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Thanks to a dear long-time customer, I learned about a new book by Sally Norton titled Toxic Superfoods that discusses how oxalates found in many plant foods can have an adverse effect on your health. If you are not feeling well and can’t figure out why, this information may be very helpful. Norton explains why some of our most popular healthy foods such as spinach, almonds, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, quinoa, hemp seeds, dark chocolate, and many others, naturally contain high amounts of natural toxins called oxalates. According to Norton, many people have found relief from or even reversed a variety of conditions and syndromes, such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue, hypothyroidism, osteopenia, vision issues, and age-related degeneration simply by swapping high-oxalate foods for low-oxalate alternatives. This may help your sleep, concentration, energy, and mood.

Gout and kidney stones have been correlated with oxalate toxicity by mainstream medicine but not other health issues. Oxalates may be found throughout the body.  Wherever there are cells or connective tissues, oxalates can cause damage. The gut, liver, and kidney take the biggest hit from high-oxalate meals. IBS, depression, arthritis, muscle pain, fatigue, migraines, anxiety, sleeplessness, allergies, asthma, cataracts, tinnitus, skin spots, and much more may be related to oxalate overload.

Overloading with oxalate will eventually establish the two essential roots of all diseases:  toxicity and nutrient deficiency. Toxicity can take years to reveal itself and if uncorrected, disease and accelerated aging are inevitable. Eating oxalates in excess causes oxalate accumulation throughout the body and creates chronic inflammatory toxicity.

How do you reverse the damage caused by oxalates? Reducing your oxalate intake is the first step. If you are experiencing oxalate-related health problems, undoing the damage of oxalate overload is not an instantaneous process. Symptom flare-ups may continue over an extended period. Accumulation of oxalates in the body over years or decades can take a long time to exit.

In Toxic Superfoods, you will learn what oxalates are, food trends that have caused oxalate intake to increase in recent decades, how oxalates cause health issues, and the vast array of symptoms of oxalate overload the diseases it can lead to.

In next month’s newsletter, Part Two on the toxicity of oxalates will cover which foods are low in oxalate, how to adopt a healthful low-oxalate diet, supplement suggestions for minerals and B complex vitamins that are depleted by oxalate overload, and much more. Please ask your questions via email to


{DISCLAIMER: The information provided has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. It is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare practitioner.}

Richard S Montieth

Founder and Co-Owner

Rick has been the back bone of this business since it was born in 1973. His extensive knowledge has made him the number one favorite of customers and employees alike. Joined by his two sons, Brett and Andrew, Rick enjoys helping customers with their health and wellness needs and contributing to the health of the community.

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