Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- ACV, LJ and OO, Alfalfa, Supplements
- Alcohol and Kidney Stones
- Alfalfa Tablets and Lime Juice
- Alfalfa, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Chanca Piedra
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
- Apples, Olive Oil
- Baking Soda
- Banaba Tea
- Calcium Phosphate Stones
- Chanca Piedra
- Check for Hyperparathyroid
- Cleavers Tea
- Coca Cola
- Coconut Oil Flush
- Coconut Water
- Coke or Dill Pickle Juice
- Coke, Asparagus, Water
- Corn Silk Brew
- Corn Silk Tea
- Cream of Tartar, Apple Cider Vinegar and Beer
- Diagnosing a Vitamin C Deficiency
- Diagnosing Kidney Stones
- Eggs Dissolved in Lemon Juice
- El Salvador Remedy
- Epsom Salts, Lemons, Olive Oil
- General Feedback
- German Remedy for Kidney Stones
- Grandma's Kidney Stone Cure
- Herbs for Kidneys
- Hot Baths
- Joe-Pye Weed
- Jumping with Massager
- Kidney Cleanse Needed First
- Kidney Stone Causes
- Kidney Stone Remedies
- Lemon Juice and Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice and Olive Oil, ACV, Chanca Piedra
- Lemon Juice or Magnesium
- Lemon, Olive Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Lemons, Pl Tabs
- Low Oxalate Diet
- Magnesium and Vitamin B-6
- Magnesium Citrate
- Magnesium, B6, Celery Juice
- Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B-6
- Marshmallow Root Herb
- Mini Trampoline, Kidney Tapping
- Miscellaneous Herbs
- Morton's Lite Salt
- Multiple Remedies
- Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Reader Feedback
- Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Recipes
- Olive Oil, Hydranga, Marshmallow Root, Low Oxalate Diet
- Orange Juice
- Over the Counter
- Parsley Tea
- Parsley, Asparagus, Lemon Juice
- Pathar Chat
- Pickle Juice for Kidney Stones
- Pomegranate Juice
- Raw Milk
- Remedies Needed
- Spirits of Turpentine
- Stone Free by Planetary Herbals
- Vitamin C
- Water and Sex
Last Modified on Dec 09, 2015<< Continued from page 28
Magnesium and Vitamin B-6
[YEA] Shirley from Tenn: "Take 2 or 3 magnesium tablets 1 B6 tablet every day and drink more water. My husband had them often, since he started this, he hasn't had any in years."
[YEA] 10/11/2010: Fred K. from Vallejo, Ca: "Hi All,
If you are like me, and seemingly a Kidney Stone factory, this may be useful. First, I'm a mid-40's guy who has had a pretty clear health record. I first had a kidney stone about 4-5 years ago on vacation in Hawaii. My Mom and wife are RN's, and sugggested Cranberry juice as it works for UTI's. This did in fact seem to work GREAT, with pain at a level which was right at almost "Get me to the ER! ". Really amazing now that I remember it, which it caused to disappear within 60-90 minutes of chugging a quart. And which chugging 2-3 quarts of water previously had done nothing. I've noticed CJ doesn't get much recommendations now..... I was good until Jan 2010, when I started having serieous pains, which a CT scan showed several stones. Obviously I got the no help except for rX for at least a week to see if it passes. Got on the net, found this site, and tried the Lemon juice, which seemed to work as well as the cranberry. Though a hot bath really seemed to help for several hours.
Tried drinking a few beers while in the tub, was so-so. This helped somewhat, however aside from dropping the pain several levels, still painful. So, tried to do as much research on what causes stones and not just cures. There is a lot of real, peer reviewed information on Stone formation out there if you look. There are also a host of weird suggestions on the net, and here, and you have to use your head. I don't know why the Olive Oil is suggested for mixing with the Lemon, because your Kidneys do nothing, nada, zip, with respect to oils. Its suggestions like this, and the seeming lack of biological understanding of the seperate bodily systems like the Kidneys, Liver, Etc, that make me sceptical. In trying to find a cite, I just ran across this, from a real doctor's comment on lemon juice, and Vinegar's affect on Urine pH I, and
Frankly its surprising. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsqrXkRVk3U
Neither of them will acidize your Urine and help dissolve a stone. Thought they will become alkaline, which is counter-intuitive. Keep in mind what the Dr. Says about the citrate though. So, back to my story on how I've been pain free (almost) for the past 8-9 months.
