Paxful Breaks Ground On Nigerian School In #builtwithbitcoin Initiative

October 21, 2020 by  
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There has been a great initiative that has risen to a significant extent right now. It is the #BuiltWithBitcoin initiative that we are talking about. This has transformed approximately 100 schools already and has set foot in Nigeria’s school on September 17 as announced by peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace Paxful.

Thisinittiave began in the year 2017 with a collaboration with a humanitarian organization, Zam Zam water. The first two schools were based in Rwanda and completed in 2017a and 2018, respectively. The third one was built in Kenya in the year 2020. And the list goes on.

The school is basically located in the Ankara Nandu community and belongs to the Sanga Local. It serves an estimated 100-120 children that are at the age of three to six years. It also acts as an education center for adults during the evenings. Thus, this one school is providing education to all the students residing in the entire city, which can sometimes result in inefficient teaching. Thus, the company focused on better school facilities.

Why this city even? This is because currently, 4000 people are residing in this city and are underdeveloped. It consists of just one school that provides both primary and secondary education to the students, as mentioned by the CEO of Paxful. They have a lack of the necessary supplements and resources and have a limited school infrastructure. They are in the real need of quality learning resources. Thus, investing and transforming lives with bitcoins is surely an excellent option to serve society by enhancing education.

Furthermore, the schools will have solar panels that will save up from the electricity expenses and even take care of the frequent fluctuations. They have even focused on providing the students with filtered water to keep the students’ health safe and sound. The filtered water is sold at a reasonable price to provide them with the feasibility to afford them easily.

They also cover the entire fees involved with the whole school’s entire processesses, including the staff salaries, bills, supplies, etc.  They finance even the uniforms of the students. Great, right? Such great contributions to society are surely something to rave about!

They’ve even expanded and have raised funds for the relief against the pandemic in Africa. They have reached an amount of a whopping $35,000 already!

Thus, this is undoubtedly an excellent initiative taken by Paxful for the betterment of society as a whole. Education is a complete necessity. Underprivileged and underdeveloped cities need the attention to upgrade their infrastructure so that they can provide at least a decent education to their students. Furthermore, Bitcoin’s use is undoubtedly the most innovative deal here since this will raise awareness about cryptocurrencies among the students.

This is certainly for a golden cause. They have aimed to build and upgrade many such schools in the upcoming years to improve the quality of education in the entire world. And why not? Aren’t these children basically the future of this world? Initiatives like these should be supported and given adequate encouragement for an overall increment of society, which is pretty essential right now provided such cities’ scenarios.

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The Emergence Of Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds

October 5, 2020 by  
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Risk-averse investors have always believed in hedge funds and analysts to guide their money in the right direction under all market conditions. With the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, analysts have found a new edge in hedge funds. However, timing is an important player. Even under extreme stress scenarios, the huge growth of Bitcoins has increased the investor’s faith in cryptocurrency.

Accessible infrastructure makes transactions via block chain easy and makes it possible for investors to exchange crypto with fiat currency, enabling the big fishes to swim in the new found waters. With the creation of a perfect entry for hedge funds, the small volume asset like Bitcoin, which recently touched the $100 billion market capitalization benchmark and the ever interested population of investors, have taken the plunge. Though there has been both dismay and accolades in the crypto community, one thing is for sure – The returns so far have been excellent.

What is a Cryptocurrency Hedge fund?

A Cryptocurrency Hedge fund, unlike a Cryptocurrency Index fund, is a way for an investor to invest in a large group of underlying securities. Expert analysts manage these funds, re-balance as and when required, and continuously analyze. This manoeuvring helps investors in garnering profits.

Cryptocurrency Hedge funds are of two types at present. One has portfolios containing exclusively cryptocurrency, and the other has mixed cryptocurrency with different asset types.

The first type of cryptocurrency hedge fund seeks to maximize profits by adding newly offered coins to the mix. In contrast, the second type of cryptocurrency hedge funds is more risk averse and produces lesser profits.

Asset under Management.

A recent survey by PWC and Elwood Asset Management Services Ltd, titled “2020 Crypto Hedge Fund Report,” has shown that the cryptocurrency hedge funds’ assets under management have significantly risen to $2 billion at the end of last year. This industry is expected to grow more along with the price of Bitcoins.

