I know I can't cut out oxalates completely. It would be the same with sulfur, salicylates, lectins, etc. I can cut down and hope for the best.
For info on the oxalate content of foods, it's best to join the Yahoo group called Trying_Low_Oxalates. They have tested a lot of foods and have a spreadsheet in their files. I think all nuts are high oxalate. I think sunflower and pumpkin seeds are medium or low?
I've joined the group and am waiting for approval. From online research, I found that blueberries are high in oxalates but the only nuts that were are peanuts, almonds and cashews. I'll see what I find in the group's spreadsheet.
The fact that green beans cause you insomnia makes me think sulfur intolerance. If I were you I would try a sulfur exclusion diet first (see my previous post).
I eat a lot of broccoli and cauliflower so am getting a lot of sulfur from those veggies. I do eat some peas which would be the only other high sulfur food I eat. Cauliflower is one food that I tested intolerant to. Both broccoli and cauliflower are good for a candida diet so that is why I ate lots of these veggies.
By the way, you can't cut out oxalates completely because they are in basically all non-animal foods. The point is just to minimize them.
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