During spring and summer, the VPF’s Oxalate Testing Program for Foods, Beverages & Natural Supplements has been going “full steam ahead.” The results will be reported in The VPF Newsletter.), issue Number 44, in September. This comprehensive periodical is published twice a year for VPF members. (See
Of particular interest to low oxalate dieters are organic granolas, dried cayenne peppers, farro, whey, Ceylon cinnamon, avocado, radicchio, Ashwagandha, and more. Making requests for the analysis of specific food and natural products for oxalate content is a benefit of VPF membership.
In the laboratory, the original Klondike Bar recently revealed 13.4 mg. total oxalate, and 3.6 mg. soluble oxalate, according to Executive Director Joanne Yount. “This is very good news for chocolate lovers. With its thin coating of chocolate around a cold vanilla ice cream bar, the original Klondike Bar is a great summer treat that does not bust the oxalate budget” (40 to 60 mg. total oxalate per day).
The lead article in CMO: A Second Look. Cetyl myristoleate (CMO) was the last therapy developed during two decades of biomedical research conducted by scientist Clive C. Solomons, Ph.D. Since the other therapies developed through his research - a low oxalate diet, calcium citrate without vitamin D, and N-acetyl-glucosamine - work so well for so many people, CMO tends to be overlooked. (See Effective Treatment.)44 will be
Nevertheless, some of those afflicted by the syndrome, in enigmatic or near desperate circumstances, have experienced dramatically positive results after adding CMO to their treatment regimens. The guidelines for CMO use, including dosages and recommended brands, will be featured in the article.
Recovery letters, low oxalate recipes, and the launch of the VPF’s annual Drawing, along with a surprise or two, will round out this issue. To receive issue Number 44 of Memberships.as soon as it is published, go to