April 17, 2023

Salt: What's the Latest, it is Good or Bad for you?

These days you can't speak about a topic in health and wellness without there being a polarization effect that occurs or an argument about who's study is right.

What we do know is that many scientific studies are flawed and funded or backed by someone that is desiring to create an outcome.

While reading through past and present studies on the benefits or harms of salt, one can walk away confused.
What is generally accepted is that too much salt isn't good for us. And most people consume too much. Yet most don't understand what is "too much". It is known that too much salt can lead to kidney issues, high blood pressure, strokes. ( and you can find a study to dispute this too).
But our bodies need sodium to survive,  In small amounts, it helps your nerves and muscles function properly and balances fluid in your body.  Good salts: sea salts, or good mountain rock salt.

What if? We haven't been given the whole picture and these studies haven't taken into account other information about that person like fats in the diet. When we overdo fats we need to be more cautious.

Some interesting ideas to take in:

* Fat cells tend to encapsulate salts, which dehydrate the fat cells. They then become denatured and harder to remove from the body, bloodstream or liver.

* too much salt dehydrates organs, muscles and glands.

*even though the brain runs on sodium as a neurotransmitter chemical, that sodium is best derived from food and not salt added to food.

*natural sodium containing foods like : celery/celery juice, coconut water, spinach, sea veg, lemons and limes will not dehydrate our organs. Natural sodium clings to toxic and dangerous salts from poor quality foods and draws them out of the body while replacing them with a special subgroup of sodium that the liver really needs.

Looking Above the science @medicalmedium