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New Lyme Study Being Used to Support CDC Narrative: You Aren’t Infected, You Just Have A Simple Immune Response  Video Here (Approx. 4 Min)

Why some people recover from Lyme disease, while others experience months, years or even decades of chronic symptoms has long puzzled doctors. New research offers some clues to an immune system marker in the blood that is elevated among people with lingering Lyme disease symptoms, even after they’d received antibiotics.

In the new study, published on May 9 in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, researchers found an immune system marker in the blood called interferon-alpha was elevated among people who had been treated for Lyme disease but had lingering symptoms.

Interferon-alpha is one of a handful of key signaling proteins the body makes to tell immune cells to fight off bacteria or viruses. If the blood levels are too high, the immune system can overact, causing pain, swelling and fatigue — symptoms often seen with Lyme disease.

In patients with high levels of interferon-alpha, the immune response to the Lyme bacteria may cause chronic inflammation, even once the infection is gone, said Klemen Strle, an assistant research professor of molecular biology and microbiology at Tufts University and an author of the new study.

“We think this is a possible driver of persistent symptoms,” Strle said. And since a number of drugs are already approved to lower interferon-alpha, he suggested the research could mean a possible treatment option for lingering Lyme symptoms.

The study was small, including 79 people diagnosed with Lyme disease, and found only a link between the higher interferon-alpha levels and the persistent Lyme disease symptoms, not that the immune marker was itself causing the lasting symptoms. A larger clinical trial would be needed to affirm the connection.

Male and female adult blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis, on a sesame seed bun to demonstrate relative size.
Male and female adult black-legged ticks, Ixodes scapularis, on a sesame seed bun to show their relative size.CDC

Anywhere from 30,000 up to 500,000 people develop Lyme disease from a tick bite each year, according to the CDC. For most, the infection is mild and easily treated with antibiotics. About 10% experience symptoms like fatigue and brain fog along with muscle, joint and nerve pain that persists even after treatment.

The new findings represent a significant shift in understanding why some people infected with Lyme suffer chronic symptoms. Previously, some researchers believed that a specific strain of the spiral-shaped Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria that causes Lyme might be a cause. Others wondered whether undetectable low levels of infection lingered in the body after treatment. The new research suggests that the way the body reacts to the bacteria — not the bug itself — could result in long-lasting symptoms.

It’s still unclear why some people have elevated interferon-alpha, but Strle said he’s looking into a possible genetic cause.  (See link for article)


To reiterate:

  • This study consisted of 79 people diagnosed with Lyme based off of matched serum and CSF samples.  Once again, no seronegative patients are represented.
  • A link between higher interferon-alpha levels and the persistent Lyme disease symptoms was found.  This does not prove causality.
  • This DOES NOT present a “significant shift in understanding.” It just supports the accepted, politicized CDC narrative that persistent/chronic infection doesn’t exist despite global research and reality which says it does.
  • Far more than 10% experience these depilating chronic symptoms.  They continue to regurgitate this number which only includes those diagnosed and treated early.  It doesn’t include the far larger subset of patients that are diagnosed and treated late.

Go here to read Lyme advocate Carl Tuttle’s letter to Strle where he reminds him that while interferon alpha has also been found in patients with chronic hepatitis, it wasn’t blamed for chronic hepatitis but rather was correlated with the presence of viral replication, or persistent viral infection.  He then reminds Strle of a 1995 case study on a Lyme patient who received multiple courses of IV and oral meds yet relapsed after each one and that the only way this patient stayed in remission was when kept on open ended clarithromycin.  To cinch the deal, Tuttle reminds Strle of a 2018 study of 12 Canadian Lyme patients who were culture positive for infection even after multiple years on antibiotics.  Tuttle simply but wisely asks the obvious question: would a chronic, persistent Lyme infection raise IFN-a levels?

‘The powers that be’ are desperate to continue the narrative because there’s a big Lyme “vaccine” in the pipeline that could make them lots of money.  A chronic/persistent infection would not be conducive to a vaccine.

