Nutritional Treatment for Kidney Stones

Things to Know About Kidney Stones

About 80% of all stones are made up of calcium oxalate. This can be caused by

excessive calcium absorption from the digestive system and sometimes due to use of poor sources of calcium in the diet and in supplements. Stone formation can also be due to excessive intake of refined carbohydrates and sugars in the diet. This is because the consumption of these foods caused insulin to be released from the pancreas which then causes extra calcium to be excreted into the urine. Dehydration is also a key causative factor in the development of stones because it causes the urine to become too concentrated and increases the likelihood of stone formation.

Another form of stones is produced due to high amounts of uric acid within the

blood. These stones are also common in people who suffer from frequent

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urinary tract infections. Other risk factors include people who suffer from Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or have a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugars or oxalic acid foods. Other factors include low urine volume or low urine pH.

Beneficial Nutrients

  • Folic Acid – reduces uric acid production
  • Zinc – inhibits crystallisation of kidney stones
  • Vitamin A – promotes healing of the mucous membrane lining of the urinary tract

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  • Aloe Vera Juice – prevents stone formation and can reduce the size of the stones during an acute attack
  • Bicarbonate – can solubilise uric acid stones
  • Magnesium – reduces the formation of calcium stones
  • Activated B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate) – reduces urinary oxalate excretion
  • Water – 2.5-3L per day
  • Reduce animal protein to 1g per kg of body weight
  • Avoid alcohol and all caffeinated beverages – includes coffee, black/green tea, coke and other soft drinks, V and red bull etc.
  • Reduce oxalate rich foods – celery, carrots, chocolate, cucumber, grapefruit, kale, peanuts, sweet potato and chillies
  • Potassium citrate – reduces calcium stone formation
  • Probiotics – especially if antibiotics have been prescribed or used during periods of hospitalisation
  • Shark Cartilage – inhibits calcium oxalate crystallisation
  1. Sharon Salu
    March 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Aloe Vera juice? I have never ever heard of that before, talk less of tasting it. I always thought aloe vera was only good for skincare products like soaps and lotions. Dehydration and kidney stones are linked too, I see. Very helpful tips you shared here.

    • March 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Yes there is. Aloevera is beneficial for both oral and topical use.I just learned about the kidney stones-dehydration relationship recently.

  2. sixtus uzoma
    October 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    can the supriment curet the kidney problem pls repy

  1. April 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm

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