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Low Oxalate Diet


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Low Oxalate Diet

wintersweet | | Dec 7, 2013 11:21 PM

Anyone else on a low oxalate diet? I know that some people believe it to be a magical cure-all for all sorts of things, but I'm on it due to pesky kidney stone issues, per my urologist. At first I was just frustrated by the massively conflicting lists online, even from universities and famous hospitals, and the vague info from my doctor ("chocolate...berries...spinach...nuts..."). Eventually I found a group that does testing and makes spreadsheets with better data. But it's still pretty darned annoying, since I'm supposed to limit or avoid
- whole grains
- nuts
- berries
- spinach and many other green vegetables
- chocolate
- turmeric/curry powder
- beans
- soy
- nori
- potatoes
and many more of my favorite things.

On the other hand, it's fine if I have butter, steak, sugar, cheese, beer...haha. It sounds great except for the fact that I'm trying to get healthier and more fit!

I lost a lot of weight a few years ago by having oatmeal with almond butter every morning. But that may be part of what caused the kidney stones in the first place. Argh!

Anyway, I'm trying to focus on what delicious foods I can eat (e.g. salmon, cabbage, egg noodles, etc.) and which I can eat in small quantities (no one eats very much nori, in terms of mass) or which I can eat in small quantities with dairy (calcium reduced oxalate uptake, so yes, I'll have cheese on my sope with beans).

I miss nuts. :(

Anyone else out there in the same boat?