I have seen grown men come to their knees with debilitating pain when experiencing kidney stones – almost everyone knows someone who has suffered the incredible pain. I am frequently asked what causes kidney stones, what foods to avoid and what natural supplementation and/or lifestyle changes can assist with both the prevention of stones as well as to assist the body in dissolving them. The following should answer most questions.

According to the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, white males over age 50 are most at risk for kidney stones in the U.S. Symptoms range from severe abdominal pain or pain in the side or back, blood in the urine, fever and nausea.

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Defining MARS

MARS is adverse reactions to toxic chemicals in the air, food, water, and unnatural substances, at concentrations generally considered harmless to the healthy population.

People with MARS manifest acute sensitivity to natural gas fumes, gasoline, paints/varnishes, car exhaust, dyes and chemicals in fabrics, molds, pesticides/herbicides, synthetic clothing and fabrics, synthetic or chemically-treated carpets, cleaning materials, over-the-counter and prescription medications, personal care and cleaning products, phenolated compounds, synthetic fragrances and perfumes, and smoke from cigarettes or other sources, to mention a few.

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The youngest older generation ever

When people hear I’m a grandparent of four they comment “you can’t possibly be” – but a proud grandparent I am. Likewise, are the over 75 million baby-boomers who are entering this amazingly rewarding right of passage and redefining their image about how a grandparent looks, acts, and thinks.

Every eight seconds another baby boomer turns 50
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