Never heard this one before regarding Vit. C and kidney stones, however, I’d stay away from excessive amounts of Tums for heartburn. I used to take pretty many, and I did get a kidney stone; no more Tums for me.
posted on 02/17/2013 1:25:04 AM PST
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Regular orange juice I thought was actually beneficial in preventing kidney stones, maybe it is only the ascorbic acid in tablet form or in high doses that presents problems for some folks ??
posted on 02/17/2013 3:28:39 AM PST
Vit C kidney stone connection has been around for a few decades.
posted on 02/17/2013 3:40:36 AM PST
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I dealt with heartburn for about fifteen years, eating lots of tums, and finally switching to baking soda because it was a lot cheaper. Then one day, I discovered the excruciating experience of having a gall bladder attack. The doctor urged that I have it removed. I told him "no thanks". Since then I have cut fat out of my diet. And now I have no more heartburn.
Bottom line, it was my gall bladder which was the underlying cause of my heartburn and not the acid level in my stomach.
posted on 02/17/2013 5:19:56 AM PST
("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
Tums, and all antacids, block your absorption of magnesium. Kidney stones are a sign of mag deficiency.
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