I don't have the cite (this one is interesting http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17509313) , however a respected Texas Univ. Dr. Has done a study on Magnesium and kidney stones. At its core, the more Mag you have in your blood, the easier it is for Calcium to remain in solution and not to precipitate out and form stones. Also, Mag will combine with Oxolate to help it remain soluable and not precipitate out.
I am in the marine aquarium (saltwater) hobby, and this Chemistry is well known. Magnesium is the most abundant mineral in saltwater, then Calcium, and Alkalines/Carbonites.
With saltwater, the higher the level of Magnesium the more you can add/buffer Calcium or Alkalinity and raise their level. But, if you keep adding it, at some point you will have a magical snowstormn in your aquarium as the added Calcium or Alkalinity becomes too large, in proportion to the Mag, and starts a chain reaction of precipitating Calcium and Alkalinity. Go to your local fish store with saltwater fish and talk to the owner. So, in my story I found this Texas Dr's cite, and started taking Mag, as I was having what seemed like weekly recurring stones. Again short story. Just like Vitamin C, Mag has a very, very cheap form available that is barely absorbed by the body. Magnesium Oxide is in the cheap bottle at the drug store, and has very little absorption. Don't try to be clever and just take more, because while it is minimally absorbed by the body, it is hygroscopic or water-attracting in the intestines! Taking too much ie >400-500mg will just sit in your intestines, abosorbing water with impressive results. If you look at the small bottles of laxative they sell in the store, you'll notice its Magnesium, though 18,000 mgs. So, after researching the different kinds of Magnesium, I am stuck on Magnesium Citrate. One, because it is well absorbed, and Two, because it also has Citrate in the formulation, which is a win-win. I also am starting to cap my own capsules as I take 4x100mg caps a day, with food. I can pay $10 for (100) 100mg caps, or pay ~$5 for 8oz of bulk Mag-Cit and cap about 150-200 for maybe $8 total. In a similar vein, Citrate does many of the things Magnesium does, and you may want to look at something like Potassium Citrate, as the Citrate will also help. If you want to drink a juice to get some Citrate help, then Lemon's really wrong, try Oranges. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/50980.php
The long and short of Kidney Stones for those with a history of them, is to do a little research, and understand that a lot of the things going on inside of you are chemistry related. I've got a good Dr's office I go to in Napa, and even there they don't really care to investigate why I am having stones, they simply want to pull out the rX pad and prescribe flowmax or something. And I do not come off as a tree-hugging Gaia loving Alternative Health scene kind of patient either. I have obscenely acidic urine, which I think is part of my problem with stones. Decent diagnostic quality test strips are available on Amazon for $7, might be worth checking. I'm getting a referral to a nephralogist shortly, we'll see if he/she's any more interested in finding the cause and not just RX'ing. Aside all the odd-ball 'cures' that are posted here and elsewhere on the net, it would be good to keep in mind the fact that many of these are goofs for the gullible, many are based upon some person's incorrect assumptions (Drinking lemons acidify the urine and melt a stone a bit) which even I thought had some merit, or may be based upon some actual science, peer reviewed ( some of my links). Hopefully, someone finds some of this bit of a rambling on useful."
10/11/2010: Tessa from Ft Lauderdale, Florida replies: "Hi, I hope the magnesium citrate works for you. I don't have kidney stones, but I was looking over the kidney stone remedies on Earth Clinic after reading your post. If 230 people have reported success dissolving their kidney stones with olive oil and lemon juice, I would be trying those remedies first."
