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Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice   1  0   

Posted by Myles (Cranston, Rhode Island Usa) on 01/30/2012

[YEA]  I am a 58 year old male who just got my first kidney stone last Tuesday. I have never experienced so much pain. I went to the er for 6 hrs. They found a kidney stone 2cc. I drank 10 glasses of water a day but to no help on passing the stone.

This morning I read replies on this site and took 2oz of olive oil, and 2oz of lemon juice. 2 hours later I took 2oz of apple cider vinegar. 3hrs. later the stone came out. I have been in pain for almost a week. I hope this can help others.

Apples, Olive Oil   0  0   

Posted by Alfred (Bangkok, Thailand) on 08/05/2009

Kidney Stones/Gall Bladder Stones: Years ago I had kidney stones.. very painful. drank gallions of cranberry juice. finally passed stone through my urnine. Amazing the more you read ..the smarter you get. Just read article. This guy ate Apples all day, before bedtime drank a cup of olive oil.. the next line I like.."The following morning, stones passed thru the Stool." THAT SURE MUCH EASIER THAN IN THE URINE..

STAY WELL MY FRIENDS. Please remember.."Health is worth More than money"
Alfred

Replied by Dr. Dan
Charlottesville, Va
09/08/2009
It is impossible for a kidney stone to pass through stool unless the person involved was built like a bird and has a cloacae. The human urinary and fecal systems are completely separate and in no way connected.
Replied by Philip
Dearing, Ga
09/08/2009
To Dr. Dan. With all do respect, Alfred never said it was kidney stones passed. If you look at the start of his post, it says Kidney stones/Gall-stones. He actually just says this is easier than through the urinary tract. So I am pretty sure he is speaking of Gall stones, which are probably liver stones.
Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn Usa
09/09/2009
Kidney stones pass out the urinary tract and Gall and Liver stones pass out the digestive tract. We do a liver flush twice a year following a 10 day liver and lymph detox. The first year it was stones, but is just small gravel since. Apple juice for a week prior to the lemon and olive oil for both a kidney and liver flush. Our anti aging doctor wants us to do the 10 day liver and lymph detox four times a year, but I can just stand so much broccoli.
Replied by Wellspruce
Juneau, Ak, Usa
07/30/2011
Had 1.2 cm, yes cm stone removed Nov 2002 and been battling stones in both ureters the past few years determined not to have the litho procedure again. For years I've been battling daily with 3-4 qts lemon in water, one sometimes two servings gravel root in cup of water along with hydrangea and urinary with cranberry daily. Had a lot of bleeding over the fall and winter, a lot, but was nursing a dear friend and didn't have it in me to deal with the stones and the care giving. I got back on my regimen about January but the stones are either growing in size or just lodged at the end of the ureters at the bladder on both sides. Feel no pain if walking or standing but sitting and laying down get a lot of pain. Haven't slept much past week or ten days. This morning I did the 12 oz lemon bomb followed by 4 oz vinegar three hours later. Almost immediately became nauseaous and fought keeping it down until about an hour ago and lost it all. Far too much acid I'm sure. I doubt much of the vinegar got through but maybe most of the lemon.

I did 3 oz lemon with 3 oz olive oil twice over last weekend and one night woke with the stone on the right trying to pass through to the bladder. Wasn't painful though. It didn't make it through as I continue with pain that side. I reiterate I have increasing pain even after the lemon/olive oil treatments last weekend so they're still there. BTW I have calcium oxylate stones, or that's what the one ten years ago was.

Anyway, I'm going to keep working at this until I get these stones dissolved. Please pray for me if you would. I can't afford the procedures for both sides which would be around $30-40,000 as many of you can attest to. Any words of wisdom or encouragement I would appreciate. I'm inspired by the success stories here and know one of them, after some of these treatments, will work for me too.

Replied by Barbara
Denver, Co
07/31/2011
Wellspruce, I can really relate to your problem. 2 years ago I went through the same thing, with a 1.2 kidney stone. By the time I got to hospital I had sepsis and spent the next 4 days in a daze, on antibiotics and morphine. If I'm not mistaken, the doc shoved the stone back into my kidney, then the next 2 months with a stent, then the litho. No insurance. The litho really didn't work too well, and I was left with 40, 000 in medical bills. Even the stone analysis didn't have enough to give me the type of stone. I went to a high raw diet and slowly over time the stone just slowly disappeared as the final test showed nothing.

