Jun 20, 2020
80% of all kidney stones are calcium-based stones, mostly calcium combining with oxalate or phosphate to make calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate stones.
This episode is about another kind of kidney stone mineral called uric acid.
Uric acid stones makeup about 15 % of all kidney stones.
Calcium based stone and uric...
Feb 2, 2020
In the last episode we talked about a mineral called oxalate, high oxalate foods, the relationship of eating high oxalate foods and kidney stones, and how you should decrease your intake of high oxalate foods to decrease your risk of kidney stones.
Here is what we learned:
Jan 8, 2020
This podcast episode is about a mineral called oxalate. O-X-A-L-A-T-E
I know what you are thinking. What is oxalate?
Oxalate is a form of oxalic acid. It is made in plants and in our bodies.
The reason that you probably have never heard of oxalate is that it doesn’t do anything in our bodies. It’s a waste product...
Aug 10, 2019
Today this episode is again focusing on kidney stone prevention. Today’s focus is on a mineral called citrate.
Citrate is a naturally occurring substance. It is a salt or ester of citric acid. Citric acid is found in relatively high amounts in citrus foods and juices, lemon and lime juice have some of the highest...
May 5, 2019
In this episode, I am going to be looking at a condition called primary hyperparathyroidism, over activity of the parathyroid gland causing an elevated PTH level in the blood, leading to higher than normal levels of calcium in the blood and potentially the urine leading to kidney stones.
The effect of parathyroid...