There seems to be a strong connection between oxalate issues and bacteria. SCD is a very good treatment option for helping the oxalate issues because the diet eliminates the bacteria that are responsible for causing so many issues with oxalates.
Kidney stone, the most well known symptom of excess oxalates has been linked to nanobacteria and carbohydrate malabsorption. Recent evidence indicates that formation of kidney stones is a result of a nanobacterial disease akin to Helicobacter pylori infection and peptic ulcer disease. Carbohydrate malabsorption has been found to be associated with increased risk of kidney stones.
LPS, the bacterial toxin, impacts oxalates in multiple ways. One research study found that LPS has a profound effect on oxalates by creating renal cell desensitization to oxalate stimulation, thus impairing the body's ability to protect itself from oxalates. LPS also seems to have a key role in creating the problem of excess oxalates in the bodies of children with autism.
LPS is an extremely common bacterial toxin. Children with autism as well as people with IBD tend to have extremely high levels of LPS.
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William Shaw, director of the Great Plains Laboratory has been testing oxalates for years. Shaw reports that arabinose, ( a marker used for yeast/fungal overgrowth on the organic acid test for years) is correlated with high amounts of oxalates. Arabinose is also an important fuel for oxalate production. Candida organisms have been discovered surrounding oxalate stones in the kidney." This establishes three good reasons for the importance of following SCD and using home incubated yogurt.
Research articles about how yogurt can decrease candida:
Shalev E., et al. Ingestion of Yogurt containing Lactobacillus acidophilus compared with pasteurized yogurt as prophylaxis for recurrent candidal vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis. Arch Fam Med. 1996 Nov-Dec; 5(10):593-6.
McLean NW, Rosenstein IJ, Characterization and selection of Lactobacillus species to re-colonize the vagina of women with recurrent bacterial vaginosis. J Med. Microbiol 2000 Jun;49(6):543-52.
Isenberg, H, et al. Ingestion of Yogurt containing Lactobacillus acidophilus as prophylaxis for Candida Albicans. Ann Intern Med. 1992 Mar;116(5)353-7.
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