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Happy Bones, Happy Life

Oct 17, 2023

Oxalates is a topic I get asked about all the time. There is so much confusion about it around and people sometimes are not even aware about the fact that it can negatively affect our bone health.


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So in this podcast episode, we are going to explore this topic with our special guest Julie Matthews. 


Julie is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who also has a master’s degree in medical nutrition. She has a lot of experience working with oxalates and helping people with their diets.


Her approach is based on the BioIndividual Nutrition® needs of each person and she provides diet and nutrition guidance backed by scientific research and clinical experience. 


What are oxalates? Do we need to be worried about them? How can we reduce the oxalates in our diet? Julie answers all of these questions and more in today’s enlightening episode. 


“Because oxalates can bind to calcium, one of the things that it can do, besides getting deposited into all sorts of tissues and things, it can actually deplete our calcium as well as our other minerals. ” - Julie Matthews 



[02:21] - Julie Matthews's backstory 

[06:00] - What are oxalates, and how do they impact bone health? 

[09:05] - How foods containing oxalates reduce calcium absorption in other foods

[10:37] - Oxalates and gut health 

[14:16] - Symptoms of oxalate issues

[18:09] - Foods that are high in oxalates 

[22:15] - Numbers to take into account if you have an oxalate issue 

[24:42] - How to start getting rid of oxalates 

[27:29] - Reasons that may explain high oxalates in your body 

[29:14] - How do you get tested?

[30:49] - Tips for reducing oxalates

[35:38] - A resource to help you 

[38:29] - How the type of cooking modifies oxalates’ presence 

[40:15] - How long does it take to reduce your symptoms? 

[43:32] - Julie’s resources for practitioners 

[48:24] - Find practitioners who work with BioIndividual Nutrition® 


Resources mentioned

High-Calcium Low-Oxalate Foods

45-Page Practitioner Guide 


Connect with Julie Matthews 

BioIndividual Nutrition® Institute  

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More about Margie





DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.