Got kidney problems? Your practitioner may suggest a low-oxalate diet, which usually limits your oxalate intake to 40 to 50 mg each day. If you currently manage kidney stone issues, you’re probably already familiar with oxalates, the naturally occurring chemicals in plant foods that contribute to the formation of crystals, including kidney stones. Oxalates aren’t inherently harmful, but some people believe that oxalate sensitivity or accumulation may contribute to thyroid conditions, vulvodynia, autism, fibromyalgia, nutritional deficiencies, and other health problems. The theory behind a low-oxalate diet is that you can reduce the symptoms of these conditions through diet changes. With a low-oxalate diet, you take a comprehensive approach to oxalate management, and you evaluate your calcium, sodium, protein, vitamin C, and fluid intake as well. A low-oxalate diet can be therapeutic, but it might not feel “good-for-you” because it limits healthy foods like beans and greens! Note that the list of foods (and drinks) to eat, limit, and skip is looooong, and not at all intuitive. We offer a sample list here, but the first link listed below is for a handy PDF guide from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) that can help you make the most informed decisions.
Videos about Low-oxalate diet
EONutrition: Oxalate Poisoning & Dumping - Why You Should Care with Elliot Overton Part 1
Dr. Eric Berg DC: What Nuts Have the Lowest Amounts of Oxalates to Minimize Kidney Stones
Dr. Eric Berg DC
Objective Health: The Hidden Dangers of Oxalates in Your Food - Interview With Sally K. Norton
VitaLivesFree: Oxalates in Food 101 - Could Overdosing Cause Acne, Sensitive Skin And More?
Primal Edge Health: Oxalates - Are vegetables really healthy? Everything you need to know with Sally K. Norton
Primal Edge Health
Books about Low-oxalate diet
Low Oxalate Cookbook: MEGA BUNDLE – 3 Manuscripts in 1 – 180+ Low Oxalate-friendly recipes designed to treat kidney stones
Podcasts about Low-oxalate diet
Peak Human: ally Norton, MPH on Oxalates, Plants Hurting Your Health, and Never Eating Spinach Again
The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show With Jimmy Moore: Sally Norton Sounds The Alarm On The Oxalate Toxicity Of Eating Plants
Nutrition expert Sally Norton is our interview guest today in Episode 1412 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” Sally Norton from SallyKNorton.com has spent over 3 decades promoting health from many different vantage points. She has worked for many years as a health consultant and working to deliver programs to inner cities and rural areas, focussing on buying healthy meats from local grass-based farms. Sally left her academic career in 2010 due to severe brain and body fatigue and bleeding fibroids. A hysterectomy just seemed to make things worse. Three more years of struggling, research, and self-experimentation led to a huge personal health breakthrough and recovery from not only the fatigue and sleep disorder but also from back problems, thyroid problems, arthritis, muscle pains — and major improvements in her feet and frail skin.
Dr. Ruscio Radio: Dietary Oxalates – When “Healthy” Foods Harm You, with Sally Norton
Sometimes foods we think are healthy actually harm us. High FODMAP foods are a good example, as they can be harmful for those with IBS and IBD. High oxalate foods can also be a problem and are contained in some seemingly healthy foods. Today we dig into the details regarding oxalates with Sally Norton, who is an authority on this topic.