Kidney Stone Diet

  • Fixing the Binge-Purge Cycle

    Fixing the Binge-Purge Cycle

    Over the years, I’ve had many patients confide in me about their daily diet habits. I always feel so honored that people trust me and feel safe enough to discuss their routines – this can be difficult. One typical unhealthy pattern I find people stuck in is the binge-purge cycle.…

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  • Are Your Smoothies Causing Kidney Stones?

    Are Your Smoothies Causing Kidney Stones?

    Let’s talk about smoothies and the role they play in your stone formation and overall health. Of course, there are many dietary reasons that we form kidney stones. Today, however, we’re going to narrow our focus to smoothies because they are a popular option for stone formers. Smoothies and Kidney…

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  • What Is The Kidney Stone Diet?

    What Is The Kidney Stone Diet?

    Every year nearly one million Americans suffer through the severe pain of kidney stones, yet most kidney stones are completely avoidable. The Kidney Stone Diet will not only decrease your likelihood of taking a ride in an ambulance due to a kidney stone, but it may also help you with…

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  • How to Prevent Kidney Stones by Lowering Your Sugar Intake

    How to Prevent Kidney Stones by Lowering Your Sugar Intake

    From my personal experience, I can tell you that most of my patients do not understand the role that sugar plays in their kidney stone disease. There are two reasons sugar is a problem. One reason is that too much sugar can leach calcium from the bone and into the…

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  • How to Cook for the Kidney Stone Diet

    How to Cook for the Kidney Stone Diet

    I have a secret that I need to share with you. I am nearly 56 years old and just started cooking less than 2 years ago. I was always lucky enough to have my partners prepare the meals. I did the dishes. I thought it was a great deal for…

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  • False Promises: Why Kidney Stone Pills and Potions Don’t Work

    False Promises: Why Kidney Stone Pills and Potions Don’t Work

    Passing a kidney stone is one of the most painful health experiences a person can go through in their lifetime.   There are many pills, powders, and potions sold each year to patients who will do anything to avoid that hell ever again. These “remedies” promise patients that they will…

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  • How To Calculate Your Meat Protein Needs On The Kidney Stone Diet

    How To Calculate Your Meat Protein Needs On The Kidney Stone Diet

    Often patients come to me after being on a high protein diet for weight loss or to control their diabetes. They lost weight or controlled their blood sugar better, but gained a kidney stone as a result of eating too much protein. Most of my patients got a stone because…

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  • Is the Kidney Stone Diet a Fad Diet?

    Is the Kidney Stone Diet a Fad Diet?

    I am not a fan of fad diets. I am the ultimate party pooper when it comes to Keto, Paleo, cleanses, juicing, or any other diet that promises quick results. As a matter of fact, my friends have stopped bringing the topic up as they know I will do a…

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  • How to Get More Calcium and Prevent Kidney Stones

    How to Get More Calcium and Prevent Kidney Stones

    Did your doctor tell you to stop all dairy once you formed a stone? If so, you are not alone. Many doctors tell their patients to stop eating foods that contain calcium. The problem with this advice is that eliminating calcium from your diet can cause stones. Most stone formers,…

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  • How to Prevent Kidney Stones by Lowering Your Salt Intake

    How to Prevent Kidney Stones by Lowering Your Salt Intake

    Low Sodium Diet Every time I speak to patients about lowering the sodium in their diets the first thing they tell me is, “I don’t use a salt shaker”. That is a good start but there are so many ways for salt to creep into your diet even if you…

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  • How to Prevent Kidney Stones by Eating a Low Oxalate Diet

    How to Prevent Kidney Stones by Eating a Low Oxalate Diet

    Many kidney stone patients come to me after trying to lower their urinary oxalate levels on their own. They want to avoid forming more kidney stones but find the recommended dietary changes frustrating and confusing. They believe they have to limit or eliminate foods they have always enjoyed and considered…

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  • Kidney Stones – Fear and Prevention

    Kidney Stones – Fear and Prevention

    Because the pain from a kidney stone is so severe and unpredictable, those who have ever experienced even one stone dread getting another. Patients in my practice tell me over and over again how scared they are of forming another stone. I wanted to learn as much as I could…

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  • How Your Healthy Diet Caused Your Kidney Stones

    How Your Healthy Diet Caused Your Kidney Stones

    Most of my patients come to me saying… “I finally started eating healthy, I lost 63 pounds, and then I got a stone.” Now what? It can be very frustrating to realize your “healthy” diet is the reason you made a kidney stone. I often find my job as a…

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  • How to eat a high calcium low sodium diet

    How to eat a high calcium low sodium diet

    Many patients assume that they are forming calcium stones and should therefore limit their calcium intake. That assumption could not be more wrong. Low calcium diet won’t stop your stones and may even increase your risk. Lets not forget that our bones are in desperate need of calcium to avoid…

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  • How to wean off sugar

    How to wean off sugar

    Who doesn’t love dessert? I, for one, thoroughly enjoy cookies, cake, and ice cream, but I keep it for here and there and not everywhere. I know that many of you love it, too, because you tell me everyday that this is the hardest thing for you to avoid. But…

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  • How to eat a low sodium diet

    How to eat a low sodium diet

    One of the most common things I hear throughout the day when I talk about eating a low sodium diet is ‘I don’t use the salt shaker.’ Using salt shakers is the least of our problems. The message is: Salt is in everything we eat, from cereal to soda. Salt…

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“The Kidney Stone Diet is far more than just a diet; this plan is life-altering!”

“The group calls will transform you physically and emotionally. Once you start this journey, your health naturally improves. I have lost a total of 40 pounds and have consistently kept it off. The group calls are such support; this is more like family than a zoom meeting to stay accountable. Jill is far more than a nurse; she is a life coach. Her platform is invaluable.”

Kim J. | Kidney Stone Prevention Course

“The best decision I’ve made has been to join this group.”

“I have been working on weight loss for many years. This group has kept me on track and has helped my continued success with my weight loss.”

Kate L. | Group Calls with Jill

“I have been following the Meal Plan for about 6 weeks and I feel amazing.”

“Eating healthy has also encouraged me to go to bed earlier, so I am also getting more sleep. Because of that, I have been able to get up before work and exercise! So yes, the positive effects are spilling over into all areas of a healthy lifestyle.”

Jerry T. | Meal Plan Subscriber

“I have been a part of the group calls with Jill for the last 14 months, and they are essential to being so successful with the Kidney Stone Diet Prevention Plan.”

Sarah B. | Group Calls with Jill

“These calls are the gold of this program!!”

“I can’t say enough about how Jill knows just the right questions to ask us or how she prods us to think about what is going on in our lives.”

Monica K. | Group Calls with Jill

“I took the course with Jill, and my second 24 hour urine was MUCH better than the first.”

“She gives very practical information, and it WORKS. I was totally overwhelmed at first. I got very poor diet information from my doctors. Jill made it easy for me to understand, and I took it one day at a time. I still watch her videos when I need a tune-up. Jill is the best, and she really cares about all of us. Take the course—it will help you!!!”

Mark J. | Kidney Stone Prevention Course