The 2020 report states that there are around 150 active crypto hedge funds. Two-third of which were launched in 2018 or 2019.

Most cryptocurrencies surveyed traded BTC at 97%, followed by ETC at 67%, XRP at 38%, LTC at 38%, BCH at 31%, and EOS at 25%. The price increase of cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin that increased from $3872 on Jan 1, 2019, to $7174 on Dec 31, 2019, is also considered to be a factor in the increase of AUM.

Several analysts have predicted that the interest in cryptocurrencies from institutional investors will increase post the COVID -19 pandemic.

The vast majority of investors in cryptocurrency hedge funds are either family offices or high net worth individuals. A growing number of funds have been investing in cryptocurrency hedge funds, causing the whole ecosystem to emerge massively.

Wall Street has also become more open to BTC (Bitcoin) as a new asset class. With more and more talent shifting from the traditional hedge funds to the digital assets proves that cryptocurrency is here to stay.

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Bulgarian Police Arrested 2 Bitcoin Farmers As They Were Caught Stealing 1.5 Million USD In Electricity

September 7, 2020 by  
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This news contains everything about two citizens of Bulgaria who were accused of robbing approximately 1.5 million USD in electricity utilized for running cryptocurrency mining farms in an illicit way.

Those two men are already arrested by the Bulgarian authorities for stealing more than 1.5 million USD. On the basis of a report made on Bulgaria Today, it says that the police detained them in a small Bulgarian town called Kyustendil.

Details on the News

All the representatives from the CEZ Electro Bulgaria and the ODMVR, the acronym for “Oblast-Directorate-of-the-Ministry-of-Interior-Affairs” made their statements at a conference. They said that the two inhabitants of Bulgaria, both from Sofia aged 38 & 31 respectively, were caught red-handed while they were funneling power to two illicit crypto mining farmsteads for 3 to 6 months. Nonetheless, the proofs say that the mining tool was present at the robbing site for over one year.

Philip Yordanov, the Deputy Director of CEZ, said that this incident is the biggest robbery of electricity that was ever detected. They stole so much power from the facility, it was enough to provide electricity to the neighboring township for approximately one month.

Before the two criminals were released to await trial, they were detained by the police for 24 hours.

Similar Incidents

There are numerous unethical cryptocurrency miners who have attempted to do similar kinds of crimes in many countries as those criminals gradually learned the profit they can have through these illicit approaches.

In China

One such incident also took place in China where 22 suspects were taken under police custody in July 2019  and are still considered to be one biggest theft in the crypto-realm. They were put in the main suspect list as they were involved in an unlawful mining farm making the usage of 3 million USD in robbed electric power. Police have impounded 4000 mining rigs at 9 respected factories.

In Russia

Russian officials have also tried to make stricter rules against Bitcoin miners robbing electric power. In June 2020, police arrested a man of 30. He was charged for looting almost 500000 USD in electricity from the state power network.

In March, another man was arrested along with his 9 assistants for getting involved in a similar crime where they stole around 200000 USD in electricity per month to mine cryptocurrency.

 

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Huobi Links With Japan STO Association Besides MUFG And Other 10 Players

August 20, 2020 by  
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Houbi has finally become a part of the regional self-regulatory organization that acts as a pillar to the evolution of offerings of security tokens.

The Japanese branch of Huobi has linked with JSTOA, which stands for the Japan-Security-Token-Offering-Association. It joined the association in the form of a supporting member besides FXCoin, Zaif, and other 8 regional cryptocurrency players. This info is completely based on a report published earlier on the 3rd of August, 2020.

Chen’s Declaration

Haiteng Chen, the CEO of Huobi’s Japanese branch made a clarification through the statement saying that a complete member needs to be a securities company that would be possessing a Finance 1 license.

The CEO also added that for not having this particular license, they would not be capable of applying for a complete membership. The Japanese branch puts its focus on streamlining the security tokens’ transactions tracking this specific self-regulatory body.

JSTOA’s Main Task

The Japan-Security-Token-Offering-Association(JSTOA) came into being in 2019’s October. It was started by six leading brokerages of Japan including Rakuten Securities and SBI Securities.

