Kidney Stone Prevention

Kidney’s are located on either side of your spine in the lower part of your back. They filter approximately 18 gallons of blood every hour. They remove toxins from your blood and produce urine to eliminate the acid waste through the bladder.

Kidney problems are not always easily detected. Usually there are no symptoms of discomfort or pain unless suddenly you’re in excruciating pain with kidney stones.

Kidney stones usually form when there are elevated levels of acid waste in the blood and the kidney’s get overworked trying to filter out the excesses. Eventually the kidneys can’t keep up and the waste material accumulates to form kidney stones.

The entire state of your health depends on a slightly alkaline environment in your body, a blood pH of about 7.365 to make all systems and organs work efficiently.

To keep your kidneys functioning at their optimum or to help them recover, there are a few things you can do to counteract the forming of kidney stones or the elevated levels of calcium oxalate.

Drinking lots of water (6 -8 8-oz glasses a day). Clean, fresh water – not tea or coffee, milk, sodas, juices, alcohol or other beverages. De-hydration can have dire consequences – don’t wait until you’re thirsty.

Eating a healthy diet with lots of fresh vegetables and protein is essential in keeping your kidneys functioning at their optimum levels and to minimize acid waste accumulation.

Pro-biotic supplements in the form of Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium infantis and Lactobacillus acidophilus are helpful in maintaining a healthy gut bacterium able to breaking down the elevated calcium oxalate levels.