Keto Diet Facts & Tips

Can I get rid of kidney stones on keto?

The ketogenic diet in itself does not counter kidney stones.

However, you can implement the following remedies for kidney stones:

One excellent remedy is to take phytic acid. It has the capacity to prevent the crystallization of two types of calcium, which causes kidney stones.

Eat a moderate amount of protein and a large amount of vegetables, which will give you more phytic acid. Avoid spinach, chocolate and peanuts because they’re high in what are called oxalates, which comprise one substance in kidney stones.

Take vitamin C, because it binds with calcium and prevents it from combining with oxalates to form kidney stones. It’s a myth that vitamin C causes kidney stones!

Increase your fluid intake, within reason. Drink more than you usually do but don’t overdo it. Add electrolytes. If you’re sedentary, drink more fluids because you’re more prone to kidney stones.

Drink lemon water, maintain a healthy diet to ensure that you get adequate vitamin B6, and increase your intake of calcium-rich foods like grass-fed dairy. This may sound counterintuitive, but when you take in more calcium through your digestive system, you’ll end up with less in your kidneys. Dr. Berg recommends only one calcium supplement: something called calcium orotate.

An interesting phenomenon that sometimes occurs right before a person gets a kidney
stone is a very sharp cramp in their calf. One theory Dr. Berg has for this is that the person has a calcium deficiency, because when one part of the body is deficient in calcium, another part of the body (e.g. the kidney) retains it.

Magnesium is important to counter stone formation, but if you’re consuming a lot of vegetables you’re getting all the magnesium you need.

I messed up on keto. What should I do?

First of all, anything is better than nothing. Understand that you are on the right track towards a healthy body. Just get back on the keto plan and intermittent fasting.

It could be that you started suddenly and not gradually enough. It’s best to start very gradually, including intermittent fasting and reducing snacks between your main meals. This can help you smoothly transition into ketosis. Additionally, support the transition by supplementing your diet with potassium, sodium and nutritional yeast.

When you chronically mess up, it is recommended that you start to study the subject more, to add more knowledge and understanding into something that you are missing so you can then have better self-control.

Last updated: Apr 10, 2024 15:27 PM