Best Supplements For Arthritis

The Best Supplements for Arthritis

The Best Supplements for Arthritis


There is no one treatment that will address all the complex factors that affect the onset and progression of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Certain supplements can be very helpful for reducing arthritis pain and improving function . Some of the most powerful are turmeric, fish oil, ginger, SAM-e, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine and CBD.These supplements have anti-inflammatory and/or joint rebuilding effects.

The best results will be obtained by combining supplements with an anti-inflammatory diet, exercise and stress management. There are also therapies that can be very effective, for the treatment of arthritis, including acupuncture, massage, physical therapy, low level laser therapy and pulsed electromagnetic therapy (PEMF).

Anti-inflammatory drugs can have serious, even fatal, side effects, including causing potentially fatal GI bleeding and increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes and reducing immune response. Using safer, natural supplements to reduce inflammation and pain is a better strategy.

Although OA was once considered primarily a degenerative and non-inflammatory condition, it is now recognized as having inflammatory aspects, including elevated cytokine levels, as well as potentially being connected with systemic inflammation.


Turmeric (active ingredient curcumin) reduces pain, inflammation and stiffness related to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (OA).  This herb is traditionally used in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine to treat arthritis. It also blocks inflammatory cytokines and enzymes, including cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), the target of the anti-inflammatory prescription drug celecoxib (Celebrex).

In a small 2012 pilot study, curcumin reduced joint pain and swelling in patients with active RA better than diclofenac (Voltaren), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Unlike NSAIDs, curcumin was not found to be associated with any adverse events.[3]

A 2016 systematic review and meta-analysis provided scientific evidence that 8–12 weeks of standardized turmeric extracts (typically 1000 mg/day of curcumin) treatment can reduce arthritis symptoms (mainly pain and inflammation-related symptoms) and result in similar improvements of the symptoms as ibuprofen and diclofenac sodium without the gastrointestinal and cardiac risks of NSAIDs

A 2018 study lasting 12 weeks found that both turmeric and turmeric combined with boswellic acid improved function and reduced joint pain, though the combination worked better to improve performance than curcumin alone.

So turmeric could be part of the answer to the question, “What is the best supplement for arthritis?”

Arthritis Foundation recommended dosage: Capsules, extract (more likely to be free of contaminants) or spice. For OA: Capsule, typically 400 mg to 600 mg, three times per day; or 0.5 g to 1 g of powdered root up to 3 g per day. For RA: 500 mg twice daily. Curcumin is a key chemical in turmeric

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Fish Oil (Omega-3 fatty acids)

Fish oil reduces inflammation and morning stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis and preliminary studies indicate it may have a similar effect on osteoarthritis. Fish oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids (including EPA and DHA), which block inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandins. The body converts them into powerful anti-inflammatory chemicals called resolvins. Resolvins are molecules that promote resolution of cellular inflammation, allowing inflamed tissues to return to a healthier state.EPA and DHA have been extensively studied for RA as well as many other inflammatory conditions.

A 2010 meta-analysis found that fish oil significantly decreased joint tenderness and stiffness in RA patients and reduced or eliminated NSAID use.

A 2005 study of people with RA showed enhanced positive effects when fish oil supplements were used in combination with olive oil.

A 2018 review of the evidence of the benefits of fish oil for RA found that consumption of Omega 3 fatty acids significantly improved eight disease-activity-related markers.

Fish oil is also important for brain, eye and heart health. It also helps with anxiety and depression. It is safe, with no significant adverse effects. So it just may be another answer to “What is the best supplement for arthritis?”

Arthritis Foundation recommended dosage: Fish, capsules, softgels, chewable tablets or liquid. For general health, two 3-ounce servings of fish a week are recommended. However, it’s difficult to get a therapeutic dose of fish oil from food alone. To treat arthritis-related conditions, use fish oil capsules with at least 30 percent EPA/ DHA, the active ingredients. For RA and OA, up to 2.6 g, twice a day


Ginger decreases joint pain and reduces inflammation both in people with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Ginger has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties similar to ibuprofen and COX-2 inhibitors such as celecoxib (Celebrex). Ginger also suppresses inflammatory molecule called leukotrienes and switches off certain inflammatory genes, potentially making it more effective than conventional pain relievers. Side effects are limited to mild gastrointestinal upset in some patients.

