Eliminate Kidney Stones With Lemons

  • Published on Mar 21, 2019
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    In this video, Dr. Berg talks about how to get rid of kidney stones with lemons. 59% of the kidney stones that developed are calcium oxalate stones, 10% are calcium phosphate and 17% are uric acid stones. When the oxalates combine with the calcium in the kidney, they can form sharp crystals that could irritate the kidney, joints and other tissues.
    What Causes Kidney Stones?
    1. Decrease Urine Volume - not consuming enough fluids.
    2. Increased Oxalates in the body - oxalates come from food and the body also makes oxalates.
    3. Too Acidic
    4. Increase Blood Calcium
    5. Low Citrates
    Take calcium citrates to minimize the dietary oxalates or you can consume goats or sheep cheese with a meal because the calcium will combine with the oxalates in the digestive system and go through the body and not be absorbed as much into the blood and into the kidney.
    Citrates Functions:
    1. Inhibit the formation of stones
    2. Dissolves stones
    3. Inhibits the Stickiness of calcium oxalates to the kidney tissue itself - allowing the stone to go through the body without sticking.
    Lemon juice is the perfect remedy for kidney stones. Here’s why,
    • It has the highest concentrate of citrates than any food.
    • It helps to alkalize the body
    • Low calcium
    • Low fructose
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Comments • 499

  • acaciainformatics
    acaciainformatics 5 hours ago

    I had kidney stones the pain was very strong. i read that Olive oil, honey and lemon mixed one third each and used one to two table spoon( drink plenty of water) . I got throgh the stones after desolved most of it(had the urine in bottle) and has not suffer this pain since 1988.

  • Thomas Robert
    Thomas Robert Day ago

    I have heard that the oxalates are only bad if they are cooked (that is cooking turns the oxalic acid inorganic, and creates the crystals), that is cooked spinach bad raw spinach good. I believe (if memory serves) it was Jay Kordage (the Juiceman) made the claim raw spinach is one of the greats, along with and raw parsley, and raw alfalfa (with carrot juice, always some carrot, for flavor), called em the most nutritional things on the planet, I have had good results with juicing, especially fresh vegetable juices.

  • Asha Ammulu
    Asha Ammulu 4 days ago

    Pkd patients taking food or diet plan please tell me

  • Jennifer Morris
    Jennifer Morris 5 days ago

    The only way I could drink one cup of pure lime juice is if I add some chili powder and salt. Would that be ok?

  • noobmaster69
    noobmaster69 5 days ago

    Shouldn't people with Kidney Stones decrease their consumption of Vitamin C?

  • btpuppy2
    btpuppy2 5 days ago

    Please do a video more focused on uric acid stones!

  • Sara Lozano
    Sara Lozano 6 days ago

    Made some lemonade from scratch the other day. It was so good I drank about a quart of it. Within hours it felt like I had been kicked in the ribs. Felt like I was peeing shards of glass. This is how I found out I have kidney stones. Lemon works.

  • Good Girl
    Good Girl 8 days ago

    Dr please can you tell me, Is it okay that I'm having 1-2 whole blended lemons a day? I don't want to hurt myself I only started today. As in I'm blending the whole thing with a sweet watery fruit such as grapes or watermelon etc but it's 2 whole full lemons and not just the juice

  • Mahmoud Abdalla
    Mahmoud Abdalla 10 days ago

    Can i mix spirulina,lemon juice and acv together

  • Ztech
    Ztech 13 days ago

    Thank You Dr. Berg!

  • Lindsey Bennett
    Lindsey Bennett 15 days ago +1

    Well written with numerous information in this kidney guide “Κemkemsο Wiza” (Google it) I have never been told by my doctor. Kidney functions and troubles are mentioned clearly here. A very good way to begin a plan to save your kidneys..

