Welcome to the premier Internet site for learning how to lower body levels of oxalate.
Oxalate is a recognized anti-nutrient and toxin in food that can store in the body. Our bodies may also make oxalate internally when we are vitamin deficient or in oxidative stress.
Since 2005, thousands of people from around the world have corresponded here with oxalate researcher Susan Owens and discovered that oxalate is not just about kidney disease and causing stones.
By reducing oxalate levels through diet (LOD) and other means, listmates have found improvements in chronic pain and inflammation, in digestive problems, and in various skin problems.
Many listmates have found reducing oxalate helps conditions improve like autism, anxiety and depression, thyroid problems, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, vulvodynia, mitochondrial dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, lichen planus, developmental delays, growth, and even autoimmune diseases like celiac sprue. Listmates have described improved symptoms even in some clearly genetic diseases.
Our group discusses how to help the body more gently detoxify from oxalate.
We are also involved in initiating real scientific research. Our first study, done in Poland, showed that children with autism had extremely high oxalate in blood and urine, but no markers of kidney stone risks or disease, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21911305
Information from our site should not be construed as medical advice but is intended only for the educational use of listmates. We frequently furnish scientific references that listmates can discuss with their physicians. Our content may not be published outside this site without expressed permission (see “legal matters” file).
PLEASE MAKE THESE DIET CHANGES SLOWLY ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE HAD HIGH OXALATE VALUES ON LAB TESTS or HIGH DIETARY EXPOSURE.
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