Greetings Dear Readers,
If you have kidney stones or are worried about possibly having them, there is an easy solution:
asparagus! Yes, that’s right, asparagus. Go down to your local market and pick yourself up 2 or 3 bunches.
Eat one cup of asparagus (steamed or juiced, however you like it) each day for 3 or 4 days. You’ll know this is working when you see the appearance of a white sand in your urine. This is the dissolved kidney stone material leaving your body. Yay!
Asparagus dissolves the oxalic acid crystals as well as the calcium stones caused by too much calcium supplementation either in pill form or from drinking calcium-fortified soy or almond milk. Read the labels. The body only needs a set amount of calcium at one time and will deposit excess calcium in various places in the body such as the arteries (arterial plaque) and the kidneys (stones). The body often cannot absorb calcium because it requires various cofactors, namely magnesium, which is extremely deficient in modern diets owing to poor soil quality.
From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, asparagus purifies the Lung system of toxicities, strengthens the Kidney Yin, and calms the Heart which helps the mind become more peaceful (Heart houses the mind, known as “shen” in TCM).
Yours in health,