Here are 10 little-known (and powerful) home remedies for kidney stones most sufferers aren't even aware of!
Kidney stones are one common health problem that has been completely misdiagnosed for years. What’s worse, even though we now know the cause of kidney stones, some doctors are still giving their patients the wrong advice!
The Medical profession used to think that kidney stones were the result of having too much calcium in the body. So what doctors would do is tell their patients to cut out all foods containing calcium, especially dairy foods.
But kidney stones are not the result of having too much calcium in the body, instead, they actually come from your own bones when you have a raging calcium deficiency!
The human body needs calcium everyday to perform thousands of different processes. If there isn’t enough coming from the diet, it will take what it needs from the next best place, which of course is the bones. So it will basically “eat up” its own bones to get the calcium it needs (a process called homeostasis).2
Kidney stones are the result of homeostasis.
These “stones” are crystallized deposits of calcium, formed as a result of the kidney’s inability to filter through such a course textured form of calcium.
An article from Harvard Medical School published in March of 1993 confirms this. Titled “Calcium Limits Kidney Stone Risk” it says…
In a study that turns conventional medical wisdom on its head, researchers have found that people whose diets are rich in calcium run a reduced risk of developing kidney stones. In a study of more than 45000 people who were ranked into five categories, the group that received the most calcium had no kidney stones.1
It’s also interesting to note here that most people who suffer from kidney stones also suffer with other calcium deficient diseases such as arthritis, bone spurs, back and joint problems and periodontal disease (just to name a few), which also helps to confirm the strong link between a lack of calcium in the diet and kidney stones.
The other benefit of calcium is it keeps the body oxygenated (alkalized pH) which is another theory as to why it helps to prevent kidney stones from forming.
Remember this… The Okinawa’s in Japan receive around 10,000 milligrams of coral calcium a day and they never get kidney stones. So don’t be afraid to supplement with extra calcium to keep kidney stones away!
If you are going to supplement with extra calcium (which we strongly recommend you do) just make sure you take an absorbable form of calcium like coral calcium (Bob's Best Coral Calcium) or calcium lactate, malate or aspartate, along with added magnesium, boron and vitamin D for extra absorption. We also highly recommend you take the time to read this handy article for more information on why you need these essential nutrients... Natural Arthritis Treatments.
And while we’re on the subject of vitamin D, some web sites recommend you avoid vitamin D if you have kidney stones, but we believe these calls are ill founded. There hasn’t been one bit of evidence to prove that vitamin D is even a contributing factor for kidney stones. On the contrary, because this vitamin is so crucial for calcium absorption, it may actually be needed more for kidney stone prevention and treatment - not less! (Opinion only of course).
The RDA for calcium is 1500 mg’s a day, but this is just way too low to have any beneficial effect. So it’s absolutely vital that you get at least 2000 mg’s a day of a highly absorbable, non dairy form of calcium. You cannot get this amount from your diet either (there is not enough calcium in our foods anymore) so you must take a form of dietary supplement every day.
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Now that you've read about the best home remedies and natural treatments for kidney stones, I would like to leave you with one last comment in regards to the hereditary and family history theory of kidney stones...
Once again, this ridiculous theory has never actually been proven (I really love the way the medical profession now blames every disease there is in the world on genetics). The problem is medical doctors believe this theory to be true and will try to convince you also.
Do not fall for it!
My father has suffered with kidney stones and gout (which are primarily calcium deficient diseases) for nearly 40 years, yet I’ve never had either.
Apparently, the prime age group for getting these ailments is between 20-40 years.
I’m now 52 and still waiting!
So why don’t I get gout or kidney stones, even though I’m supposedly a perfect "family history" candidate?
Well, I believe it’s because I take in plenty of the right forms of calcium, magnesium and boron and get out in the sun every day to get my quota of vitamin D - along with drinking wheat grass juice and green tea every day.
…And I recommend you do the same thing too!
Good luck and all the best.