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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I've been reading about oxalates and it is pretty scary stuff. What I can't seem to find though, is where exactly the oxalates are in sweet potato. I can't seem to find any info on this. It would make sense that the oxalates are mostly... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · April 24, 2014 at 8:33 AM

To be more specific I have heard that percentage of total oxalates is present as calcium oxalate in Sweet potato leaves. The percentage or content of the oxalate varies depending on how it is consumed. For example: 1. Sweat potato... (more)

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by 115 · about 2 hours ago

There seems to be hundreds of questions concerning oxalate-rich food (such as spinach, but also sweet potatoes), but I didn't find a satisfactory answer somewhere regarding if you should avoid eating spinach or such on a daily basis. We already... (more)

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Michelle_41 0 · April 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I would say that, on average, spinach in particular would result in a net loss of minerals, because it is SO high in oxalate. Most (though not all) other oxalate-containing foods are nowhere near this high. As for your other questions, I'll tackle... (more)

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by 3280 · about 3 hours ago

It's funny: I never had these problems when I was eating S.A.D. (very little fruits and veggies). Now that I'm doing my best to eat healthy Paleo, I'm having several problems (but I think they are related). I seem to develop progressively worse... (more)

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rick_knowles 0 · June 15, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Interesting stuff regarding oxalates. I had been a gout sufferer for years, went paleo and got off allopurinol, had no gout flares for nearly two years. Tested autoimmune protocol in January and had a gout attack in week 3 (no dark chocolate, nuts... (more)

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by 40 · about 3 hours ago

Hi experts. Basic background, 43,male,normal weight, gallbladder removed 1 year ago. Problem, intermittent burning skin sensation, burning urethra mainly before and after urinating, not during, also intermittent. Interestingly both seem to happen... (more)

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Patrick_10 0 · March 05, 2013 at 5:09 AM

Doctors don't usually test for oxalates as they are not a common problem. My research indicates a possible self-test for oxalates: 1. Beeturia is the condition where urine turns red after eating beets. (I have beeturia and a big issue with... (more)

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by 661 · about 3 hours ago

hi, ive been searching and im a bit overwhelmed. where is a reliable list of oxalate content in vegetables? it matters to me because i eat 3-4 cups of kale and spinach a day and i have magnesium absorption issues. also, i eat a lot of kale... (more)

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Susan_Owens 0 · September 20, 2012 at 6:11 AM

There are many tricky things about assessing the oxalate content of vegetables. One is that if you use a chart that talks about volume measurement, it can end up inaccurate because people chop up or stuff a cup measure in a different way. For... (more)

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by 72 · about 3 hours ago

My son (1.5yo) was just diagnosed with a very, very rare genetic disorder (Primary Hyperoxaluria Type III). The specialist who actually described this disease hypothesises that the genetic mutation causes the pathway for the proper breakdown of... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Not sure I understand how a vegan diet minimizes oxalates... which is the problem with hyperoxaluria. Oxalates are absent in animal products, and present in many plant foods. I'm guessing it stresses the kidneys so they're just trying to minimize... (more)

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by 2341 · about 3 hours ago

I think I have a build up of oxalic acid...I'm very weak, tired, and lethargic when I go for weeks, even months without giving the kale and spinach a break. Once I cut it I feel 100% better a day later. Tonight I'm gonna eat tons of spinach, and... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · July 26, 2012 at 1:31 AM

I mean, I'll just state the obvious.....GIVE THEM A BREAK. Eat some other stuff for a while. Give your body a chance to cycle through some other source of nutrients. Try eating with the seasons or something. Rather then spending $100's on lab... (more)

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by 2341 · about 3 hours ago

I used to eat huge amounts of spinach..at least a couple cups a day and after a while I wasn't recovering from my workouts and my muscles were always sore. Google searches turned my attention to oxalates. I stopped eating spinach for a couple... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · July 25, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I had to switch from sweet potatoes to plantains for this very reason. Oxalates seem to mess me up bad (achy joints, bad sleep).