10/11/2010: Carly from Seattle, Wa Usa replies: "Hi Fred -
Interesting post. I believe Ted has always said that lemons make the body more alkaline... Someone out there please correct me if I am wrong? Just because something is acid based does not mean it makes the blood or urine acidic - quite the opposite can occur. I am glad you are looking in to WHY you are getting the stones instead of letting the Dr's just push RX's at you. Best to you, Carly"
12/16/2010: Fred K. from Vallejo, Ca, Usa replies: "Tessa and Carla,
Appreciate the comments. Yes, to some extent if Lemon Juice and Olive oil are actually working for so many people here, then it is definately worth giving it a shot. However, my understanding is that most people pass a stone within a week when simply on the standard Rx pain meds and fluids, so its difficult to really be conclusive. I should add that I drink coke instead of coffee, although I've cut back to 1x day for the past 6 months or so. Hard to say if I still am producing stones as I am taking 200-400mg of Mag. Cit. daily by capsule or half a teaspoon in juice. I eat very little vegetables, which is undoubtedly what is causing my acidity, not too mention being unhealthy. Not sure if I'm still doing as well as I am because of the multivitamins and Omega-3's.
While Mag. Cit. will not help with an stone incident, for many I think it would be an excellent preventative. I am debating stopping the Mag. in Jan. For awhile to see if I have a recurrence, and thus add another data point. Not sure the potential pain is worth it, though on the other hand if I am not making stones then I might not need to be taking Mag. every single day for the rest of my life...... I will post again end of Jan '11 more than likely."
10/12/2011: Bill from Upstate - Central, New York replies: "Hi Fred, Hope you revisit your post to see this. If you're still interested at getting to the bottom of your kidney stone issues here's food for thought: http://theiodineproject.webs.com/areyoudeficient.htm
Read to the bottom of the page and investigate the possiblity of bromate/bromide/bromite, fluoride and chlorine overload. They replace iodine when iodine is deficient (and it's estimated 95% of us are deficient). Replacing iodine back in the receptors will alkeline your system and fight off desease (cancer, heavy metals, parasites, etc. ). It's a detoxing regiment so go easy on the dosing due to possible herxhiemer effects. It's old medicine dating back to 1811.
The FDA hasn't moved on the bromite poisoning of the America food supply. Bromide and it's cousins are banned in England, Canada and a proposed law in Australia is yet to pass. http://theiodineproject.webs.com/bromidesinbread.htm
Hope this helps someone! The list of the toxic and painful side effects of bromide/bromate/bromite and fluoride - chlorine are staggering. A six week detox dose is less than $25. A maintanence dose is less than $2 a month. I also recommend that people on well water have there well/wells tested regularly. Culligan International makes a filter for chlorine and Ted has advice on treatment of water to remove it. I haven't gotten around to research removing fluoride yet."
Magnesium, B6, Celery Juice
[YEA] 01/23/2013: Daniel from Edmonton, Alberta: "To all suferrer's of kidney stones. here is the simplest method to completely eradicate kidney stones.
1. magnesium capsules/tablets (1 per day)
2. vit b6 (1 per day)
3. celery juice( blend the stalk of celery stalk)
Drink at least 1 cup before going to bed and do this for 2 weeks or more. The stones will not disintegrate but will be dissolved by the actions of magnesium, b6 and celery juice. Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon juice is good but taking it daily will irritate your throat. Continuous taking of baking soda, allupurinol has some side effects.
I am a uric/oxalates stones sufferer so I know what I am talking. if you want to know more, u may e mail me at dcruz3691 [ at ]gmail (dot) com."
Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B-6
[YEA] 04/23/2006: Bertha from Phoenix: "I have read two books by a great American researcher and nutritionist: Adelle Davis. She thoroughly explains why kidney stones are formed, that kidney stones can be prevented and that kidney stones can be dissolved. Magnesium is essential because it acidifies the urine and in acid urine stones cannot be formed. Vit B6 prevents the formation of oxalic acid kidney stones and calcium has to be present in the died because if calcium is lacking in the diet, the body will withdraw it from the bones and form the stones just the same. As magnesium interacts with calcium, if both minerals are taken in the right proportions (300 mgs of magnesium per 1 gram of calcium) kidney stones are not formed and/or can be dissolved. This is what has kept me free from stones for the last 20 years. As soon as I FEEL there's grit in my kidney, I increase my intake of magnesium and problem is gone in 24 hours."