  • 888,888_ fiery_mercaba

    "6:04" -- Quite likely implicated in this is the Vitamin C that is mixed with Calcium in some supplement products. Yeah, I suppose the claim will be that Calcium is to act as a buffer, but the presence of Calcium in the supplement defeats the more important purpose of taking the Vitamin C in such a case as this, namely to dissolve or prevent stones.

  • J
    J 16 days ago

    If I add up sugar to Lemonade will it still work

    • Alex S.
      Alex S. 10 days ago +1

      Slice some lemons and add a few pieces to a big 30 oz. container, leave it in your fridge for a couple hours or overnight, it tastes amazing! You can drink it as soon as you add the lemons to the water but it tastes much better when you leave for a while.

  • Hemant Kumar
    Hemant Kumar 17 days ago

    I have one 6.8 mm stone, and I am taking magnesium citrate and potassium citrate from a month, can't say about progress. Now I'll try lemon juice.
    Thanks Dr. Berg

  • runneryg
    runneryg 20 days ago


  • Constance
    Constance 21 day ago

    After passing a kidney stone, I went online to find out which foods to avoid. There is a great variety in the foods each site says are high in oxalate. The sites were respectable, similar to the Mayo Clinic, etc. Very confusing, esp when listing the avocado, spinach, fruits.....

  • Patty Gardner
    Patty Gardner 22 days ago

    So, how long should this treatment last? I mean drinking a whole cup of undiluted lemon juice every morning? A week, two weeks?

  • Patrena Luke
    Patrena Luke 23 days ago

    Dr. Berg, how long do I have to keep drinking the two cups of lemon juice for it to dissolve my stones? I have a 6mm and a 4mm stone. The lemon juice is pretty harsh to drink even diluted but I am willing to try anything. How long before the stones dissolve? Also is there a pill form instead?

  • Irma Garza
    Irma Garza 24 days ago

    During my Lemons Therapy..Can I eat any Meals..Thank you...💥

  • Tim Kartilian
    Tim Kartilian 26 days ago

    What about magnesium citrate powder , is it useful?

  • Hussain Shah
    Hussain Shah 26 days ago

    I have kidney stone problem I use every morning lamon juice with olive oil & honey with half glass of water one table Spon lamon juice one table spon olive oil & one table Spon honey ....

  • Khalid Mahmood
    Khalid Mahmood 26 days ago

    What about that herb called CHANCA PIEDRA?
    Because I have heard my kidney stone patients experiences on RU-clip regarding this herb. What is your opinion about it?
    I’ll wait for your response.

  • John Smithy
    John Smithy 29 days ago

    I read elsewhere that you need to consume a minimum of 2.5 liters of water a day. So I'm taking more than that , and a lemon, and lemonade, and no high oxalate food. So far it's working.

  • Alice Bedwell
    Alice Bedwell Month ago +1

    The pain doc the pain! Spent whole day in hospital today still in pain🥺

  • ExtraExtra
    ExtraExtra Month ago

    Use a Lime instead its 0.8g carbs per 100g while Lemon is 3g!

  • LordStanley
    LordStanley Month ago

    @Dr. Eric Berg DC how does malic acid differ from citrate?

  • LordStanley
    LordStanley Month ago


  • 식시
    식시 Month ago

    Spibach cant be.urine blood comes out.

  • Pamela Shinmar
    Pamela Shinmar Month ago

    Very helpful

  • Jill Miller
    Jill Miller Month ago

    Does he want us to do this push just one day or every day?

  • King Tut
    King Tut Month ago +2

    Do I have to give up my parsley and spinach?

  • King Tut
    King Tut Month ago +1

    Thank you so much for your sharing of knowledge on this important subject. It's the best of all the video's I've seen yet. I'm also so a daily consumer of spinach and parsley as they were touted as super foods in their category but now after hearing your video I realize the disadvantages. Hope to hear/see more of your video's.

  • Arghya Dogra
    Arghya Dogra Month ago

    1 cup of lemon juice per day!Just when I thought that few drops of it were enough for the day.

  • Al-Qaem Aqsa
    Al-Qaem Aqsa Month ago

    what about eliminating gallstones?