I worried for a long time that I would have the same problem again, but seem to be fine. The thing I gradually came to realize was, the few weeks before I got sick I put myself under a lot of stress, was working with a crazy self imposed deadline and angry all the time. Seriously angry all the time. And I believe that is what contributed more than anything to my getting the stone. I have read that kidney stones are just that - undissolved anger. Made me really think about my priorities. I have mellowed a lot since that time - being sick made me a nicer person :-) and the raw food gives my body a lot of nutritional support. I also grow and juice wheatgrass now, and have pretty much cured my rheumatoid arthritis as well.

So good luck and keep up with the lemon juice. I juice one or two lemons every day to add to my green drink. I believe that is what finally dissolved my stone. I never want to go through that again, so I try to stay pretty happy!

Replied by Ed
Gainesville, Florida
08/05/2012
Stones in stool are gallstones... NOT kidney stones...!!

Baking Soda   1  0   

Posted by Dennis (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) on 06/17/2013

Question for Ted: How much baking soda should I take to dissolve uric acid kidney stones? Should I be taking anything else with the baking soda? Also, is this the best way to reduce the uric acid in the rest of my body? And is there anything else that would work better? Thanks and God Bless. Dennis

Posted by Chuck (Rockford, Il) on 06/18/2011

[YEA]  

Replied by Workaholic2000
Holmfirth, Yorkshire
10/03/2011
Chuck from Rockford - I think you tried every method in the book there Chuck, The Baking Soda SUCCESS was probably just the result of the combined assault you put on the Kidney stones.

Im doing the same thing at the moment - Trying everything! - some small stones are starting to show in my urine - Just got to keep going at it!

Replied by Chuck
Rockford, Il
12/18/2011
It certainly could be the case that it was a cumulative effect, but either way - whether it was cumulative or if the baking soda alone did it - the baking soda was effective and got the bleeding and pain to stop.

Whatever method or methods of remedies you try, I wish you luck in getting rid of those stones!

Replied by Jeff
Dallas, Tx
02/07/2012
I woke up with a kidney stone movement early Friday morning, February 3. Went to the ER, got sedated and a CAT scan, 4.5 MM stone on my right side. Discharged, and told the usual, drink lots of water and try to flush it. This is my second stone in 5 years. I also got a script for Hydrocodone.

I tried all the remedies here: Lemon juice (artificial) and olive oil, no effect. Apple Cider vinegar, no effect. Drank lots of water, no effect. Lots of apple juice, no effect, lots of cranberry juice, no effect. I still have the stone, and I've seen 3 physicians in the past 5 days.

I don't know what kind of stone it is, but nothing has worked. I've been on normal dosages of B6, Magnesium Citrate, and picked up some Stone Free at the health food store. I think that it could be stuff that is helpful on the preventive side, but not anything that could or has helped with this immediate problem.

My urologist shot another x-ray 5 days later, and said the stone was ready to drop into the bladder. But, he said I could either keep flooding with with fluids or he could take it out. I'd rather let it come out naturally, so I'm choosing to stay jacked up on Hydrocodone, and flood the dude out of my system. But, if I'm still not free of the critter in 2 days, I'll have him remove it.

So, sadly, no positive news to report on any of the home remedies, including the jump and bump. I even went for a short run, and made sure to have plenty of bumps, but nothing. The only thing that is working for me is the pain killer, and flooding with fluids. Oh, the urologist did say I could drink plenty of beer, just not with the pain killers. He was obviously all about drinking lots of fluids, and it did not make any difference to him which or what fluids they were. However, he was very skeptical that apple juice would do anything. By the way, I did not try baking soda or chanca piedra.

