10 Natural Most Effective Remedies to end Kidney Stones –

All time keep hydrated is the way to go. See the “ingredients” below

Drinking plenty of fluids is a vital part of passing kidney Stones and preventing new stones from forming. Not only does the liquid flush out toxins, it helps move stones and grit through your urinary tract.

Although water alone may be enough to do the trick, adding certain ingredients can be beneficial. Be sure to drink one 8-ounce glass of water immediately after drinking any flavored remedy. This can help move the ingredients through your system.

Talk to your doctor before getting started with any of the home remedies listed below. They can assess whether home treatment is right for you or if it could lead to additional complications.

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, avoid using any remedies. Your doctor can determine whether a juice may cause side effects for you or your baby.

  1. Safe Water

When passing a stone, upping your water intake can help speed up the process. Strive for 12 glasses of water per day instead of the usual 8.

Once the stone passes, you should continue to drink 8 to 12 glasses of water each day. Dehydration is one of the main risk factors for kidney stones, and the last thing you want is for more to form.

Pay attention to the color of your urine. It should be a very light, pale yellow. Dark yellow urine is a sign of dehydration.


  1. Lemon juice

You can add freshly squeezed lemons to your water as often as you like. Lemons contain citrate, which is a chemical that prevents calcium stones from forming. Citrate can also break up small stones, allowing them to pass more easily.

A great deal of lemons would be needed to make a huge effect, but some can help a little.

Lemon juice has numerous other health benefits. For example, it helps inhibit bacteria growth.


  1. Basil juice

Basil contains acetic acid, which helps to break down the kidney stones and reduce pain. It’s also full of nutrients. This remedy has been used traditionally for digestive and inflammatory disorders. There are antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in basil juice, and it may be helpful in maintaining kidney health.

Use fresh or dried basil leaves to make a tea and drink several cups per day. You may also juice fresh basil in a juicer or add it to a smoothie.

You shouldn’t use medicinal basil juice for more than six weeks at a time. Extended use may lead to:

  • low blood sugar
  • low blood pressure
  • increased bleeding




  1. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid. Acetic acid helps to dissolve kidney stones.

In addition to flushing out the kidneys, apple cider vinegar can help ease pain caused by the stones. There are numerous other health benefits of apple cider vinegar.



To reap these benefits, add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 6 to 8 ounces of purified water. Drink this mixture throughout the day.

You shouldn’t consume more than one 8-ounce glass of this mixture per day. You can also use it on salads straight or add it to your favorite salad dressing. If ingested in larger amounts, apple cider vinegar can lead to low levels of potassium and osteoporosis.

People with diabetes should exercise caution when drinking this mixture. Monitor your blood sugar levels carefully throughout the day.

You shouldn’t drink this mixture if you’re taking:

  • digoxin (Digox)
  • insulin
  • diuretics, such as spironolactone (Aldactone)
  1. Celery juice

Celery juice is thought to clear away toxins that contribute to kidney stone formation and has long been used in traditional medications. It also helps flush out the body so you can pass the stone.

Blend one or more celery stalks with water, and drink the juice throughout the day.

You shouldn’t drink this mixture if you have:

  • any bleeding disorder
  • low blood pressure
  • a scheduled surgery

You also shouldn’t drink this mixture if you’re taking:

  • levothyroxine (Synthroid)
  • lithium (Lithane)
  • medications that increase sun sensitivity, such as isotretinoin (Sotret)
  • sedative medications, such as alprazolam (Xanax)



  1. Pomegranate juice

Pomegranate juice has been used for centuries to improve overall kidney function. It will flush stones and other toxins from your system. It’s packed with antioxidants, which help keep the kidneys healthy and may have a role in preventing kidney stones from developing.

It also lowers your urine’s acidity level. Lower acidity levels reduce your risk for future kidney stones.

There’s no limit to how much pomegranate juice you can drink throughout the day.

You shouldn’t drink pomegranate juice if you’re taking:

  • medications changed by the liver
  • blood pressure medications, such as chlorothiazide (Diuril)
  • rosuvastatin (Crestor)




  1. Kidney bean broth

The broth from cooked kidney beans has been used to improve overall urinary and kidney health. It also helps dissolve and flush out the stones. Simply strain the liquid from cooked beans and drink a few glasses throughout the day. If you can’t access them, get them online by link below.


