Recently I have been getting a lot more patients come through who never had bladder issues who want to figure out their Root Cause.

Almost all of them have been exposed to COVID.  After reviewing several labs, I started seeing some common trends.  In other words, think I figured out what the Root Cause is that is provoking this….

OXIDATIVE STRESS as a potential Root Cause!

What is oxidative stress? Oxidative stress is a nonspecific pathological condition reflecting an imbalance between the increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Therefore, oxidative stress represents an inability of biological systems to detoxify the reactive intermediates or to repair the resulting damage.

About 60-80% of total plasma and urinary oxalate excretion comes from endogenous production.  For example, one pathway is from gloxylate or glyoxal.

Glyoxal is derived, in part, from oxidative stress in the forms of lipid peroxidation and protein glycation. As a result, oxidative stress is a process that can promote endogenous oxalate production.

In this short video I discuss the role oxidative stress has endogenous oxalate problem and the subsequent inflammation that pursues, making this a potent Root Cause.

Why is oxalate a problem?

Plain and simple: oxalate can activate the inflammasome, which can then lead to other problems that are associated with inflammation.

Therefore, oxalates can deposit in any tissue and can cause tremendous pain.

They can literally shred your mitochondria and disrupt redox balance, causing many conditions, for instance.

High oxalates are associated with many debilitating conditions such as:

  • autoimmune issues
  • chronic pain syndromes
  • chronic inflammatory conditions
  • neurological conditions
  • leaky gut

Symptoms of high oxalate (AKA hyperoxaluria) include:

  • kidney stones
  • muscle/joint pain
  • headaches/migraines
  • fibromyalgia
  • arthritis
  • hypothyroidism
  • fatigue
  • depression/anxiety
  • blood sugar imbalances
  • brain fog
  • rashes/hives
  • gas/bloating
  • frequent UTI
  • leaky gut
  • frequent urination
  • painful urination/bowel movements
  • cloudy urine
  • Crystals in urine
  • insomnia

I recently got my ah-ha moment after I got COVID the 2nd time….and I started having IC symptoms again.  I ran some lab testing and realized that my oxidative stress levels were elevated, my antioxidants were down, and my oxalates were high again.


This finding is huge. This proved to me that elevated oxalates are NOT just do to the diet.  Therefore, you can be producing them endogenously and I was living proof of it.

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