So, that's it from Dallas on February 7, 2012. Hoping to break it loose in 24 hours.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
02/08/2012
Jeff, I have often drank the non-alcohol beer when my kidneys need that extra natural flush. Another home remedy for Kidney Stones is to eat one large Watermelon and immediately soak in a hot bath for 30- minutes. I don't know much other about this remedy, but it might be worth your search because I have heard that it is very effective AND painless.
Replied by Renee
Sfo, Ca
02/08/2013
This is to Jeff from Tx, please let us know how it ended for you. I too have done everything you have to no avail the last 5 months. Started Chanca Piedra 2 weeks ago. Still praying and waiting.. Did you find another remedy that worked or surgery?
Replied by Tom
Boulder, Co
02/10/2013
This is the most interesting post I have come across. It speaks to the different options and the fact that you may to try them all in combination and they may work together. I can't quite figure out how he knows that baking soda will "replace the alkanization process that the liver produces by processing lemon juice" Anyone have any more info on that?
Replied by Tashimoto
Vancouver, B.c. Canada
04/01/2013
See: Chanca Piedra.... Kidney stones. Chanca Piedra is a herb. It's nickname throughout Central and South America is "stone crusher."

Banaba Tea   1  0   

Posted by Melissa (Pilot Grove, MO) on 10/04/2008

[YEA]  I wanted to add another remedy to your list for kidney stones. I'm still not sure why this one is not getting out there to the people as quick as it should, since it is such a fast and reliable fix. So, I would like to suggest Banaba Tea.(crepe myrtle) I buy mine from the overseas, though I have seen herbal shops online in the US carry it as well. Japan, the Phillipines, and others primarily use it for diabetes control. I guess that because that is such a big deal, they tend to forget what it originally was used for by people and that was kidney stone relief and other kidney ailments. It's fast thank goodness! Not only do I use it, but many friends and family also. It's much better than the regretfull look doctors give you as they hand you pain pills and pat you on the back to say good luck when they send you home to pass one the old fashion way!

Shockingly enough, not only does it dissolve the problem stone but anyone that was sent home with a strainer will be shocked at just how much other potential stone minerals they had in their kidneys as well, when they begin seeing what looks like clumps of wet sugar in their strainer!

One word though, some care does have to be taken on where you buy it from. I have tried to save some money before and ended up with tea that did nothing for me.

Thanks, Melissa


EC:

Replied by Raquel
Davao City, Philippines
01/07/2011
i had pain in my back and tried Horsetail tea for five weeks and pau d'arco tea after that for three days. My pain was releived but back again now. so I'm thinking it's kidney stones, not just kidney prob since I'm diabetic. I'll try the crepe myrtle tea or ACV and see what happens.
Replied by Raquel
Davao City, Philippines
01/08/2011
cebukaw with canyan tea also works, according to my daughter in law who had kidney stones.

Beer   2  1   

Posted by Gustavo Garza (Laredo, Tx) on 11/17/2008

[YEA]  Well my friends I make more kidney stones than a brick factory, and I do think that all the remedies Ive read may have some true in them. But what have worked for me is Corona Beer or Miller Highlife. These are the only two beers that I have certainly noticed help me pass my kidney stones. I drink them 2 or 3 a day before bed time to let it work overnite. and woola. It works and they taste great.

Replied by Ashley
Houston, TX
01/30/2009
That's dangerous advice for someone with oxolate stones. Beer contributes to the formation of stones.
Replied by ANIF
Toronto, ON, Canada
05/31/2009
Instead of Beer you could use the actual ingredients from the beer - Barley.

Consume 1 bowl of barley soup, porridge or any other barley dish in your diet and your kidney stone will flush out and will dissolve.

Replied by Tammy
Eau Claire, WI
07/26/2009
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola:

Beer, soy, and sodas ALL contribute to the formation of stones. Soda is high in phosphoric acid. Other foods to avoid contain oxalate, and they are:

- Spinach
- Rhubarb
- Chocolate
- Parsley
- Beetroot
- Strawberries
- Wheat flour
- Pepper
- Nuts

Replied by Colleen
Mesa, Az
01/15/2010
depends on what kind of stone it is.
Replied by Matt
New York, Usa
03/15/2011
[NAY]   I think natural cures are a joke. Ihave had kidney stones since I was 20. I am now 47 ( in two weeks). I have tried everything. The lemon juice and olive oil...... The vinegar and so on. Yet my kidney stones continue to form, continue to hurt, and continue to pass. One was too large to pass and had to be treated by lyhotrypsy and that did not work..... So they had to go in and retrive it.

I wish to GOD these remedies really worked. I am so tired of being in pain. I can't sleep, can't work properly, and can't care for my family they way I should. Kidney Stones are EVIL!!!