Marshmallow Root Herb
[YEA] 10/04/2008: Suzanne from Toledo, Ohio: "I have hyperparathyroidism and had excruciating painful kidney stones. I did some research and I put one heaping tablespoon of marshmallow root (dried) in a mug with room temperature filtered water and let it infuse for 3 hours. I strain it and I then slightly warm it in a pan,( it tastes better if you warm it), not microwave. I was drinking it once every day until I was feeling better. I had a few more stones on and off but there was absolutely no pain! I drink it about once every month as a tonic. I haven't had any more stones. Hurray!(you can get marshmallow root at your health food store)"Replies
09/10/2011: Penny from Sydney, Australia replies: "I too have hyperparathyroidism & consequently hypercalcemia , 98% of the time it is caused by a parathyroid adenoma (benign tumor).
High blood calcium is not normal. If you have a blood test that shows high blood calcium, then your doctor is obligated to check it out. It is never normal to have high calcium levels in your blood. Hypercalcemia is the medical term for high blood calcium. Over 98% of all cases of too much blood calcium are due to parathyroid disease and hyperparathyroidism.
This has caused me to have early onset osteoporosis. Ten years ago a blood test revealed I had high levels of calcium in my blood, but my then GP " we will keep an eye on it". Wrong answer. If your Dr says that run off & find another Dr.
My present GP & Natrupath diagnosed a parathyroid adenoma after seeing my blood tests & sent me to a top endocronogist.
I cannot cure & rid myself of a bad parathyroid gland by natural means.
Never the less, I drink lemon juice & water every morning anyway for my ph level. I have apple cider vinegar in a glass of water to aid my stomach & I take magnesium citrate supplements every day.
Having high levels of calcium in your blood causes damage to the stomach, pancreas & kidneys & adversly affects every cell in the body.
Parathyroid adenomas are often difficult to find & do not show up on normal scans. After my endochronologist ordered a sestamibi scan, it showed the parathyroid tumor/adenoma in my thymus which is under my sternum. Unusual but not unheard of.
If you do not have the parathyroid adenoma removed, it will become larger & continue to depleat your bones of calcium. This calcium in you blood is deposited throuought your body, including your brain. As my Dr so aptly put it, your bones turn soft & your body to concrete!
No thank you, not for this little brown duck! I am having mine removed at then end of this month!
If you have parathyroid disease, the overwhelming chances are that just one of your parathyroid glands has gone bad (about 90% of patients have just one bad gland).
Parathyroid disease will be cured if the surgeon takes out that one bad gland. The key to a successful operation is for the surgeon to FIND the bad parathyroid (the parathyroid adenoma), and to make sure there are no other bad ones.
Hopefully, you have a surgeon that can quickly and easily find the bad parathyroid adenoma & can quickly & safely make sure the other three glands are good (normal). With modern tests your surgeon will have a pretty good idea which parathyroid is bad BEFORE the operation. But... Don't keep having tests and more tests, instead find an expert and let him/her take care of it. Don't let your endocrinologist or family doctor keep ordering the tests! As much a positive role these doctors play in this disease, they really should not be ordering any more than ONE localizing test (preferably they will order ZERO x-rays! ). The problem is that most places can't do good scans... Let an expert parathyroid surgeon do this.
Parathyroid glands have the most un-predictable anatomy in the human body. In fact, about 85% of parathyroid glands are found behind the thyroid gland. HOWEVER, because of how parathyroid glands are formed (when we are in our mother's womb), they can be anywhere in the neck from just below the jaw--all the way down into the chest next to the heart.
A dangerous trend has emerged in the past few years that you must know about and avoid. Some endocrinologists and/or surgeons will want to prove that what they believe is a parathyroid tumor on a scan is really a parathyroid tumor, so they will biopsy this gland with a needle. This is called a FNA or "fine needle aspiration" biopsy, or "needle biopsy" of the parathyroid gland. THIS IS DANGEROUS AND SHOULD ALMOST NEVER BE DONE. This will cause death to some of the parathyroid tumor, and when it heals with scar tissue (like all tissues heal), the scar tissue can involve the voice box nerve. This will cause tremendous troubles for the surgeon and increases dramatically the chance that you will never talk again. Furthermore, the scarring that occurs will look like cancer under the microscope resulting in the pathologist determining that your parathyroid tumor was a cancer... Even when it was not."
