Most kidney stones form due to not drinking enough water. But is drinking enough water enough to prevent kidney stones?
Studies have shown that drinking ½ cup of lemon juice concentrate diluted in water each day, or the juice of two lemons, can increase urine citrate and likely reduce kidney stone risk – Dr. Eisner
A drink of lemon water when you wake up may prevent some excruciating pain in the future. Citrate from the lemon juice binds to excess calcium preventing calcium from attaching to oxalate. Calcium oxalate kidney stones are the MOST common type of kidney stone.
As we age and our bones become more brittle, calcium can become quite the nuisance. It is a challenge to find the right balance of calcium in our bodies and too much at any point in time can accumulate in the kidneys. Since we still need calcium, a simple drink of lemon water in the morning can help your kidneys find that balance and take your worries away about future calcium oxalate kidney stone pain.
Remember to drink enough water throughout the day but never too much. Natural health is about finding that balance.
There are many resources available to find that health balance you need to live a healthy life. Ayurveda can teach you the most about natural health balance. We have a list of Ayurvedic resources to guide you in finding balance with food, lifestyle, herbal medicine, and even hormones.