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I thought we'd talk about all things salt.

I'll start with some recent findings about refined table salt:
http://preventdisease.com/news/13/030713_Scientists-Officially-Link-Processed-Foods-To-Autoimmune-Disease.shtml
 
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Salt is vilified and blamed when the real culprit is the chemicals and preservatives (I know, same thing sometimes). Most of the "studies" that link a high-salt diet to health problem come right out and say the source of the salt is processed foods. Come on, "scientists"! There's a lot more going on in processed foods than just more salt than someone who listens to their doctor would eat! Like sugar, trans fats, preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, MSG, and often the by-products of cooking foods in hot oil that hasn't been changed often enough. And often the ingredients are lowest quality for human consumption. You know it's "bought" science when they overlook so many obvious confounding factors and try to use that to justify their war on salt.

So who is behind the junk science that claims salt is bad? The ones making the processed food. Salt is their scapegoat. We need it for life so we'll keep eating it so as long as we believe the junk science we'll blame our salt addiction for our health problems like we used to blame our habit of eating fat. Maybe next they'll blame water or oxygen??

I believe a lot of the heat deaths of elderly people on hot days are because they are on a low salt diet and they lose too many electrolytes from sweating in the heat. I looked up heat exhaustion once and it turns out it's the result of your salt getting too low. The cure: salt!

Salt was the original preservative and our ancestors who had access to it ate far more of it in the past than we do now, with none of the hypertension, etc. that it is blamed for. Check out the book "Salt" by Marc Kurlansky for more on that - very interesting read!

Modern salt contains flow agents, whiteners and such that make it bad for you but natural salt like Celtic Sea Salt or Redmond's Real Salt is pretty good for you, actually, and there is plenty of evidence that switching to it makes people's "salt" problems go away.

Marc Fett came up with a protocol to fight lyme disease using salt and vitamin C. It actually works and not only that but it has cleared up health problems in people who don't have lyme as well.
 
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Renate Haeckler wrote:
Marc Fett came up with a protocol to fight lyme disease using salt and vitamin C. It actually works and not only that but it has cleared up health problems in people who don't have lyme as well.



I'm all for finding a better, natural way of treating Lyme disease, and we certainly need Vit C and salt, actually sodium, in our diets, but to take 12 grams of each, Vit C and salt, per day is an awful lot. Doing so could be seriously harmful to many people. I'd really question this protocol. Looking at the statistics of CDC reported cases of Lyme disease from 1990-2007, there have been 6 in Colorado, 30 in New Mexico, 1228 in Texas and over 75,000 in New York state, the solution obviously is to stay out of New York. The Rife technology, however, may be different. I've seen some amazing results occur from Rife treatments.
 
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That article wasn't saying salt is bad, it's claiming that highly processed sodium chloride is bad. Sea and natural rock salt is not.
 
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Nick Kitchener wrote:That article wasn't saying salt is bad, it's claiming that highly processed sodium chloride is bad. Sea and natural rock salt is not.



Nick - I agree, humans get themselves into trouble when they breakdown substances into isolates, thereby, taking away the natural protections. The striped-out valuable minerals are sold off somewhere else and end up back to you as mineral supplements. Or making a synthetic, chemistry-lab look-alike to substitute for a genuine substance, but without lifeforce. Dupe the public! Supposedly smart and good business moves at the price of human health and life, all worthwhile for the God-Almighty dollar.
 
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