Other natural remedies

The following home remedies may contain ingredients that aren’t already in your kitchen. You should be able to buy them from your local health food store or online.

  1. Dandelion root juice (I taught about this in my YouTube video, click here to watch full video Here.)  For health Videos on Our YouTube channel click HERE

Dandelion root is a kidney tonic that stimulates the production of bile. This is thought to help eliminate waste, increase urine output, and improve digestion. Dandelions have vitamins (A, B, C, D) and minerals such as potassium, iron, and zinc.




You can make fresh dandelion juice or buy it as a tea. If you make it fresh, you may also add orange peel, ginger, and apple to taste. Drink 3 to 4 cups throughout the day.

Some people experience heartburn when they eat dandelion or its parts.

You shouldn’t drink this mixture if you’re taking:

  • Blood thinners
  • Antacids
  • antibiotics
  • lithium
  • diuretics, such as spironolactone

Talk to your doctor before taking dandelion root extract, as it can interact with many medications.

  1. Wheatgrass juice

Wheatgrass is packed with many nutrients and has long been used to enhance health. Wheatgrass increases urine flow to help pass the stones. It also contains vital nutrients that help cleanse the kidneys.



You can drink 2 to 8 ounces of wheatgrass juice per day. To prevent side effects, start with the smallest amount possible and gradually work your way up to 8 ounces.

If fresh wheatgrass juice isn’t available, you can take powdered wheatgrass supplements as directed.

Taking wheatgrass on an empty stomach can reduce your risk for nausea. In some cases, it may cause appetite loss and constipation.

  1. Horsetail juice

Horsetail has been used to increase urine flow to help to flush out kidney stones and can soothe swelling and inflammation. It also has antibacterial and antioxidant properties that aid in overall urinary health.



However, the Cleveland Clinic warns against its use. You shouldn’t use horsetail for more than six weeks at a time. There are dangers of seizures, decreased levels of B vitamins, and loss of potassium.

You shouldn’t use horsetail if you take lithium, diuretics, or heart medications such as digoxin. Horsetail isn’t recommended for children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Horsetail contains nicotine and shouldn’t be taken if you are using a nicotine patch or trying to quit smoking.

You also shouldn’t drink horsetail juice if you have:

  • low potassium levels
  • alcohol use disorder
  • diabetes
  • low thiamine levels

When do you need to see your Nurse?

See your nurse if you’re unable to pass your stone within six weeks or you begin experiencing severe symptoms below:

  • severe pain
  • blood in your urine
  • fever
  • chills
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Your nurse will determine whether you need medication or any other therapy to help you pass the stone.

The bottom line – By Doctor Aubray Fort.

Although it may be uncomfortable, it’s possible to pass a kidney stone on your own.

You can take over-the-counter pain relievers to lessen any pain you may be experiencing. These includes acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), or naproxen (Aleve).

Be sure to continue treatment until the stone passes, and don’t drink alcohol.

Once you pass a kidney stone, you may want to save it to take to your doctor for testing. To save the stone, you need to strain your urine. Your doctor can determine what kind of stone it is and help develop a targeted prevention plan.

You might add these remedies to your usual regimen and continue use after the stone passes. This may help prevent more stones from forming. But be sure to talk to your doctor before taking medications or herbs. Herbs aren’t regulated for quality and purity by the FDA, so research your choices and sources for purchase.

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Article reviewed by Nurse Solomon BSN Holder, Doc Obuku David and Nurse Moris BSN holder on 11th/09/2018

It’s Not Aging: 5 Other Reasons You Have Forehead Wrinkles

Before you sound the alarm, here are five things — not related to aging — that your wrinkles are telling you.

Dread. That’s often the first feeling people describe when they talk about forehead creases — and according to researcher Yolande Esquirol, there might be a valid reason to make a check-up appointment with the doctor.

In his recent, although unpublished, study, Dr. Esquirol suggested that the deeper the forehead wrinkles, the higher the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The study, which followed women 30 to 60 years old, over the course of 20 years, found that “minimal to no wrinkled skin” (a score of “zero”) carried the lowest risk.

However, a score of “three” carried 10 times the risk of cardiovascular disease. The theory is that the blood vessels around the forehead have plaque build-up, causing deepened, hardened wrinkles.

But before you sound the alarm, know that science has yet to prove that this is the case. Plus, removing your wrinkles isn’t the answer to preventing heart disease. (We wish it were that easy.)

