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How to Treat Kidney Stones with Diet

October 18, 2019


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  • Reply Parikshit Jaiswal Fitness June 12, 2015 at 11:41 am

    you are great doctor greger

  • Reply CheriRN June 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Is it true that drinking a lot of soda depletes calcium from bone and contributes to kidney stone formation?

  • Reply Jason Brown June 12, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for the video, doc.

  • Reply Nikolay Nikolov June 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Wow! Awesome. And people think it is impossible to dissolve them. And also that spinach is causing them. There are wrong advices everywhere about this. Thank you for the truth.

  • Reply Slim055 June 12, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    How do you eat 'more vegetarian' when you're already whole-food plant-based? Do you favor fruit and beans over grains? And what grains are you talking about? What is the recommended mix? CAN oxalates be too high? At 60+ urination is always an issue. 10 to 12 "cups" of water I take to mean 2.4 to 3.0 LITERS of water a day. Does that also include the rather high water content of our food? I recently reduced my liquid water intake (apart from food) to ~2.5 liters and have enjoyed a much easier time. What is the benefit of 'beating' your LAKE score? Your video does not really explain how to calculate it and what the @#$#@ is a 'serving' anyway?

  • Reply silkhead44 June 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    so if you eat meat make sure eat a lot of vegetables

  • Reply medlost June 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    can you talk about ketogenic diet/low carb high fat? thanks

  • Reply SandyzSerious June 12, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    This is excellent information. If I eat animal protein, I get gout in my toe and it's excruciating pain.

  • Reply Kevin Smith June 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Make a video on grass fed organic meat because it seems like everyone thinks that if cows are grass fed they become a magical health food.

  • Reply GoustiFruit φ June 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I like that you used an orange to represent alkaline fruits 🙂

  • Reply Troy S June 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Alas, the holy grail indeed been found; an optimal vegan diet.

  • Reply blackjack_bulls June 12, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    this means I should stop eating Tilapia fish?

  • Reply Leon B June 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Such a simple remedy. I still don't understand how people don't do this without hearing any studies that proves they won't get stones from their current eating habits

  • Reply sonofursus June 12, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    I get oxalate stones and I stay away from high oxalate foods like beans, nuts, etc.  Now I need to stay away from salt and the small amounts of meat I eat.  What a bummer.  At least I love veggies!

  • Reply Sharon Holmes June 13, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Thank you for this information!  I have had kidney stones, and do not eat much meat, but do consume eggs and cheese in moderation.  I am glad to know that I can eat as much vegetables as I want and not suffer from kidney stones.

  • Reply cruciferousvegetable June 13, 2015 at 3:23 am

    I have an interesting experience to share:  I had a kidney stone after being vegan for 3 years which I still am going on year 5 now.  What caused the kidney stone was that I was drinking a total of perhaps 2 cups of coffee in the morning and maybe one bottled water per day.  The pain of the kidney stone which was unbearable and made me vomit from pure pain started when I ate an avocado.  I found that I experienced pain about 10 to 20 min after eating a fatty or satiating food.  When I made myself puke, the pain went away.  When I had an empty stomach the pain went away.  So I went low fat raw vegan/fruitarian for the remainder of the 4 days it took to pass the stone and experienced zero pain.

    The prevention is drink enough water so that the urine can never become super saturated.  For me the cure after the fact is to pretty much water fast or eat low fat, high water content fruits and maybe some veggies with no salt or fat.

    I feel that what I learned by experimentation should be shared so that it stays in the back of your head.  If you get a kidney stone, try it and see if it works.  I think it will. It might save you a ton of pain.

  • Reply GREAT WHITE PLANT EATER June 13, 2015 at 4:36 am

    do you think the same goes for gullstones…….?…..I heard eating humans causes a lot of problems…..thats why we only bite and leave…..just a nibble mind you…..

  • Reply NutritionFacts.org June 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Some kidney stones can be dissolved away and cured by dietary changes alone. 

    Watch below or click the link to watch on NutritionFacts.org: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-treat-kidney-stones-with-diet

  • Reply Andréas Remis June 15, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Speaking of acid load, what is the consensus on apple cider vinegar? Acidic or alkaline? I know a lot of websites say alkaline but what does the science say?

