Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits and Treating Kidney Stones
Episode 213: Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits and Treating Kidney Stones. When you google the words “apple cider vinegar” there is a barrage of health benefits that come up. It is boasted to cure everything from digestion and weight loss to cholesterol and blood pressure. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is considered an alkaline food. As a result, it should lower acid levels in the urine and blood. It is also credited with increasing stomach acid. All of which should prevent someone from developing kidney stones.
So how does apple cider vinegar dissolve kidney stones? The secret behind apple cider vinegar for kidney stones is acetic acid. It is speculated that this compound will soften and break up kidney stones. Once in small pieces, they can pass easily through the urinary tract.
The question that remains is can you really dissolve kidney stones with this magical elixir? Most of the information on ACV is purely anecdotal. To say this food helps dissolve kidney stones is a bit of a stretch.
The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar does have anti-inflammatory properties which may be helpful for improving kidney stones.
There were only two studies showing an actual correlation between kidney stone prevention and ACV. One found that fermented vinegar was associated with lower incidences of kidney stones.
The other was a test-tube study involving human kidney cells. It showed that acetic acid can prevent calcium oxalate stones from forming. Acetic acid was also responsible for producing higher levels of citrate which we know also can hinder calcium oxalate stones from forming.
If you don’t have calcium oxalate stones, ACV is not of any help to you. There is no research on how apple cider vinegar affects other kidney stones. So we have no idea if it can help other types of kidney stones.
Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez from Plant-Powered Kidneys will touch on:
What Are Kidney Stones?
What Causes Kidney Stones?
Treatment Options for Kidney Stones
Medical Treatment for Kidney Stones
At Home Remedies for Kidney Stones
Olive Oil for Kidney Stones
Citrate Rich Foods
Calcium Rich Foods
Avoid Foods High in Oxalates
Magnesium and Potassium Rich Foods
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits
Apple Cider Vinegar for Kidney Stones
How To Take Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar and Water
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar and Olive Oil
How Much Apple Cider Vinegar Should I Drink for Kidney Stones?
Get an Apple Cider Vinegar With “the Mother”
Apple Cider Vinegar Supplements
Other Apple Cider Vinegar Uses
Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects
Apple Cider Vinegar Medical and Drug Interactions
When to See A Kidney Doctor and Renal Dietitian
Learn more at renal dietitian Jen Hernandez's "Renal Dietitian Nutritionist: What We Do, Who We Serve & How To Find One" blog https://www.plantpoweredkidneys.com/renal-dietitian-nutritionist-guide/
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