Currently, anecdotal evidence suggests that the more likely connection is this: deep forehead wrinkles are a reflection of lifestyle factors (age, unhealthy diet, stress, etc.) that contribute to higher cardiovascular risk.

There’s also a lot of other reasons you may be getting wrinkles — and ways to prevent them from getting deeper.

(Also, let’s take a moment to acknowledge this, yes, cadaver-based study — because the dead don’t lie — found no correlation between wrinkle depth and the ages 35 to 93.)

Here’s what having wrinkles most likely means, by the decade.

If you’re in your 20s to 30s…

Step off the retinol immediately (once you go to too high a percentage, it’s really hard to go back) and take a look at your environment. Are you wearing sunscreen? Moisturizing enough? Exfoliating once a week? How’s your life?

Research has found that external and internal stress can cause detrimental “formations” in one’s skin. That’s everything from the pressures of nailing that new job interview to the metropolitan pollution wreaking havoc on your skin in the form of acne or slight wrinkle formation.

Try this: As the Brits say, “Keep calm and carry on.” Work anti-stress relievers into your routine. Try daily morning meditations, posture exercises (stress can change the way you carry your body), or changing up your diet.

Another recommendation includes brewing homemade tonics to bring back the pep in your step and checking out this simplified skin care routine.

If you’re in your 30s to 40s…

The early 30s is still a little too young to be dabbling in stronger chemicals. Save your money on retinols and retin-As and consider a light chemical exfoliation with face acids.

Dead skin cells can build up and darken the appearance of wrinkles. You may also want to invest in some vitamin C serums, if you haven’t yet.

Of course, skin approaching its 40s can be significantly less hydrated. So, on top of exfoliation, be sure to moisturize with a night cream and drink plenty of water every day for the rest of your life. Both work in the effort to pop elasticity back into your skin and reduce wrinkles.

Try this: Aim to drink eight glasses of pure water per day. After sunscreen, hydration is the next most important step to letting your skin achieve that crème-de-la-crème texture.

As for face acids, take a look at our handy chart below. Some acids, such as lactic acid, can provide moisturizing effects. Or make sure to buy products that contain hyaluronic acid.

If you’re in your 40s to 50s or beyond…

This is about the time to pop over to a dermatologist and check out that gold-standard retinoid you’ve been hearing about (start low!) — especially if you’ve completed the checklist of addressing your mental health and skin health.

Another factor you should consider is a change in your environment or lifestyle habits. Has the weather shifted? Is your office ventilation questionable? Are you traveling more on airplanes?

Skin in your 40s to 50s can be significantly less hydrated and produce less sebum, meaning it’ll be more reactive to environmental changes and stress.

The 40s to 50s is also when most people really feel the hormonal change taking a physical toll on their body. You may notice weight gain or limited flexibility. Your 50s is also when it’s time to reevaluate your diet and exercise habits as your risk for cardiovascular disease also increases.

Try this: Sit down, take a breather, and see if there are any changes you can make to support your body. Consider eating more anti-oxidant foods (or following our shopping list). Invest in a heavy-duty moisturizer and travel-size rosewater spray.

We also recommend dermarolling to get your collagen production up. If you’re still not seeing changes and want to go to more serious depths, ask your dermatologist about laser treatments like Fraxel.

If you’re in your 50s to 60s…

Now is the time you may want to consider checking in more regularly with the doctor about your heart health.

It’s not a bad idea to visit your doctor, as cardiovascular disease can be prevented with the right lifestyle changes: a healthy diet, active lifestyle, controlled blood pressure, and keeping in mind your family history.

Try this: If the wrinkles really have you concerned, know that it’s not a heart-health condition and that you can remove them! While topical products might not work as well as they did for you in your 20s, a dermatologist can recommend more technologically advanced tools (lasers, fillers, and stronger prescriptions).

The forehead wrinkle checklist:

  • Mental health. Are you extra stressed, depressed, or anxious?
  • Skin hygiene. Are you cleansing, exfoliating, and sun screening properly?
  • Skin hydration. Are you drinking enough water and moisturizing?
  • Weather change. Are you accounting for the humidity or dryness in the air?
  • Lifestyle factors. Are you eating a heart-healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting check-ups?

While the number of wrinkles may cause others to think you are older, keep in mind that there’s no reason to be erasing them unless that’s what you want to do. After all, science does say, the older you are, the happier you’re likely to be too.