A 2010 study of 247 patients with knee OA found that ginger reduced knee pain when standing and walking and improved quality of life.

In a 2012 in vitro study, a ginger extract called Eurovita Extract 77 reduced inflammatory reactions in RA synovial cells as effectively as steroids.

For OA, In one trial of more than 200 patients, Eurovita Extract 77 improved OA pain after standing and walking.

A 2015 study found that using ginger extract nanoparticals in a cream 3x a day for 12 weeks improved knee joint pain, daily activities, sports activities and quality of life. There were no adverse effects.

A 2017 study of twice a week self-knee massage with ginger oil in patients with OA found patients had reduced pain and improved function after one and five weeks.

A 2019 study found that ginger can alter gene expression in people with RA to improve disease manifestation.

Arthritis Foundation recommended dosage: Powder, extract, tincture, capsules and oils, up to 2 g in three divided doses per day or up to 4 cups of tea daily. In studies, 255 mg of Eurovita Extract 77 (equivalent to 3,000 mg dried ginger) twice daily.


S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM-e) is a compound found naturally in the body that has anti-inflammatory, cartilage-protecting and pain-relieving effects. In studies, supplementing with SAM-e was as effective at relieving OA pain as NSAIDs like ibuprofen and celecoxib, without their side effects. A systematic review published in 2011 of complementary and alternative medicines in the management of osteoarthritis found consistent evidence that SAM-e was effective in the management of osteoarthritis. No adverse effects were found in any of the studies.

SAM-e also has a mild to moderate antidepressant effect, and is frequently used as a natural alternative to anti-depressant medication..

The typical SAM-e dose is 1,200 mg daily. It will take a few weeks to see the effects..


Glucosamine is a major component of joint cartilage and levels drop as people age. It also helps keep the cartilage in joints healthy and may have an anti-inflammatory effect. Glucosamine produced in the body provides natural building blocks for growth, repair and maintenance of cartilage and may lubricate joints, helping cartilage retain water and prevent its breakdown.  It is often combined with chondroitin (see below).

Supplements are derived from the shells of shellfish (such as shrimp, lobster and crab) or from animal bones or fungi.

The largest study to date, the 2006 Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) looked at 1,600 people with knee OA. The first phase found that patients with moderate-to-severe arthritis experienced significant pain relief from combined glucosamine and chondroitin. The 2008 phase found that glucosamine and chondroitin, together or alone, did not slow joint damage. In the two-year-long 2010 phase, glucosamine and chondroitin were found as effective for knee OA as celecoxib (Celebrex).

Other research has suggested that glucosamine does slow joint damage. A 2008 retrospective study of nearly 275 patients found those using glucosamine for at least 12 months underwent half as many joint replacement surgeries as those on placebo.

In a small 2012 study, an improvement in symptoms after 12 weeks was seen with combined glucosamine and NSAIDs, and a smaller but still significant improvement with glucosamine alone. Study authors speculate that long-term treatment with glucosamine may reduce dependence on NSAIDs and delay disease progression.

Glucosamine may cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms, as well as increased blood glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride and blood pressure. This supplement can increase eye pressure in people with glaucoma.

A 2018 review and metanalysis published in JAMAof all of the therapeutic agents used for knee arthritis long term, including analgesics, antioxidants, bone-acting agents, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), intra-articular injection medications such as hyaluronic acid and corticosteroids, symptomatic slow-acting drugs in osteoarthritis and putative disease modifying agents,  found that only glucosamine sulfate was associated with pain improvement. This also may be another answer to “What is the best supplement for arthritis?”

Arthritis Foundation recommended dosage: Capsules, tablets, liquid or powder (to be mixed into a drink); 1,500 mg once daily or in three divided doses to prevent stomach upset. Often combined with chondroitin. May take up to one month to notice effect.

Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin is a component of human connective tissues found in cartilage and bone. In supplements, chondroitin sulfate usually comes from animal cartilage. Reduces pain and inflammation, improves joint function and slows progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Chondroiton is believed to enhance the shock-absorbing properties of collagen and block enzymes that break down cartilage. Helps cartilage retain water and may reverse cartilage loss when used with glucosamine.