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by 3197 · about 3 hours ago

Hey peeps, I personally eat a fair bit of spinach - I put it in my scrambled eggs, a handful or so, and I throw it in soups for dinner; I also put sorrel in my soup. So I normally eat about two handfuls just about every day. It was recently... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · April 02, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Oxalate is an antinutrient and a toxin. It is an antinutrient because in its insoluble form it readily binds with calcium, magnesium, and iron to make oxalate salts (such as calcium oxalate) which are insoluble and usually pass out through your... (more)

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by 589 · about 3 hours ago

I bought some taro root to experiment with. These were frozen, and after dethawing were quite soft. I diced them, then put them into a pan with simmering coconut milk for half an hour or so. I added some honey and vanilla extract, then chilled it.... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · January 03, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Taro root and many other veggies have both soluble and insoluble oxalate. When you boil them, the soluble oxalate leaches out of the veggie into the boiling water. You must then throw out the boiling water. The oxalate is not deactivated in any... (more)

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by 8933 · about 4 hours ago

Is there a list of this? I'm absolutely curious!

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 02, 2011 at 4:36 PM

I've added a few vegetables and roots to the Phytic Acid wikipedia article, not because I worry about phytic acid, but because I share Alexandra's opinion and I wanted to refute the idea that only grains and seeds contain phytic acid. If you would... (more)

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by 20 · about 4 hours ago

Hi, I've been eating Paleo since October. In February I was found to have blood in my urine and am having other bladder/urine problems. The urology work-up came back fine but my bladder and urine are still not normal. I did some research and I... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · March 18, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Some key facts need to be remembered with oxalates. We usually get rid of 98 to 99% of the stuff in our stool provided our gut is not leaky! The biggest issue with oxlates is that if one has a leaky gut you can absorb over 50% of them from the... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:20 AM

Amaranth leaves being related to spinach is high in oxalates that causes calcium deficiency among other problems. However, not much has been said about the seeds/grain. Can a person with gout safely consume Amaranth seeds in place of say rice?... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · March 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM

If you have blood sugar issues keep in mind that amaranth could have a more detrimental effect, being high gi and easy to rack up high load with if had in any reasonable amount say, a bowl of porridge/congbee sort of thing... Great... (more)

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by 15226 · October 23, 2014 at 3:33 AM

This is a really tasty combination, especially when you add a lot of good butter to the potatoes and some spices to the liver (veal is my preference). Due to the high oxalate content of sweet potatoes (discussed in a few threads here), is it... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · March 19, 2012 at 1:34 AM

I too eat beef or lamb liver once a week usually with a side of sweet potatoes drowned in Kerrygold butter. It is indeed delicious. So if there's a reason we should not be eating these foods together, to that I say: ignorance is bliss. (more)

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by 3521 · October 23, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Many people believe you should eat a varied diet because you could develop food allergies to foods you eat regularly, but the Kitavan diet mainly consists of sweet potato, coconut and some fish. We all know they don't suffer from diabetes or heart... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · January 03, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I believe the problem is usually the reverse. Oxalates don't usually cause leaky guts, but leaky guts can really cause oxalate problems. Leaky guts allow an increased amount of oxalate into the blood stream and this causes excess inflammation... (more)

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by 1005 · October 22, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Lately, I'm into salads. I often wake up and start the day with a small bowl (right now baby lettuces, mizuna, red / green swiss chard, spinach, arugula, radicchio). I'll later have something with some more meat (maybe salmon, a baked potato, a... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 15, 2013 at 6:39 PM

If it is working for you, and you are achieving your goals, don't change.

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by 1418 · October 22, 2014 at 3:43 AM

I haven't been eating yogurt or cheese lately(I wish I could but the stuff always makes me "muscous-y" maybe casein sensitivity) anyways, Which greens are the highest in calcium content, but low in oxalates? Also as a side note which ones don't... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · July 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Collard greens, kale, turnip greens, arugula, bok choy, broccoli rabe, mustard greens, dandelion greens all have good calcium content. List in descending order (or close to it).

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