What exactly are kidney stones?
The formation of kidney stones occur when there are more crystal-forming substances in the urine such as calcium, cystine, xanthine, phosphate, urate oxalate and uric acid, than the fluid in your urine can dilute.
Usually, these chemicals are removed in the urine by the kidneys.
The proper amount of water eliminates these chemicals and prevents the forming of kidney stones.
Tiny stones can move out of the body in the urine without triggering too much pain. But, those that do not move could cause a back-up of urine in the bladder, ureter, kidney, or urethra, thus triggering the pain.
There are many factors which can contribute to the forming of kidney stones such as not drinking enough water, excessive consumption of too salty/sweet foods, obesity, increased/insufficient exercise, etc. Sometimes, genes or microbe infections can be the cause of kidney stones.
Also, eating too much fructose can increase the risk of the occurrence of kidney stones. Fructose can be found in table glucose and high-fructose corn syrup.
In order to prevent the formation of kidney stones, you should drink plenty of filtered water and other liquids
What else to do to avoid kidney stone formation?
It is recommended to avoid:
Foods with high oxalate content
Foods with high sodium content
Foods saturated in calcium
Peanuts, hazelnuts, instant tea, almonds, dark-colored tea, whole wheat bread, soybeans, rhubarb, beans, chocolate, potatoes, beets, cashews, soy dairy, and spinach
Reduce the consumption of animal protein food
- Make sure to drink 1 glass of water before going to bed, and throughout the night time (if you are awake)
- Potassium dissolves kidney stones
- Patients with kidney stones are often recommended to consume a lot of watermelons as they contain more water compared to other fruits, which means that they can stimulate the elimination of kidney stones.
-- Lemons contain citric acid which can break up calcium mineral crystals.
- And also it is very important to drink a lot of water and citrus juices!
Natural juice for kidney stones
1 peeled and organic orange
1 organic apple
1 organic lemon
4 slices of organic watermelon
4 ice cubes
Blend all the ingredients well, and that is it! Your juice is ready!
Gallstones and natural ways to eliminate gallstones
The gallbladder is the small sac-shaped organ beneath the liver, in which bile is stored after secretion by the liver and before release into the intestine.
The bile assists in the digestion of food. Certain health issues require removing the gallbladder. Even though this will not affect digestion, some individuals often experience diarrhea and excess fat malabsorption.
So, before deciding to do a surgery, we recommend you to try some natural remedies which can help you to eliminate the gallstones and relieve the symptoms which include vomiting, indigestion, nausea, abs and shoulder pain.
1. Vegetable juice
Mix beet, cucumber and carrot juice. Consume this drink two times a day.
2. Lemon juice
Mix the juice of 4 lemons with water, since pure lemon juice is too strong. Consume this drink every day on an empty stomach, before your breakfast. Also, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
You should mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric and honey. This drink will help to effectively dissolve your gallstones
4. Epsom salt
Put 1 teaspoon of Epsom salt in a glass of warm water and consume this drink every day, before going to bed.
5. Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits have rich content of pectin, which is known for its ability to dissolve gallstones.
6. Apple juice and apple cider vinegar
Apples contain components which can dissolve gallstones. Apple cider vinegar is also extremely effective. It can regulate the bad cholesterol which can cause gallstones.
This cure can provide instant relief of the pain caused by gallstones.
1 glass organic apple juice
1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
Mix these two and consume this drink once a day.
If your gallstone dissolved, continue to eat apples or you can also make apple sauce: blend the apples with shredded beets, 2 tablespoons of essential olive oil and a little amount of lemon juice.
7. Lemon juice
Besides consuming your lemon water throughout the day, there is another remedy for gallstones which also includes lemon:
-- 30ml olive juice
-- 30ml fresh lemon juice
-- 5g organic and natural garlic paste
Just mix all the ingredients and your drink is ready. Consume this drink in the morning, on an empty stomach, for 40 days.
8. Herbal tea
Herbs are known for their health-boosting properties, so it is recommended to drink a cup of St John’s Wort tea a few times a day. Boil some water then just add 4-5 leaves.
Source/ References: fitbodycenter