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Dissolving Kidney Stones

I would begin taking two or three capsules of Chanca Piedra capsules, twice each day. Chanca Piedra meams "stone breaker" throughout the Amazon basin of South America. The indigenous people have used Chanca Piedra for thousands of years to eliminate the kinds of stones that are causing
you such pain.

In addition to eliminating kidney stones and gallstones, Chanca Piedra will reduce uric acid in the kidneys and increase urination. It's a wonderful herb to harmonize and balance your liver, gall bladder, and kidneys. Do a Search on Chanca Piedra, and you'll be happy with what your find. However, it is not recommended for women who are pregnant, or those who are breast-feeding babies.

I have no kidney problems, but I take one capsule of Chanca Piedra each day as part of my prevention-program. I buy it from Raintree Nutrition, a company that imports the herb from Brazil. It's 100 percent Chanca Piedra. Raintree sells a bottle of 100 capsules, 500 mg each, for $16.95. Their website is: ttp://www.raintreenutrition.com and their order line is 1-800-780-5902.

Even quicker would be to go to your health food store, and see if they have Chanca Piedra on hand.

My second suggestion is that you begin drinking about 3 cups a day of the herbal tea recommended by Andreas Moritz for eliminating kidney stones. Let me quote from his wonderful book, The Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse (www.ener-chi.com)

"The following herbs, when taken daily for 20 to 30 days, can help dissolve and eliminate all kinds of kidney stones, including uric acid stones, oxalic acid stones, phosphate stones, and amino acid stones." (p.118)

The ten herbs he recommends are Marjoram (1 oz), Cat's Claw (1 oz), Comfrey Root (1 oz), Fennel Seed (2 oz), Chicory Herb (2 oz), Uva Ursi (2 oz), Hydrangea Root (2 oz), Gravel Root (2 oz), Marshmallow Root (2 oz), and Golden Rod Herb (2 oz).

If you don't want to buy the herbs individually, Andreas suggests you purchase them from a small herbal company in Minnesota called The Present Moment. They sell a big batch of the pre-mixed herbs for about $27.00. I have a huge jar of their herbs in my kitchen, as I type. About twice a week, I make a quart
of their kidney-cleanse tea.

Their website is: http://www.presentmoment.com The phone # is 1-800-378-3245. MAKE SURE you ask for the herbal mix that Andreas Moritz recommends for kidney cleansing.

You might also want to go to your health food store Copy the names of the 10 herbs you need. There are probably other packaged teas that contain most of those herbs. If so, you could be drinking that tea tomorrow night.

My final suggestion is very easy and quite tasty: Begin eating watermelon every day. Eat the red fruit and also eat the seeds. Watermelon is wonderful for your kidneys and bladder. I buy a whole melon, and cut it into 8 parts. I eat one piece of melon every day they're in season. It's absolutely delicious, and so, so good for you!

Good luck with your quest to cleanse your kidneys of those nasty stones! I will keep you in my prayers.