Oxalate Intolerance

Oxalate Intolerance
Oxalates are molecules found in foods which can accumulate in the body, and cause symptoms that mimic Lyme Disease symptoms. Vitamin B-6 deficiency, magnesium and thiamine deficiency can also increase oxalate synthesis. Additionally, there appears to be a genetic predisposition for sequestering oxalates as well.
Symptoms of oxalate intolerance include:
  • Joint inflammation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract pain
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Vulvar pain in women
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
Patients may need to consider a low oxalate diet to limit the ingestion of high oxalate foods such as:
1) Spinach
2) Greens
3) Nuts
4) Soy
5) Beets
6) Turnips
7) Yams
8) Legumes