Kidney Stones

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Kidney stones are small mineral deposits that form inside your kidneys. Even though they can be quite tiny, they can also be very painful. Most are made from calcium oxalate and the main cause of kidney stone formation is dehydration. When the stones are still very small they are referred to as “gravel”. These stones can usually pass through the urinary tract without causing issues. Larger stones can cause the following symptoms once they start to move through the urinary system:

  • Side, back and groin pain
  • Painful urination
  • Pink, red or brown urine
  • Cloudy urine
  • Persistent urge to urinate
  • Pain that moves location or changes in intensity as it moves through the urinary tract

Many people can manage the pain and pass the stone without medical intervention. If there is nausea, vomiting, unbearable pain, fever or chills, the stone might be stuck or an infection could be present. In this case, immediate medical attention should be sought.

Protocol

Renew Life’s Solution For Kidney Stones

Recommended
Cleanse your kidneys and
avoid future stones
Kidney Cleanse is a 30-day, two-part cleansing program designed to cleanse, sterilize, and alkalize the entire urinary system.

PLEASE NOTE: If you currently have kidney stones, do not take Kidney Cleanse. It is best used after the stones have passed, to avoid future stone formation.

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Useful
Enzymatically prevent stone
formation with probiotics
Ultimate Flora Critical Care compensates for the body’s inability to enzymatically break down dietary oxalate (a common cause of kidney stones). Studies have shown that probiotics help prevent kidney stone formation by degrading oxalate.

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Dietary & Lifestyle Suggestions
  • Avoid the types of supplemental calcium which the body is ineffective at absorbing (such as calcium carbonate).
  • Avoid taking large amounts of antacids (often high in calcium carbonate)
  • Avoid regular consumption of foods with high oxalate content, such as spinach, beets, parsley, swiss chard, vegetables in the cabbage family, rhubarb, blueberries, eggs, nuts, black tea, cocoa and chocolate.
  • Take large doses of Vitamin C (4 grams or more daily), as Vitamin C may improve oxalate excretion.

PLEASE NOTE: Not having enough magnesium in your diet is also a risk factor for stone growth. Magnesium is required in the proper utilization of calcium.