According to studies, one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives.
To prevent kidney stone formation, here are some tips that you can follow.
Avoid foods with high oxalate content
Oxalate when combined with calcium and iron form crystals that may be excreted in urine or form large kidney stones that can block the kidney tubules. Foods rich in oxalate are: peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, spinach, black tea, cashews, hazelnuts, soybeans, soy milk, instant tea, rhubarb, beets, sweet potatoes, most dried beans and chocolate.
Lessen the consumption of sodium
People with kidney stones are advised to cut down foods with too much salt and sodium. Also limit intake of foods that are rich in oxalate, calcium, potassium, protein and fluid. The recommended consumption of sodium is 2,000 milligrams daily.
Avoid foods rich in calcium
Monitor your food product labels and check the content to avoid foods high in calcium. Ask your doctor what are the right foods to eat and how much you can consume a day. The citrus lemon can help break-up calcium-based kidney stones due to its citric acid.
Kidney Stone Juice
4 ice cubes
4 slices of watermelon
1 orange, peeled
All ingredients must be organic. Blend them all and that’s it.
The gallbladder is a small little pouch, that is shaped like a pear and sits under the liver. It’s usually empty and flat shaped after meal, while full of bile before meal. When given the signal to release bile, it squeezes it out into the small intestine through the tubes or ducts.
This bile helps in the digestion of foods specifically fats. Nevertheless, when removed there are no problems with digestion, although there might be a risk of diarrhea and fat malabsorption.
So before deciding on a surgery, try some home remedies that may cure gall stones and its symptoms such as abdominal pain, back shoulder pain, vomiting, nausea and indigestion.
Here are several juices that you can try to naturally flush or remove gallstones:
1. Vegetable Juice
Just mix beet, carrot and cucumber juice. Then drink it twice a day for two weeks.
2. Lemon Juice
Drink lemon water every day before eating or drinking anything. Just squeeze 4 lemons then add water. This continuous drinking routine will help you get rid of gallstones.
Put 1 tsp of turmeric and 1 tsp of honey in a glass of water. Then drink this daily until the gallstones get dissolved or flushed out.
3. Epsom Salt
Pour 1 tsp of epsom salt into a room temperature drinking water and drink it at night. Epsom salt helps gallstones to move through the bile duct.
4. Citrus Fruit
Citrus fruits include pectin, which can help in getting rid of gallstones.
5. Apple Juice and Apple Cider Vinegar
Apples have the ability to dissolve gallstones when taken as juice or as apple cider vinegar. Study shows that its malic acid content helps in softening gallstones. While the vinegar prevents liver to make cholesterol (also a reason for stone formation in gallstone).
Additionally it helps in subsiding the pain during the flare up of gallstones.
1 glass apple juice
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Mix the apple cider vinegar and the glass of apple juice. Then drink it once day.
This is a good natural remedy for a quick relief of the pain due to gallstone attack. If your gallstone is already dissolved, still continue to eat apples, you can also have fresh uncooked apple sauce mixed with shredded beets, 2 tbsp of olive oil and a little amount of lemon juice.
6. Another Lemon Juice
Same as vinegar, lemon juice helps in stopping the liver to produce cholesterol. A half of lemon in a glass of water can be a daily drinking habit. Drink this twice or three times a day.
An alternative remedy using lemon juice to dissolve your gallstones.
30ml Olive oil
30ml Fresh lemon juice
5g Garlic paste
Mix all of the ingredients and drink this mixture every morning on an empty stomach for at least 40 days.
7. Beetroot, Cucumber and Carrot Juice
These vegetables are believed to be beneficial for getting rid of gallstones and here is why: cucumber detoxifies the liver and gall bladder, beetroots help in strengthening and cleansing of the gall bladder, liver, colon and blood and carrots also detoxify and provide vitamin C and other nutrients.
1 Beet root
4 Medium Carrots
Make sure to have equal amount of juices of all the three main ingredients. Just adjust the quantity or the size of the ingredients if you must.
Take out the juice of the three (beetroot, cucumber & carrots). Mix the juices, and take this twice a day.
You can also add celery, apple and ginger for added health benefit.