A Friend has been plagued with Kidney Stones for a long,long time.She's passed at least 500 Stones since Thanksgiving 2008,and has a 4 MM Stone lodged in her left Kidney.She told me her Body smells like Urine even after Bathing.What could cause this?
My understanding is that most stones are caused by uric acid or calcium oxalate. Nettle leaf is good for dissolving both kinds. Nettle leaf is also very good for removing uric acid from the body and supporting the kidneys. This may be due to the high content of silica and vitamin C. I like the powdered nettle leaf and take about 1/2 teaspoon a day. Vitamin B6 is also good for dissolving stones; as well as celery seed and cherry juice. And of course plenty of water to help wash many toxins from the body.
So what is the cause of so much uric acid? Maybe she should get her blood sugar checked for possibility of diabetes. Also a higher protein diet can cause it. Alcohol can inhibit the removal of uric acid from the body too; so watch that.
She forms Calcium Oxalate Stones.She can not afford any extras.Even if she could,she wouldn't take Nettle Leaf.Doctors told her not to take any B Vitamins,because of Cirrhosis and Hepatitis B.I might could talk her in to taking Celery Seed and Cherry Juice.She drinks plenty Water and Gatorade.Her BS swings from high to low,and she eats a high Protein Diet.
One of the top ingredients in Gatorade is high fructose corn syrup.
Nettle is still good for oxalate stones. If you don't think she will try that, then at least ask her to increase magnesium.
Excellent sources of magnesium include Swiss chard and spinach.
Very good sources of magnesium include mustard greens, summer squash, broccoli, blackstrap molasses, halibut, turnip greens, pumpkin seeds and peppermint.
There are numerous good sources of magnesium including cucumber, green beans, celery, kale and a variety of seeds, including sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and flax seeds.
She will not stop drinking Gatorade from being chronically Dehydrated.At least once per Week when she has Ascites,Home Health Nurse has to do a Heparin Flush,then 80 MG Lasix through a Life Port,but she takes Oral Lasix and Aldactone everyday.If she is Nauseated,which she is 99% of the time,she may not drink Coffee at all.If she isn't Nauseous,she drinks 1-2 C Coffee Daily.She stopped drinking Soda 3 Years ago.She craves/Eats Foods high in Vitamin C,but doesn't take a Supplemental Vitamin C.