The oxalates scare is the newest trend and its really annoying and screwing with people’s heads. Oxalates are not a problem with people that eat healthy and have properly functioning kidneys. If they were, Cara and I would have been in trouble twenty years ago. We’ve been eating massive amounts of kale for 30 years. By eating healthy I mean no animal products, refined flour etc. A recent study found there was no increased risk of stone formation with higher vegetable intake. In fact, greater dietary intake of whole plant foods, fruits, and vegetables were each associated with reduced risk independent of other known risk factors for kidney stones. This means we may get additional benefits bulking up on plant foods in addition to just restricting animal foods.
Plant oxalates do not increase oxalates in kidneys like animal products do
studies show people who get stones don’t eat more oxalates than those who don’t
People who eat more fruits and veggies tend to get fewer kidney stones
Plant-based diets have been used for decades to treat kidney disease
When researchers removed fruits and veggies from people’s diets, kidney stone formation went UP https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15569332/
40 years of studies have shown meat eaters have much higher kidney stones because animal protein is really hard on the kidneys, in essence turning them to stone
The body even produces its own oxalates, which the body has trouble getting rid of if you don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.
Common issues that mess up kidneys is meat and dairy, refined flour & processed carbs, calcium supplements, hormone therapy, stress, burned out adrenals, coffee, black tea, alcohol, smoking anything. Lots of refined carbs and coffee lead to stones and NOT because of oxalates. What many people think is oxalate issues is actually too much calcium.
There is a microbe naturally found in the body that eats oxalates. Antibiotics kill this microbe. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3071521/ Healthy gut flora probiotics can easily break down oxalates if working properly. But most people have compromised gut health from bread, sugar, dairy, alcohol etc. What is the main food source of gut probiotics? Raw Plant fiber. Not cooked plant fiber- RAW plant fiber. What DECREASES oxalates? FIBER. Plant foods. Animal products have zero fiber. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24859445
What else breaks down oxalates? Citrates. As in citrus fruit. Not orange juice, but whole fruit, including the bioflavonoids found in the pith and rind of citrus fruits. https://youtu.be/_KJ6yhM4wxE
Two of the biggest contributors is to calcium-oxalate kidney stones are calcium pills and commercial vitamin C. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15579526/ and https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23381591/ People think they are doing good taking those when in reality they are forming kidney stones- ESPECIALLY if they are also eating meat, bread and sugar- the 3 hardest things on the kidneys. Commercial synthetic ascorbic acid vitamin C is made in a lab by combining corn starch and sulfuric acid- this synthetic vitamin C turns into oxalates in the body. WAY different than the natural vitamin C complex found in plants.
Seriously though, that my friend is the key… having a clean healthy body functioning the way nature designed. Not one poisoned with bread, sugar, alcohol, cigarettes, animal hormones and cholesterol, medication, calcium pills, synthetic vitamins, comfort food, donuts, pasta, cream sauce, beer, fried chicken wings, pork rinds, Cheetos, cereal, cookies, bagels and cream cheese.
more info on oxalates
kidney formula https://markusrothkranz.com/online-store/bodyforce/natural-kidney-cleanse.html
kidney ebook www.MarkusEbooks.com
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