Mini Trampoline, Kidney Tapping
[YEA] 03/09/2009: Fred from Camarillo, Ca: "kidney stones prevention: you can help prevent kidney stones by bouncing on a mini trampoline and do what called kidney pounding where you tap the kidneys lighty while bouncing. this shakes stone loose early on. a minute a day is all you need. fred"
[YEA] 12/06/2008: Denise from Agoura, California: "I went to the hospital 3 weeks ago with horrible pain had no idea it was a 6mm kidney stone!! Had to spend the night and once home I really was not in pain. But I knew the stone was still there. An X-ray confirmed that. Was scheduled for surgery before Thanksgiving and found this site on lemon juice and olive oil. I cancelled my surgery and thought I would try it... Did it for 4 days and never saw a stone. Discouraged- saw another site and went to the Health Food Store and got pills called Stone Free. Took 5 pills two times a day till bottle was gone. Again never saw a stone. Scheduled surgery again for Dec 8th and went for another X-ray today and NO STONE !!! Doctor couldn't believe I never felt it pass. I don't know what cured it, the combination or one of the remedies... all I know is I will try it again, but hopefully I never will have to. God Bless and have faith...."
[YEA] 02/22/2007: Suzanne : "THIS MESSAGE IS FOR A GUY NAMED TED THERE IS A WATER CALLED ALKALIZED WATER AND BELIEVE ME IT WORKS FOR MORE THAN JUST STONES, I HAD A PATIENT THAT DID NOT WANT TO LIVE BECAUSE SHE USED TO WALK 3 MILES A DAY AND WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN. I FILLED UP A 5 GAL OF ALKALIZED WATER AND SHE CALLED ME 4 DAYS LATER AND SAID SHE HAD NO PAIN AT ALL AND WALKED HER LIFE CHANGED ALL FROM THE WATER...OMNIMART.COM SELLS 999 WATER 1 OZ INTO DISTILLED 1 GALLON OF WATER....THIS WORKS I PROMISE"
[YEA] 02/17/2007: Suzanne from Sacremento, CA: "I WANT TO HELP OTHERS I WAS AT WORK AND HAD HORRIBLE BACK PAIN WHICH GOT WORSE AND WORSE. WAS RUSHED TO ER BY AMBULANCE -- I HAD KIDNEY STONES(4). I WENT TO A PLACE IN SAN FRANCISCISO...ALL DISSOLVED IN ONE MONTH. GO TO OMNIMART.COM AND ASK THEM TO SEND YOU A PRODUCT #308 AND THE WATER THAT GOES WITH IT #999. I ALSO USED LEMONE JUICE AND OLIVE OIL. IT TAKES ONE MONTH AND ALL GONE.....ALOE VERA FOR ULCERS, ACID REFLEX GONE..I HAVE BEEN A PAIN RELIEVER FOR 25 YRS HAVE GREAT SUCCESS EXCEPT FOR THE SURPRISE KIDNEY STONES....PLS HELP OTHERS."
Morton's Lite Salt
[YEA] 09/08/2007: Tim from Los Angeles, USA: "Took Morton's Lite Salt in a little water during the heavy nausea phase (vomiting, cramps etc) of having the stone and the nausea was gone immediately. Stone passed a few hours later. Saved another trip to the ER! Have also used to assist calcified stones through the urethra. In my experience, better than potassium citrate alone (get runs with PC alone)."
[YEA] 07/15/2013: Bill from Worcester, Ma: "I passed a kidney stone in 1990. A couple of weeks ago, I had similar pain and was diagosed with a 5mm stone in my right kidney. The ER doctor had a urologist take a look and he prescribed Flomax. I took it for a week and saw him in his office, where he found two more small stones in my left kidney. The 5mm stone had moved down to what I guess is just above my bladder. From reading this site, that seems like a common spot for them to get stuck for a while. The doctor didn't want to talk about cause or prevention. He just wanted to go in through my penis, grab it and drag it out, and leave a stent behind.
