Kidney Stones 101: Comprehensive Guide

Kidney Stones 101: Comprehensive Guide

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so we’re going to create a comprehensive video on kidney stones so I have a lot of videos out there right now on kidney stones but they’re just focused on one aspect of kidney stones so this video is the more the comprehensive version one of the ten people will get kidney stones and out of all the people that get kidney stones 50% of them will get reoccurrence of kidney stones so it is a big deal and if you’re a stone former you need to know about this video right here okay the first thing you need to know is something called super saturation when the concentration of fluid in your kidney becomes too concentrated that’s when the stones form and this video is mainly on the most common stones that form called the calcium oxalate stones okay so one way to prevent the super saturation is to drink enough fluid okay so 2 to 2.5 up to 3 liters of fluid each day a fluid that will prevent any stones reforming right there and of course if you’re going to do that much fluid I recommend also adding electrolytes in there especially potassium citrate more fluid will prevent even the formation of these stones excellence okay what are oxides well ox let’s are a byproduct of your metabolism your body makes oxalates oxalates are also in your foods they’re mainly in plant foods and then when they combine with calcium they form a crystal and they start developing in kidney stone there are some people that are sensitive to oxalates and they can experience a lot of pain and inflammation if they consume foods high in toxins and you also only absorb a certain amount of oxalates from the food like 10% if you’re a stone former you’re gonna absorb a little bit more than that now what can you do to reduce oxalates okay there’s there’s a couple things one would be to start cutting down the foods that are high in oxalic okay and it just so happens these foods are usually eaten in larger amounts when you’re on the ketogenic diet almonds and almond flour spinach and chocolate now I put a link down below to give you a little more data on oxalates so you can actually see the list of foods from high to low for example almonds are at the top of the list at the bottom of the list are pistachios alright so now you can reduce the foods of the Box ‘lets but what are some other ways to reduce the oxalates okay number 3 calcium now you would think if you consume more calcium you’re gonna get more kidney stones but that’s not how it works because when you consume foods high in calcium as in dairy they’re talking about cheese and I recommend like goat’s cheese or sheep cheese which is a lot better than cow’s milk cheese that calcium will bind with the ox le’ts and the other foods that you’re eating at the same time okay they’ll bind in the digestive system so there’s less oxalates to be absorbed in through the blood and filtered through the kidney so if you’re consuming foods that have oxalates which a lot of people do if you add a little cheese that will protect yourself probably why certain cultures will add cheese when they cook spinach so the calcium will bind with the oxalate sand will be less auklets that end up in the kidney if you have what’s called fat malabsorption let’s say for example you have irritable bowel syndrome or you don’t have a gall bladder or you’re deficient in bile or you have damage in your pancreas or some type of damage in your colon where you can’t absorb fats that well okay and the fats go through you that excess fat can also bind with the calcium which can leave more oxalates to get absorbed into your blood into the kidney so people that have this condition should actually consume a little more calcium because the fat can actually increase more oxalates in the kidney for this reason but mainly if you have a malabsorption problem not in general it’s just a little side note okay another way to decrease the Oxford’s Adsit rates when someone is a stone former they’re usually deficient in citrates so you can add lemon or lime juice okay citrate combined with the oxalates and inhibits and binds up the oxalates so it becomes less of a problem for you you can also do minerals like in potassium citrate magnesium citrate or even calcium citrate okay that will also help number 5 uric acid now I’m mainly focusing on the oxalate stones but there is also a situation when you can have uric acid stones and this is dependent on your pH if your pH is too acidic and I’m talking like five instead of six the optimum pH would be six okay it becomes too acidic that’s when the uric acid stones can form and this is another reason to consume enough vegetables to keep your pH in the correct place so it’s not too acidic when you’re on the ketogenic diet okay you’re having all these ketones going through your body they’re acidic and you’re not consuming enough vegetables and you’re a stone former you can end up with a bit too much uric acid you can even get some gout symptoms because when you do keto a lot of