The main duty of the Japan-Security-Token-Offering-Association(JSTOA) is to act as a strong backbone to the evolution of the offerings of security tokens in such an approach that makes sure that there is the protection of the investors along with lawful compliance. In the month of April 2020, the JSTOA came up with a set of guidelines that says everything about how to divide electronic record transfer rights from customer assets.

Japan Stands Out

The report says that Houbi’s CEO Mr. Chen also stated that the JSTOA team agrees with the principles and they have quoted the motto of the association which is ‘to promote and popularize security token to revive the financial and capital market’, for fostering developed industry and for carrying on the international competing nature. This is the comment that made the CEO of crypto exchange say that Japan is the one nation of very few nations that lead and initiate an obedience system for digital assets.

Japan is Keeping Pace with Cryptocurrency

For the time being, the FSA, also known as the Financial Services Agency, has declared that Ryozo Himino is its current chief. He is considered to be very much optimistic regarding the crypto real. Concurrently, Kazushige Kamiyama was elected as the leader of a research team of CBDC by the Bank of Japan.

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Major Twitter Hack Ropes In Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Kanye West

August 4, 2020 by  
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On the 15th of July, 2020, Twitter fans frenzied over hacked accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Kanye West, among others. The attackers were Bitcoin thieves who tried to target cryptocurrency owners and steal their Bitcoins.

Elon Musk’s tweet read, “I’m feeling generous because of Covid-19. I’ll double any BTC payment sent to my BTC address for the next one hour. Good luck, and stay safe out there!”

Whereas, Bill Gates’ hacked tweet said, “Everyone is asking me to give back, and now is the time. I’m doubling all payments sent to my BTC address in the next 30 minutes. You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000. Only going on for 30 minutes! Enjoy!”

Such tweets were seen across Twitter. They would appear and then vanish after some time, only to reappear moments later. Other Twitter handles such as @Bitcoin Twitter, Binance, Apple, Gemini, Uber, and Coinbase also were among the accounts that were hacked. Barack Obama was also among the many politicians, celebrities, and executives whose accounts were hacked.

Bill Gates’ team gave a statement refuting the tweet saying, “We can confirm that this tweet was not sent by Bill Gates. This appears to be part of a larger issue that Twitter is facing. Twitter is aware and working to restore the account.”

Twitter, on the other hand, called this hack a “coordinated social engineering attack.” The investigation into the same is ongoing, although the manner of the attack and the reason was rather clear.

Twitter sent out a tweet in response to the attack saying, “We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools.”

This wide-scale hack raised questions on what Twitter was doing to save accounts of the people using this social media networking site. Twitter has previously had such cryptocurrency attacks; however, none were on such a massive extent.

An earlier attack in 2018 had compromised the Twitter accounts of Google’s G Suit and Target in a similar cryptocurrency racket. In 2019, the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked where the hackers sent out racist, anti-Semitic, and sexist tweets. Despite such attacks, it seems like Twitter has failed to provide a better security system for the millions of users currently using their site.

Hackers had given out a link in this large-scale attack on the 15th of July for innocent cryptocurrency users to send their Bitcoins. The link had recorded that it received close to 12.30776555 BTC, which is approximately $113,572.

In response to the hack, Twitter immediately blocked verified account users from temporarily tweeting or resetting their passwords. Although users have been given back access to their accounts, Twitter employees are still working towards fixing the problem and providing a more secure system.

Meanwhile, an Instagram account, Crypto For Health, claimed that the attack was made by them. They posted a story on their Instagram profile, which read, “It was a charity attack. Your money will find its way to the right place.” This news is yet to be verified by Twitter and other authorities.

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Cryptocurrencies Could Undermine Obsolete Laws, Says Cybersecurity Expert

July 29, 2020 by  
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How many of us hope for a change in our ages-old finance system in a rapidly changing world? I think there are many. However, the change in the current age is more than necessary; it might not satisfy the ruler’s sweet tooth. The same old rules for transactions, taxation, deductions, fees and its high time there’s a change in all these but do you see the process moving ant faster or at all? No, right. Cryptocurrency seems to solve many of these outdated laws. Wondering how? Read through and find out the views of the famous cybersecurity expert Pavol Luptak’s observations and insights on this:

Luptak’s overview of the Crypto market:

According to Luptak, the modern century needs modern laws, and the cryptocurrency can achieve that by abolishing some of the Obsolete laws. Below are some of the spikes from Luptak’s perceptions:

  • Free from the clutches of taxes:

Imagine you have a registered firm within your state or country laws and how paying innumerable taxes can be of a burden. Luptak says with the offshore firm management system these days, and you can simply create a hidden firm with crypto assets instead of traditional transactions which are impossible to impose can lead to a significant downfall in the taxes.