  • Jms Fabrication
    Jms Fabrication Month ago

    Bless you Dr. for your help.

  • Wordsmith 430
    Wordsmith 430 Month ago

    Will lemon juice kick you out of ketosis? How long on average should it take to dissolve a stone?

  • MR. H.
    MR. H. Month ago

    Dr. Berg, could you please make us video which advices us (especially me) who have kidney failures ? thanks...

  • crazycat
    crazycat Month ago +1

    Ugh the pen cap drives my nuts!!!!!

  • Real Police Talk
    Real Police Talk Month ago +2

    Will this work for gout as well?

    • LaydeeTré
      LaydeeTré Month ago

      It's gotta be good for gout if it dissolves uric acid crystals too

  • Real Police Talk
    Real Police Talk Month ago +1

    What about vinegar?

  • Roy Eaton
    Roy Eaton Month ago +3

    I have a lemon tree full of organic lemons of which I didn't know what to do with.

    • Pagan
      Pagan Month ago

      On Balkan we eat lemons raw, put a click of honey with each bite or suger if you preffer that and start eating them.

  • Roy Eaton
    Roy Eaton Month ago

    Next video... 'What happens when you drink too much lemon juice'

  • Red Pilled Fox
    Red Pilled Fox Month ago +1

    Drinking black tea isn't good I've been told as that contains oxylates.

  • James Bradley
    James Bradley 2 months ago +1

    Fantastic information, thank you 😎

  • James Bradley
    James Bradley 2 months ago

    Fantastic information, thank you 😎👍🏻

  • James Bradley
    James Bradley 2 months ago

    Fantastic information, thank you 😎👍🏻

  • AprilJoi5
    AprilJoi5 2 months ago +13

    Dr BERG.... Please advise how often/long this method should be used... And what the signs of success could be?
    Thank you!

    • d s
      d s 26 days ago +1

      Nice video content! Apologies for chiming in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you heard about - Parlandealey Escaping Gallstone Process (erm, check it on google should be there)? It is a smashing one off product for learning how to eliminate Gallstones naturally minus the headache. Ive heard some great things about it and my old buddy Taylor at very last got astronomical results with it.

  • ErwinWabe
    ErwinWabe 2 months ago

    Drinking lemon juice is it for one day treatment only or it will be part of your daily diet for life?

    • AprilJoi5
      AprilJoi5 2 months ago

      I'd also like to know.

  • CrazyGirlistic
    CrazyGirlistic 2 months ago

    Made a big mistake..took 4g of vit C, sodium ascorbate, and had high oxalate diet that week, not knowing this all next day woke up with major kidney pain...

    RITESH SHINDE 2 months ago

    Hey there doc thank you for the information. Can i squeeze a lemon in green tea and still make it count?

  • Akhil Krishna
    Akhil Krishna 2 months ago

    Amezing .believe me people kidney stone remove sure every day morring lemon juce apple cidager vinager remove stone urin really belive .. good home remedies ok guy.s

  • Fadi Salem
    Fadi Salem 2 months ago

    You're a good man dr berg

  • 101Deme
    101Deme 2 months ago

    Use Chancella Kidney by Biovy (Chanca Piedra herb from S. America) to break up crystals. It really works. Had a 3 & 1/2 centimeter kidney stone removed by surgery. It was very traumatic. It wasn't until taking Chancella Kidney that my system remarkable cleared of crystals.

  • David Wodzynski
    David Wodzynski 2 months ago

    garlic? :O

  • David Wodzynski
    David Wodzynski 2 months ago

    garlic? :O

  • Paul Neelamkavil
    Paul Neelamkavil 2 months ago

    Is amaranth high in oxalate?.

  • Irene Xifaras
    Irene Xifaras 2 months ago

    What causes salivary stones?

  • Cynthia Robinson
    Cynthia Robinson 2 months ago

    Where are the links to the pages you offer to download... Never see them??? Emailing your team link does not work either???

