Sorry to butt in, in front of Norm, but I will provide you with a quote from a naturopath regarding the oxilate issue, which is the one I have read that makes the MOST SENSE thus far. Also, my doctor does not have people avoid oxilates because she thinks this all changes over time. Same with food sensitivities. Of course if something obviously bothers you , one would want to leave it out. But I a very wary of the low oxilate camp that blames IC on oxilates!
Dr. Chris Decker
OXALOBACTER FORMIGINES IS ONE OF THE FIRST BACTERIA TO BE KILLED OFF BY ANTIBIOTICS. IT IS VERY VULNERABLE. ONCE THE GUT MICROBIOME HAS BEEN RESTORED TO NORMAL FUNCTION, OXALATES ARE NO LONGER A PROBLEM. UNTIL THEN, IF OXALATES CAUSE SYMPTOMS, THEY SHOULD ABSOLUTELY BE AVOIDED–JUST LIKE ANYTHING ELSE THAT MAKES ONE FEEL WORSE, NO MATTER HOW HEALTHY IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE.