Mix well the following ingredients: Juice of one lemon and one lime 16 ounces of distilled water 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper maple syrup to taste (optional) Drink this mixture. Fifteen minutes later, drink 2 cups of the kidney/bladder tea with the drops (see below). Pour sixteen ounces of boiling distilled water over one rounded tablespoon of the kidney/bladder tea, let steep. Add 20 drops of the kidney/bladder cleanse tincture. Repeat this procedure three times a day. The reason one formula is a tea and the other is a tincture is because some of the chemicals in the herbs are water soluble and come out in tea better. Others come out better in the tincture. When you use the tea and tincture together, you end up with a full spectrum array of the chemicals in these plants.
From Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch, CNC and James E Balch, MD An estimated 10% of Americans develop kidney stones at some point in there lives. They are most common in white men between the ages of thirty and fifty, although if you are prone to kidney stones, they can occur as early as your twenties. Kidney stones are rare in children and in African-Americans. They are more prevalent in the southeastern United States than in other parts of the country. The reason for this is not known, but it is theorized that the hot climate, which promotes dehydration, and/or regional dietary habits may be to blame. Men are more likely than women to suffer form this ailment, and adult males have 50% rate of recurrence within eight years of the first episode. Symptoms of kidney stones include: Pain radiating from the upper back to the lower abdomen and groin Profuse sweating Frequent urination Pus and blood in the urine Odorous or cloudy urine Absence of urine formation Sometimes chills and fever This can be one of the most painful of all health disorders. In milder cases, the symptoms may mimic a bad case of stomach flu or other gastrointestinal ailment. Recommendations: For pain relief, drink the juice of half a fresh lemon in 8 ounces of water every half-hour until the pain subsides. You can alternate between lemon juice and fresh apple juice. To maintain good kidney function, drink plenty of quality water - at least 1 quart per 50 pounds of body weight. By far the single most important measure one can take to prevent kidney stones from forming is to increase water consumption. Water dilutes urine and helps prevent concentrations of the minerals and salts that can form stones. Drinking the juice of a fresh lemon in a glass of warm water first thing each morning can help prevent stones from forming. Increase your consumption of foods rich in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is beneficial to the urinary tract and helps to discourage the formation of stones. Good sources of Vitamin A include alfalfa, apricots, cantaloupes, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and squash. Use only distilled water for drinking and cooking. Add trace mineral drops to your drinking water. Minimize your consumption of animal protein, or eliminate it from your diet altogether. A diet high in animal protein causes the body to excrete calcium, producing excessive amounts of calcium, phosphorus, and uric acid in the kidneys and often resulting in painful kidney stones. Reduce your intake of potassium and phosphates. Do not use any salt or potassium chloride, a salt substitute, and avoid carbonated soft drinks. Do not omit calcium from your diet - it is important in lowering your risk of developing osteoporosis, which is a much more common problem that kidney stones, especially for women. Getting extra magnesium can reduce the risk of kidney stones by increasing the solubility of calcium oxalate. Seafood, brown rice, tofu and soybeans are naturally high in magnesium. Try drinking a large amount of liquid (preferably water), allow twenty minutes for digestion, and then run up and down stairs vigorously. This has been known to allow small, stubborn kidney stones to pass naturally. If you do not pass a lodged stone, see your physician. He or she may order a urine test and an x-ray for formal diagnosis and proper treatment. If you have a family history of kidney stones, take calcium supplements with meals. When you consume calcium-rich foods with oxalates, they bind together and are expelled in the stool, lessening your risk of kidney stones. Calcium supplements should be avoided only by those with a personal history of kidney stones. Avoid foods that contain or lead to the production of oxalic acid, including asparagus, beet greens, beets, blueberries, celery, eggs, fish, grapes, parsley, rhubarb, sorrel, spinach, Swiss chard, and vegetables of the cabbage family. Also avoid alcohol, black tea, chocolate, cocoa, dried figs, nuts, pepper and poppy seeds. Avoid all refined sugar and products that contain it. Sugar stimulates the pancreas to release insulin, which in turn causes extra calcium to be excreted in the urine. Stay active. People who are sedentary tend to accumulate high levels of calcium in the bloodstream. Exercise helps pull calcium from the blood into the bones, where it belongs. If you have a history of cystine stones, avoid the amino acid L-cystine. If you must take a supplement containing L-cystine, take at least three times as much vitamin C at the same time. Otherwise, cystine can crystallize in the kidneys and form large stones that fill the interior of the kidney. Things to Consider: Drinking coffee, tea and wine may lower the risk of kidney stones, while grapefruit juice may increase it. In Japan, the incidence of kidney stones has been rising steadily since the middle of this century, when dietary changes typical of an industrialized nation began to occur. People in Japan who develop kidney stones consume far more proteins, refined carbohydrates, fats, and oils than did their forebears. Taking up to 100 milligrams of zinc daily can help inhibit the formation of crystals that later accumulate into stones. While the recommended amount of zinc helps to enhance immune function, anything over 100 milligrams per day tends to depress immunity. Diet alone cannot remove kidney stones, but it can be very effective at preventing them. Kidney stones are primarily an affliction of well-fed societies in which people consume large quantities of animal protein. A vegetarian diet can be of great benefit to anyone prone to kidney stones. A strict vegan diet that contains no animal proteins whatsoever, is almost entirely devoid of processed foods, and is low in sodium and high in fiber and water is generally considered conducive to kidney-stone prevention.