RE: Kidney Stones
Posted Monday, April 4, 2011 at 1:55 PM
I started eating a plant based diet in the fall of 2009. Although my husband did not, this was the way I cooked for both of us at home. So, even though he was eating meat & dairy on the outside, his consumption of veggies has gone way up.
He started feeling better & lost weight, then in January of this year, he went to the emergency room in severe pain and we learned that he had developed a kidney stone. I know it's discouraging!
Not sure what type your stone is, but his was oxalate/calcium. I cut high oxalate foods like spinach, beets, celery, parsley, soy & black tea (lots of info about which foods online & from your doctor) out of his diet. To help dissolve the stones, I looked at natural remedies from Dr. Weil (see link below). I juice a lemon and enough apples - one or two - to make it drinkable in the juicer for him at first daily and now a few times a week.
Chamomile tea is a remedy my husband knew of growing up in Mexico, so he drinks that often as well. His pain went away within a day, and he never noticed the stone pass. Please note that his doctor says that it is not possible to dissolve a stone, but he is fine now & no more stones have developed.