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Old Tue, Oct-31-17, 10:57
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The science of salt and electrolytes (are we consuming enough?)

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Most people think that salt is unhealthy and electrolytes are only a concern for athletes. However, modern science has revealed that we were wrong (and fooled) yet again.

First, the JAMA Internal Medicine exposed last year that the sugar industry literally paid scientists in the 1960s to shift the blame from sugar to saturated fat & cholesterol as underlying causes of heart disease.

Now, an increasing body of evidence suggests that the origins of the low-salt movement are also scientifically flawed.

Most notably, the political influence of scientists such as Frederick M. Allen, Walter Kempner, Lewis K. Dahl, George Meneely, and Harold Battarbee set a course in the 20th century that resulted in low-salt dogma that made its way into the 1977 Dietary Goals and, ultimately, into the 1980 Dietary Guidelines that have influenced us ever since:

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Old Wed, Nov-01-17, 10:47
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Ha! Knew it.

Thanks!
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Old Wed, Nov-01-17, 11:05
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OMG. ROFL !!!!

THe low salt thinking is so established I want to scream every time I hear, "my doctor wants me on a low salt diet".... I hold in the scream, and respond," does he tell you to cut down your carbs?" in a sarcastic tone.
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That's the experience I'm waiting for, when my doctor asks, "Are you consuming enough salt?" I'm not holding my breath.
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My parents were in "Independent Living" for a while and all the food was low salt. It seemed like every day I visited one resident or another was falling and being carted off by ambulance. My normal-weight mother fell twice, first breaking her hip, then hitting her head. We brought her to live with my sister, and only because she was having her blood pressure taken every other day by an RN, OT or PT did doctors allow us to wean her off two BP-lowering meds. Without the white coats, she had readings less than half of normal - so low that two of them went out to their cars to bring in another BP monitor, assuming the first one was faulty. No, that's what no salt and salt-excreting meds do to a person! Needless to say, we got her off the meds and salted her food normally and she never fell or fainted again. She wasn't as low carb as me, but my sister's home is real foods South-Beachy.

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At this point I am ready to lick light sockets, our “experts” have been so wrong.
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