Toxic Superfoods: How Oxalate Overload Is Making You Sick--and How to Get Better (Paperback)
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An acclaimed nutrition educator reveals how the foods you’re eating to get healthy might be making you sick.
“Sally Norton’s well-researched book makes a truly important contribution to the literature in revealing just how much oxalates can damage the human body.”—Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise
If you’re eating a healthy diet and you’re still dealing with fatigue, inflammation, anxiety, recurrent injuries, or chronic pain, the problem could be your spinach, almonds, sweet potatoes, and other trusted plant foods. And your key to vibrant health may be quitting these so-called superfoods.
After suffering for decades from chronic health problems, nutrition educator Sally K. Norton, MPH, discovered that the culprits were the chemical toxins called oxalates lurking within her “healthy,” organic plant-heavy diet. She shines light on how our modern diets are overloaded with oxalates and offers fresh solutions including:
• A complete, research-backed program to safely reverse your oxalate load
• Comprehensive charts and resources on foods to avoid and better alternatives
• Guidance to improve your energy, optimize mood and brain performance, and find true relief from chronic pain
In this groundbreaking guide, Norton reveals that the popular dictum to “eat more plants” can be misleading. Toxic Superfoods gives health-seekers a chance for improved energy, optimum brain performance, graceful aging, and true relief from chronic pain.
About the Author
Sally Norton, MPH, received her bachelor's degree in nutritional science from Cornell University and her master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“Who knew that some so-called superfoods could be the opposite of healthy? The conventional advice to eat ‘mostly plants’ is seriously challenged by the reality that plants contain known toxins. Norton makes a compelling case that oxalates are the x-factor contributing to many mysterious health conditions.”—Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise
“What if your favorite superfood was actually a supervillain? Sally Norton masterfully pinpoints the changes in our food system and eating style that have turned a common natural occurring toxin into a potential public health crisis for people who are trying their best to eat well. Her simple and effective recommendations are grounded both in modern science and the principles of ancestral health.”—Aaron Blaisdell, PhD, UCLA Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
“As a medical profession, we have only recently begun to realize how commonly we are seeing oxalate issues be a part of the presentation of a wide variety of chronic illnesses. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has been wrestling with poor health and not gotten the answers they need.”—Neil Nathan, MD, author of Toxic
“One conversation with Sally Norton transformed my health. Thankfully, she has shared her life’s work about the dangers of oxalates in this book. Everyone needs to hear her message.”—Dr. Bill Schindler, author of Eat Like a Human
“Sally Norton does a super job of revealing the many ways oxalates can promote the health of plants and undermine the health of people. This book is a must-read for people who eat plant-based superfoods.”—Fred Provenza, PhD, author of Nourishment
“An invaluable book that tells the story of the deleterious health effects of oxalate in our food.”—Miki Ben-Dor, PhD
“This book has the power to change the course of your health, happiness, and longevity for the better.”—James L. Oschman, PhD, author of Energy Medicine
“Juicing, raw food, and vegan trends have come and gone over my 30 years in the integrative oncology world and is currently all the rage again. This trend has created an illusion of health, and yet, clinically, I have seen the opposite. Sally has done an excellent job confirming what I have been seeing clinically.”—Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO
“A revealing and riveting must-read.”—Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, author of The Whole Soy Story and coauthor of Nourishing Broth
“[I]nformative. . . . The extensive charts showing the oxalate content of various foods make it easy to follow a low-oxalate diet. . . . [A] straightforward resource for potentially curbing a host of symptoms.”—Publishers Weekly