What About Your Calcium Intake?<quoted text>
very WRONG. I have MUCH research and experience in this matter. You cant snow me on this one.
There are several types of stones with several differnt etiologies. The one common thread is the need to drink more water.
For oxalate, the most common, drinking citrate is good as well (lemon) for prevention. Also, there is some evidence that Green Tea assists in the formation of a crystal with more rounded edges which might help in the long run.
Once they form and obstruct you are sht out of luck.
In the past, kidney stone sufferers have been
warned to avoid foods rich in calcium.
However, there is now evidence that avoiding
calcium may do more harm than good. The
Harvard School of Public Health conducted a
study of more than 45,000 men. The men who
had diets rich in calcium had a one-third
lower risk of kidney stones than those with
lower calcium diets .
Why would this be? It seems counterintuitive.
After all, calcium is the largest component in
The answer is that high dietary calcium
actually blocks a chemical action that causes
the formation of the stones. It binds with
oxalates (from foods) in your intestine, which
then prevents both from being absorbed into
your blood and later transferred to your
So, urinary oxalates may be more important to
formation of calcium-oxalate kidney stone
crystals than is urinary calcium.
It is important to note that it is the calcium
from foods that is beneficial -- not calcium
supplements, which have actually been found
to increase your risk of kidney stones by 20
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