The doctor crowd has succeeded in scaring the American people away from salt. Heart doctors deserve much of the blame.
A health study reported in JAMA 11:305(17):1777-1785 found that people who ate the least amount of salt were the most likely to die from heart disease.
Hospitals don’t advertise that they use very high-priced salt water IVs that they call “saline solution.”
From AmJHypertens 01;14(7 Pt 1):653-659:
Restricting sodium (salt) intake causes insulin resistance (which leads to diabetes and heart disease). Restricting salt can promote diabetes and heart disease.
In fact, research studies have routinely found that sodium significantly improves insulin function. According to one study, “an abundant sodium intake may improve glucose tolerance and insulin resistance, especially in diabetic salt-sensitive, and/or medicated essential hypertensive subjects.”
My family and I do not use refined salt from the grocery store. We use sea salt, which contains 17 minerals.
Bob Livingston is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.
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