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From: Anne (
Subject:         spinach creates dry mouth feeling -- physiology? Dr. Graham
Date: March 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm PST

I just figured this was normal for everyone, but I've been
searching the archives and haven't seen it addressed yet, so I
have to ask.

When I eat raw baby spinach, I get a terrible feeling in my
mouth, like a gritty coating covering my teeth and gums. I
have heard that this is the oxalic acid interacting with
something in the saliva, but I would like to know more about
the physiology of just what is happening. (It wears off after
a few hours. And, it also happens with chard.)

And, if this is *not* normal for everyone, what might be
happening with me that causes this? Is this an indication of
some mineral imbalance I need to correct? I am wondering if
it is a sign that something is out of whack with me.

The gritty sensation feels awful enough that I would really
rather not eat raw spinach ever again, even though I love the
taste otherwise and would like to include it in my diet for
nutritional benefits.

Thanks for any insight you might have!

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