Dangerously High levels of Oxalic Acid!!!! What to do !?!
So I had a prior post on here about passing a Kidney Stone shortly after going primal. You all were kind enough to give me advice on how to not bring them back. I also mentioned that I was going to do a 24-hr urine analysis so that I could figure out what kind of Kidney Stones I have. Welp the results were horrible
My Oxalic Acid and Creatine levels were through the roof. I was 8 times the normal level. My doctor told me I was a Kidney Stone Maker. I was told to take a Vitamin B6 supplement along with Magnesium, and Vitamin B-Complex to see if any reduction can be made. I was also told a few things to not eat which of course are ALL PRIMAL! These numbers put me at high risk for liver and kidney damage/disease.
Is the Primal Lifestyle of eating the culprit to my dangerously high Oxalic Acid levels !?!?!
What do I do !?!?! Stop eating Primal !?!?!
I think you should be fine on a primal diet if you watch specific foods. A bit of googling shows that the major culprits are certain greens and grains, soy and nuts. You should also be drinking plenty of fluids. I read some research that lemon juice is particularly good at preventing them, not sure about dissolving though, so look into that.
I also read that lemon juice does a good job preventing them. It's on Perfect Health Diet
Here is the link directly to the kidney stones.
Perfect Health Diet » Kidney stones
So this guy says that taking fish oil needs to be combined with taking 1000mg of vit. C and 500 mg of E to make Omega 3 PUFA safe.
THIS is a good reason to drink RAW milk because raw milk would have all the nutrients in the correct balance to prevent all of this.
Also, I think many of us don't need to take fish oils 3 months after switching to primal because our O3:O6 ratio would be normal anyways. How much fish would you have to eat daily to come up with 2000mg of pure oil?
I think to get our vitamin D it's safer to take flash frozen raw liver pills (or eat liver) rather than taking cod liver oil daily.
I know I should be worried about the Kidney Stones, but I am more worried that these high levels are going to result in some form of liver or renal failure if I continue eating these Primal foods.
Issabeau: Im definitely going to look into making my diet more like The Perfect Health Diet..idk
Blackcatbone: Your page that lists those foods is going to be a great help in trying to stay away from certain foods high in Oxalic Acid, sadly it's all the foods I have been eating though which is going to make being Primal even harder, because I am already struggling with finding meals to eat on the go and for my lifestyle since I work the dinner shift at work.