Choose This not That for Kidney Stones (Oxalate). Inside this colorful app, you will find easy to follow suggestions on how to improve your health through nutrition and the food choices you make every day. This app represents the most comprehensive and actionable nutrition guidelines for how to prevent and combat calcium oxalate kidney stones. If you rather tackle health issues and risks through proper nutrition and lifestyle changes as opposed to prescription drugs and other typical medical treatments, then this app is for you! Last improvement & data update: May 2016.
This app includes two powerful, unique and interactive features: "Is this food good for me?" and "Suggest", and appropriate alternative therapies & herbal medicines. Through colorful images you can view suitability of various foods for avoiding kidney stones, or you can request suggestions for the best food items for you within a food group. There is absolutely nothing like it in the market!
Unfortunately, health issues often come our way in groups of two or more. If we are obese or under stress, then chances are we are also at risk with a number of other health issues such as cancer, high blood pressure, or Vitamin D deficiency. Each health issue often is accompanied with or results in other health complications, thus the need for looking at a combination of health concerns and risks when formulating our nutrition plans and lifestyle changes. It is for that reason, that we have included separate guidelines for those who might suffer from any of the following likely conditions or risks along with kidney stones: Crohn’s disease, diabetes type 2, diarrhea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, HIV/AIDS, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obesity, stress, and urinary tract infection (UTI).
One of the factors that makes “Choose This not That” series of publications different from all others available to you in the market is that we offer nutrition guidelines for likely COMBINATIONS of illnesses and risks that may be relevant to your situation. We also give you specific guidance by telling you exactly which fish, fruit, vegetable, nut … is the best for you as well as listing the worst items. We give you an ordered list of food items within each food group, not just a food group.
Calcium oxalate is the most common type of kidney stone. But there are other types of stones, such as calcium phosphate and uric acid based stones. Please look for our apps for these other types of stones when they become available.
All the material and suggestions presented in this app are based on the content licensed from Personal Remedies, LLC. The primary sources used by Personal Remedies are US government sources such as USDA (US Department of Agriculture) and NIH (National Institute of Health).
“Proper nutrition and other alternative treatments show great promise in preventing and treating many of the illnesses that we deal with every day. I encourage all my patients to follow appropriate nutrition and research other options for themselves. The Choose This Not That series are an excellent step towards improving people’s knowledge in this area.”
Shahin Tabatabaei, MD
Mass General Hospital; Harvard Medical School
“The Choose This Not That series of books and apps provide dietary recommendations focused on common chronic health problems. They are easy to understand and thus easy to implement into daily life. Most doctors would find it difficult to discuss dietary recommendations at the level of detail found in the series. They should serve as a valuable complement in helping people manage chronic illnesses through dietary and lifestyle modifications.”
Andrew Lenhardt, MD
Lahey Clinic, Hamilton, MA