For all my friends and family who have endured the pain of passing a kidney stone, here are some tips for you. First and foremost, stay hydrated. This means drink lots of water, and limit or avoid drinks that have the opposite affect, especially soda and sports drinks (and limit coffee).
If you take any calcium supplements, make sure it is balanced with plenty of magnesium. Avoid unfermented soy and exercise regularly.
Yes, there is a genetic link to kidney stones, but that doesn’t mean you are doomed to getting them if you avoid the foods and drinks that increase their formation. Once again, soda and high fructose corn syrup are one of the biggest offenders in triggering kidney stones.