The Rundown on Oxalate Detoxification with Sally K. Norton


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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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