Kidney stone issues...and the primal diet
My husband has had kidney stone issues since 1999. He is now 32 years old. Last July he had kidney stone surgery because he had a stone stuck in his ureter. His kidney had actually shut down because of the blockage. He only has issues with his left kidney, the right has never made a stone. Since 1999 he has had 6 kidney stone surgeries. Last year his doctor actually tested the stones (no doctor had thought to do that) and they were found to be mostly calcium. He was prescribed a diuretic and a potassium pill and told to limit meat. He's had follow up appointments every 2 months since July. In November his kidney was clear. On Monday, the x-ray showed two 2 millimeter stones in the left kidney. The doctor feels that since they grew so fast, that maybe these stones are a different kind, caused by uric acid build up. Meat is high in uric acid.
What do we do? We've been trying to eat primally. Meat, veggies, dairy, nuts and a little fruit. He does drink a lot of tea (no sweeteners) and tea is high in uric acid too, if I'm reading correctly. Should he give up tea? Cut back on meat consumption? I can't find any specific info regarding kidney stones on Mark's Daily Apple.
Avoid a high oxalate diet too. A lot of common veggies have them.