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Friday, July 20 • 2:40pm - 4:10pm
When Food-as-Pharma Backfires: Oxalate and the Iatrogenics of Medical Foods

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The public’s use of high oxalate foods in hopes of reversing health problems “naturally” is prompting an ever-increasing number of case reports of severe kidney damage. This presentation will: 1) discuss these cases; 2) discuss the hidden problems non-renal oxalate damage; and, 3) examine the flaws in our modern mindset that prompt us to routinely violate key features of ancestral lifestyles, putting the general public and metabolically fragile persons at risk for unexpected injury from “health foods”.

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Sally Norton

Sally K. Norton holds a degree in Nutrition from Cornell University (BS ) and in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill (Master’s in Public Health Leadership). Her career in health promotion includes designing and delivering programs in the inner city; research on health issues in poor... Read More →

Friday July 20, 2018 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Ballrooms B/C