I have been longing for the tree of life that is in the book of Revelation. It has fruit each month, 12 different kinds, and the leaves are for the healing of the nation. I’m sure they are low oxalate!
I think I figured out why the 1980-ish study found that plantain had only 1 mg of oxalate, but new data is closer to 524 mg of oxalate. It is the increased use of glyphosate. Glyphosate is not just on our fruits and vegetables that aren’t organic. It is in the soil. It can stay in the soil for many years, but decreases as plants suck it up through their root systems. Then the plants metabolize the glyphosate to….oxalate!!! They aren’t naturally poisonous. They are trying to protect themselves from glyphosate. We also metabolize glyphosate that we consume to oxalate! There are some bacteria that can eat oxalate, but most people do not have this healthy oxalobacter formenges. Maybe it died off with glyphosate increases? I think so.
In my opinion, So our heavenly Father didn’t intent for us to have this poison in our foods. I do know of one lab, Unlocked Labs, who is working on turning on genes in bacteria so that they eat oxalate. That’s interesting. I sent them the hypothesis about NAD dependent vitamin A metabolism and how oxalate is inhibiting NAD recycling. We shall see how that goes.
This is the metabolism of glyphosate in the human body. The body can make two products that cause damage to vitamin A metabolism. Oxalate and Formaldehyde. Oxalate impairs LDH causing decrease in NAD needed for retinol and retinal metabolism to retinoic acid. Formaldehyde puts burden on Aldehyde dehydrogenase that is needed for retinal to retinoic acid conversion.
Water quality matters. This is shows that hard water (water treated with chemicals and minerals such as the water that we get from the city) will cause glyphosate to remain metabolized for many years. Normal water will result in glyphosate breaking down into metabolites that can still harm people if they are B6 or Thiamine deficienct, but it will degrade faster and not persist in the environment.
There’s so much more research on this persistent poison, but I think I will stop here and make some recommendations.
- Avoid the dirty dozen (EWG is a good place to start)
- Avoid wheat, corn, oats, and soy if not organic
- Realize that the oxalate in plants is higher now likely due to the fact that glyphosate is so abundant in our soil and water supply
- Forgive the dietitian who made the bad handout for not realizing this, but send her this blog.