Dr. Berg answers the question about taking calcium (dairy) if you have kidney stones. Some studies show that you should consume dairy because it will help you reduce kidney stones because when you consuming it, it goes to the digestive system where it binds to the digestive tract and then there’s less binding going on in the kidney through the blood. But the problem is, a lot of people have milk allergies to the protein in the milk called casein and whey, and some people are also sensitive to lactose (sugar in milk). Cows consuming grains even if it’s organic, non-GMO or no pesticides, you are still going to have higher omega 6 fatty acids compared to omega 3 that could increase inflammation.
Oxalate stones have very sharp edges that could cause tearing in the inside of the kidney and could cause bleeding especially if you are jogging. The damage to the filtration of the kidney starts to develop scar tissue that could end up a loss of function in the kidney. The goal is to lessen the inflammation.
It is important to consume foods high in calcium but not dairy unless you are sure that you don’t have any allergy and you are only focused on grass-fed. Calcium help bind the oxalates in the digestive system. The goal is to decrease the development and formation of oxalate crystals. One of the best remedies for reducing the formation of oxalate crystals and calcium saturation is citrates.
Hydroxy citrate – This is a great remedy especially if you have a stone and you want to prevent getting another stone.
Lemon Juice – It is important to add this into the water you drink.
Foods High in Calcium:
5. Dark Green
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.