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The most common symptoms of kidney stones are severe pain in the lower middle back (which can
radiate around to the abdomen), increased urination often with blood or mucus, nausea and
vomiting, as well as chills and fever. Sometimes the urinary tube is blocked so the victim has
difficulty passing urine - or cannot pass any at all.
The stones are abnormal accumulations of mineral salts, primarily calcium. Alternatively, but
much less common, they may also be composed of carbonates, phosphates, oxalates or urates. As
your kidneys filter toxins and excess minerals out of your blood, the calcium can collect into a hard
ball. Possible causes include an overactive parathyroid gland allowing elevated levels of calcium
in the blood, dehydration, infections and prolonged periods of inactivity. Many studies have shown
that stones can be precipitated by refined carbohydrates (sugar, white flour), and both antacids and
dairy products are suspected of contributing to the problem. Occasionally pancreatic production of
too much insulin can also cause extra calcium to be excreted.
The stones can lodge anywhere in the urinary tract as your body tries to pass them out, but they are
all formed in the kidneys. If your urinary tube becomes blocked so that you pass little or no urine,
try to urinate while lying down! This will often allow a stone stuck in the bladder to roll back and
free the opening and cut the pain in half. An herb called Valerian in tincture, capsule or tea form
can also cut down on the pain and relax the muscles along your urinary tract to ease the situation.
Juniper Berry Tea (which by the way tastes wonderful) is a diuretic that will help you flush your
entire system but should be avoided if you are pregnant or suffering from a diagnosed kidney
disease. Unsweetened cranberry juice will change your internal pH and help flush. You should
also increase your daily fluid intake to at least 8-10 glasses of pure water daily. It would help if
your water were filtered or distilled or otherwise treated, as both chlorine and fluoride are
extremely harmful - they kill intestinal bacteria and enzymes and combined they become a
dangerous carcinogenic toxin that strains your liver and kidneys as these organs attempt to filter
them out for excretion. Also the insoluble minerals in tap water can contribute to the stone
formation. Don't try boiling your water because the mineral concentration will be that much
greater if you boil away some of the liquid, because the minerals will remain in your pot.
My favorite herbal tea for Kidney Stones is made up of equal parts of Gravel Root, Cornsilk,
Comfrey and - especially if you have an accompanying urinary tract infection, Uva Ursi. Other
herbs said to be helpful include Ginkgo Biloba , Marshmallow Root, Cleavers and Horsetail. I
suggest that Horsetail NOT be used without help from an experienced herbalist and even then it
should not be taken for more than 10 days in any one month. It does stimulate calcium absorption
and it is very high in Silica, which can help push things out. But the herb also has a high Nicotine
content and the Silica is so powerful that it can interfere with blood flow for some people.
Poultices made of Hops and Lobelia will stop the pain. A hot castor oil/ginger pack is excellent for
the liver, gallbladder and the kidneys. I know of several folks who stopped chronic stone problems
by using this hot pack system, which is similar to the system recommended by Edgar Cayce but is
even better. Rub warm castor oil over your liver region (the right side of your abdomen, just below
the ribs). Cover this with cotton cloth soaked in hot-as-you-can-stand-it-without-burning-yourself
Ginger tea. Cover this all with a thick towel and relax for an hour. You'll feel "chemical changes"
in your liver within a short time... by the 2nd or 3rd application you will KNOW the difference.
When the kidney stones are acute I suggest doing this twice a day. For chronic problems, once a
day for a week or two followed by once or twice a week regularly, will get your liver working
better and deal with stone formation at the same time.
Folks who have any kind of chronic kidney problems should avoid the amino acid L-Cysteine
(other than when found in whole foods), antacids, dairy products and foods that contain Oxalic
Acid such as rhubarb, Swiss chard and spinach. Most authorities say you should reduce your salt
intake and cut down on animal protein as well.
If you suffer from an acute attack and the pain is very bad, Homeopathy will almost always help.
Calcarea-Carb, Silicea and Urtica-Urens are 3 Homeopathic remedies that are important. Silicea
helps our bodies expel anything that doesn't belong there, from splinters to stones to mucus and
pus. But be careful and do NOT ever use Silicea if the doctors have put pins, pace-makers or any
metallic object inside of you. Even loose fillings may come out of your teeth! ...
Calc-Carb will help your body adjust its calcium assimilation. Urtica-Urens is important for any
urinary tract problem that involves stinging and burning pain. There are other remedies specific
for Kidney Stones as well. As always, Homeopathic complexes available over the counter at
grocery stores, health food stores and some pharmacies can help acute situations but if the problem
is a chronic one, you need to learn how to choose the remedy most appropriate for you, the
individual. This is because Homeopathy treats the individual person rather than the disease itself.
And I have saved the best for last: I want to explain the use of potato water, which is a technique I
developed and which has NEVER failed to help any of the people to whom I suggested it. The
details of stone formation are just details - the important thing to recognize is that nearly all kidney
stones are due to poor use, storage and recall of calcium. Calcium assimilation is dependent upon
a proper balance of Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc and Vitamin D and, to a lesser extent,
Boron and Silica (of which tiny traces are all that's needed).
Now the best source of Vitamin D is to get 20 minutes of direct sun on your face at least 3-4 times
a week, preferably NOT between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Zinc is available in significant amounts in
Nutritional Yeast, egg yolks, fish, lamb, poultry, pecans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and soy
products (NOT soy sauce however). And you can buy a good Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc
supplement if you are into pills but watch out for your potassium needs and know that Zinc really
should be taken alone and between meals rather than with them. Also be aware that taking in too
much Zinc can interfere with your Copper and Iron balance, so please don't overdo it. Around 20-
30 mg of Zinc is the proper dose for the average American adult.
Rather than gorging yourself on potatoes and bananas and lemons or taking a lot of pills to also
raise your potassium/magnesium levels, I suggest potato water. Boil unpeeled but washed potatoes
in extra water (double your usual volume) until they are soft, strain the liquid and keep this stock
in the refrigerator. The water will contain tons of potassium and magnesium and other minerals. It
tastes delicious... a little cayenne or garlic or parsley will pep it up a bit if necessary and this drink
- 1 to 2 cups daily, will dissolve and prevent calcium stones.