The kidneys are responsible for filtering the blood and excreting waste products and excess water in the form of urine. They also control the body’s acid/base balance so that when blood and body fluids are too acid or too alkaline, the acidity of the urine is altered to restore the balance.
Kidney stones are quite common, particularly in middle age. They are usually caused by excessive concentrations of various substances, principally calcium; a lack of inhibitors of crystallization in the urine; urine that is too concentrated; or an infection. The calcium and uric acid crystallize into small lumps in the kidneys or the ureters (the tubes that carry urine to the bladder) and are known as stone.
Kidney stones are composed of either calcium salts or other acidic salts, such as uric acid, that can build up in the body. Passing of these stones can be extremely painful.
About 80% of kidney stones are the type known as calcium stones. Normal calcium in the body when combined with oxalate, phosphate, or carbonate can form a stone.
Stones rarely cause pain while in the kidney, but can be agonizing when they become dislodged and start to travel down the urinary tract, or get stuck in it. When this happens, there can be bouts of extreme back pain in the kidney region which sometimes spreads to the abdomen and genitals. Other symptoms include pain on passing urine, and occasionally blood in the urine.
Causes of Kidney Stones
The main causes of kidney stones include:
- poor diet,
- a diet high in oxalates,
- synthetic calcium supplements,
- pH balance,
- mineral deficiencies,
The Orthodox Approach
Kidney disorders and urinary symptoms are investigated by urine analysis, blood tests, kidney-imaging techniques such as ultra-sound scanning and x-rays; in some instances a biopsy (taking a small sample of kidney tissue for testing) may be necessary. Ultra-sonic “shattering” of kidney stones was hailed as a major breakthrough in treatment less than five years ago. Unfortunately, this process has several side-effects and may not be as effective as the initial trial suggested. If the stones are causing blockage in the urinary tract, a variety of other treatments may be called for. Antibiotics are usually prescribed for resulting infections.
The Health Transformer Approach
Diagnosis of a kidney stone will generally require an experienced practitioner or a doctor. Persisting pain in the kidney areas in the back, from the side of the abdomen moving towards the genitals, or in the genitals themselves should be considered as a kidney problem and initial diagnosis should be made by your doctor. If a kidney stone is diagnosed, then orthodox pain relief is a first-line treatment, but for helping the stone to pass, and to prevent a recurrence, complementary therapies are preferred.
If the kidney stone is small enough, complementary medicine can be of great benefit
Meta Health Scan 5 Step Protocol
In every case of Kidney Stones has there is an underlying cause…something individual to each person. If at one time you didn’t have these symptoms and now do, obviously something has changed in your system in order that these symptoms have been produced. Kidney Stones are merely a symptom of the underlying cause. To treat Kidney Stones effectively and naturally we need to address the cause. In this centre we specialize in root cause diagnosis of any health condition using our state of the art Meta Health Scan.
5 Step Protocol
1. Detect (In-Depth Evaluation & Advanced Testing)
2. Detox (Heavy Metals, Chemicals, Hydrocarbons, Bleaches, EMF)
3. Eliminate (Pathogens…virus, post virus, bacteria, parasites, fungi)
4. Rebuild (Tissues & Pathways)
5. Rebalance organs (kidneys, liver, etc.)
The 5 Steps to Restoring Health Protocol had been developed following many years of research and experience and utilizes food, nutritional supplements, herbal and energetic formula
The Meta Health Scan is carried out utilizing the amazing diagnostic ability of Clinical Kinesiology. It is reliable, accurate and reproducible. The scan will reveal the imbalances unique to your body, and how these are affecting you. The scan reveals such issues as endogenous bio-toxicity, nutrient imbalances or deficiencies, sub-clinical infections, allergies and food sensitivities. We also test for organ imbalances, hormone imbalance, and leaky gut. Any abnormality in these areas will easily be picked up during the Health Scan. We also examine your entire lifestyle, sleep quality and any emotional/psychological contributors to your condition.
In-Depth Consultation regarding your results.
Once this information is gathered we offer you an in-depth consultation to discuss your results, during which we discuss what has been revealed by the scan, where and how this has arisen, and how to remove or transform it, and reboot your system. I believe it is very important for each person to understand what has been going on in their body, how the condition has developed, and how to unravel and resolve it naturally. My intention is not just to teach you about your condition, but more importantly to empower you with understanding in order that you are able to take back control of your health.
Individually tailored Treatment Plan
Together we create an individualized tailored treatment plan for you. This may include some or all of there: a gentle detoxification protocol, dietary changes, specific supplements, life style changes, exercise, etc tailored to your specific needs. In the majority of cases treatment can be implemented by you at home without the need for repeated visits to the centre; however Health Coaching and support is built in to this package to assist you through your treatment.
Once on the prescribed treatment, some clients choose to support their system with other therapies toastiest healing. This is not essential but will speed up your progress. These include;
NLP coaching and SO much more.
all of which are on offer at this centre.
I am delighted to be able to report that the results our client’s achieve with this approach are outstanding and lasting in the vast majority of cases.
Top Foods for Kidney Stones
Water – Dehydration can lead to kidney stones, try to drink 8-16 ounces every hour.
Sprouted Grains – May help reduce risk of kidney stones because sprouted grains have lower levels of phytic acid.
Plant-based diets – People who follow plant-based diets tend to have fewer kidney stones.
Lemon juice – Mixed with hot water can help aid in the passage of kidney stones.
Magnesium Rich Foods – Consuming foods high in magnesium like avocados and bananas may reduce kidney stone risk.
Foods that Cause Kidney Stones
Foods high in oxalic acid – This includes: spinach, rhubarb, tomatoes, collards, eggplant, beets, celery, summer squash, sweet potatoes, peanuts, almonds, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, parsley, and cocoa.
Grapefruit juice – Can increase the risk for kidney stones.
Processed red meats – Can cause the body to excrete calcium, leading to a buildup of calcium in the kidneys.
Calcium rich foods – Avoid conventional dairy products like milk and processed cheese that can cause a buildup of calcium.
Caffeine – Is dehydrating which can make kidney stones worse.
Top 5 Kidney Stone Natural Remedies
1 Magnesium (250 mg 2x daily)
Magnesium prevents the formation of kidney stones.
2 Vitamin B6 (50 mg daily)
Vitamin B6 reduces calcium-oxalate levels.
3 Vitamin E (400 IU daily)
Reduces calcium-oxalate levels.
4 Cranberry extract (400 mg 2x daily)
Can reduce urinary calcium levels.
5 Aloe vera (1/4 cup daily)
Helps reduce urinary crystals.
Essential Oils for Kidney Stones
Lemon oil and helichrysum oil may reduce the risk of kidney stones by supporting the kidneys and liver in detoxification. Put 2 drops of citrus oils like lemon, lime, wild orange or grapefruit to your water 2x daily. With helichrysum oil, rub topically over lower abdomen 2x daily.