If you are constantly on the edge of dehydration and only drink when you are thirsty, you are at a much higher risk for kidney stones. If you are in a hot dry climate where you may not notice a sweat because it dries so quickly, make an extra effort to stay hydrated. Drink a cup of Orange Juice or
Cranberry Juice weekly. The high acidity helps dissolve any forming kidney stones.
A quote from a nurse when I was in the hospital with my first case of kidney stones:
"I've had children and I've had kidney stones. I'd rather have two children then one bout with kidney stones."
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High Sugar foods have been associated with an increased risk for kidney stones. Fiber Foods have been used to flush the body. By eating various water soluble fiber foods, you can naturally flush many of your organs & sometimes the kidneys, Regardless water soluable foods are better for you. Look for vegetables including cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, mushrooms, peas and radishes. A lack of hydration (dehydration) is sometimes the cause of kidney stones, stay hydrated.
Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin & helps our bodies over come depression issues & helps build strong bones. All you need is 15 minutes a day to get what you need (unless told otherwise by your doc). People take multi-vitamins think they might not be getting enough. Combining the vitamin D in a supplement with the D in your fortified milk & with D your body makes, you are probably way over on what you need. Vitamin D is stored in your system & after a period of time, excess vitamin D makes you
prone to kidney stones.When I was hospitalized with a kidney stone attack, I felt I had been stabbed in the back - it took a max dose of morphine to get relief. My day-shift nurse said she had both kidney stones & three children. "Birth pains aren't close to the pain of a kidney stone attack!"
If you're prone to kidney stones, staying hydrated during summer months is your best option, say experts. Go easy on meat. A diet high in animal protein increases your risk of kidney stones & eating fast food more than twice a week ups your salt intake. Limit fast foods that are high in salt. Slice up some lemons and add them to your water, lemons have citrate, which is a kidney stone inhibitor. Add juicey fruits and drink lots of water.
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