Kidney stones – why they come, how they go… by Dr Holly, heard Wednesdays at Noon PST on NFTs

Last Update: December 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

SOURCE:  News for the Soul

DATE:   Dec. 18, 2019

 

 

Kidney stones – why they come, how they go… by Dr Holly, heard Wednesdays at Noon PST on NFTs

 

 

 

The stats on kidney stones are huge. Usually in people between the ages of 20 and 50. More Caucasian and African; more men than women;

Stones can actually occur in anywhere along the urinary tract:

  • The kidney
  • The loop of Henli between the kidney and the bladder
  • The bladder
  • The urethra tube that extends from the bladder

There are five types of kidney stones:

The Calcium-oxalate stones are the most common and oxalates are found in:

  • potato chips French fries
  • beets spinach                                 rhubarb
  • nuts nut butters
  • peanuts                 chocolate

it sounds counter intuitive but increase your calcium to help prevent these stones or eat foods high in calcium when eating these high oxalate foods. Oxalate is also the end product of Vitamin C metabolism, so you might want to watch your vitamin C intake. Lemons, thus hot water and lemon are known to help resolve these kinds of stones. Eliminate deli foods and eat less animal protein. Reduce sodium (processed foods, canned foods, soups, etc).

Calcium phosphate stones – usually caused by abnormalities in the urinary system function. Your urine needs to be acidified to help eliminate these stones so foods like: cranberry/lemon water or betaine (spinach, veal, shrimp, sweet potato, turkey breast, rye and wheat grain)

Uric acid-based stones – more common in men than women; more common with gout and chemotherapy. Cut out foods high purine foods like red meat, shellfish, and focus on fruit and vegetables and low-fat dairy products

Struvite stones -a hard mineral deposit in the kidney that occurs more often in women with UTIs (the bacteria both create an alkaline environment and then break down urea into ammonia); grow fast and can damage the kidney and bladder. Often result in fever and chills in addition to the usual pain; as well as nausea and vomiting. MDs will use shock wave to eliminate them. With diet use lemons/limes, cranberry/lemon, concoctions.

Cystine stones – more rare and occur with a genetic disorder – cystinuria and you are likely to have blood in the urine along with pain in the groin, pelvis or abdomen area. Nausea and vomiting. Like with all stones, drink more water; make your urine more alkaline with more fruit and vegetables that are low in sugar and more alkaline. Avoid French fries, deli meats, processed foods and salt.

Risk factors include:

  • Dehydration
  • Obesity
  • High protein, salt or glucose diets
  • Hyperparathyroid conditions
  • Inflammatory bowel issues
  • Medications: diuretics, antiseizure drugs, antacids

Foods for the kidneys include:

  • Apples – especially granny smith
  • Basil
  • Celery
  • Citrus fruit
  • Pomegranates

References:

https://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-stones#types

 

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