Replied by T
Maryland, Usa
03/15/2011
Natural remedies work for plenty of people. Not all things will work the same for all people. I'm sorry you've had no luck so far. I think you need to address the root cause of why you keep developing these in the first place. What is your diet like?
Replied by Vega1vince
Orlando, Fl
05/01/2011
Make sure your ACV is raw unfiltered, unpasterized, organic ACV. Its the mother!
Replied by Workaholic
Yorkshire, Holmfirth
10/01/2011
Dont give up on Lemon / Olive oil or the Cider Vinegar. I am alternating these to daily and using the Cola and asparagus on weekends. I shall continue until my Kidney stones have vanished. I have stopped bleeding and have passed 4 stones so far 3- 4 mm. I have one 10mm stone left to eliminate.
Replied by Jason
Las Vegas, Nevada
11/02/2012
If these remedies have not worked for you then you probably have the kind that only about 10% of people get. I would try 2 tablespoons of baking soda in water a day (Not Arm & Hammer there's aluminum in that kind). Your stones have formed for the opposite reasons 90% of everyone else's has. You need opposite of what everyone else needs. Or so I have read, I have read volumes tryig to get rid of mine.

Posted by Kat (murray, ut) on 12/15/2007

[YEA]  beer, not drink alot, one a week. that will help break down the kidney stone. My grandma went to the doctor when she first had one, they said Beer, and it's helped ever since. even my dad does it. as well as my sister.

Replied by Chops
Napier, New Zealand
11/12/2008
lol sounds like a good excuse to have a couple of beers to me

Calcium Phosphate Stones   0  0   

Posted by Aj (Kansas City, Missouri) on 01/30/2013

I am 26 and have had 5 stone surgeries and I am looking for a natural remedy for CALCIUM PHOSPHATE kidney stones. I have not seen this type mentioned. I've seen the oxalate stones discussed over and over.

Anyone out there have any suggestions for this specific type of stone? It is not the most common and apparently the hardest to treat.

Replied by Happy
Up The Creek In, Wv, USA
02/01/2013
AJ: This is a wild guess: you drink a lot of pepsi cola and coca cola... Which contain huge amounts of a acid called phosphoric acid. To keep you from destroying your kidney tissues due to over-acidity; the body is using a alkaline minieral, calcium, in ion-ic form, at the kidneys. To nutralize some of the phosphorus acidity. The body gets the calcium from bothe the diet and the leaching of your bones. Stones are formed when phosphoric acid meets calcium ions.

cure: stop the cola drinks, and buy some pH testing papers, and try to keep the urine at about 7. 0 pH, or so.... Thru eating and drinking mostly alkaline type foods. Test your urine twice a day to learn which foods can control the acidity of your urine.

good luck.

Catnip   0  0   

Posted by Belle (Asheville, Nc) on 02/22/2013

I recently was told that catnip could be used at the first sign of kidney stone symptoms but was unable to find out in what form the catnip was used and the dosage, etc. Does anyone have information on this subject? From what I gather, it is very effective.

Chanca Piedra   14  0   

Posted by Sara (Texas, US) on 03/05/2015

[YEA]  My father who is in his 70s had gone to the doctor and found that he had kidney stones. I love this site, so started looking on this site concerning kidney stones and found posting using chanca piedra to get rid of kidney stones. He went and got it and used it as directed by a former post in favor of using it for kidney stones. Well, when he went back to the doctor after using it, the doctor could not find any kidney stones when they did there tests. It worked.

Posted by Cathleen (Los Angeles, Ca) on 11/24/2014

[YEA]  I've had three surgeries and a painful stent for kidney stones and so when I felt yet another stone I decided I needed to try something different. I found a naturopathic doctor and by the time I made it to an appointment I was already in serious pain from the latest stone. She recounted the many successes she'd had with high-potency, quality chanca piedra (translates to 'stone breaker'). To pass the stone she prescribed high doses and I immediately started on the bottle of Disolvatol purchased from her office (6 capsules per day.. total of 1,350mgs per day). Within a few hours the pain was drastically reduced and later that night I passed the 3mm stone.

