Kidney Stones & the Diet
A recent article published by Orthomolecular Medicine News Service provided a link on kidney stones and recommendations for decreasing the risk of them forming.
There are five types of kidney stones:
1. Calcium phosphate stones
2. Calcium oxalate stones (these do not dissolve in acid urine).
3. Magnesium ammonium phosphate (struvite stones-these often appear with infections)
4. Uric acid stones (related to purine metabolism and gout).
5. Cystine stones (related to a hereditary factor, the most common stones in children)
Some preventative strategies mentioned include:
1. Increasing fluid intake of water and supplementing with a good source of vitamin C- for fluid and pH balance.
2. Eating lots of vegetables.
3. Balancing calcium with magnesium intake and decreasing phosphorous intake (such as carbonated beverages and processed foods).
4. Supplementing with a good B complex vitamin.
4. For purine stones, avoid meat and follow dietary advice on avoiding purines.
5. For cystine stones, follow a low methionine diet and use buffered vitamin C.
6. Kidney stones are associated with sugar, so decrease sugar intake
Source: Doctor yourself. com
Why Do I love Chlorophyll
All doctors tend to have some favorite tools in their toolbox, one of mine is chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the body’s natural detoxifier, it actually binds guanidine which is a byproduct of constipation. It is also a source of Vitamin A, E, K and trace minerals. It is also a demulcent, meaning it soothes your gastroitestinal tract’s mucus membranes.
Mercola goes on to list even more reasons!:
- Aids you in processing more oxygen*
- Cleanses key elimination systems like your bowel, liver, and blood*
- Helps purify your blood and clean away toxins*
- Aids you in promoting optimal blood pressure*
- Supports elimination of molds in your body*
- Helps neutralize bad air you might breathe in*
- Promotes growth and repair of your tissues*
Standard Process Clinical Reference Guide
Effects of Chlorophyll in Reducing Cancer in Cancer Prevention Research (decrease aflatoxin-DNA byproduct markers)
Heavy metals and chlorophyll uptake. PMID: 19760086