While Pete was in the garden he discovered some fresh Asparagus sprouts and this reminded him of a client who had suffered from really bad pain with kidney stones. Tune into the video to see what you can do to relieve kidney stones and how to prevent it from ever happening again!
If you would rather read, here is what Peter wrote….
“Low intermittent back pain worse than giving birth (apparently) and you know you are not having a baby!!” is what how my client explained his excruciating experience with kidney stones.
Renal colic is frequently said to be one of the most painful conditions one can experience.
Are you one of the 15% of men or 8% of women in Australia that have or will experience this (according to the Australian Family Physician(AFP) website)?
“The lifetime recurrence rate in patients with known urolithiasis / kidney stones approaches 50%.”
“Renal colic classically presents as colicky, unilateral pain in the ‘loin-to-groin’ distribution, with vomiting, flank or renal angle tenderness and, occasionally, blood in the urine.”(AFP website)
“Urolithiasis, or urinary tract stones, is the aggregation of crystals in the urine, most commonly composed of calcium oxalate.
Urinary tract stones are responsible for renal colic, which is the most common symptomatic presentation of urolithiasis.”(AFP website)
Or in plain terms either left or right lower excruciating spasmodic abdominal or back pain.
It is not common to have trouble on both sides at the same time (there is always a silver lining:)
What is causing the pain is the stone or calculus being slowly expelled down the ureter to the bladder.
The ureter goes into contraction trying to squeeze this solid object out, which is often quite a bit larger in diameter than the tiny tube it is travelling through.
But first let’s talk about prevention….. because prevention is always better than the cure.
Did you notice that word “calcium” further up the page?
Only calcium causes calculus or calcification in any area of your body.
99% of our body’s calcium should be in our bones to make good bone cells.
1% is meant to be free floating within the fluid systems of our body.
What controls this ratio is our tiny parathyroid glands.
When I worked on surgical floor and people returned from theatre following a thyroidectomy for one or another reason we (the nursing staff) had to keep a good check on them in case they developed muscle spasms or tetany.
This meant that the parathyroid gland had most likely been removed as well and the body was releasing too much free floating calcium into the bloodstream and tissues from the skeletal system.
Yes too much calcium causes muscle spasm / cramping and tight muscles as the calcium molecules go into the cells.
We need magnesium to transfer with those calcium molecules for our muscles to relax.
We also need enough magnesium in our blood and other body fluids to ensure the calcium stays in our bones where it belongs so it won’t start causing calcifications, particularly in our kidneys in this subject.
The other thing our tiny parathyroid gland needs to function properly is a trace of borax. What sticks to the tip of a damp finger 2 to 3 times a day is enough.
The other thing to do is drink lots of water consistently.
We recommend people drink one litre for every 30 kg of body weight and then also have ¼ teaspoon of Himalayan salt for every litre of water drunk.
Your kidneys filter 1600 litres of blood per day, and you get a lot more mileage out of your kidneys when your blood is nice and dilute, like the consistency of red wine, rather than filtering tomato sauce.
Now if you are suffering with kidney stones there is a tried and true way to dissolve them if you are willing to give it a go!
COKE AND ASPARAGUS RECIPE
Drink six(6) cans of coke over about an hour followed by 2 cans of asparagus. You have to consume this within a 2 hour time span!
The coke softens and dissolves the kidney stones and the asparagus stimulates the kidneys to flush everything out.
Works like a charm every time.
Make sure you don’t get sugarfree coke, because artificial sugar is highly toxic to the body!
I wouldn’t never suggest coke drinks under normal circumstances but kidney stones require drastic measures!
So share this with everyone you know!
Plus remember to take magnesium and Beetflow to keep your pipes and plumbing in tip top shape.
Lots of love, Pete and Grada