  • Taking over the decentralized business with crypto transactions:

Many local decentralized businesses that are off the government’s hook have the chance of choosing their own payment methods for transactions. What if the business accepts the anonymous crypto transactions which are off the chart? The business can save some tax amount on transactions, and the client can get the product or service for less price because of no taxation. When there’s a win-win for both sides, wouldn’t it be beneficial?

As the Governments cannot track these transactions, cryptocurrency can give birth to an unidentified and unacknowledged business.

  • Virtue & Evil forms of technology:

Decentralizing may be the key to technologically saving money. But there’s always a threat of digital currency fluctuations. Sure, the evolving technology fulfils the needs of future technology, but it always comes with a price to pay with several cyber threats. But well, there isn’t any stable progression without the downfall, and so this goes.

Old is not gold all the time. Pavol Luptak’s views about cryptocurrency’s rise in the outworn rules of the 21st century have brought a different perspective in the financial specialists. The update to old-school rules are awaited enough, and before they fall to the ground, they should be equalized to bring justice to people.

 

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How To Use The Powerful Fat Burner Phen375

June 1, 2019 by  
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Phen375 is a powerful weight-loss supplement that should be taken in a special manner for best results. Taking this improperly may not yield the exact results you would want for yourself. Phen375 will change your life if you know how to use it properly!

Set Up Your Goals

First you should decide what your goals are. Do you want to lose 10 pounds or 50 pounds? Also set a target date for achieving these goals. Be realistic. Don’t expect to lose 30 pounds in two weeks. Attempting to lose weight that quickly can be damaging to your health. Phen375 is designed to burn fat at an accelerated pace, but not a dangerous pace as mentioned here.

Choose A Diet Plan

Next you should set up a diet plan to follow. You don’t need to eliminate entire macronutrients or go on a strict diet. Just remove processed junk and eat more plants. Be sure to stay adequately hydrated. Phen375 will help you shed the weight and keep it off, but following a poor diet doesn’t help at all. Fad diets last a month, but you best believe you will gain all of that weight back and then some.

Avoid Hunger And Fad Diets

Since fat burners increase your appetite, you need to eat throughout the day. Every three hours is recommended. Minimize fat content and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and even potatoes. This will keep your body in fat burning mode. Going hungry for too long makes your body think it is starving. This will slow weight loss and make you cranky! Phen375 can increase thirst, so be sure to drink plenty of water as well. Three liters is the recommended minimum.

Get In Some Exercise

Exercising daily will also help your body stay in fat burning mode. Phen375 can help build muscle, so if you participate in strength exercises like push ups and squats, you will notice that improvement as well. Muscle mass increases natural metabolism. Even after you finish Phen375 you will still be burning calories and fat.

Conclusion

Phen375 is a potent supplement, but it isn’t a miracle drug. Taking it daily with water and food will be your best bet. Don’t starve yourself while taking this supplement. Be sure to get adequate calories and carbohydrates, and reduce your fat intake. This supplement will be a great addition to your lifestyle to help you lose weight faster than before, without cravings, weakness or excessive hunger pains!

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Acai Berry Weight Loss

May 24, 2019 by  
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You have probably heard the claims that something called the acai berry can help you loose weight. Unfortunately most of us probably don’t know what the acai berry is or how it can help a person loose weight.

The acai berry is the fruit harvested from the acai palm, a kind of tree that grows in Central and South America. This fruit which really isn’t a “berry” has been eaten for centuries by Native Americans in some parts of Brazil. Juice from the acai berry is used in everything from smoothies to liquors.

In the last few years the dietary supplement industry has discovered the acai berry. A wide variety of acai berry supplements, pills and other products that promise to help people with everything from weight loss to diabetes are being sold.

The claim is that the acai berry has high levels of antioxidants which can promote better health. The antioxidants work much like similar nutrients in red wine and grape juice. Scientists have found that other fruits such as grapes.

