This common mistake causes kidney stones?

Think about the most painful experience you’ve ever had…

Was it stubbing a toe? Cutting your finger? Childbirth? Surgery?

Or—perhaps it was passing a kidney stone.

Indeed, for those who have passed one, I guarantee you’ll never forget it.

And since roughly 1 in 10 people will suffer from kidney stones in their lifetime, let’s talk about how THIS common mistake could cost your comfort.

The more you indulge…

I’m talking about the Standard American Diet (SAD)…

And how it’s full of calories from added sugars—which, according to research, fuels kidney stones.

In a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, researchers looked at data from just over 28,300 adults from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007-2018).

After adjusting for certain factors, researchers compared dietary intake by quartiles.

Simply put—and unsurprisingly—those who consumed the MOST added sugars (highest quartile) experienced the greatest prevalence of kidney stones.

But get this…

Those who consumed “just” 25 percent of their daily calories from added sugars experienced almost twice the likelihood of kidney stones.

And when you consider how sugar-sweetened beverages account for close to 35 percent of all added sugars in the SAD…

I really hope this finding opens some eyes.

Dangerous ingredients

Now, as a reader of mine, you’re no stranger to my favorite phrase: Sugar kills.

Especially added sugar—which is a key ingredient in processed foods.

But that’s not the only dietary disaster hiding in these Frankenfoods. In fact, another substance that forms kidney stones in the body is calcium phosphate.

So, let’s talk about inorganic phosphates—the preservatives and food stabilizers that are routinely added to processed and packaged foods.

As part of another recent study, researchers found that these phosphate additives significantly increase the concentration of phosphorus in your blood, which ALSO promotes kidney stones.

In other words, two of the most common processed food ingredients are found to contribute to kidney stone risk.

Are you ready to start saying “no” to the SAD yet?

Instead, say “yes” to a whole foods approach—like my A-List Diet. (Click here to learn more about this healthy eating plan.)

Additional tips for avoiding kidney stones include:

  • Staying hydrated
  • Increasing veggie intake
  • Engaging in regular exercise
  • Supplementing with calcium (500 mg daily), vitamin B6 (50 mg daily), and magnesium orotate (32 mg daily) or magnesium taurate (125 mg daily)

For more details, check out the June 2021 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives (“WARNING: The modern-day health crisis no one is talking about”).

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“Higher Occurrence of Kidney Stones With More Added Sugar.” Medscape, 08/04/2023. (