I scheduled the surgery but I felt like I had been sold a used car that I didn't want. The next day I cancelled the surgery and started taking chanca piedra, olive oil and lemons, and apple cider vinegar and apple juice in addition to still continuing to take the Flomax and lots of water.
I just passed the stone - 6 days later. Thanks so much for this site. I guess they would say that the Flomax worked, but I think the other things helped.
The dosage was two droppers of Break Stone from Amazon.com (chanca piedra and a couple of other things) in 1 cup of water twice a day, 2 oz. olive oil and 2 oz. lemon juice twice a day, and 2 oz. apple cider vinegar with the mother and 4 oz. Apple juice twice a day. I meant to take them three times a day, but things got in the way. The lemons cause nasty diarrhea so I couldn't take it unless I was close to a bathroom. And I get heartburn at night if I'm not careful, so I didn't take anything harsh like apple cider vinegar just before bedtime.
Once again, thanks so much for this website. I joke that it's folk medicine, but when the professionals are dismissive they leave us no choice but to try to get advice from real people on sites like this one.
Now I just need to figure out what to take to get rid of the two on my left side and adjust my diet to prevent them from happening again. I should add that I had been following the paleo diet for two months and from what I read in "No More Kidney Stones" I think this high-protein, fruit and vegetable (high oxalate) diet caused them."
[YEA] 05/19/2013: Mitzy from Brampton, Ontario, Canada: "Just wanted to let you know how much we value this site!!
My husband has suffered from Kidney Stones off and on - and this spring the problem resurfaced. So I got on this site and started applying some of the suggestions. The suggestions that really worked for him were - the Apple Cider Vinegar, Chanca Piedra (Capsules), lots and lots of water, Warm Lemon Water first thing in the morning, Marshmallow tea, Magnesium Citrate Potassium and Vit. B6 (as recommended on bottle), lots of hot baths, hot water bottle, and a herb tea combination Corn Silk, Gold Coin Grass & Eucommia Bark. It works well - made a batch a day for awhile - all the diruetics you have to take potassium! Plus a kind Indian man told us the the benefits of Barley Water that is used in Ayervedic medicine and worked for him (the water from cooking plain Barley berries/pot barley I mixed it with honey and freshly sqeezed lemon- some people find beer helps - barley is used to make beer! ). The worst of the pain was about 5-7 days(after about 3 days it started to improve), however the Alleve from the Drug store helped a lot with hot baths and hot water bottle - however created problem with constipation - my husband is never constipated so the pressure from the constipation plus the pain from the Kidney Stones was bad. We looked into stool softeners - took too long - up to 3 days! So back to EarthClinic - decided to try- 1ounce of EV Coconut Oil, followed by 1 ounce of fresh lime juice, followed by 1 ounce of apple cider vinegar. It worked extremely well!! We constantly monitored him to make sure he was urinating and that he had no fever.
My husband kept urinating in a bottle - saw lots of dust in the bottom so we concluded that the Chanca Piedra was crushing the stone/stones. Time went by few weeks no pain just a bit of discomfort on left side. Then some discomfort on the right side!! Within three days 3 stones came out from the right side measuring 4mm, 5mm, and 6mm. Within a minimum of discomfort. The pain from the right completely disappeared. Still used protocol not as vigorous though. From the beginning of the ordeal till then it was about 3-4 weeks.
My husband had still little twinges on his left side - but concluded it was getting better all the time. The other day he started complaining of some pressure feeling in his bladder. Within a day or two the original "problem" popped out!! We were shocked!! It was a Kidney Stone measuring 12mmX5mm (looks like an olive or date pit)(from beginning to end of big stone was about 7-8weeks).
After the initial pain (which typically was bad) - the Aleve really helped. He only had some discomfort. Another thing that seemed to help is he bounced on a rebounder at times which seemed to help him. I messaged the bottoms of his feet where the kidney reflex is that helped too. At the beginning of this ordeal he did not really like Apple Cider Vinegar at all. At the end it is now his best friend! He found that when he was in pain a good swig of the Apple Cider Vinegar would make the pain disappear almost instantly. He carried it around with him at first like a baby bottle! He is now completely fine and has no residual anything!
