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Offline DianeF

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Green smoothie dangers? From The Townsend Letter
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:43:26 AM »
Just stumbled upon this article. Can anyone comment on this? Sounds like there are dangers we need to be aware of (high oxalates, anyone?)


http://townsendletter.com/Jan2015/green0115.html





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Re: Green smoothie dangers? From The Townsend Letter
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 01:17:27 PM »
Oxalates aren't a problem if we keep our beneficial gut bacteria high and healthy. Oh yeah, the microbiota. Again!

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Re: Green smoothie dangers? From The Townsend Letter
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 09:21:49 AM »
Even then, most labs fail to check for oxalobacter bacteria.  I know how difficult it is to restore the bacteria and a low oxalate diet might be worth a try.  This site might be helpful:
     http://www.botanical-online.com/oxalatecontentoffoods.htm


Someone who had gone nightshade free for pain got much better relief with a low oxalate diet. 


Interestingly, Dr. William Shaw has a good article on how we also produce about 50% of out oxalates due to endogenous yeasts.  http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/home/eng/oxalates.asp
He advised at a Weston A Price Foundation annual conference taking 100 mg of vitamin B6 to help the body deal with oxalates.
 
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Nori M. Hudson, BA, MS
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