What Others Say.
Below, you’ll find stories from patients just like you along with some of the kind words I’ve received from members of the Kidney Stone Prevention Course.
Susan came to me and was in despair. She had met with his urologist many times but was still suffering from chronic stones. Over the years she had had 5 lithotripsies and many stents. She’d been on antibiotics on and off for several years due to urinary tract infections.
Susan suffered from such excruciating pain, she was afraid to travel. Her doctor told her to stop eating all green, leafy, vegetables, and drink at least one gallon of water per day.
Along with her kidney stone issues, Susan was a diabetic and changed her diet following her nephrologists advice. She lowered her blood sugar by following the Keto diet but gained a kidney stone. By the time she got to me, she was frustrated, fearful, confused, and wanted to give up.
Susan’s first sentence to me was, “I thought I was being healthy. I changed everything for my diabetes, lost 13 pounds, felt great, and now I have kidney stones and my urologist says it is because I am eating too many veggies. What am I supposed to do now?”
I wish I could say that this is a rare conversation I have with clients, but unfortunately, it is very common.
Susan • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
Doug, who is 56, has made stones on and off since he was 32. He is a salesman who takes clients out to eat frequently, travels with pain medication “just in case,” and tries his best to drink more water like his doctor has told him to do during each visit.
He is 50 pounds overweight, has high blood pressure, and doesn’t understand why he keeps making new stones.
“I’m drinking all that I can and I rarely have to use the bathroom. I don’t understand it.
My doctor told me to drink, and I am, but I still make stones. I am missing work because of all the surgeries and my boss is getting less tolerant of my absences. I don’t know how much more I can take of this and I am afraid I am going to lose my job.”
Doug • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
John had one kidney stone and the pain and surgery related to it was enough for him to seek out help immediately. He did a 24-hour urine collection, went over the results with his doctor, changed his diet and he didn’t get another stone for nearly a year.
Right around 5 months after changing his diet, thinking he was “in the clear,” he slowly started adding back in some old foods. Before long, his diet reverted right back to where he started when he made his first stone. By year’s end, he was headed back to the ER for intense pain. He had formed another stone.
John • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
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Are you trying to figure out if you can afford Jill’s Kidney Stone Prevention Program? This may help you decide.
I have reviewed my medical bills from 12/31/17 through 12/31/18. Over this period, I had 2 kidney stones that led me to the hospital. Both were 3mm stones. One was treated with pain meds and I was released. I caught the sucker at home. That was New Year’s Eve. A stent was implanted and I had to wear a leg catheter.
I estimate I was unable to go into work for at least 5 days during these episodes. Luckily I didn’t lose any pay from work.
Renal forniceal rupture is a common finding in patients with ureteral obstruction. It is thought to be due to increased renal pelvis pressure from backup of urine, causing one or more renal fornices to leak urine.
My insurance was billed $48,740 for kidney stone related charges over that year. The contracted amount (aka allowed amount) with my insurer was $11,308. I paid $3,206.
Prior to that, I had a kidney stone in mid December 2016 (my first one).
I signed up for Jill’s Prevention Program in February 2018. In December 2018, I had a stone-free kidney ultrasound exam and a good report back on my Litholink results. I haven’t had any kidney stone related problems sinse February 2018.
Jill’s program is $189.00.
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You know Jill’s AMAZING Prevention Program and Accountability Group are worth it when you have your urine analysis follow up with your (awesome) doctor and there’s nothing new he adds to the conversation!
Once again, Jill prepared me for success, health, and to be the best patient! Thank you, Jill Harris!!! I will be renewing my accountability group for the third time. Your guidance and support have given me the tools and the courage to nourish my body and to not make any more stones!!!
Just finished Jill’s course! Bravo, Jill Harris, and thank you, thank you, thank you! You talked about so many things that my four (former) urologists never mentioned at all. I feel educated and confident going forward with dietary changes and less fear, which is huge for me.
During the 12 years she worked at Litholink Jill Harris gave thousands of kidney stone patients the advice and support they needed to achieve dietary and lifestyle changes their physicians had prescribed for them. She is an invaluable resource for patients and their families.
Fredric L. Coe • Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago
“It can be a daunting task to follow a low salt and low oxalate diet, especially if you suffer from other conditions that often necessitate eating foods that are high in oxalate. Jill Harris has the experience and communication skills to help people solve often complex dietary dilemmas. I highly recommend her”.
