Sunday, November 30, 2014

Kidneys and Kidney Stones Natural Cures

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Kidneys and Kidney Stones

 

Many people with kidney stones suffer from dehydration.  While you have the kidney stone, drink 2 ½ to 3 quarts of water every day.  Once the stone has passed, resume a normal daily dose of 1 glass every two waking hours.  Hydration is the single most important tactic in the treatment and prevention of kidney stones.  If you must eat animal products, stick to lean, high-quality sources of white meat.  A magnesium deficiency has been linked to recurring kidney stones. Ensure you eat plenty of:

 

  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Celery
  • Fish
  • Fresh – raw vegetables
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Kelp
  • Kidney Beans
  • Lemon juice (mixed with a little hot water)
  • Nuts
  • Oat and Wheat Bran (daily)
  • Orange juice
  • Parsley
  • Pumpkin seed (1/4 cup daily)
  • Seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Watermelon
  • Whole grains

Eliminate foods that contain high amounts of oxalic acid from your diet.  By far, the worst offenders are:

 

  • Alcohol
  • Almonds
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Beets
  • Caffeine
  • Celery
  • Concord Grapes
  • Cocoa
  • Collards
  • Dairy Products (milk, cheese, ice cream) 
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit (studies show that grapefruit increases the risk of kidney stones)
  • Parsley 
  • Peanuts
  • Red meat 
  • Rhubarb
  • Refined Sugar (soft drinks that contain phosphoric acid)
  • Salt (reduce the intake)
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Summer squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes