Important Note: Drink plenty of water, 8-10 glasses of bottled water each day of your cleanse so that waste and excess minerals are continuously flushed and urine flow does not stagnate. Dehydration is a key factor in kidney stone formation… causing a reduction in urine volume and increasing excretion of stone constituents.
The night before your kidney stone cleanse…Take a cup of chamomile tea. The next day…Take 2 tbsp. olive oil through a straw every 4 hours to help dissolve stones.
On rising: take cranberry juice (from concentrate) in water with 1 tsp. maple syrup; or 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar in water with 1 tsp. honey; and a cup of chamomile tea.
Breakfast: have a glass of cranberry juice, fresh unsweetened lemonade or fresh watermelon juice, or watermelon chunks, or Crystal Star Green Tea Cleanser.
Mid-morning: 1 cup watermelon seed tea (grind seeds, steep in hot water 30 minutes, add honey); or dandelion tea, or Crystal Star Bladder Comfort tea.
Lunch: have a carrot/beet/cucumber juice, and a green leafy salad with cucumbers and sprouts.
Mid-afternoon: have a cup of chamomile tea; and asparagus stalks and carrot sticks with kefir cheese; or fresh apples with kefir or yogurt dip.
Dinner: have brown rice with steamed veggies or steamed asparagus with miso soup and chopped, dry sea veggies; or a baked potato with kefir cheese and a green leafy salad.
Before Bed: take a glass of aloe vera juice and another cup of chamomile tea; or miso with sea veggies chopped on top.
After your cleanse: As you return to solid foods, make sure you eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Even meat eaters have a lower incidence of stones when they add extra fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep salt and protein low for at least 3 weeks. Establish a diet with plenty of fiber. Vitamin K plays a key role in your body’s natural inhibition of kidney stone formation. Make sure you add plenty of green leafy vegetables, sprouts and sea veggies, high in vitamin K.