Statistics shows that one in ten people have 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?
Urine carries dissolved waste materials. When there is too much waste in too little liquid, crystals begin to form.
Crystals join with other elements in solid formations that may grow over time if not expelled through the urine. Usually, these chemicals are eliminated in the urine by the kidneys.
The Proper amount of liquid flushes the chemicals out, and thus prevents the formation of kidney stones. The stone-forming chemicals are calcium, oxalate, urate, cystine, xanthine, and phosphate.
After it is formed, the stone may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract into the ureter. Sometimes, tiny stones move out of the body in the urine without causing too much pain.
However, 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.
Eating too much fructose correlates with increasing risk of developing a kidney stone. Fructose can be found in table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.
In order to prevent kidney stones formation, drink plenty of filtered water and other fluids!
What else can you do to prevent kidney stone formation?
- Avoid foods with high oxalate content – When combined with calcium and iron, oxalate form crystals that may be excreted in urine or form larger kidney stones that can 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.
- Reduce the consumption of animal protein foods
- Avoid foods with high sodium content
- Avoid foods high in calcium.
Drink a glass of water before you go to bed, throughout the night (if you are awake) and before you go back to bed.
The 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 watermelon
- 4 ice cubes
Blend the ingredients and enjoy your refreshing drink!
Let’s now learn about gallstone and 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 given the signal to release bile, it squeezes out into the small intestine through the tubes or ducts. Then the bile help in the digestion of food specifically fats.
Specific health conditions require the removal of the gallbladder, but this does not affect digestion. Although the patient sometimes deals with diarrhea and fat malabsorption.
So before you decide on a surgery, you might try some home remedies that may cure gall stones and its symptoms, like abdominal pain, back shoulder pain, 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.
6.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 organic apple juice
- 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
Mix the apple cider vinegar and glass of apple juice. Then drink it once daily.
This is a good natural remedy for a quick relief of the pain due to gallstone attack. If your gallstone already dissolved, still continue to eat apples, you can also have fresh uncooked applesauce mixed with shredded beets, 2 tbsp olive oil and a little amount of lemon juice.
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 alternative 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
As herbals are known for its natural treatment, you can also drink a cup of St John’s Wort tea for a few times daily. You can make this by simply boiling water then adding 4 or 5 leaves.