The largest study to date, the 2006 Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) looked at 1,600 people with knee OA. (See above under glucosamine for results.)

A separate 2011 study showed a significant improvement in pain and function in patients with hand OA using chondroitin alone.

A 2013 review of the evidence on use of chondroitin for OA concluded that chondroitin has a beneficial effect on different kinds of cells involved in osteoarthritis and that it is an effective and safe treatment option for patients with OA.

Chondroitin and glucosamine supplements appear to be safe and constitute another good answer to the question, “What is the best supplement for arthritis?”

Chondroitin taken with blood-thinning medication like NSAIDs may increase the risk of bleeding. If you are allergic to sulfonamides, start with a low dose of chondroitin sulfate and watch for any side effects. Other side effects include diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain.

Arthritis Foundation Recommended Dosage: Capsules, tablets and powder; 800 mg to 1,200 mg daily in two to four divided doses. Often combined with glucosamine. Allow up to one month to notice effect.

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CBD (Cannabidiol)

Research has shown that CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in regulating pain and inflammation. CBD may also help reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines, which are molecules that contribute to inflammation in the body.

Though research to date has been somewhat limited, both animal and human studies have shown positive effects.

In a 2019 study published in the journal European Journal of Pain, researchers found that CBD gel applied to the skin significantly reduced joint swelling and pain in rats with arthritis. The study suggested that topical CBD may be a safe and effective treatment for arthritis-related pain and inflammation in humans.

In a 2020 study published in the journal Pain Medicine, researchers found that CBD treatment improved pain and sleep in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The study suggested that CBD may be a promising therapeutic option for management of pain and other symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

A 2020 study published in the journal Cell Death and Disease concluded that “CBD possesses anti-arthritic activity and might ameliorate arthritis via targeting synocial fibroblasts under inflammatory conditions.”

A 2022 study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research found that CBD se was associated with improvements in pain, physical function,and sleep quality. The majority of respondentsreported a reduction or cessation of use of other medications after CBD use.

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Other Beneficial Supplements for Arthritis

Other supplements that have evidence of effectiveness for arthritis include: Borage oil, Boswellia, Bromelain, Cat’s Claw, Devil’s claw, DMSO, Ginkgo, GLA, MSM, Pycnogenol, St. John’s Wort and Stinging Nettle.

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There are many supplements that can reduce arthritis pain and functional limitations. All of them are less risky than using pharmaceuticals for pain relief. The supplements not only reduce pain, they appear to have a beneficial overall biological effect on the disease process.


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My last experiment for treating residual Lyme/MSIDS arthritis pain has been an elimination diet to determine what is causing the inflammation/pain.  This is quite a process but certainly an entirely new education on food and the body.  Again, what works for one doesn’t work for another but in my case food is a huge player.

So far I’ve discovered I can not tolerate gluten or nightshades.  I’ve already limited sugar, grains, and alcohol.  Still trying to figure out if there is any dairy I can partake of as well as nuts/seeds and other grains or beans.

One thing is for sure: if you suffer with enough pain you can give up almost anything!

LDN For Lyme

Updated: 3/21/23

About Low-Dose Naltrexone for Lyme

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is very useful in Lyme disease. This low-cost medicine can

  • improve nerve, muscle, and inflammation pain,
  • decrease autoimmune illness triggered by Lyme,
  • improve mast cell activation symptoms,
  • lower cytokine inflammation, and
  • improve immune system function by increasing TRegs to balance Th1 and Th2.

In this article, I review the science and method for how LDN works. I describe how to use it in Lyme disease, and I review potential side effects.  (See link for article & video)


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Dr. Steven Phillips on Chronic Inflammation

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March 25, 2023

Dr. Steven Phillips Discusses Chronic Inflammation

Dr. Steven Phillips discusses chronic inflammation and its management, especially in the context of long COVID and “vaccine” injuries.

Dr. Steven Phillips’ bio: Steven Phillips, MD is a well published, Yale-trained physician, researcher, and bestselling author, whose focus of medical practice and research is that chronic and autoimmune illness can be caused by underlying infections.

