If you’ve ever “passed” a kidney stone, you know that the agony is something you never want to go through again.
You’re trying to pass something relatively large through an opening that’s relatively tiny – which is why they say that it’s the closest a man could ever come to experiencing the pain of childbirth.
Unfortunately, you’re rarely prepared for what’s about to hit you, because those crystallized “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.
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 fortunately, there’s an Asian fruit that can actually slow the buildup of those crystals – and prevent kidney stones from forming in the first place.
But this citrus fruit, called “Garcinia cambogia” (an Indonesian tamarind) can also keep them from coming back!
It works so well because it’s loaded with a compound called hydroxycitrate (HCA), which lab studies have shown can literally dissolve crystal deposits upon contact.
And 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.
Eating an all-natural, nutrient-rich diet like Paleo, the “Caveman” diet, can help you manage all three.
Because, my friend, you really don’t want to experience anything remotely similar to childbirth if you don’t have to – and those crystallized “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