With over 30 years in the health and wellness field, Sally K. Norton is a consultant, writer, educator, and speaker who specializes in helping people overcome pain and fatigue by avoiding or limiting plant foods that contain a natural chemical called oxalate.
For over 30 years, she struggled with her own seemingly unanswerable health puzzle: “Why would a person who knows how to build health have so many health difficulties that she cannot overcome?” When she finally discovered the cause and the path out of misery, she committed to teaching and reaching out to others stuck in a similar frustrating situation.
Sally holds a nutrition degree from Cornell University and a Master’s of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked in the field of Integrative Medicine at UNC Medical School as Project Manager of an NIH-Funded project for expanding medical education to include more awareness of holistic and alternative healing arts.
Sally has published popular articles in academic and popular journals and appeared In numerous interviews (including with Dr. Joseph Mercola) discussing the widespread but little-known harmful effects of oxalates in our food.
Sally has published a cookbook of low-oxalate recipes available on her website, sallyknorton.com. Her book explaining the dire health effects of eating too much oxalate and how to overcome them will be published in 2021.
Mini-CV (see full resume for more details): Bachelor of Science from Nutrition Science Cornell University, Ithaca NY. Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CV available upon request.
See video of my presentation to the Ancestral Health Society (9/2017), as well as links to my podcast appearances and interviews here: https://sallyknorton.com/interviews-talks/
A brief 3-minute video with clips of me at various speaking engagements is available here:
Again, podcast interviews are mostly linked to the website: https://sallyknorton.com/interviews-talks/.
YouTube Playlists: https://bit.ly/3gssKg0
The Bottom line Health picked up my article, “Lost Seasonality and Overconsumption of Plants: Risking Oxalate Toxicity” with this item, published August 15, 2018: “The Toxin Hiding in Superfoods”
The journal What Doctors Don’t Tell You published an article in February 2020 about oxalates by Cate Montana that includes a lot of great information about oxalates: https://www.wddty.com/magazine/2020/february/how-i-beat-my-back-and-joint-pain.html
Hey, welcome everyone to another episode of Keto Chat. I’m your host, Carole Freeman, and today oh my gosh, we were chit-chatting, because I’m here with my good friend, Sally Norton, Sally K. Norton. And so, I’m excited.
We’re going to get a little… We’ll try to be official here because we’re trying to catch up. We haven’t been able to see each other in a while. So, Sally K. Norton is the… I’m just going to say you’re like the current world’s expert in oxalate toxicity. I’m going to just crown you that designation right now. That’s in my mind. So, we’re going to talk all about oxalates, what they are, how they accumulate in our body, how some of the things we’ve been told are the most healthy for us, actually probably aren’t the most healthiest, and wherever else this journey takes us, but welcome, Sally.