If you eat too much oxalate and your body cannot cope with it, they will react with calcium and form kidney stones. Foods with high oxalate content are spinach, rhubarb, almonds, etc. This actually puts people in danger who drink smoothies with spinach daily. See the following article “Liam Hemsworth Needed Surgery that Forced Him to ‘Completely Rethink’ His Vegan Diet”. Of course, it has nothing to do with the vegan diet of his former wife Miley Cyrus and him, but everything about understanding foods. By the way, Chanca Piedra (see the reviews) is very effective in resolving calcium oxalate kidney stones. A couple of years ago, I took it for two months and it dissolved both my kidney stones. If Liam Hemsworth had known this, it would have saved him a surgery.
If you have hyperoxaluria, instead of forming calcium oxalate kidney stones your body forms calcium oxalate crystals in other organs; your bones, your joints, your eyes, your heart, your vessels, and your brain. This is called systemic oxalosis.
If you have secondary hyperoxaluria, you get these calcium oxalate crystals through diet. One of the possible causes of this condition is that your microbiome is affected by anti-biotics. Oxalic acid is broken down by, among others, Oxalobacter Formigenes bacteria. If you suffer from this condition, chances are that these good bacteria have been eradicated in your body.
The symptoms of secondary hyperoxaluria can be exactly the same symptoms of fibromyalgia. However, the other way around, fibromyalgia can have multiple causes. There is currently no known cure for this condition. However, you can control this disease by adjusting your diet. You can switch to a diet with low oxalic acid content.
High oxalate foods are beans, nuts, grains, seeds, some vegetables, and some fruits. There is hardly any oxalic acid in meat, fish, and milk. Indeed, regarding oxalic acid, healthy products are bad and unhealthy products are good. Harvard has maintained a spreadsheet of nutrition with its oxalic acid content. In addition, there are various other sources with measurements of oxalic acid content in food, such as this research from Thailand and this meta-research.
Suppose secondary hyperoxaluria is the cause of your fibromyalgia, then based on our experience switching to an oxalic acid-free diet can ease your pain by 80% in two days. By default, your body breaks this down and if you don’t take anything, the crystals will eventually leave your body.
If you want to know more about the condition, you can consult the following sources:
So, if you have fibromyalgia then you can easily rule out oxalosis by switching to a low oxalate diet for two or three days. You should definitely feel better if you have this condition.
If you really want to be sure, you can have a test performed by The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. This Organic Acid test is also carried out in the Netherlands, for example at European Laboratory of Nutrients. However, it is easier to follow a diet based on foods with a low oxalic acid content for several days.