contained in refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup.
Drink plenty of filtered water and other fluids to prevent the formation of kidney stones.
- Avoid foods with high oxalate content. When combined with calcium, oxalate and iron convert into crystals that form larger stones or get eliminated through the urine. Large stones may block the kidney tubules. Avoid peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, spinach, black tea, cashews, hazelnuts, soybeans, soy milk, instant tea, rhubarb, beets, sweet potatoes, dried beans and chocolate.
- Cut down animal protein.
- If you have kidney stones, avoid salt and sodium at any cost. Reduce your intake in oxalate-rich foods. You should also limit the intake of foods packed with calcium, potassium, protein and fluid. The recommended daily intake of sodium is 2,000mg per day.
- Always check the label of your food, and avoid calcium-rich foods. Consult your doctor, and determine which are the best foods for your condition, and eat healthy doses.
Drink a glass of water before you go to bed, throughout the night (if you are awake) and before you go back to bed.
Citric acid in lemons breaks up calcium crystals.
Watermelon is often recommended to patients with kidney stones. It is a strong diuretic and contains more water than other fruits, which means it stimulates the elimination of kidney stones.
Potassium also dissolves kidney stones.
Drink plenty of water and citrus juices. Is there any better way of dissolving kidney stones naturally?
Kidney stone juice
- 1 organic orange, peeled
- 1 organic apple
- 1 organic lemon
- 4 slices of organic water melon
- 4 ice cubes
Blend the ingredients and enjoy your refreshing drink!
The most efficient natural ways to remove gallstones
The gallbladder resembles a small, pear-shaped pouch. It is located under the liver. if it full of bile before meals, and empty after each meal.
When the bile is released, it reaches the small intestine through the ducts. In this way bile participates in digestion of food, especially fats.
Specific health conditions require the removal of gallbladder, but this does not affect digestion. Although the patient sometimes deals with diarrhea and fat malabsorption.
Surgeries should not be your first option. Go natural, and relieve your condition using homemade remedies or juices. These remedies will ease the symptoms of gallstones, such as pain in the back shoulder and abdomen, vomiting, nausea and indigestion.
We give you a few awesome juice recipes that will help you get rid of gallstones naturally.
Combine beet, carrot and cucumber juice. Drink your liquid remedy twice a day.
Warm lemon water does miracles. Drink it in the morning, before your breakfast. Juice 4 lemons and dilute the juice with water, since pure lemon juice is too strong. This morning routine will help you get rid of gallstones. Do not forget to drink plenty of water.
Combine a teaspoon of turmeric powder and honey. This drink will dissolve any gallstones, and flush them out.
Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt to a cup of room temperature water. Drink it in the evening. In this way the salt will ease the way of gallstone out of the body.
Citrus fruits are rich in pectin, and that is exactly what you need if you are dealing with gallstones.
Apple juice and apple cider vinegar
‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ Simple as that. Components in apples dissolve gallstones. Apple juice is as effective as the vinegar. According to a study, malic acid in apples softens gallstones. Vinegar regulates bad cholesterol, which also causes gallstones.
This remedy eases the elimination of gallstones.
- 1 glass of organic apple juice
- 1 tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar
Combine the liquids and drink your remedy.
This apple based remedy relieves pain caused by gallstones. Eat fresh apples whenever you can. It does not necessarily mean that you have to have gallstones in order to eat apples. Make yourself some nice uncooked apple sauce combined with shredded beets, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and lemon juice.
Lemon juice #2
Lemon juice also regulates the production of cholesterol. Juice organic lemons throughout the day. Add the juice of half a lemon to a glass of water. Drink your lemon water two or three times a day.
Here is an alterntive remedy for gallstones. Yes, you got that right, it uses lemons.
- 30ml olive juice
- 30ml fresh lemon juice
- 5g organic garlic paste
Combine the ingredients together and take the remedy in the morning before you eat or drink anything. Drink it for at least 40 days.
Beetroot, cucumber and carrot juice
Natural juices are the best way to treat gallstones.
This juice is great in several aspects. Cucumber detoxifies liver and gallbladder. Beets strengthen and cleanse gallbladder, liver, colon, and blood. Carrots are potent detoxifiers and an excellent source of vitamin C and other essential nutrients.
Here is the recipe:
- 1 beetroot
- 1 cucumber
- 4 medium-sized carrots
Combine equal parts of every juice. Of course, you can always adjust the ingredients.
Drink this juice twice a day.
Optional: Try celery, apple and ginger for extra healthy boost.
We all know the power of herbs. A cup of St John’s Wort tea can really help you. Drink your tea several times a day. Boil a cup of water and add in a few leaves.
Source: Healthy Food House