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Kidney stones caused by acidic soft drinks; can be reversed with nutrition and herbs such as corn silk

Monday, May 17, 2004
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A new study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas reveals that the more overweight a person is, the more likely they are to have kidney stones. According to reports, the researchers conclude that obesity and diabetes actually cause the kidney stones. I have an alternate theory.

We already know that kidney stones are regularly formed when people drink soft drinks. The more soft drinks they consume, the more overweight they become, and the more likely they are to be diagnosed as diabetic or obese. As a result, there is a strong correlation between rates of obesity and kidney stones -- because they have the same fundamental cause! Soft drinks.

This may be yet one more reason to avoid consuming soft drinks: they not only cause diabetes and obesity, they also cause kidney stones. By the way, if you're wondering exactly how soft drinks cause kidney stones, it's because of their acidity and radical mineral imbalances. Your body must buffer the acidity of soft drinks with calcium from your own bones. As this calcium is eliminated through your urine, it slowly forms kidney stones. Getting rid of the kidney stones is easy with the right nutrition and herbs. Just switch to a strongly alkaline diet by eating chlorella, spirulina, vegetables, green foods and superfoods while eliminating acidic ingredients from your diet (white flour, refined white sugar, soft drinks, fruit juices, etc.). Then take Amazon herbs like chanca piedra to break up the kidney stones. You can also make a soup by boiling corn silk (yes, the silky part of the corn husk) along with marshmallow herb. Drink this concoction every day for a month (under the supervision of an herbalist, of course), and your kidney stones will dissolve and be eliminated.

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About the author: Mike Adams is an award-winning journalist and holistic nutritionist with a strong interest in personal health, the environment and the power of nature to help us all heal He has authored more than 1,800 articles and dozens of reports, guides and interviews on natural health topics, and he has authored and published several downloadable personal preparedness courses including a downloadable course focused on safety and self defense. Adams is a trusted, independent journalist who receives no money or promotional fees whatsoever to write about other companies' products. In 2010, Adams co-founded, a natural health video sharing site that has now grown in popularity. He also founded an environmentally-friendly online retailer called that uses retail profits to help support consumer advocacy programs. He's also a successful software entrepreneur, having founded a well known email marketing software company whose technology currently powers the NaturalNews email newsletters. Adams is currently the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and regularly pursues cycling, nature photography, Capoeira and Pilates. He's also author a large number of health books offered by Truth Publishing and is the creator of numerous reference website including and the free downloadable Honest Food Guide. His websites also include the free reference sites and Adams believes in free speech, free access to nutritional supplements and the innate healing ability of the human body.

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