Kidney Stones

Most kidney stones are made up of calcium and calcium salts, including oxalates. But they can also be composed of calcium phosphate, uric acid (causes Gout), struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate), or cystiene.

kidneys and kidney stones

The kidney’s big job is to keep all the minerals and other blood components in the right ratios with one another. So if you have too much of something in your blood that messes with the ratio (like, say, calcium), the kidney will pull it out of the blood and hold onto it.

This doesn’t necessarily mean you have too much calcium.

When your blood is too acidic, the body will rob calcium– which is alkaline, the opposite of acid– from your bones to balance the pH.

If this is not replaced on a regular basis, you’ll end up with osteoporosis — weak bones. Refined sugar consumption is probably the biggest cause of an over-acid condition.

People who tend toward kidney stones are usually dehydrated, giving the extra minerals in the kidney a chance to crystallize.

Make sure you’re drinking lots of good water, eating raw fruits and vegetables, and getting enough quality fatty acids to keep your body properly hydrated.

Taking magnesium can be beneficial: magnesium wants to combine with calcium, so this assists the kidney to slowly dissolve the stones by releasing the calcium for excretion in the urine (The key word here is “slowly.” I can’t express to you just how important it is to remedy this situation before it gets to the acute stage). Also, kidney “stoners” tend to be low on magnesium anyway.

Other dietary connections include: not enough fiber, over-consumption of animal products (vegetarians appear to have lower incidence of kidney stones), alcohol, pasteurized milk, and over-use of commercial antacids.

A sick kidney doesn’t always hurt until the illness spreads to the outer casing, then it can hurt REALLY badly. Especially when stones are moving (that’s the time you usually see blood in your urine).

If you’re having a kidney stone crisis, get some help.

Small kidney stones will sometimes pass unnoticed, but a large one can get jammed, causing the urine to back up, or even cause an infection. Large stones that are moving might need to be broken up with sound waves, or in severe cases, surgically removed.

Men should be wary of treatments that break up stones, rather than dissolve them. Little, shattered bits may become lodged in the prostate, causing an additional problem.

If you have kidney stones, you may want to do a kidney flush. Most people with gallstones have kidney stones as well, so a kidney flush is also helpful before clearing the gall bladder of stones.

In cases of advanced congestion (kidney stones or sometimes just plain sludge), kidney problems express in sore knees, and then in swollen ankles. The kidneys are associated with the lungs and skin, and they support the heart (people with severe cardiovascular problems many times end up on kidney dialysis… Not because the heart problem weakened the kidneys, but because the kidneys were compromised to begin with, and didn’t properly support the heart).

Bright’s disease is associated with blood protein in the urine, and is often accompanied by excessive water retention in the body.

Other diseases associated with kidney problems are diabetes, lupus, high blood pressure (hypertension), and liver disease. The left kidney tends to hold onto the infection (including Candida Albicans infection) it filters from the blood, while the right kidney accumulates heavy metals, chemicals and other inorganic toxins.

We really do need two kidneys: When one is overloaded with kidney stones or heavy metals, it puts even more pressure on the other. (An overloaded kidney tends to feel cold to the touch; an infected one feels hot.)

Two–thirds of all people committed to mental institutions suffered from kidney disorders BEFORE the mental illness.

Symptoms of kidney problems:

Acne and other skin problems, urinary difficulties, fluid retention, abdominal pain, stiff neck, lower back pain, spinal disk trouble, stiff and painful arms, heel spurs, tendency to hold weight in “love handles”, fuzzy eyesight, hair loss.

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