Uric Acid Calcifications in the Kidneys
by Margaret V
I have multiple uric acid calcifications in the kidneys and want to establish a balanced pH level to avoid further renal colic and the formation of stones.
I suffer from acid attacks after eating certain foods and so have to keep away from stimulants, most lactose, sweets, carbs and foods high in oxalates.
What is the best diet for this condition?
I know that kidney stones (uric acid calcifications in the kidneys) can be very painful. I certainly understand the desire to avoid repeating the experience as much as possible.
I'm not a doctor myself, but one of the Doctors that I respect is Dr. Wright. His recommendations for basic kidney-stone prevention includes limiting intake of meat, sugar, salt, and fruit juice, increasing dietary fiber, and supplementing with 10,000 units of vitamin A, 300 milligrams of magnesium citrate, and 100 milligrams of vitamin B6 each day.
Apparently, there was a very interesting study done in the 70's where those who suffer from kidney stones took 300 mg per day of magnesium oxide along with 10 mgs a day of vitamin B6, and their recurrence of kidney stones was reduced by over 90%.
Drinking plenty of good water is also important and I would personally take either Barley Life
or Leaf Greens
on a twice daily basis for extra nutritional support and to help keep those pH levels in balance.
You mentioned that you suffer from acid attacks. Are you referring to stomach acid and acid reflux? If so, you may want to have your stomach function tested to determine whether you have low stomach acid or high stomach acid.
Unfortunately, most people that suffer with heartburn, etc., actually have low stomach acid although it feels like the opposite. Taking stomach acid reducing medication may help with the symptoms, but does not tackle the problem, simply masks it.
You may find that by drinking some water with a teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar before or with meals will alleviate your acid attacks.
Another helpful option may be digestive enzymes, like Prepzymes
I hope these suggestions are helpful to you and that you are able to get both your acid problems and your kidney concerns under control. To your good health!