William Shaw, PhD, is the founder of The Great Plains Laboratory and certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology. In this interview with Ann Louise, Dr. Shaw tackles the subject of oxalates - the very tiny molecules that bind minerals like calcium and form crystals. Oxalates not only can cause kidney stones but may also be liable for a wide variety of other health related issues such as auto-immunity, inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, connective tissue strength, poor gut function and urinary tract problems. Tune in as Ann Louise and Dr. Shaw discuss the major sources of oxalates, which organs in the body can be harmed by them, what nutritional steps and supplements can be taken to reduce oxalates as well as what benefits to health are conferred by these molecules. Fascinating!