Dr. Phillips’ substack: Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again (Audible Audio Edition): Steven Phillips MD, Dana Parish, Teri Schnaubelt, Thomas Allen, Brilliance Audio: Books…


Dr. Steven Phillips Discusses Chronic Diseases (Lyme & COVID)

Steven Phillips, M.D. is a renowned Yale-trained physician, author, international lecturer, and media go-to expert. Well-published in the medical literature, he has treated over 20,000 patients with complex, chronic illness from nearly 20 countries. Phillips experienced firsthand the nightmare of an undiagnosed, serious infection after nearly dying from his own “mystery illness,” and having to save his own life when 25 doctors could not.

Here are the questions we will ask Dr. Phillips:

  • What is Lyme+?
  • What is your own story of Lyme?
  • You say that many infections are categorized as Lyme, how do we separate them
  • Are there good tests for Lyme+?
  • Is it treatable?
  • Is there hope for hundreds of thousands of patients of Lyme+?
  • How can an infection cause autoimmune disorders?
  • What is the role of Th1 and Th2 system in this context?
  • Why does it become chronic?
  • Do I have a vector borne infection?
  • We are seeing the same issue with COVID – Is COVID becoming similarly mismanaged?
  • How should patients approach their chronic Lyme+?
  • Is there hope?
  • How do people get help from you?
  • Do you train other doctors with your protocol?
  • Do they reach out to you?
  • On page 63 you write: Despite my repeatedly negative brucellosis testing at U.S. labs, I shared with my Lyme doctor my ideas for an aggressive combination antibiotic treatment against this infection. Nothing else was working, so my doctor agreed to the plan, and by the second month of treatment I started to improve.
  • Tell us about Jarish-Hexheimer reaction
  • Before we go, tell us how can people find you?

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Hospital payments include:

  • A “free” required PCR test in the Emergency Room or upon admission for every patient, with government-paid fee to hospital.  This test, like Lyme testing, is an utter farce.
  • Added bonus payment for each positive COVID-19 diagnosis, based on a worthless test.
  • Another bonus for a COVID-19 admission to the hospital, based on a worthless test.
  • A 20% “boost” bonus payment from Medicare on the entire hospital bill for use of remdesivir instead of medicines such as Ivermectin, all based on a worthless test.
  • Another and larger bonus payment to the hospital if a COVID-19 patient is mechanically ventilated, all based on a worthless test.
  • More money to the hospital if cause of death is listed as COVID-19, even if patient did not die directly of COVID-19, which is all based on a worthless test.
  • A COVID-19 diagnosis also provides extra payments to coroners, all based on a worthless test.

CMS implemented “value-based” payment programs that track data such as how many workers at a healthcare facility receive a COVID-19 “vaccine.Now we see why many hospitals implemented COVID-19 vaccine mandates. They are paid more.  Source

For those paying attention, COVID is a replay of Lyme and many of the same tactics have been deployed.

High Oxalate Foods & Pain

Are these High Oxalate foods destroying your body?

Are these High Oxalate foods destroying your body?

Our guest poster, Sally Norton, B.S., MPH, is an expert in oxalates, compounds found in many so-called healthy foods that can, in excessive amounts, cause chronic pain and create havoc with your health.

