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. I had the pleasure of meeting Sally at Ketofest this July in Connecticut and she’s as friendly, helpful, and excited as she is wise and ambitious.
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Sally and I talk about:
- Her background and health journey
- How she found out about oxalates
- What oxalates are, why they’re harmful, and how they affect our bodies
- Problems beyond kidney stones
- Sources of oxalates
- Why keto dieters should be particularly concerned about oxalates
- Oxalates vs. other toxins (vegetable oils, carbs, lectins, phytates)
- Ways to mitigate oxalates
- What she eats
- And much more!
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