Calculi: Kidney, Bladder, and Gall Stones
Causes and Risk Factors
A major causative factor in the development of calculi (stones) is elevated cholesterol levels, which form the basis of that which holds stones (calculi) together.
Cholesterol crystallizes and combines with bile in the gallbladder and form gallstones, which block the passage and causes a host of symptoms such as upper right abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting which usually results after eating fried or fatty foods which are very acidic and thus mucus-forming.
Animal fat from meat and dairy products crystallize with mineral salts and various acids (e.g. oxalic, uric) in the kidneys and bladder and form kidney stones and bladder stones, which obstruct the ducts to these organs and cause severe pain and inflammation.
Common symptoms among stone sufferers are:
- Pain with urination
- Severe pain on the sides of the body and back
- Pain that spreads to the lower abs or groin
- Pink, red or brown urine
- Nausea and vomiting
- Cloudy or bad-smelling urine
- Constant urge to urinate
- Frequent urination
- Fever and chills
- Blood in the urine
- Lower abdominal pain
- Penile discomfort
- Frequent urination
- Trouble urinating
- Cloudy or dark-colored urine
- Pain in the right shoulder
- Pain in between your shoulder blades
- Sudden or intense pain in the upper right part of the abdomen
- Sudden or intense pain in the center of the abdomen or below the sternum
There are plenty of herbs that can be used to help eradicate stones in the body. Antilithic (anti-stone) herbs help prevent stone or gravel from developing and include:
- Chanca Piedra
- Gravel Root (a/k/a Queen of the Meadow)
- Uva Ursi
- Stone Root
- Parsley Root
- Horsetail (Shavegrass)
- Juniper Berry
- Dandelion Root
- Burdock Root
- Devil's Claw
- Celery Seed
- Sassafras, and
- Safflower (Saffron)
To improve calculus situations, there must be a change and improvement in diet.
Just as a person cannot develop high cholesterol without eating meat and dairy, a person cannot develop stones (kidney, bladder or gall) without eating meat and dairy products.
A vegan diet is greatly advocated for healing purposes as well as overall qualitative lifestyle purposes. Just as diet plays a role in sickness and disease, likewise it plays a role in healing and recovering from disease.
Make sure to drink plenty of water as water is a natural solvent and helps to dissolve hardened stones.
Dherbs.Com formulas that can assist in dissolving and eliminating calculus include:
- Full Body Cleanse
- Kidneys, Bladder and Adrenals
- Blood & Lymphatic
- Alkaline Formula
- Electric Greens Combo
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