Better (OXA)Late Than Never
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I found out about the gravity of plant toxins from Kaleigh; she planted the seed (pun intended). I would not have been able to digest (yep, another one, lol) Sally's work without her. Oxalates are only a part of the picture, but one that answers a lot of my questions. I’ll address at a later point one of the main reasons why it was so hard for me to wrap my head around oxalates, but better (oxo)late than never, am I right?!
Let's start off with a basic question...what are oxalates?
These oxalates may wreak havoc on the body and possibly be the cause of many symptoms, both diagnostic and subclinical. I think the scariest of all is that it may appear to be asymptomatic. Many people (including classically trained) think that oxalates are only related to kidney stones. After one passes, they are taught to avoid beets and coffee and go on with their life. There is SO much more to this story, and I am glad I have been able to learn more than the incorrect cliff notes version mentioned in the previous sentence.
Oxalates are poison, no matter how you look at it. Sally Norton does an excellent job answering the question, "But what about our ancestors?". She offers a free download to her paper titled, Lost Seasonality And Overconsumption Of Plants: Risking Oxalate Toxicity.
Anyways, I wanted to address this topic here because I am sharing a lot about it on my Instagram page. You may also notice a little shift here on recipes and other content I share based on this!
I have yet to share the defining moment that I knew I had to address this in my life, but it's coming. As always, #GetSatiated.