END YOUR CHRONIC PAIN
Are you suffering with chronic bladder or pelvic pain, and overall chronic pain and are confused what may be causing it?
Is your doctor leading you through a rabbit hole of toxic medications or painful procedures that are providing little benefit?
Are you ready to end chronic pain?
I am here to tell you that your root cause may be right under your nose on the plate of food you are eating that you may think is healthy! This is due to something called oxalate.
In this blog, I want to talk a bit more about what they are and how they are affecting your health. And how they can cause chronic pain.
Those little crystals called oxalates can be so pesty! They are so painful and they seem to be everywhere!
So what is an oxalate anyway and why should you care? Chances are you may not have ever heard of this word. And you probably do not know they can contribute to loads of chronic pain.
Or maybe you have, and you mentioned this to your doctor who looked at you like you are a 10 eyed alien stepping off of a flying saucer from an unknown planet.
Don’t worry, most people do not know what oxalates are. And please understand, it is not your fault!
And the good news is, there is a solution to the problem and the chronic pain.
WHAT ARE OXALATES?
Oxalates (AKA oxalic acid) are anti-nutrients in plants. Plants use oxalate for structure (think of it like bones for plants) and protection to deter insects from eating them.
They are naturally occurring, but they are also considered anti-nutrients as they can bind to minerals (particularly calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron) in the gut to prevent their adsorption.
In fact oxalate are very potent mineral chelators, and have an affinity for positively charged minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron, since oxalic acid is a negatively charged anion. They can also bind tightly to heavy metals such as mercury and lead which can cause a lot of harm.
In the case of leaky gut, this can also mean the formation of oxalate crystals (such as calcium oxalate) that can deposit in various tissues causing pain.
This can happen in ANY tissue, and can cause tremendous pain.
Where does oxalate come from?
There are 3 main sources of oxalate:
1. Plant foods– highest concentration found in spinach, beets, swiss chard, sweet potatoes, turmeric, nuts
2. Microbes– such as mold and yeast can produce oxalate both directly and indirect
3. Endogenous production– the body produces oxalates during normal cellular metabolism
Oxalates are a poison. They can destroy mitochondrial function, which you need to produce energy. Your tissues and organs are made of cells, and if you don’t have energy (in the form of ATP), your organ systems will eventually fail.
Oxalates can mechanically shred surrounding tissues and drive further dysfunction. They have jagged edges and can damage tissues.
They can impair your immune system. If you have mast cell issues, histamine intolerance or even chronic inflammation and allergies, you may be dealing with an oxalate issue!
This condition is often termed “hyperoxaluria”, which is characterized by elevated oxalates in the body. This can be in your blood, tissue in your organs, excreted in your urine, or even accumulate in your gut!
There are many mechanisms involved in hyperoxaluria.
Some of them include:
- fat malabsorption
- leaky gut
- low sulfate
- low citrate
- mold and yeast
- toxin exposure
The good news is, all of this can be reversed!
Learn more about Oxalates here in this FREE EBOOK
I am proud to announce that I am partnering up with nutritionist Monique Attinger, The Low Oxalate Coach, together present you with our exclusive Group Coaching Program.
Some things you will learn in our program:
- What foods are OK for me
- Low oxalate and low histamine food list
- How low do you go? How to safely lower your oxalates
- Oxalate dumping, oxalate flares vs. histamine: how do you know what is what?
- How oxalate gets stored in your tissue and how to safely remove it
- Supplements you can use to reduce pain and inflammation
- Recipes galore for low oxalate and low histamine
- Bonus module on salicylate sensitivity, another related problem!
- Detoxification pathways, antioxidant defenses and how to make yours work better
- Mast cell activation syndrome….do you have it? What can you do?
- How your gut health is connected and tips on how to optimize it
You will be fully supported and fully equipped during the program! The Oxalate Duo is committed in ensuring you get the most out of this.
I am happy to announce we are now offering this entire course as an Evergreen with the prerecorded meetings inside. So you can now watch at your own pace. Filled with handouts, recipes, food guide lists for oxalates, histamines and salicylates.
You can purchase the course here.