  • MissOnaBudget
    MissOnaBudget 2 months ago

    Dr. Berg...are you familiar with calamansi, our local lemon from the Philippines? Lemons are quite expensive here. Calamansi is cheaper. I think I have high uric acid.

  • srinivas trully
    srinivas trully 2 months ago

    Hi Doctor, can you make a video on LP(a) and Homocysteine please ?

  • Vivek Tiwari
    Vivek Tiwari 2 months ago

    What is the measurement of the cup you mentioned in a millilitre? Love and cheers from India.

    • Roy Eaton
      Roy Eaton Month ago

      You could have searched the answer with less words than you used to ask the question

  • Antoinette Parry
    Antoinette Parry 2 months ago

    I know I'm being awkward but how about limes rather than lemons? Are limes any good for the job?

  • guloguloguy
    guloguloguy 2 months ago +1

    Would "Lemon Juice", (etc.) help to "dissolve", or reduce any forms of "Arterial calcification", elsewhere in the body?!!....

  • guloguloguy
    guloguloguy 2 months ago +1

    ....Lemons, Limes,... What about grapefruit, .....or kumquots?!

  • guloguloguy
    guloguloguy 2 months ago +1

    .....IMHO: I used to ingest ACV, and or lemon juice, fairly regularly. However, the last time that I went to my Dentist, they seemed to be noticing that my teeth seemed to be in worsening condition!..... How can One AVOID any negative dental side effects of consuming these "acidic" fluids?!... Perhaps drink them with a small diameter straw?!....

  • Sudhir Kankal
    Sudhir Kankal 2 months ago

    Dr, cover benefits of butter milk

  • Stinger-1 Harmony
    Stinger-1 Harmony 2 months ago +1

    I want to say thank u for all the downloads u give ! Its really appreciative as not only a fan but a customer ! :) Thanx for your teaching ! U d'a bomb dig-gitti ! Aha

  • Manjunath S R
    Manjunath S R 2 months ago +1

    One cup of lemon juice translates to more than 10 lemons.

  • Levi C
    Levi C 2 months ago +1

    What do you say about the lemon rind? I blend the rind and drink it as I hear it has a lot of nutrients..

  • Deborah Carroll
    Deborah Carroll 2 months ago

    yet cranberry juice is high in oxalic acids and burns out the organic sodium in your body causing calcium to be out of solution
    people are told to drink cranberry juice for bladder infections since the oxalic acid will destroy bacteria in the urinary tract

  • Abdurrahman Haidary
    Abdurrahman Haidary 2 months ago +2

    1 cup of lemon juice has 17 g of carbs including 6 g of suger, that more than have my carbs limits of the day on keto!
    And with the other cup I will have more than my total carbs for the day!
    Did I misunderstand these informations? Any help here??

    • James Britton
      James Britton 6 hours ago

      Abdurrahman Haidary keto diet is unnecessary long term it’s a therapeutic diet for certain things . If your trying to lose weight just eat one meal a day and time it between 9-2 mid day is best trust me it worked for me while eating carbs on one meal a day dropped 40 pounds from 250-210

  • J-Tech Info
    J-Tech Info 2 months ago

    I drink Lemon Soda daily.
    Nice video Dr. You are great

  • Mel Gon
    Mel Gon 2 months ago

    I’ve gotten horrible kidney stone “attacks” during 4 out of 5 pregnancies. Usually twice each. I passed a few (with way less pain, felt like a uti) than those attacks. It seems beef triggers them. It tested calcium oxalate and beef is zero on your chart. Any insight?

  • Suri Venkata Subbarao
    Suri Venkata Subbarao 2 months ago

    I follow all of your videos and you are giving good information about food

  • Suri Venkata Subbarao
    Suri Venkata Subbarao 2 months ago

    Hi I am on keto diet since long time
    Now a days I am eating dark chocolate
    And edict to dark chocolate
    Can you please suggest me how to control and stop it
    This became my weak point

  • NaturalHI
    NaturalHI 2 months ago +1

    Citrates triggers histamine intolerance, hurts my gastritis, and I have kidney stones.