Robert Nadler, MD • Director of Endourology and Stone Disease, Northwestern Medicine
From course members
“I received very little nutritional advice from my urologist— a single sheet listing from a drug company—and told to greatly increase my water intake. Spinach was listed on the sheet but I wish it had been highlighted in some way.
I increased my hydration and somehow got the idea that as long as my urine stayed clear, I would be fine.
I was wrong.
I began researching the nutrition of stone formation via the internet and found the info from Dr. Coe and Jill Harris. I began to learn more specific details about stone prevention and started to feel more confident and less stressed.
Then I took Jill’s 5 Step Course and all the pieces fell into place.
I returned to my urologist’s office and asked them about a 24 hour urine collection. The resulting Litholink test results were fantastic! All risk factors were LOW. I am so much happier and healthier. Thank you, Jill, for your dedication to stone prevention and for filling a huge need in healthcare.
If you are new to living with kidney stone disease, do yourself a favor and learn from Jill. If a picky eater, meat-bread-potatoes guy like myself can change to low salt, low sugar, limited oxalate, and measured protein and fiber, anyone can.
YOU are in charge of your health—dedicate yourself to Jill’s recommendations and you will be healthier and happier!”
Sandy • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
“The Course is exceptionally helpful. The information was well presented and the time allowed for personal, specific, questions was particularly helpful. The complexity of the issues means that I am developing questions now I never considered prior to taking the Course. I think that will continue as I begin working a prevention program and have additional urine analysis testing done over the next few months. I appreciate Jill’s willingness to answer questions and the Facebook groups’ online presence to continue my “education” on how to avoid future stone formation. My many thanks to Jill and Dr. Coe for the tremendous efforts they are putting into finding ways to help more stone formers understand their disease and how to manage it.”
“Before I took the course I was pulling my hair out with confusion. There is so much misinformation throughout the internet. I was scared to death to eat anything and didn’t understand so many things like the balance between enough dietary calcium, the importance of limiting sodium, sugar, high oxalate foods, animal protein and getting citrate sources. I thought I was always drinking enough water, but I wasn’t. I didn’t know about supersaturation and how important that is. I learned so much in just 5 videos of the course. To me it was a godsend.“
Karen S • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
“I loved Jill’s course! I learned so much and realized that I did not need to feel overwhelmed. Taking the course helped me to understand what was best for me according to my 24 hr urine collection and what type of stones I was forming.”
Joe • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
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“Best class! Helped me understand what the doctor was not explaining when it came to prevention. What I really liked was all the detail as well as the passion!”
Terri E • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
“Today I watched part 2 of the video course. I thought I had learned all i could about fluids. Nope. I learned much more and even got some chuckles because she is so real and so funny. It’s almost as if you know her. I highly recommend this course.”
Gail • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
“Thank you Jill! As I’ve said to you before, you have provided hope for many. I have learned so much from you and Dr. Coe.”
Carolyn • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
“Jill and her class have taught me so much about kidney stones and my health. She provides a wealth of information and was helpful when I had questions. It is well worth the time and money to know more about my health and kidney stones.”
Debbie • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
“When I was diagnosed with a kidney stone that required back-to-back ER visits and surgery, I knew I had to figure out what to do avoid having another stone. I never want to experience that pain and trauma again.
I make my living as a researcher, so I did what I do best and started searching for information. I was confused and frustrated by all the conflicting information I found on the Internet about kidney stones and stone prevention.
Luckily, I found Dr. Fredric Coe’s website through the University of Chicago, which led me to Jill Harris. I read every word of Jill’s website and knew that she would be able to help me; and, when I met with my urologist not only did he know of Dr. Coe and Jill’s work, he was thrilled that I wanted to work with her.
I have coached privately with Jill, and I have taken her online course. These have made all the difference for me and were some of the best money I have ever spent on my health.
In addition, Jill doesn’t leave you hanging after the video course is over. It can take some time to integrate the knowledge you gain into your day-to-day life. Her 6-Month Accountability Group has been and continues to be a tremendous tool for me as I continue to take charge of my own health. Being able to touch base regularly with Jill, as well as with others who have experienced what I have experienced has been just as important to me as the course was.
I cannot recommend Jill highly enough. If you really want to know how to prevent another stone, Jill can help you.”
Adrienne R • Kidney Stone Prevention Course Member
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