There are no scientific studies verifying acai berry weight loss claims or other claims that acai berries promote good health. There is quite a bit of evidence that a great many of the acai berry products being sold online are nothing but scams.

Consumers should be very careful when looking for acai berry products online because all sorts of sleazy tactics have been used by acai berry marketers. There have been reports that persons who ordered free samples of acai berry online were asked to provide their credit card information. These consumers later reported that the acai berry companies placed recurring charges on their credit cards.

Even though acai berry may not do what its promoters claim there is probably no harm in eating freeze dried acai berries or using an acai berry supplement. Since acai berries are a fruit and doctors recommend that people should eat more fruit acai berries can be part of a healthy diet.

Adding freeze dried acai berries to your diet might be a good way to consume more fiber and antioxidants. Such acai berries could be a good healthy alternative to fattening snack foods.

Always be careful where you order your acai berries from. There are many scam artists out there using acai berries as a front for efforts to steal your credit card information. Ordering from a reputable web site that is registered with the Better Business Bureau should keep your credit card information safe.

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Tinnitus

April 17, 2019 by  
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Tinnitus is a noise heard inside your ear caused by damage to the cochlea, a small organ in the internal ear. The most common cause of tinnitus is chronic and loud noise exposure. It can also be associated with other diseases, such as Meniere’s diseas(see section on Meniere’s), and it often occurs with hearing loss-but it is not caused by it. Other causes of tinnitus include wax blockage, infection, and tumor of the auditory nerve.

Common Symptoms

The noise can be several varieties, including buzzing, ringing, crickets, roaring, hissing, or whistling. It can be intermittent or continuous, and it is usually more prominent at night.

What You Need to Know

Treatable causes of tinnitus (infection, tumor) should be ruled out by an examination or testing. In addition, there are more than 200 medications (including nonprescription) that can cause tinnitus, especially aspirin, some antibiotics, and quinine. If you are taking any medications, check the Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) to see whether that medication can cause tinnitus. Because noise exposure is the primary cause of chronic tinnitus, always wear hearing protection. Loud music increases the risk, so those who listen to rock music or other music at high decibel levels should be warned of the risks.

General Recommendations

Diet: Salt, caffeine, alcohol, and smoking can make tinnitus worse and should be reduced or eliminated.

Your balanced healing action plan for Tinnitus

Step 1: Undergo Acupuncture

Acupuncture can resolve or reduce tinnitus long term, and I recommend it first. The longer the tinnitus is present, the more difficult it is for acupuncture to be effective. Principal points usually are found on the face, head, and hands, with supplemental points on the legs and feet. Always seek evaluation and treatment from a practitioner certified in acupuncture. You should notice improvement within six treatments, but you might need additional sessions for maximum benefits.

Step 2: Take an Appropriate Homeopathic Remedy

If your symptoms persist, I recommend trying homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies differ, depending on the type of sound being heard. Chininum sulphuricum is used for buzzing or hissing. Salicylium acidum is used for roaring sounds with hearing loss. Kali iodatum is used for ringing sounds. Barboneum sulphuratum is used for roaring sounds accompanied by feeling that your ears are blocked and tingling sensations. You should consult a qualified home­ opathist for guidance on which remedies will be most beneficial and for proper dosages. You should notice improvement within one to two months.

Step 3: Take Vitamin B12 and Vitamin A

If your tinnitus continues despite the above methods, then take vitamin B12 (1,000mcg daily) and vitamin A (5,000 IU to 10,000 IU). These vitamins are necessary for normal ear function and hearing and may help in some cases. Beneficial results may take several months.

Step 4: Take Feverfew or Gingko Biloba

If you continue to have ringing in your ears, take feverfew (50mg to 125mg whole leaf standardized to contain 0.6 percent to 0.7 percent cardenolide). If feverfew is not helpful, try gingko biloba (160mg to 240mg daily), which is effective when a circulation problem is causing your tinnitus. It may take several weeks to two months to be effective.

Step 5: Undergo Cranial-Sacral Manipulation

Some people have structural problems involving the bones of the face and surrounding the ear. If the previous steps have not helped you, I recommend that an osteopath evaluate you to determine whether such a structural problem exists. If so, you can undergo an osteopathic technique called cranial-sacral manipulation, in which the bones of the face and skull are realigned. You should notice improvement within three to four treatments.