times people will do in a minute fasting and Emin fasting will spike your acid because one of the purposes of uric acid is to act like an antioxidant so your body is trying to clean up microbes related to Toth adji and if you don’t know what that is I put a video down below watch that it’s very fascinating but the way to counter this uric acid is just to raise the pH a little bit acidify it wait and you can do it with potassium citrate okay and of course with vegetables so potassium citrate will kill two birds with one stone it’ll actually help lock up the oxalates if there is any there and also reduce the uric acid all right next one floor up there’s a microbe called oxalobacter for merchants okay and this microbe uses oxalates as its food okay it lives on oxalates it will degrade in break up to 95% of the oxalates and so if you had a history of taking antibiotics or you have some colon damage or you had some surgery to your colon where you had part of it removed that can increase your susceptibility to getting stones so it’s not a bad idea to take a probiotic something like lactobacillus or bifida bacteria and some other microbes right now they’re doing experiments on this microbe but you can’t get it unless you’re enrolled in the trial that they’re doing maybe eventually they’ll come out with this microbe but I think what happens in a lot of cases is that when people get antibiotics destroys this microbe and they just have higher levels of oxalates so having the right amount of bacteria is very very important in fact having other microbes as well like the lactobacillus can reduce your oxalates by between 40 and 60% okay magnesium also can help reduce the calcium buildup in the kidney as well so that’s another mineral you get magnesium from leafy greens right there vitamin D now one complication for vitamin D is hypercalcemia okay that’s too much calcium in the blood which potentially in it but this is rare could lead to a kidney stone and that’s really the only danger about having high levels of vitamin D if you’re a kidney stone former you just have to be aware of this potential situation if you’re taking high levels about amedy and I’m talking about like fifty thousand or eighty thousand I use you probably would want to drink a lot of water and just make sure you’re not consuming too much calcium okay so that’s just one little side note it would be rare to have this happen but I just I’m bringing up is one one point okay so salt now here’s the thing with salt especially sodium if you have excessive excessive amounts of sodium that can actually cause more calcium to leave the body to go through the kidney in this situation if your former I would recommend to stick with something like 2300 milligrams which is one teaspoon and not go crazy with maybe like two or three or four teaspoons because potentially that could be an issue and lastly vitamin k2 which counters calcification in the body it counters calcium being in the wrong place in the soft tissues not just in the kidney but in the joints and the arteries so about I mean k2 is also a valid thing to take in this approach so in summary okay there’s a lot of things going on more fluids avoid the foods high in oxalates add a little cheese when you’re eating I recommend sheep cheese or goat cheese calcium citrate as a good electrolyte that will actually help both of these conditions ox let’s and uric acid lemon juice with your water would be a good thing to do make sure you have a good probiotic magnesium but if you’re consuming you know vegetables you get the potassium and the magnesium just try not to go too crazy with the vitamin D if you want to if you have a stone or you’re trying to prevent a stone and your stone former the regular amount of salt that you need and k2 alright thanks for watching so if you want to get notified with all my content click the notification bell next to subscribed

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Here’s a comprehensive video guide on kidney stones. 1 out of 10 people get kidney stones and 50% of them will get the reoccurrence of kidney stones.
1. Super Saturation – when the concentration of fluid and the kidney becomes too concentrated that’s when the stones form.
Prevention: Drink 2 to 3 liters of fluid **add electrolytes, potassium citrate
2. Oxalates – The byproduct of the metabolism, the body makes 10% from food
3. Calcium – it binds with oxalates
Fat Malabsorption – If you have this condition should consume a little more calcium because the fat can actually increase more oxalates in the kidney.
4. Citrates – Decreases oxalates, add lemon or lime juice – or potassium citrate, magnesium citrate and calcium citrate.
5. Uric Acid – this depends on the pH. When the pH is too acidic, the uric acid stone can form.
6. Flora – Oxalobacter formigenes are microbes that use oxalates as its food. It will degrade and breakdown up to 95% of the oxalates.
7. Magnesium – it helps with the calcium buildup in the kidneys.
8. Vitamin D
9. Salt
10. Potassium

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