Kidney stones are a commonly known side effect of oxalate toxicity, but many people are unaware of the other serious symptoms oxalates can create.
Over-consumption of oxalates can lead to joint pain, gastrointestinal issues, genital and rectal pain, and other health issues.
Oxalate toxicity was uncovered over 100 years ago, yet few doctors are aware of the impact oxalates can have on human health, which is why I’m talking with Sally K. Norton, author of Toxic Superfoods, How Oxalate Overload is Making You Sick and How to Get Better.
Sally K. Norton holds a nutrition degree from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Public Health. She uses a research-based approach to teaching about a simple way to reverse even serious health complaints with diet, by avoiding large quantities of natural toxic chemicals and crystals called oxalates. Oxalates are found in many of the foods we think are good for us. Much of her work involves re-educating people who have suffered from illnesses as a result from eating foods that are packed with oxalates.
Listen to the full episode to hear:
- What oxalates are and how they create deposits in your body over time
- How oxalates impact the body across multiple organ systems and are even neurotoxic
- How oxalates both exacerbate and cause gut issues
- The “superfoods” that could actually be making you sick
- Why you may have periods of being symptomatic long after limiting oxalates in your diet
Learn more about Sally K. Norton, MPH:
- Instagram: @toxicsuperfoods
- Preorder: Toxic Superfoods, How Oxalate Overload is Making You Sick and How to Get Better
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