The Rundown on Oxalate Detoxification with Sally K. Norton
Published January 6, 2020
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    Do you have aches, pains, gout, kidney stones or other symptoms that are getting worse instead of better? Are you eating and living well but confused because you still feel lousy?You might have something you’ve never heard of – oxalate poisoning.

    Sally Norton (@sknorton), MPH is an expert in oxalates - a plant toxin found in many common “health” foods such as spinach and almonds that can cause many health disorders. Sally has a degree in nutrition from Cornell University and a Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina. She managed a five-year, National Institute of Health-funded program at the UNC Medical School.

    Sally & I discuss:

    -Her background and health journey

    -How she found out about oxalates

    -What oxalates are, why they’re harmful, and how they affect our bodies

    -Sources of oxalates in foods

    -My personal oxalate detox experience

    -How to detox from oxalates

    And much more!

    Highest Oxalate Foods: Spinach, Potatoes, Soy & Great Northern Beans, Almond Milk, Nuts, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Chocolate & Black Tea.

    Easy substitutes:

    Spinach Salad Romaine or Boston Lettuce 

    Watercress, Arugula

    Potatoes Mashed cauliflower 


    Winter squash

    Soy and Great Northern Beans Coconut 

    Black-eyed peas

    Almond milk Coconut milk; Dairy Milk
    Nuts Raw pumpkin seeds, sprouted 

    Flax Seed Crackers

    Carrots, Celery, Beets Cucumber (use in place of celery) 


    Winter squash

    Chocolate Vanilla ice cream made with cream or coconut milk 

    white chocolate

    Recommended vegetables: Winter squash, Green peas, Bok choy, Mustard greens
    Recommended fruits: Blueberries, Lemons, Limes

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