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Nov 19, 2020

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about the impact of oxalates on health and how oxalates may be a secondary mycotoxin.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Emily Givler. Emily Givler is a Functional Genomic Nutrition Consultant, researcher, and lecturer with a thriving clinical practice at Tree of Life Health in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She holds advanced certifications in Nutrition, Herbalism, and Nutrigenomics from the Holt Institute of Medicine, PanAmerican University of Natural Health, and Functional Genomic Analysis where she now serves as an adviser and supplement formulator. In her practice, she utilizes personalized lifestyle changes, dietary, and nutritional protocols based on genetic predispositions, environmental and epigenetic influences, and functional lab testing to help her clients regain their health. In addition to her clinical work, she lectures on behalf of Functional Genomic Analysis, teaching weekend intensives on advanced interpretation of SNP data to practitioners ranging from Acupuncturists, Chiropractors and Naturopaths to Psychologists, Internists, and Anesthesiologists. She offers practitioner mentoring through the platform, helping colleagues navigate the complex web of genetic polymorphisms to develop more efficacious protocols for their chronically ill or complex cases. She sits on the advisory board for the Nutrigenomic Research Institute as well as lending her services as an independent researcher.

Key Takeaways:

  • What are oxalates?
  • What are the symptoms and conditions associated with oxalates?
  • What is the role of oxalates in hypermobility or Ehlers Danlos Syndrome?
  • What is the role of oxalates in autism?
  • Do oxalates trigger Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?
  • How are oxalates tested for?
  • What is the role of genetics in hyperoxaluria?
  • Why are sulfate levels important in hyperoxaluria?
  • How can Oxalobacter be supported in our microbiome?
  • How might oxalates be considered a secondary mycotoxin?
  • What type of diet may be appropriate in hyperoxaluria?
  • How might oxalates be treated?
  • Can glycine or Vitamin C be problematic in those with oxalate issues?

Connect With My Guest:

Interview Date:

November 18, 2020


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.