  • Reply Andréas Remis June 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Glad to hear that more vegetable intake were not linked to kidney stones. I know people who avoid dark leafy greens just because of the perceived risk of getting kidney stones… #BadExcuses  lol

  • Reply Andréas Remis June 15, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    A great reason not to eat fish: single most acid producing food.

  • Reply atripto cambodia June 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I used to have 2-3 kidney stones on both kidneys every month as well as inflammation of my bladder.. I was always in pain .. 
    I went vegan and all my kidney stones went away 🙂

  • Reply Juan Pablo Lira June 26, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Great content!!! thank you doctor you've changed my life!!!

  • Reply Fatma Al-Hilal June 27, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Hi, my friend went whole food plant based and her kidney stones increased like crazy. After a year she went back to eating a pescaterian diet which helped lessen the kidney stones to 2-3 per month. She really wants to go back to wholefood plant based again. Any advice please?

  • Reply Tina Schmidt June 28, 2015 at 1:59 am

    I got kidney pain and kidney stones from eating too much raw spinach and raw vegetables.  I have been a vegan for years.  When I cut out the spinach for a while and started cooking some of the vegetables, expecially some of the green leafy ones, my kidney pain went away and the stones passed.  Oxalates were the culprit I am sure.  Also, lots of cold based foods, as least from a Chinese medicine perspective, is not altogether healthy as constant cold or raw foods can weaken the kidneys and cause various issues from joint pain and urinary incontinence and weak bones.  You need a balance of yin and yang foods, raw and cooked to keep the furnaces in your body strong.

  • Reply Celine Halpin February 9, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    I used to eat tuna almost everyday for yeeears! I was a tunaholic. No wonder I'm in a bad state of health right now, all centring around my kidneys and bowels…and I'm only 28. Not to say tuna was the only culprit!

  • Reply Skittlehead489 420 March 2, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I am 21 years old and I have had 2 awful kidney stones in my lifetime.
    The first one last year and it was my right side.
    Now I have had my second one a few months ago and it was on my left side.
    The second time was worse then the first!!
    I had 3 at once!!! worse pain of my life!!!
    Anyway I have been vegetarian for 9 days!
    I stopped cold turkey! HAHA My goal is to be Vegan.
    I am happy to hear that this lifestyle change I made will also help my Kidney stones!

  • Reply David Lomm March 5, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    F***ing Vegans gotta keep hammering that message every day in every way lol.
    Next you will be telling us that ISIS behead people because they eat meat 😉

  • Reply David Lomm March 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Artichokes, Bean Sprouts, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Leeks, Mushrooms, Peas & Pea Sprout are all HIGH IN PURINES which can cause Kidney Stones !
    POW !… Take that Vegans 😉

  • Reply Ger April 30, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    genio

  • Reply Sleekcartim .sleekcartim July 3, 2016 at 1:05 am

    this is all BS. Chanca Piedra is a rain forest herb
    that dissolves kidney & gall stones in hours. If your having kidney
    stones often you may have a condition that docs often dont know about
    "hyperparathyroidism" like i did. Using CP i dissolved 12 stones in
    hours.

  • Reply suetania emmanuel September 23, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Thank you. Great job.

  • Reply Stefan Stevkovski September 24, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    There are several things you can try
    drink plenty of water.
    eat watermelon – that can prevent kidney stones naturally.
    try taking vitamin A and drink organge juice – these can reduce kidney stones naturally.
    cut down on tomato, asparagus, spinach and alcohol.
    (I learned these and the reasons they work on Caths Remedy Answer website )

  • Reply Milos Jovic September 26, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    There are a few suggestions worth trying
    drink lots of water.
    eat watermelon – this can reduce kidney stones naturally.
    try taking vitamin A and drink organge juice – these help reduce kidney stones naturally.
    avoid meat, cucumber, spinach and fizzy drinks.
    (I read these and the reasons they work from Caths Remedy Answer site )

  • Reply Loida Sumalinog September 27, 2016 at 6:29 am

    here's a few things you can try
    drink plenty of water.
    eat watermelon – this helps prevent kidney stones naturally.
    try taking pomegranate seeds and drink organge juice – these help cure kidney stones naturally.
    cut down on tomato, cucumber, spinach and fizzy drinks.
    (I discovered these and the reasons they work from caths remedy answer site )

