VPF News


October 2017

VPF Celebrates 25 Years of Service
To the Solomons Syndrome Community

The VP Foundation was twenty-five years old on October 9, 2017. On that day in 1992, the VPF was incorporated as a North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation.

Dr. Solomons

Clive C. Solomons, Ph.D.

An old-fashioned mutual-help organization, the Foundation functioned primarily as a rescue mission in the early years. The VPF rescued people from pain and guided them to recovery with the help of biomedical scientist Clive C. Solomons, Ph.D., and a network of extraordinary volunteers who had recovered in his research study.

The VPF and its corps of volunteers still serve new members who need to be rescued. However, over time it has become an organization that also protects, restores, and sustains thousands of recoveries, year in and year out.

The VPF updates Dr. Solomons’ research by informing members of brand availability and replacement products in his successful treatment protocol; and by continuing to sponsor research into the oxalate content of new food products. It also informs members of supplements and prescription drugs that sabotage recovery.

The Foundation continues to network with the medical and research communities. For example, after publication of this past summer, Executive Director Joanne Yount sent a copy of it with a personal note to every health professional in the New York Times reprint.

The NYT article included with the analyzed the current controversy regarding vitamin D supplementation. By interfering with oxalate metabolism, Vitamin D frequently sabotages recovery from vulvar pain, interstitial cystitis, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel - in a word, Solomons Syndrome.

As a founding director of The VP Foundation, Ms. Yount said, “I am very proud of the motto on our website, Today you can choose Recovery. Twenty-six years ago, virtually no one in the world could do that.

“On our anniversary, I would ask everyone who has been helped by the Foundation and Dr. Solomons to honor your recovery by making a special contribution of $25 for 25 years to the VPF.” Increments of $25 ($50, $75, $250, $2,500) are also welcome.

To make a contribution, send a check or money order to The VP Foundation, Post Office Box 755, Graham, North Carolina 27253, USA. For a contribution form, go to My Contribution for a Firm Foundation.

July 2017

Newsletter 45 Mailed to Members

, Number 45, was mailed to current VPF members, including international members, on Friday, July 21.


Erithritol recently tested low
in oxalate content.

Issue 45 includes a financial report of the VPF’s annual fundraiser and Drawing, which was held in January. The report also details the recoveries of the Drawing winners. Data for the oxalate content of 38 new foods, food products, and supplements tested through the VPF’s Oxalate Testing Program in recent months is presented in addenda to the low oxalate diet.

This issue features the story of a unique community outreach event organized by a young VPF Leader in Pennsylvania. Vitally important information on vitamin D as it relates to flare-ups and the current controversy swerling around vitamin D supplementation is also given.

To join the VPF and receive your copy of 45, go to Memberships, print and complete a membership form, and return it by mail to the VPF office with your yearly fee.

Membership benefits include two comprehensive per year, discounts on educational resources, including The Low Oxalate Cookbook - Book Two and back issues of ; and access to a support network managed primarily by recovered volunteers who participated in Dr. Clive Solomons’ orginal research study.

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