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My Insanely PAINFUL Kidney Stone Experience - Dr. Berg

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 12/13/2021

Check out how to help prevent kidney stones—tips from my own first-hand experience.

0:00 Introduction: My experience having a kidney stone 

5:17 What is a kidney stone?

5:30 What causes a kidney stone? 

8:40 Preventing kidney stones 

I had a kidney stone, and I was in some of the most severe pain I’ve ever experienced. I’m going to cover the most important things you should do to help prevent kidney stones if you’re prone to kidney stones.

The most common type of kidney stone is a calcium oxalate stone. Your body makes oxalates, and oxalates also come from food. One of the main causes of kidney stones is the body’s inability to get rid of oxalates. It’s important to avoid foods and drinks high in oxalates.

Foods and drinks high in oxalates:

• Tea

• Spinach 

• Almonds 

• Kiwi 

• Chocolate 

• Soy 

• Potatoes 

• Beans 

6 ways to help prevent kidney stones:

1. Drink 2.5 liters of fluid a day (about 10.5 cups or 84.5 oz. ) 

2. Add at least 1 tbsp. of lemon to your water (I also like to add 1tsp. of apple cider vinegar and a drop of stevia)

3. Avoid high-oxalate foods 

4. Massage the parts of your abdomen where your kidneys are

5. Consume a low-carb diet 

6. Consume vitamin D, magnesium, and potassium 



Preventing High Oxalate Kidney Stones:

▶️ https://youtu.be/JYGtao17cxo

Why You Get Kidney Stones (Oxalate Type):

▶️ https://youtu.be/LHn169caXDY

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