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  • Reply L Dawg November 6, 2016 at 9:57 am

    there are oxalates in green vegetables it seems nobody knows where oxalates are coming from exactly some people say you need to eat dairy as it has vitamin k2 in it and you get people who say you shouldn't eat dairy I wish you would all shup up and stop making stupid videos beacuse you don't have a a clue anyway if your not 100% sure why tell the whole world some something which is conflicting with other info

  • Reply AMIT RAHA November 7, 2016 at 11:26 am

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  • Reply Sarah mae Vasquez January 13, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Dr. Gregger Please help. i have 1.16cm kidney stone and im stressed out to the possible procedures… i dont know what type of stone i have but do you think theres a chance i could dissolve it by natural approach? thanks

  • Reply yuriha hiwa January 20, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    There are several things to try
    drink lots of water.
    eat watermelon – this helps prevent kidney disease .
    try taking pomegranate seeds and drink coconut water – these can cure kidney disease naturally.
    avoid tomato, cucumber, spinach and fizzy drinks.
    (I read these and why they work on Jaylands Kidney Kit site )

  • Reply mica ilic January 25, 2017 at 3:02 am

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  • Reply Clint Sevilla January 26, 2017 at 5:04 am

    How about the acid in vinegar?

  • Reply Ger February 9, 2017 at 3:37 am

    ????

  • Reply Mike Secrist May 8, 2017 at 3:46 am

    I passed 7 calcium oxilate kidney stones before my urologist was able to do surgery to remove them. After I passed them, his office advised I stay away from dark leafy greens, eat lots of yogurt and increase animal protein in my diet. I call this avice complete BS.

  • Reply Kathy D June 10, 2017 at 3:16 am

    so what you're saying is you're taking away ALL the foods i love and making me a vegan just because of the stones i just had removed?????????? life sucks right now??

  • Reply magicmia69 July 17, 2017 at 10:36 am

    So basically don't eat anything cause it causes kidney stones I have one right now 6.mm I'm in pain I have been on high protein low carb diet and lost 31 lbs and gained a painful kidney stone ?

  • Reply My Thoughts September 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Or just increase potassium and citrate and your gonna be fine, or just take potassium citrate

  • Reply My Thoughts September 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    MODERATE INTAKE OF ANIMAL PROTEIN….WHY DON'T YOU READ THE CONCLUSION OF THE STUDY YOU FUCKING QUACK!

  • Reply Flash Man September 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I got kidney stones the size of Texas after drinking Earl Grey tea with a tumeric rich food for the first time. I had to drink loads of water and prayed to Zeus to have it gone ?

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  • Reply Gerri WithAnI February 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    http://karenhurd.com/pages/podcasts/WWIB/1-23-13

    KAREN'S KIDNEY STONES PODCAST 1/23/2013. LISTEN BEGINNING ABOUT POSITION 4:15

    { My/gk's notes on this audio broadcast on WWIB-Radio:.  Most KIDNEY STONES are calcium oxalate

    . NO lemon juice, vinegar, cranberry (weak acids that form a strong base in the kidneys.  Will not dissolve kidney stones but help make them.  BAKING SODA is a very strong base that (because of out body's "buffering system") makes a weak acid solution that dissolves kidney stones.   PUT A TEASPOON OF IT IN WATER AND DRINK.  Within seconds that pain is G.O.N.E.!!! <3  }

  • Reply Sherrie Lynn April 18, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Animal protein definitely does I ate way too much of it and I paid the consequences

  • Reply Sarath Nair July 6, 2018 at 11:01 am

    hi everyone ,if anyone else trying to find out kidney stones treatment try Loctavan Simple Kidney Strategy (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my colleague got cool results with it.

  • Reply Ayush Saxena December 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    What about vegan protein powders? Do they also cause stones?

  • Reply M. S. Corley December 12, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    After being vegan for a year, I have had my first kidney stone last week and scans showed I have 9 more about ready to be birthed. Any advice? It can't be the animal products right now because it's been a year without.. Thoughts/help?

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  • Reply Mariana Germil May 21, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    great information. but what about kidney stones on a plant based diet?

  • Reply Kit Rimes August 22, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Been vegan for 5 years, ( no alcohol drugs smoking) drinking lots of water.
    Went from one small kidney stone to one big and three small. So I don’t know what to believe in. ( my mom says I should quit veganism.

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