What is oxalate and how can it impact your health?
1. Oxalic acid: What is it?
  1.  A naturally occurring tiny molecule that is a toxic, corrosive acid
  2.  When it has minerals attached to it, it is called Oxalate. (chemically a salt)
    (E.g. sodium oxalate, potassium oxalate, magnesium oxalate, calcium oxalate)
    Oxalate likes to form crystals. Most kidney stones contain calcium oxalate.
  3.  Find additional information here: Oxalates
2. Where does oxalic acid come from?
  1.  Plants make it, possibly for mineral management, seed germination, or self-defense
  2. You eat it, in many foods. It comes in many forms, both dissolved and as crystals, in a variety of shapes and sizes
    1.  Some foods have a lot of it, some have very little 
    2. Examples of High Oxalate Foods: beans, grains, bran, sesame and other seeds, peanuts, almonds, and other nuts, swiss chard, spinach, beets, potatoes, chocolate, rhubarb, figs, kiwi, blackberries, black pepper, cumin, turmeric. 
    3. Examples of Low Oxalate Foods:
      meats, dairy, eggs, fats and oils, and other non-plant foods
      arugula, avocado, Bok Choy, cabbage, cauliflower, cilantro, cucumber, garlic, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, mushrooms, green peas, watercress
  3.  Your body makes it. Oxalate is a metabolic waste product in mammals with no known function
    1.  Higher amounts are made when:
      1.  Deficient in B6, or
      2.  High doses of vitamin C are taken or injected
  4.  Some fungi make it, possibly for mineral management, especially in soil
    1.  Can be made by Aspergillus fungi living in the body
3. How can oxalate harm you?
  1.  The body has no way to disarm oxalate and must excrete it. When cells are required to handle oxalate they are moving it or “managing” it, not metabolizing it. This is dangerous work for a cell.
  2.  It steals minerals from your diet and your body and makes them useless (it is an “anti-nutrient”)
    1.  Soluble forms of oxalate (sodium oxalate and potassium oxalate) can be picked up by other minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, etc. This locks up the mineral. Oxalate may also bind with toxic metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum, or cadmium.
    2.  Mineral deficiency causes growth, reproductive, and other problems
  3.  It is corrosive to the lining of the digestive system, may cause leaky gut or other GI diseases. Some Oxalate crystals have a needle shape known to perforate mucus membrane cells.
  4.  Challenges the kidneys and can overwhelm their capacity to remove oxalates from the blood
  5.  Forms nanocrystals and microcrystals that can collect in the body and irritate tissues
    1.  Oxalate crystals can collect in any body tissue, even the plaque in your arteries
    2.  kidney stones usually contain oxalate crystals
  6.  Soluble forms of oxalate are absorbed from food and trigger inflammation, causing:
    1.  Membrane and mitochondria damage, and cell death (fatigue and energy issues)
    2.  Nerve cell damage, pain, and functional problems associated with the brain and nerves
    3.  Dysfunction of cells, organs, glands
    4.  Depletion of the antioxidant glutathione in cells. Low levels of glutathione can generate superoxide radicals, increasing toxic stress causing early cell death. Glutathione is especially important in the liver for the detoxification of chemicals. It is also important in preserving brain health.
    5.  Cell communication problems (autoimmunity, hormonal issues, neurological issues). For example: Oxalate can confuse and stress the immune system, creating auto-immune symptoms.
  7.  Destroys connective tissue’s key building block (hyaluronic acid)
    1.  makes it much harder to fully recover from injury, even surgery
    2.  can weaken or destabilize joints, bones, skin (skin may be thin or easily damaged)
    3.  can make you injury prone
  8.  May deplete the B-vitamins, B6 and biotin
    1.  Uses up vitamin B6, possibly initiating a vicious cycle. B6 deficiency increases internal production of oxalate, increases oxalate load, further depleting B6, and so on.
    2.  Can alter biotin metabolism, depleting biotin
  9.  Can lead to a wide range of problems, throughout the body
    1.  Kidney damage
    2.  Damage to intestines, may contribute to the development of celiac disease and “leaky gut”
    3.  Breathing problems, mucus production, and congestion
    4.  Brain problems – sleep, mood, behavior, cognition, organizational ability, autism
    5.  Urinary issues and genital pain
    6.  Gum and tooth problems
    7.  Bone and connective tissue instability
    8.  Contributes to aging, and can make you feel old prematurely
  10.  These problems don’t always cause obvious symptoms. Onset may include a generalized malaise, poor concentration, some sort of “-itis” (gastroenteritis, tendonitis), joint stiffness, swelling, muscle pain or weakness.
  11.  Oxalate damage is not a sensitivity or allergy. It is a toxicity problem.
    1.  Reversal of oxalate toxicity is an avoidance and excretion issue. It is not a matter of boosting liver function as is typically addressed in “detox” regimens.

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Sally K. Norton is an expert in oxalates. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrtion from Cornell University and a Master of Publich Health Degree from the University of North Carolina. She has been doing health education and research in nutrition for 35 years and provides virtual nutritional coaching and consulting. She became interested in oxalates due to her own personal experience. Her book, Toxic Superfoods: How Oxalate Overload is Making You Sick and How to Get Better was recently published  by Rodale Books.   Learn more at

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