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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 18
Maybe you should worry but for other reasons
Posted By: joachim, AB-
Date: Thursday, 3 January 2002, at 7:11 p.m.
In Response To: Does one need to worry about oxalates? Follow O diet but (sm (Sue - 0)
I would not be concerned with kidney stones if you eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of good quality water and have no case history within your family. However, you are an O and O's need plenty of Calcium. Plants high in oxalic acid, in particular rhubarb, spinach, Swiss chard and other leafy greens, have the tendency to bind with Calcium. To be specific, oxalic acid removes calcium from the blood and Calcium is discharged as Calcium Oxalate with your urin.
To answer a follow-up question you might ask: Boiling dilutes some of the plant oxalates but they combine more easily with blood Calcium after boiling the plant, so it's a toss-up.
My answer is not to supplement with extra Calcium but to eat everything in moderation and pay particular attention to the MAGNESIUM / Calcium level. For me getting enough Magnesium is more important than Calcium.
Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
Messages in This Thread
Sue - 0 -- Thursday, 3 January 2002, at 2:53 p.m.
- Maybe you should worry but for other reasons
joachim, AB- -- Thursday, 3 January 2002, at 7:11 p.m.
- hmm... confused
cloud -- Thursday, 3 January 2002, at 8:33 p.m.
- Calcium absorption, flax/cod liver oil
joachim, AB- -- Friday, 4 January 2002, at 12:04 p.m.
- thanks for your reply...
cloud -- Friday, 4 January 2002, at 1:35 p.m.
- Response again
joachim, AB- -- Friday, 4 January 2002, at 3:16 p.m.
- carrots and strawberries
Myra, A -- Saturday, 5 January 2002, at 12:37 a.m.
- thanks again, nmi
cloud -- Friday, 4 January 2002, at 6:10 p.m.
- Calcium Question for Joachim...
Mary, O+NS, MM -- Friday, 4 January 2002, at 3:55 p.m.