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What You need to know about Miscarriage – Spontaneous abortion


Reality question: Can you love someone you’ve never known? I may not get your answer but, in your heart you have an answer for this.

In the case of a child lost by miscarriage, the answer is yes. Oh yes!

Maybe you didn’t know you were pregnant. Maybe you were being practical, waiting patiently for that three-month safe mark. Or maybe this was the longed-for, long-awaited child and oh the joy and the sweet yearning.

Then, everything everything is gone.

It’s a kind of brokenness most wouldn’t understand unless they have actually experienced a miscarriage. It’s tough, especially since our culture doesn’t have any rituals around pregnancy loss. But there is a sense of real loss there for women and families who have experienced it.

For the woman, it’s real

Many of us wait until a pregnancy is three or more months along before announcing it. It’s protective in a way who wants to have all the joy and celebration only to have to repeat the news of a miscarriage over and over again, if it happens?

But it can also be very isolating. You can end up not getting the support you need because it’s an invisible loss.

And whether or not you believe life begins at conception, you might tell yourself that the miscarriage isn’t a big deal, that it wasn’t like you had a baby already in your arms, that you can try again. Those arguments, though perhaps logical, often feel empty and painful in the face of so much emotion. So one of the main things really is not to try to deny it or ignore it as a loss but acknowledge it among your family and circle of friends so that you can lean on that support.

Funerals for miscarriage aren’t typical, unless a baby is lost at full term (although perhaps they should be). However, it can be helpful to create your own ritual. One example is to put together a memory box to hold mementos of the child who was lost. Some examples include ultrasound images, an outfit or two, a blanket or a toy. Writing a letter to your little one can also help you express the love you didn’t get to pour out, and that too can be included in the box, along with a journal if you kept one during your pregnancy. Now, this can be your way of acknowledging something that was important to you and that it was a real loss.

Know too that sadness even sadness over a long period of time is normal, especially if you have been trying to become pregnant for a while. So are anger, fear and anxiety about becoming pregnant again. Some women want to try again right away, while others want to wait awhile, and both decisions are entirely normal.

For families experiencing miscarriage together, it’s important to remember that men and women don’t always grieve in the same way. Take the opportunity to share what each person is feeling. The best thing is for couples to grieve together and turn toward each other for comfort. Support groups are also available both online or locally through churches and other groups so that women can talk to others who have experienced the same loss.

But also take note if your sadness or other emotions are getting in the way of your ability to function normally. If your relationship with your partner, other children or other family are suffering; if you’re missing days or are barely getting by at work or school; or if you aren’t doing any activities you used to enjoy regularly because you’re too upset, it may be time to seek out some professional help. Start with your OB/GYN, who may be able to refer you to a licensed therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist.

For everyone else

Miscarriage continues to be a “hush-hush” topic. Even if friends share they once experienced a miscarriage, there are expressions of condolences but all too often, the subject is changed.

It’s so well-intentioned. No one likes to talk about death anyway, and miscarriage is an upsetting topic. The feeling is that you don’t want to upset the mother who’s lost a baby even further.

But then there are those who talk too much. “There can be a tendency to put a silver lining on it. These are the people who say things like, ‘At least you know you can get pregnant,’ or ‘You can always get pregnant again.’ As well-intentioned as they are, those comments can be really hurtful because it seems to dismiss the pain and grief people are feeling.

So what can you do? Just think about what you would do otherwise if a friend was grieving a loss. Bring them a meal, show up, listen. Show emotional support. And I think we can do a better job taking our cues from the woman experiencing the loss and if she’s grieving, just asking her what she needs.

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-Your Nurse Solomon

Improve your Hygiene – Hand Washing

Improve your Hygiene – Thorough Hand Washing

Now, i know for the fact that everyone of us has at least heard of hand washing, many new knowledge and techniques have come up of late like some people putting on gloves to prevent contact to infectious agents, wipers, soviet, ethanol disinfectants and many other means but handing washing remains the core, affordable and effective way of reducing many infections more so fecal-oral. However, i have met many patients saying wash their hands as a routine,  but my assessment finds out that many do it as a norm but not meeting the intentions of it and have no rationale to wash their hands.

Given it’s demand to help us to reduce many diseases that can come up from not washing hands, am here to take you through how best you can wash your hands and to give you the rationale why you have to wash your hands and not necessarily only after using toilets and latrines. Lemme start with the rationale.

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