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So can the superfood make you sick. Oxalic acid in vegetables causes kidney stones.

It's amazing how many highly nutritious fruits, herbs and vegetables there are that can prevent and cure disease. It is often pure medicine for the body. But if you combine certain superfoods in the wrong way and also have a very high intake for a long time, you can get sick. For example, you can get kidney stones, which are terribly painful. Why can you get kidney stones from vegetables? Because some vegetables are very high in oxalic acid, e.g. spinach, turmeric, Swiss chard, spinach, rhubarb, almonds etc.
I am linking here to Sally K. Norton's website which is very informative on the subject.
You can also get unpleasant symptoms if you stop taking oxalates too suddenly, so-called oxalate dumping.

By Carl Grinde | October 26 2023
Updated October 26 2023

Symptoms of kidney stones
Sudden pain, severe pain in the flank, dizziness, cold sweats and sometimes mild cramps, often needing to urinate, pain when urinating, blood in the urine.

Foods that contain a lot of oxalic acid
The foods that contain the most oxalic acid are: turmeric, rhubarb, spinach, beetroot, beet pulp, Swiss chard, cinnamon, dark chocolate, peanuts, soy (tofu), curry powder, dried ginger, almonds, raspberries and more.
Eating too much of these foods can cause kidney stones. I think I've had kidney stones once and that's when I ate a lot of the above. Among other things, I ate a tablespoon of turmeric a day for several years plus a lot of rhubarb, spinach, beetroot, almonds etc. At the end I was also vegan for about two years.

Combine the vegetables with milk, cream, cheese or yogurt and reduce the risk of kidney stones
Vegans who never combine greens with milk, cream or yogurt are at greater risk of kidney stones. For example, if you eat rhubarb together with milk or cream, the absorption of oxalic acid is reduced by about 70%, I have read. If you stew the spinach with milk, it also probably reduces the risk of kidney stones or if you eat beetroot soup with cream in it.

My full page about kidney stones

Sally K. Nortons homepage
Read about oxalate poisoning and her book about the great paradox: Toxic superfoods. She ate very healthily, she thought, but eventually had to start walking on crutches.

What are Toxic Superfoods? A Deep Dive into Oxalates with Sally K. Norton, MPH

Why Your Healthy Diet May be Making you Sick! (Hint: Oxalates) with Sally K. Norton, MPH Why Your Healthy Diet May be Making you Sick!

Oxalates are ruining your health with Sally Norton


Oxalate dumping
Stopping oxalates too suddenly can cause unpleasant detox symptoms when the body starts to get rid of all the oxalates that have been stored over the years.

Oxalate dumping explained

Oxalate Dumping: How to deal with it?

Elliot Overton
Writes about oxalate dumping and other things.

5 Easy Tips To Reduce Oxalate Levels In Body 5 Easy Tips To Reduce Oxalate Levels In Body

Guide to low oxalate fruits Guide to low oxalate fruits

List of high oxalate foods List of high oxalate foods

Dr.Berg On Anti Nutrients, Phytoestrogens & Phytic Acid Dr.Berg

OXALATES (7 High Oxalate Foods) Sensitive to Oxalates? 7 High Oxalate Foods

Kale Health Benefits Kale Health Benefits

Health benefits of eating Celery Health benefits of eating Celery Healthy Celery juice om Antinutrients
A little info here about negative substances in vegetables, but you can't avoid everything. You have to eat something. A little bit isn't dangerous.

About Antinutrients
The best known are gluten and oxalic acid. But this page shows pictures of lots of healthy foods that should definitely be eaten. Perhaps one should not dig too much into this. The most important thing is not to eat so much junk food and sugar.

TOO MUCH Of These 9 Superfoods May Lead To HEALTH PROBLEMS! Dr. Steven Gundry
Lagom (Just right) is best as we say in Swedish. Lagom means not too much and not too little. Just perfect. Dr. Steven Gundry