A lot of kids, teens and adults with Autism find the low oxalate diet (LOD) to be extremely valuable. The low oxalate diet plan began from an organization referred to as the vulvodynia foundation.
Vulvodynia is a painful inflammatory disorder in women where oxalates accumulate in the vaginal tissue. Individuals who suffer from kidney stones also benefit from the low oxalate diet. And we see many youngsters with Autism who benefit from the low oxalate diet because they tend to have high accumulation of oxalate in their bodies.
Oxalates are organic compounds that can be discovered in a number of fruits, vegetables and nuts like spinach and almonds. There are lists of greater oxalate foods offered on the web, one fantastic resource is www.lowoxalate.info. That internet site is run by Susan Owens, an independent biomedical researcher who has contributed a lot to the Autism community on oxalates.
Adults who are predisposed to oxalate accumulation can be prone to kidney stones and uncover that a low oxalate diet plan can be the initial step in treatment. When oxalates form in the body, they create crystals when viewed under a microscope have jagged, pointy edges. Accumulation of these jagged, painful crystals can take place in any tissue of the body including muscle tissue, the nervous system, joints, the kidneys, etc. and they are quite irritating and painful.