From my research, the big problem for my husband was salted nuts - he LOVES cashews and peanuts and was drinking almond milk. These things along with ice cream are major triggers for him. Interesting point in talking to people lately who are sufferers of Kidney Stones - they are nut eaters who especially LOVE cashews! ?
Thanks so much for all your great posts they really helped us tremendously! I hope this helps someone else!"
[YEA] 09/23/2012: Marisa from Shorewood, Wisconsin: "I am very grateful for all the posts that described treatments for aiding with the passing of a kidney stone. I believe they have guided my recovery this weekend.
Briefly, here is what happened. On Friday, my husband and I enjoyed a frozen pizza which must have been defrosted and refrozen, because about one hour after dinner, we both started having symptoms of food poisoning. My symptoms were more severe than my husband's and lasted past midnight. At about 1:30 am , we decided to go to the Emergency Room at the hospital because of my vomiting and sharp abdominal pains, which were as strong as any of the labor pains I experienced giving birth to our three daughters!
At the hospital, the doctor insisted on having a CAT scan done on me to confirm the presence of kidney stones. There was a 4 mm stone that had exited the left kidney. She had the nurse give me IV for pain and hydration and a capsule of Flomax "to enlarge the urethra. " I was dismissed at 6 a. M. with prescriptions for three medications (Tamsulosin (to enlarge the urethra), Hydrocodone (for pain), and Ondansetron (for nausea).
By 8 am I was online looking for alternative ways to handle the passing of a kidney stone and that is how I found this site. Thank Goodness! I began drinking large glasses of distilled water w/35 drops of Chanca Piedra every 4 hours; 4 large glasses of distilled water w/2 oz. of [organic] Apple Cider Vinegar, a large mug of horsetail tea; 3 oz. of organic pure lemon juice before bedtime on Saturday night.
I wrapped my lower back and abdomen w/a heating pad and kept it on low heat until this morning. Having recently read Ilchi Lee's Brain Wave Vibration, I tried to keep my body from staying too still for any length of time, since I did not want to inhibit the flow of chi. The Complete System of Self-Healing Internal Exercises, and did the "Kidney Exercise" as described on pages 151-152 (Rub the hands together vigorously to get the energy flowing in the palms and fingers; Place your palms on the small of your back. Keep your upper body tilted slightly forward. Feel the energy and heat flowing from your hands into your back and kidneys; Massage the small of your back by rubbing up and down and then in a circular motion across your back; Clench your fingers together to form two fists and hit the small of your back with the back of your hands. Pummel the area softly for a few seconds; repeat the rubbing and pummeling action for a total of three times).
I also did some FasterEFT (http://fastereft.com./), repeating "I release and let go of this kidney stone" as I tapped on the four places indicated by its creator, Robert Smith (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arZypEakfD4&feature=relmfu for a sample video).
I did not take ANY of the medications prescribed by the doctor.
This morning I passed the stone painlessly!
The doctor had instructed me to take the stone to a certain Urologist who will analyze it and give me medications which I may have to be on for the rest of my life to "prevent" further stones from developing. But, given that the doctor told me not to be concerned about the radiation exposure from the CAT scan because of my age (66), I can skip the Urologist appointment and the analyses (it's never just one lab test, and the bills keep coming for years, don't they?).
I will drink a daily dose of ACV! "Replies
09/24/2012: Jd from Mattoon, Illinois replies: "Hi there. I wanted to reply to your post as I too had a sudden bout of what I believed to have been a "kidney Stone' attack just recently. I was actually bent over, bathing our dog out in the yard, and when I went to straighten up, I had a sharp, knife-like pain shoot across my lower back that practically crippled me immediately. I couldn't straighten up! I thought I had pulled a muscle, maybe it was a muscle spasm, I turned the wrong way, etc. That may have caused this pain. I managed to make it into the house. I was bent over in pain and miserable for most of the morning. Finally, an hour or so later after resting and using a heating pad on my back - I was still in excruciating pain! I knew I had to do something - It was either head over to the emergency room or head over to my PC for a trip to... Earth Clinic.
