April 17, 2012 by Bob Livingston
There are a number of myths and falsehoods being spread about salt. Here are two:
- Too much (sea) salt will cause high blood pressure (swelling), kidney problems, heart problems, etc. The opposite is true.
- We are told by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that a salt-free diet is best for good health. The truth: Physicians and cardiologists in particular have brainwashed their patients against (sea) salt, but sufficient salt is necessary to good health. What is the first thing the nurse hooks you up to when you enter the hospital? A saline drip.
I am a heart patient with high blood pressure. I take 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt with a glass of water several times a day. I have cut my blood pressure medication in half.
I want to emphasize that you should use sea salt because of its vital mineral elements.
Sodium chloride table salt is toxic and dangerous in the long term. It causes dehydration and cellular fluid imbalance. But this sodium chloride is exactly what the FDA and your doctor recommends if you are going to use salt.