If you’ve been actively researching the Web, you’d agree that there’s a lot of evidence to support the notion that if your body is acidic, then kidney stones are more likely to develop. You would have seen that kidney stones grow from the ‘seed’ of acid crystals. These crystals form from saturated acids in the body.
So it makes sense that your ultimate strategy for a pain – and stone-free – future is staying fully hydrated and alkaline.
Metabolic acids and acids that you ingest in daily life can accumulate in your fluids and tissues. In the process of neutralizing these acids, “salts” are made – a mix of an alkaline element and an acid element. When your pH falls below 6.0 the
risk that these tiny salts may turn into larger stones increases exponentially.
When urine is saturated with acids (as a result of an acidic inner terrain combined with continued dehydration) these tiny salts can collect into larger salts – these are what we call stones.
There are many different types of urinary stones. Kidney stones can be made of calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, uric acid, or cysteine. No matter what form you want to prevent, a suggested prevention plan may include the following:
1. Hydrate!. Drink at least 2 – 3 liters of water a day to flush acids and help to dilute your urine to prevent stones from forming in the first place.
2. Support your pH. Drink alkaline water, plan for more alkaline foods, and reduce the amount of acid forming foods that you eat. High protein diets turn to 20 amino acids in your blood stream – the seeds to stones forming.
3. Reduce your intake of sodium. This will reduce your body’s loss of calcium.
4. Increase your intake of citrus fruits – like lemons. The citric acid in citrus fruits is not a problematic acid like uric acid or phosphoric acid is. It can help to break up the formation of stones that have already formed. You can even squeeze some lemon into the alkaline water that you drink.
5. Test Your pH every day. Try to keep it above 6.5.