Analyzing your Urine may Save your Kidneys

sweet potaotes beans almonds

 

Meal Analysis

Food

Grams

Almond 50
Barley, pearled, cooked 250
Beet, boiled 80
Black bean, boiled, no added salt 85
Blueberry, raw 110
Broccoli, boiled, no salt 80
Cardamom, ground 1
Cauliflower, boiled, no salt 80
Lemon juice, raw 95
Spinach, boiled, no salt 100
Sweet potato, baked, no salt 175
Walnut, English, dried, raw 30

 

Many would consider this to be a very healthful meal. It’s high in nutrients, is loaded with healthful fats, has a low glycemic affect, is low in Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs), and is extraordinarily high in phytonutrients. Yet, it has a huge flaw that could be deadly. Can you guess what it is?

1850 grams of oxalate!For some people, that oxalate content is so high that it might damage their kidneys.

Luckily for us, our next expert teleconference guest nephrologist, Dr. Michael Rosen increased our awareness of the dangers of a very high oxalate diet.

 

Dr. Rosen did his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Queens. There he encountered a unique malady – people from certain cultures, which are currently concentrated in Queens, were suffering from eating too much star fruit. Apparently, the high oxalate content in star fruit, if eaten in excess, can damage the kidney. Another neurotoxin may also play a role in this unique disease.

What surprised us most is that a lot of people who follow calorie-restricted diets take in as much oxalate as those who become ill from eating too much star fruit.

Running a 24-hour urine collection test helps determine if your diet contains too much oxalate.

We have asked Dr. Rosen to talk with LivingTheCRWay members about analyzing urine and why it’s important. The teleconference recording is now available to full members of livingthecrway.com.

Here are some of the urine analytes he will discuss:

Uric acid

Calcium

Sodium

Phosphorous

Potassium

Citrate

Oxalates

Magnesium

pH

Ammonia

Creatinine

 

These substances are part of the tracking function of NutriBase CR Way Longer Life Edition Software, which makes it easy to follow your progress if you choose to get a 24-hour urine test. Dr. Rosen helped us develop the tracking function.

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