Step 6: Undergo Hypnosis

If you are still bothered by tinnitus, I recommend that you undergo hypnosis, which might help you to “turn off” the sound for days or weeks at a time. You can use hypnosis in addition to the previous steps.

Step 7: Use a Sound-Masking Device

If nothing has helped by now, there are several devices, such as tinnitus maskers, that are vailable. These devices are designed to block out the tinnitus by making different sounds, but sometimes they can be worse than the tinnitus. Another method, called auditory abituation, uses a device that generates “white noise,” teaching the brain to ignore the tinnitus. Consult an ear specialist (otologist) for further information and guidance.

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Kidney Stones

April 5, 2019 by  
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Kidney stones are collections of calcium, struvite (a combination of ammonia, magnesium, and phosphorus), or uric acid that clump together in the kidney or ureter (the tube thar passes from the kidney to the bladder). Various diseases can cause kidney stones, including gout, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), sarcoidosis, and chronic urinary tract infections. Other causes include dehydration, vitamin D excess, and antacids that contain calcium. Kidney stones usually do not lead to harmful effects, but they can indicate underlying diseases that need evaluation and treatment.

Common Symptoms

  • Excruciating or sharp pain that begins in the flank (side) and can go to the groin.
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Profuse sweating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Decreased urine output
  • Abdominal distention
  • Fever and chills (if infected)

What You Need to Know

The major purpose of treatment is to prevent recurrences of kidney stones. Because there are several types of kidney stones, it is helpful to strain your urine and collect the stone so that its composition can be determined.

General Recommendations

Diet: Kidney stone formation is directly associated with several dietary factors, including low fiber intake, high refined carbohydrates, high alcohol consumption, increased animal protein, high fat intake, and high calcium/low vitamin D/magnesium-entiched milk products. Reversing these dietary habits will help you prevent kidney stones. In addition, I also recommend high intake of fluids (36 to 48 ounces per day). Contrary to popular belief, calcium supplementation DOES NOT increase the frequency of stones; on the contrary, restricted calcium does. If your stones are made of uric acid, you should avoid foods with high purine content (which breaks down into uric acid). These include red meats in particular, and shellfish, yeast, herring, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies.

Your balanced healing action plan for Acute Kidney Stones

Step 1: Wait It Out

If your symptoms are not severe, you can wait until the kidney stone passes, although this can take several weeks. I have found it effective to take a very hot bath or soak in a hot tub, while flushing the kidneys with fluids, including beer.

Step 2: Take Prescription Pain Medications

If your pain is severe and urination is decreased, you may require narcotic medications (Demerol or codeine derivatives) until the stone passes. If your urine output does not increase and/or you become dehydrated, you may need to be hospitalized for intravenous fluids. When urination improves, you can take oral fluids.

Step 3: Undergo Lithotripsy to Break Up Stones That Don’t Pass

If your kidney stones have not passed and you continue having severe pain, I recommend lithotripsy. This method uses sound waves to break up kidney stones that are too large to pass on their own or that cause complete obstruction.

Step 4: Undergo Surgery

The last resort for kidney stones that cause significant problems is surgical removal. Surgery is usually done through an endoscope, but open surgeries occasionally are required.

Your Balanced Healing Action Plan to Prevent Kidney Stones

Step 1: Take Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Magnesium, and Calcium Citrate

To prevent recurrent kidney stones, I first recommend taking nutritional supplementl containing 25mg of vitamin B6, 2mg of vitamin K, and 600mg of magnesium. Calcium citrate (300mg to 1000mg per day) is also very effective for reducing stones, and it can It taken with the other nutrients. These supplements inhibit oxalate stone formation by reducing oxalate production and increasing its excretion. Take these supplements together for the best results, although you can take them separately if blood testing reveab a deficiency in a particular supplement.

Step 2: Drink Cranberry Juice

Along with the previous step, drink eight ounces a day of cranberry juice to reduce the amount of ionized calcium in the urine. Some juice products have a high sugar content, so look for unsweetened products. Cranberry concentrates or capsules (300mg to 400mg twice daily) are also effective.

Step 3: Take Folic Acid

If you have been able to have your stones analyzed and they are made of uric acid, folic acid (5mg per day), which inhibits an enzyme responsible for producing uric acid.

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