the key to passing the stones painlessly is not by shrinking them but by softening them. drink 1 quart of apple juice each day for five days then on the 6th day skip dinner and take 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salts with water at 6pm and 8pm. at 10pm drink the juice-oil cocktail, 4oz olive oil, 4oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. shake vigorously and drink. the apple juice makes the stones so soft and flexible they have no trouble traveling thru.