One of my partners is prone to kidney stones and if there one
experience I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, that is it. There is
probably no equivalent on the pain level level of kidney stones,
save childbirth, and many women who have had children and kidney
stones would tell you kidney stones are worse.
The last time he had an attack, he had to go to the ER and after a
few shots of morphine, the stone finally passed. You can actually
pass small kidney stones and not even know it, but bigger stones,
which range from the tip of a pencil to the size of a pencil eraser,
are a different matter altogether.
Medical experts aren’t exactly sure what causes kidney stones.
Doctors, even with all the advances in technology, still don’t have
the answers to many medical problems. The only thing they know for
sure, here, is that diet plays a role. What you eat affects the
kinds and amounts of minerals that accumulate in the urine…
minerals that, in some people, lead to the formation of stones.
The most important thing to take away from this is that if you’ve
passed one stone, the odds are pretty good that you’ll pass another.
Your doctor can identify what kind of stones you have and that is
important, because changes in your diet can help, particularly with
the two most common stones, which are uric acid and calcium stones.
Potassium is a “stone crusher” and you can get it into your diet by
eating bananas, or citrus fruit, such as oranges, or grapefruit. You
can also use a supplement, but if you eat the fruit, you also get
the fiber, which is important.
Magnesium is also important and helps to control another mineral
called oxalate (oxalic acid). Oxalate is one of the main
constituents of kidney stones. Fish, rice, avocados and broccoli
contain good amounts of magnesium.
Your doctor may recommend that you stay away from, or restrict,
certain foods, like chocolate, peanuts and other nuts, spinach and
strawberries. Most of the time, he’ll tell you you can eat these
foods, just don’t eat them more than once a week.
Fiber can also help. I don’t recommend you add commercial fiber,
just eat real food with a higher fiber content. For example, don’t
drink apple juice; eat the apple, instead.
Many people that suffer from kidney stones also have their energy
levels drop. You can stay on top of this by taking my Heart Charging
Formula. This special, highly bioavailable form of CoQ10 will give
you the boost you need to stay in balance:
I’ll be back tomorrow with more.
With my best wishes for your optimum health,