Radio Interview On Richmond’s WRIR show Lightly on the Ground Radio
Aired: Aug 9th, 2017, 12 PM EST
During this radio interview with Sunny Gardner, Jane Cummings shares the story of her recovery from severe joint and nerve pain (in her wrists and feet) that was accompanied by brain fog. All these problems improved tremendously after following my advice to limit her oxalate intake.
Jane was initially angry at the information, having worked so hard to get to a healthful diet. She, like me, grew her own sweet potatoes and tomatoes. She also carried “pocket food”—nuts and seeds on most days.
Despite her feelings about the idea that her “healthy foods” could harm her, she moderated her food choices. She added more low oxalate foods, including romaine lettuce, and cut way back on the nuts and seeds. Things backed off, the foot stiffness and wrist pain essentially went away. Having been on the diet for almost 2 years, she now understands when she strays. Her body will tell her and symptoms will return. It works for her, every time. Just check the list and remember what foods she needs to move away from eating.
During this interview, I explain how the body can be overwhelmed by too much oxalate coming in and how the body makes a shift when you cut way back on consuming oxalate.
Jane now feels very grateful – she has a way to manage her own health. She could not get this information from doctors or the internet. So, she tells her friends about oxalates in our foods and how avoiding them has helped her.
Jane tuned her anger into a feeling of empowerment.
We both are grateful to have this option for better health. Thank you, Sunny for helping us tell our stories.
Please enjoy this 30 minute interview, and share your thoughts.
Wow all my favorite foods are high oxalate so grateful I was led to this info ! And I thought I was eating healthy ! Also growing my own sweet potatoes !
Tofu (daily staple here) – OUT ?
Yerba Mate (tea) – OUT ? I drink this many time a day !
Of course my other daily staple edamame seems out too.
Funny thing were told Japanese women live long and healthy due to daily consumption of soy. We’re told to emulate them. By medical professionals. I have so many questions . I’ve been hoping to move to Virginia for about a year now- amazed to find you teach there. Not sure how I came upon this info, but glad I did. Wow I must have a tons of it ! Hope the detox is not too rough !
Sally K Norton says
I too and glad that you found this information! And I was also growing my own sweet potatoes, figs, chard, etc.!
Tofu is lower in oxalate compared to edamame; tofu is made with lower oxalate varieties of soy bean. Still, I regret my tofu years which helped lead me to health problems. Kaayla Daniel wrote a great book about the evils of soy in the human diet, “The Whole Soy Story:The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food”.
Yerba Mate has about 7mg oxalate per cup, so there might be room for one or two cups, even on a low oxalate diet.
Stay in touch.
Sally your Rx of the 3 citrates is tremendously helpful in the transition when the body is dumping oxalates. I use the powders. So grateful and feeling optimism for the future now instead of resigned to getting older and going downhill. Amazing how our bodies can start to correct and heal given the proper nutrition and nourishment. I have developed a serious aversion to soy, and plants and all things oxalate. The FIRST thing I noticed was the mental healing from severe anxiety and contestant panic attacks. I thought it was my destiny due to an abusive childhood. That in itself is a miracle. Second thing I noticed is my skin, bumpiness and issues disappeared skin is soft and supple and Starting to get that carnivore glow. I still enjoy my Yerba mate tea but with cream (instead of soy, even the need for tons of honey for sweetener is gone) everything else is animal based and zero oxalate. I am still VERY excited when I wake up for the same simple meals. Steak eggs cheese hot dogs etc. so many improvements including eyesight! I’m riding the wave of dumping since I see that benefits Undeniable.
My lips were cracked dry and painful no matter what I applied. Now my lips are soft and supple. My skin became so soft just a few days in! Thank you so much for your super advice during the scary first month of oxalate dumping! Now 3 months in and I think this is all behind me only improvements up ahead! You’re a lifesaver!