Prevent Kidney Stones Naturally

Kidney stones are nearly twice as common now as they were in the early 1990’s. A new study from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one in 11 people have kidney stones as compared to one in 20 in 1994. Obesity, diabetes and gout all increase the likelihood that a person will develop a kidney stone.

Experts point out that while kidney stones can be treated, they can also be prevented by eating a healthy balanced diet, staying hydrated and getting plenty of exercise.

Here are other tips to support kidney health and prevent kidney stones:

1. Maintain a healthy pH. Using a green food supplement will usually raise your pH (this is a good thing), making it more alkaline and thereby reducing the leaching of calcium. If your body is too acidic, then calcium can leach from your bones to try and neutralize the acidity. The excess calcium is sent to the kidneys, where over time stones can form. To prevent this from happening, it is important to maintain a healthy and balanced body pH. You can monitor this with pH papers. At the end of this blog, there are tips for testing your pH levels. Also, learn more about the importance of maintaining healthy pH here.

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