Oxalates: Toxic Superfoods

When I first heard of Sally Norton’s book, Toxic Superfoods, How Oxalate Overload is Making You Sick-And How to Get Better, I thought to myself, what are oxalates. I had heard the word but didn’t really know much about them. Well, I do now and can’t wait to share this information with you in this interview, Oxalates, Toxic Superfoods. Interview below!

Many of us are really working on our health and eating lots of healthy foods, like spinach, almonds, turmeric, Swiss chard and dark chocolate. We’ve given up some of the gluten-containing grains and switched to buckwheat or quinoa. The information in Norton’s book, Toxic Superfoods, is very well researched and based in science. If you are eating healthy and still suffering from gut issues, inflammation, joint pain and a host of other symptoms, that are perplexing your doctor, nutritionist, naturopath or other health practitioner, it is possible that this interview and book may point you in the right direction toward relief.

Oxalates chemical toxins are produced by many plants, some higher than others. The few foods I named above are some of the highest. So what are oxalates? Oxalates are weapons for plants. Oxalates produce oxalic acid. When oxalic acid (which is a mineral chelator) bind to minerals it produces oxalate crystals. Oxalate crystals are abrasive and remain intact even after cooking and digestion. We also discuss how oxalates are used in the formulation with glyphosate, which makes sense because glyphosate is a mineral chelator as well! This was fascinating information for me.

In the book, Norton discussed how oxalate damage, though invisible, can eventually escalate into degenerative illness. She explains the mechanism for all of this and just how oxalate overload may be causing issues in the body. Some of you may know about oxalic acid and kidney stones, but many are not aware of the damage a high oxalate can cause to your body and to your overall health. In Toxic Superfoods and in this interview, you will learn all about oxalates, what foods are high in them, what foods are low in oxalates and how overload of these chemicals can affect your immune system, brain and overall health and wellness.

This is a fascinating interview and I for one learned so much about this subject. Norton has done her research and bringing this information to the public, that most doctors and nutritionists are unaware of, can be very enlightening. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Click on the link below to listen to the full interview.

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  1. No list? Alway trusted this site and not a greedy money grapper but a source of good info. Questioning that with this post. We all want to see a list of foods to think about then potentially buying the book.

    1. Donna, did you listen to the interview? We talk about a lot of them, the higher ones. You can look up this information too I just provide the interview and then people can make up their own mind. You can also do a web search for high oxalate foods. I am not in the business of selling books, I provide info about health and wellness. Hope this clears it up for you. Thanks for listening! Be well, Carol

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