She then had me decrease to the normal dosage of just two capsules per day (one morning, one evening... total of 450mgs) to attack the stones before they had a chance to fully form and now I've been 20 months now without one stone. NONE! ZERO! I even had to go back for a scan I had scheduled and my regular doctor was dumbfounded to see that there were no stones visible in the scan (same doctor who told me I was wasting my time with herbs). The previous scan had shown DOZENS of stones but they had all been dissolved. I did later pass one stone but it was tiny and gave me no pain. The rest were just reduced to sand.

The mega lemon regimen did not work for me and just made my stomach hurt but this solution has been a blessing. I did get some pleasure when my regular doctor admitted he was amazed and told me to "keep doing whatever you've been doing" :)

I don't know if you can post photos here on EC but if you can I'll go ask for a copy of my before and after scans.

Replied by Jim
Los Angeles
04/24/2015
Hello Cathleen,

Thank you for sharing your experience on this site. I also live in the Los Angeles area and would like to know the name of the Naturopathic doctor you went to. Would you please email it to me at: jimdonnelly888 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thank you so much. Jim.

Posted by Art (California, US) on 08/28/2014

[YEA]  Three weeks ago a friend told me that he had kidney stones that were giving him morphine level pain and the doctor had told him that he had an 8mm kidney stone along with an assortment of smaller stones in his kidneys.

I gave him two bottles of Chanca Piedra and told him to take 6 capsules per day total at a rate of two capsules three times per day or 3 grams total per day.

From the first day he started taking the chanca piedra, his pain went away and he just called me to say that his urologist took xrays yesterday to decide how they would proceed with his treatment and told him he didn't have any stones and he was very lucky! The doctor asked him what he had done and when he started to tell the doctor about taking chanca piedra, the doctor just stopped him, looked at him like he was crazy and told him, 'whatever you did, just keep doing it'. The doctor also asked him if he passed brown urine (blood) or if it hurt much when they passed. He answered by saying that he had been screening his urine and nothing had shown on the screen and he never felt any of the stones pass and there had been no brown urine! The doctor said, 'I don't understand'.

Cost for this cure.......less than $20 for two bottles of chanca piedra including shipping! It worked just like everyone has said here on EC!

Art

Posted by Dave (Utah, US) on 07/28/2014

Chanca Piedra will disolve the kidney stone and it will pass PAIN FREE..After giving chanca piedra to more than 100 people with kidney stones, German physician, Wolfram Wiemann found that 94 percent of them eliminated their stones within two weeks.

Posted by Fej (Texas) on 05/01/2014

[YEA]  I have had over 80 oxylate stones so far - culprits were lots of sweets and salts, and LOTS of soda. Now I eat VERY differently - mostly fruits, some vegs, some lean protein, some probiotic dairy, preferrably goat/sheep (closer to human milk than cow). I know every level of pain except screaming, and was perilously close to that once. I know the emergency room complex at my local hospital intimately. My remedy and preventative is Chanca Piedra. Works like absolute GANGBUSTERS. Literally pulverizes the stone. Turns it into gravel. My stones evidently grow like apples, and acv, etc. causes them to drop whole into my ureters and cause trouble. The operations I've had have caused weakness in my 'pipes'. I take a handful of drops of C.P. daily now, and take it with me on trips. Stone free now!

Posted by Miles (Seattle, Washington, Usa) on 01/15/2013

[YEA]  Just passed my first stone. Hit with extreme pain just before thanksgiving. Doctor sent me for a CT-IVP scan to confirm stone. Found a 5 mm in ureter and gave me 50-70% chance to pass on its own. I was given Flowmax and vicoden. After several painful days, things seemed to be okay. However, I never found anything in my strainer or the toilet. A month later, I have a follow up CT and find that the stone is still there, just resting comfortabley in lower ureter.

Bummer! Urologist wants to go in there, laser it, and leave a painful stent behind. I was willing to do anything to avoid that.

Found this site, read about Chanca Piedra and decided to try it. Took the tea version (ordered from Amazon), twice/day (8 ounces or so at a time). I felt different and though not in much pain, could tell the stone was moving again. Four days later (and two weeks before my surgery), out came the stone! It was still 5mm and rather jagged, but at least is was out. I can't tell you how relieved you feel when you know you don't have to deal with it anymore.

I am convinced this stuff works. Give it a try (be careful as it can mess with your heart and heart rate) and save yourself an expensive and uncomfortable procedure.


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