  • WE Sd
    WE Sd 2 months ago

    Dr. Berg...
    We love ya!
    Thank you so much for these videos...
    My wife has low blood suger and we discovered why she always had extreme dry eyes like sand in her eyes..
    I suffer from type II diabetes amd high blood pressure... All your vids have helped or reaffirms thing I learned from my grandmother.
    Thank you thank sir.

  • The gardener
    The gardener 2 months ago +1

    I LOVE lemons!

  • Wong V
    Wong V 2 months ago

    I like you Dr. Berg

  • Mike Leslie
    Mike Leslie 2 months ago +1

    Won’t drinking that much lemon juice kick me out of Ketosis?

    • AprilJoi5
      AprilJoi5 2 months ago

      I'd like to know a well.

  • kar wye ng
    kar wye ng 2 months ago

    I am still healthy without any kidney problems.
    I feel like following your method of drinking 1 cup lemon + 10 cups water daily.
    What will happen? am i boosting my vitamin storage or am I causing myself problems?

  • Andrew W
    Andrew W 2 months ago

    What about orange juice?

  • vic fisher
    vic fisher 2 months ago

    I have been using Potassium Citrate powder and distilled water.

  • James Deal
    James Deal 2 months ago

    To me it seemed that drinking a cup of lemon juice everyday would damage your stomach. I googled that and did not find anyone recommend drinking any LJ straight. Some warmed about drink too much lemon juice with water too often. Dr. Berg can you explain further. How did you come by that suggestion. Is there some study done?
    I have a lemon tree and would like to try it and I have no stomach issues.

    • Gloria Mary Haywood
      Gloria Mary Haywood 2 months ago

      +AprilJoi5 Will Do! I'm 3 days in ...and so far so good! I figure I'll give this strait-up lemon juice thing a solid month. Surely it will accomplish Whatever it's gonna accomplish by then!?😁 So yeah, I'll keep ya posted!😉

    • AprilJoi5
      AprilJoi5 2 months ago

      Following... Please post your results!

    • James Deal
      James Deal 2 months ago +1

      G I have a some time pain lower back, doc sent me for ultrasound did not find stones. I them went to a Urologist and ctscan found a 7mm stone. So now I know.+Gloria Mary Haywood

    • Gloria Mary Haywood
      Gloria Mary Haywood 2 months ago

      +James Deal Yep, I'm gonna do it every day,.. and just see what happens! I also heard that lemon juice is great to cleanse your liver, so I'm all for that as well! Here's the thing though: I don't even know if I've got any kidney stones or not.😁 Never had one before and my Doc doesn't seem to think so. BUT...my left lower back area has started having twinges and randomly shooting pain now and then. My Doc says sounds more like a "pulled muscle!"Hmmm?🤔 Anyways, I'll keep you posted if I experience anything Weird while drinking this amount every day! (I Trust good ole Dr. Berg!😉)

    • James Deal
      James Deal 2 months ago

      Gloria, are you going to do this every day? Would you keep us posted if you have trouble. I had some stones blasted two months ago, Still have stone power in my kidney
      Also I like the other health benefits of lemons, +Gloria Mary Haywood

  • Liv Douglas
    Liv Douglas 2 months ago +4

    Lemons the best stuff! 🍋
    Your videos so helpful,
    My family on our way to, looking and feeling better.
    I haven't arrived... 🚶🏾🚶🏾
    Sometime we come into knowledge late in life! I'll take what I can even now at 62🌱😎

  • iVlogBuzz
    iVlogBuzz 2 months ago

    What kind of foods encourage the growth of the stones? Does ACV also help in prevention like lemons do, also can I use bottled lemon too which is also rich in vit C. Thanks
    lol you said about bottled. - i use both real lemons and limes or bottled depending on circumstances.