I hooked up with Earth Clinic first to search for a solution to my back pain. There it was... My answer hopefully -... Presuming that is, if what I had was indeed a kidney stone, (but then I thought - what would it hurt to follow through with the ACV/lemon juice protocol, if it wasn't). The stuffs not gonna kill me! I figured if the ACV/lemon juice didn't work, then I had nothing to lose. I would then go to the docs and get checked out. I had some ACV and lemon juice in the kitchen cabinet and.... Wammo - after about twenty minutes of taking a shot glass full of ACV and a shot of lemon juice, the back pain had almost disappeared. I still had a slight, dull achy kind of pain in that area, but nothing like what I had prior to. I could now even get ready and go to work! I had planned on calling in but the pain had subsided to the point of functioning normally so I went on to work.
Throughout the next few days I downed the ACV and lemon juice like a patient following their doctors orders to take their medicine as prescribed. With-in four or five days, my back pain was completely gone!! Even as I write this now - I have NO back pain! Thank you Earth clinic for your remedies.
My suggestion - always check here before opting for other health measures (non life-threatening of course). I might mention here as well that I have had a dull and constant back pain probably for several years now that I thought I would have to live with the rest of my life. But - I'm thinkin'... It could have been stones forming even then. Although, the things that I thought were healthy for me may have contributed to my lower back pain and maybe... Stones were lodged somewhere in my lower back area all this time. I had lost some weight lately, which could have played a factor; And I have been eating a lot of salads - lettuce is a contributor; I am vegetarian; I eat a lot of almonds and nuts; And, I was drinking a lot of iced tea this past summer ( Did you know that this is the number one catalyst to forming kidney stones). Anyways, it could have been a number of things that contributed to my back pain, but the best thing is I DO NOT have any back pain at all now! Thank you again Earth Clinic. I will continue drinking my little concoction of ACV/lemon juice every morning from here on out. Remember, a shot of ACV a day - helps keep the doctor away!!!!
P.S. I had gone to the doctor since then for some of my womenly check-ups and I had asked her how I would be able to tell if I had passed kidney stones without even knowing if I had or not? She mentioned that my urine would have been kind of frothy and more bubbly, and that it may be more yellow than normal, and you could probably see some sand-like grit (the kidney stone breaking apart) in your urine. Well, I saw all the above during my ACV protocol. Just so you'd know...."
[YEA] 12/01/2011: Linda from Eagle, Co.: "So my contractions for a kidney stone started 3 years ago in the middle of turkey day dinner. One ambulance and thousands of dollars later I gave birth to a 2mm stone.
Started feeling the same symptoms this November, so I researched how to "remedy" situation naturally. The Lemon juice/olive oil helped a lot, and right away. A week passed, and the symptoms of pain etc. were back. I then added Castor oil packs to my routine. Again, it helped right away... Then the symptoms returned. I then went to Vitamin Cottage and bought the ONLY kidney stone remedy they had available. The symptoms went away immediately and have not returned. Three weeks out and feeling grateful."
[YEA] 01/11/2010: A1aweb from Bunnell, Fl, Usa: "Starting on 1/1/10 I drank 2 oz of lemon juice w. 2 oz extra virgin olive oil 2 times per day for 3 days in a row...it relieved the symptoms of a 4 mm kidney stone stuck in my urethra. I also drank alot of lemon juice in water for 9 days...I passed the kidney stone painlessly that looked about the size of 3/4 of a grain of rice on the morning of the ninth day.
I also supplemented my diet with B6 complex and magnesium as I had read that a body lacking in these things creates kidney stones. I will continue to use alot of lemon juice in my water and drink watered down lemonade as I still have 3 more stones to pass.
I would also like to add that I drank alka-seltzer at times when I felt the lemon juice was wearing off and the urgency to urinate came back as that would offer some releif. Be sure when drinking alot of water to give your body enough salt because I did have a problem with ear ringing which I attributed to not enough salt.
I also quit drinking coffee, all sweets and dairy products during this cleansing process. I ate just oatmeal w.molasses & banana for breakfast, homemade & canned soups for lunch & dinner, oranges & apples."