Kidney Stone Prevention

Diet

There are a number of different types of stones and it is important to know which type you have a tendency to form. The most common form is calcium oxalate stones.

  1. Drink plenty of water. Low-grade dehydration is one of the most important contributors to kidney stones. You must drink plenty of water to flush the kidneys and keep the minerals in a “dissolved” state.
  2. Eliminate coffee, teas and colas.
  3. If your stones are uric acid based, avoid excess levels of meat.
  4. A diet high in citrus fruits may significantly decrease the risk of calcium oxalate kidney stones. 120 ml (4 oz) per day of lemonade can also work to decrease the risk of stones.
  5. Replace wheat with buckwheat which has been shown to protect against gallstones.
  6. Limit sugar as sugar increases the release of calcium and oxalate into the urine.
  7. Calcium rich foods have a tendency to decrease stone formation. Some resources and reports recommend calcium avoidance, this is an unfounded and likely unhealthy recommendation.

Lifestyle

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat a highly vegetarian diet.
  3. Keeping your blood sugar under control is critical and exercise plays an important role in the management of sugar.

Supplements

  1. Potassium/Magnesium Citrate – 2 Capsules Twice Daily. This supplement has been able to decrease the risk of kidney stone formation by at least 85%.
  2. Super K – 1 Softgel Daily. Vitamin K may explain why many vegetarians are at a lower risk of developing kidney stones. This can be explained by the fact that vitamin K plays a very important role in inhibiting the development of calcium oxalate stones.
  3. Pyridoxine-5-Phosphate – Activated B6 has been shown to inhibit the production of calcium oxalate. If you are taking a multi-vitamin with vitamin B6, disregard this supplement.
  4. Garcinia HCA – 1 Capsule twice daily as daily support in those trying to prevent reoccurance. 2 capsules three times when stones are present.

 

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