They say that passing a kidney stone is the closest a man could ever come to experiencing the pain of childbirth.
The mothers may scoff at that notion, but when it comes down to it, either way you’re trying to pass something relatively large through an opening that’s relatively tiny.
Unfortunately, you’re rarely prepared for what’s about to hit you, because those crystallised stones build up inside your kidneys while you’re none the wiser and strike without warning.
And once kidney stones are on the move, they bring on severe abdominal and lower back pain that can almost feel like contractions.
And if you’ve ever “passed” a kidney stone, you know that it’s something you NEVER want to go through again.
Now, thanks to the latest research, you may never have to suffer through this ordeal.
I’ve recently discovered a citrus fruit in Asia that can actually PREVENT kidney stones from forming by slowing the build up of those crystals.
Over the last 30 years, there hasn’t been much you could do for kidney stones. You could drink lots of water and avoid certain aggravating foods, but once those mineral deposits had formed, you could never really be “rid” of them for good.
But this Asian fruit, called Garcinia Cambogia (an Indonesian tamarind), is really a miraculous discovery, because it can also KEEP them from coming back!
It works so well because it’s loaded with a compound called hydroxycitrate (HCA), and a recent study found that it literally dissolved crystal deposits.
According to the research published in the journal Nature, HCA is far more potent than the commonly-prescribed potassium citrate, which comes with some hard-to-handle side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain.
You may have seen Garcinia Cambogia and/or HCA extract sold as a weight loss supplement, often paired with green tea or green coffee bean extract. But what you want is just Garcinia Cambogia/HCA – and you won’t find it in any of those “kidney cleanse” formulas, so check the label carefully at your local health store.
Your best bet here, however, is an ounce of prevention. Although your risk of kidney stones does go up as you age, you’re also more likely to develop them if you’ve got high blood pressure or diabetes or if you’re obese – and fortunately there are lots of ways to reduce that risk without taking drugs.
Supplementing with quercetin and vitamin D has been shown to lower BP in just weeks. And eating an all-natural, nutrient rich diet like Paleo diet, can help you manage your blood sugar and weight.
Because you really don’t want to experience anything REMOTELY similar to childbirth if you don’t have to – and those crystallised “stones” you’ll pass are ANYTHING but a bundle of joy.
Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Could this be the end of painful kidney stones? Compound found in citrus fruit ‘dissolves crystal deposits’, dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3729682/Could-end-painful-kidney-stones-Compound-citrus-fruit-dissolves-crystal-deposits.html