  • Cristina Tee
    Cristina Tee 2 months ago

    Can I add the lemon juice to the cranberry juice?

  • flamengishta
    flamengishta 2 months ago

    I take a tablespoon of Potassium Citrate, is that the right kind of citrate?

  • anselb2000
    anselb2000 2 months ago

    The medical industry wishes they had pushed such truth. They would rather prescribe very expensive drugs, some of which eat up your kidney system. Hey, no more stones in kidneys that used to exist. Lemon water and sucking lemons if you are passing a stone works wonders. I passed a stone the size of an apple seed by sucking lemons and drinking lemon water and maintaining an upright posture so gravity can help, too.

  • Annie Garrett
    Annie Garrett 2 months ago +1

    I have been drinking lemon water for 10 years now & I have not gotten any cavities or sensitive teeth that you would get when the enamel wears away. Maybe its because I use a Homemade Toothpaste that is made from- Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, Baking Soda, Bentonite Clay, Coconut Oil & Peppermint Essential Oil all mixed together.

    • Jill Miller
      Jill Miller Month ago +1

      I think we use the same toothpaste! Love it!

  • Lavinia Amitroaie
    Lavinia Amitroaie 2 months ago +5

    What about Magnesium Citrate? Is that helpful?

  • Korrupted
    Korrupted 2 months ago

    Can I eat a whole lime or lemon daily rather than just juice to have the same benefits?

  • David Wayne
    David Wayne 2 months ago

    Fresh lemon is always best... But frozen lemonade also works to keep stones away.

  • MR V
    MR V 2 months ago +8

    I’m fighting kidney stones now. Your video just gave me great hope. Thank you so much.

    • cee
      cee Month ago

      May I know the size of your stones that it require surgery? I have a 10mm and 5mm but haven't done anything yet

    • MR V
      MR V Month ago +1

      Rafael Contreras
      Gracias amigo

    • MR V
      MR V Month ago

      Thank you AprilJoi5
      Not exactly the outcome I wanted however after having a stent put in just waiting on a second operation to blast these suckers. Thank you so much for your kind words.

    • AprilJoi5
      AprilJoi5 Month ago

      +MR VI'm sorry, I was never notified of your response. It does depend on the type of stones you have. But we'll take relief ANY way we can get it, right?! 👍
      I'm so sorry you've suffered... I know the fear and agony of stones. But hopefully at this point you're starting to feel better. I hope your treatment went just as planned!

    • Rafael Contreras
      Rafael Contreras Month ago

      +MR V tengo la sirugia para el 17 de junio pero le voy a llegar al doctor con el bote del chanca piedra haber que dice gracias a Dios soy libre estaba asustado..ya no

  • Daphne Christensen Greenlee

    What about freeze dried, or crystallized lemon? Such as the brand TrueLemon?? Lemons are sometimes hard to come by.

  • victor Batista
    victor Batista 2 months ago

    Excellent! that is why I feel so good when I am in Peru. I consume a lot of lemons in juice and with cebiche and my urination increase dramatically. Plus i do not have to drive so I can drink some pisco sour . Thank you Dr Berg

  • Victor D. Romero
    Victor D. Romero 2 months ago +2

    *@Dr. Berg, Can I add some liquid stevia to the Limon water and make limonade 🤔???*

  • Art Tuber-pk
    Art Tuber-pk 2 months ago

    plz make a video for the remedy of polycystic kidney

  • AxK
    AxK 2 months ago +1

    Something for Gallbladder Stones Please!

    • Aurin Aquaman the Aquarius
      Aurin Aquaman the Aquarius 27 days ago

      the amazing liver and gallbladder flush by Andreas Moritz - check it out its on you tube- I've done 7 already, they are great and very easy to do

  • Martins Buka
    Martins Buka 2 months ago

    Love love the time and passion you are putting on educating the masses. My friend in Mexico has her 17 yr daughter in the hospital with 1 one Kidney at 50% and the other with kidney stones. Can she start this protocol? What are your thoughts? Thank you so much