Low Oxalate Info Email Address Currently Not Functioning

by Heidi on December 2, 2013

Hi everyone. This is just a quick note to let you know my lowoxalateinfo.com email address is currently not working (the automated one you can find on my About page). My hard drive crashed about three weeks ago and I ended up having to get a new computer. I didn’t realize how much I’d linked my blog to my old computer including my email account, but I currently do not have access to the account and I haven’t been able to quickly figure it out. I’m afraid it’s going to take time to get it set up on my new computer–time I don’t have this month as I meet some dissertation deadlines.

If you’ve sent me an email in the last month and I haven’t responded, I apologize. Please put any non-personal questions in the comments section below and I will try to answer all of them in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience! Hopefully, I’ll have the email address up in running again by January.

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mindy December 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm


I’m so sorry about your computer issues! We went through the same thing a few months ago and we lost a lot on our hard drive. I wrote you a long email around the time that your computer crashed, but I will resend it when you’re up and running again.

Meanwhile, could you please remind me the ox range, i.e. 40 – 60mg = low, ___ mod? ___high? I had it but I can’t seem to find it. Thanks, and good luck with transferring info to new computer, an arduous task at best!



Heidi December 6, 2013 at 5:00 am

Thanks, Mindy. Yes, I lost a little data, but mostly I just lost functionability and all the short cuts and passwords that I took for granted. I’m slowly getting the new one up to speed!

Most people on the low oxalate diet shoot for 40-60 mg. oxalate per day, but some kidney stone doctors recommend under 80 mg. It’s much harder for vegans to stay in the 40-60 mg. range, so you may want to talk to your doctor about using 70 or 80 mg. as your cut off point. Many people are able to stay healthy or heal on a medium oxalate diet, which I consider 61-90 mg. per day.

Hope this helps.


mindy December 6, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Thanks, Heidi. Something else that I mentioned in my long email that you never got: I’m fascinated when you say, “talk to your doctor about….” I saw one urologist (who came highly recommended) after my kidney stone who basically said that I was making a big deal out of it! It was “only” a 2mm stone, but I take my health very seriously, and I was perplexed that I got a stone after being vegan for 25+ years. He knew my history of antibiotic overuse as a teen (4 years on tetracycline) but he never mentioned (the lack of) oxalobacter formigenes as a possible cause. Even the internist who just did my blood work a few weeks ago (a former White House doc) did not know what oxalates were!!! So when you say, “talk to your doctor…” do you mean a urologist, a nephrologist, or what? Sounds like you have some great docs! Btw, my Vit D-2 (plant-based), and my B-12 were well within range. Whoo-hoo!


mindy December 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm

P.S. I made your black-eyed pea fritters twice and they were delicious! One time I used salsa for the sauce, and one time I grated fresh horseradish and mixed it with some soy sour cream. Thanks!

Mindy (vegan, low ox)


mindy December 6, 2013 at 12:09 am

Sorry, one more question: Can you please tell me the name and location of the lab that try low ox uses for testing food?




Heidi December 6, 2013 at 5:04 am

They send food to be tested to Dr. Michael Liebman’s research lab at the University of Wyoming. He’s a food nutrition scientist and has access to the most accurate, new testing methods. The VP Foundation also has a testing program and uses the same lab


mindy December 9, 2013 at 9:34 am

Do you happen to know where in the body vitamin C (or ascorbate or ascorbic acid) is metabolized to oxalate? Does it happen in the kidneys? Do you have any research or links to this info? TIA!


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