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Old Wed, Mar-07-18, 16:28
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An increase of an additional 7g (1.2 teaspoons) of salt above the average intake was associated with an increase in systolic blood pressure of 3.7 mmHg.
A change in systolic pressure of less than 4 mmHg is pretty meaningless. A person with a 160 reading would go to 164 after doubling their salt intake.
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Old Tue, Nov-13-18, 09:31
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New book released today. Dr. Fung tweeted about it.

Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health 1st Edition
by Dr. James DiNicolantonio , Dr. Joseph Mercola

There is a "Look Inside" section on-line at:

https://www.amazon.com/Superfuel-Ke...h/dp/1401956351
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Old Tue, Nov-13-18, 11:23
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New book released today. Dr. Fung tweeted about it.

Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health 1st Edition
by Dr. James DiNicolantonio , Dr. Joseph Mercola

There is a "Look Inside" section on-line at:

https://www.amazon.com/Superfuel-Ke...h/dp/1401956351



Great new book, Janet!!
I just read the Look Inside and now I'm going to order it!

ps, I see that Amazon has it but thought I would check Mercola's web-ste too. I am having problems connecting with the Mercola.com but his twitter page says 4 free gifts with the book. I'll keep trying to find out what the gifts are.

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Old Fri, Nov-16-18, 06:40
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New YouTube or Podcast on HIH episode with show notes.
It also has a quick review of The Salt Fix at beginning of interview.

https://highintensityhealth.com/bur...dinicolantonio/

Burning Fat w/ Fat Plus Food Quality Tips w/ Dr. James DiNicolantonio

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Old Mon, Dec-17-18, 06:09
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NYT today, Aaron Carroll writes,

Scant Evidence Behind the Advice About Salt
Low-sodium diets are widely urged on people who have a variety of ailments, but there’s little proof they help those with heart failure.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/...l?partner=IFTTT
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Old Mon, Dec-17-18, 08:35
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Thanks, Janet. Glad to see the NYT is printing this, as the low sodium message drumbeat has been so pervasive for so long that it starts to become something with which people unconsciously comply. I particularly like this strong statement:

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In his editorial, Dr. Yancy writes bluntly that the evidence for sodium restriction is “vacuous, lacks depth, and in some cases lacks integrity.” He adds, “The first step is not a call for more trials but a retreat from an unbridled and potentially harmful insistence on rigorous sodium restriction in those with symptomatic heart failure.”


We seem to live in times where advice from authority figures, despite how weak or unfounded it is, is picked up by other authorities and then the media and becomes the accepted "belief" until we learn otherwise. So many pieces of advice to file under this category, but hey, it's what we as humans do . . . .
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Old Mon, Dec-17-18, 08:51
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Great reading the nyt bringing people around.

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Old Mon, Dec-17-18, 09:59
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We seem to live in times where advice from authority figures, despite how weak or unfounded it is, is picked up by other authorities and then the media and becomes the accepted "belief" until we learn otherwise. So many pieces of advice to file under this category, but hey, it's what we as humans do . . . .


We don’t have support for debunking in our science institutions. No one gets grants for doing rigorous study of “what everyone knows is true” and there are gushers of cash from drug and processed food companies.

To get good science, we have to protect and support good science.
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Old Tue, Jun-04-19, 05:40
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WSJ catches up with The Salt Fix:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/are-yo...not-11559507235

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Are You Getting Too Much Salt in Your Diet? Probably Not
The optimal amount of sodium is considerably more than the teaspoon a day usually recommended. By Michael H. Alderman and David A. McCarron
June 2, 2019 [Commentary, Opinion piece on upcoming Dietary Guidelines]

Dietary guidelines often change, but “restrict your salt intake” has resisted the advances of science. The National Academy of Medicine recently reiterated its advice to limit daily sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (a little over a teaspoon of salt), or 1,500 milligrams for those at risk of cardiovascular disease. An article last week in the New England Journal of Medicine endorsed that view and called for the Food and Drug Administration to impose voluntary sodium limits on 150 food categories.

These recommendations ignore scientific developments and may be harmful to your health. In March we published an article in the Lancet summarizing six decades of research on sodium intake in more than a million people world-wide. We found the sodium “sweet spot”—the intake range associated with the lowest risk of disease and the longest life expectancy—to be between 3,000 and 5,000 milligrams a day, considerably higher than the usual recommendations. Once daily sodium consumption falls below 3,200 milligrams, all-cause mortality increases and life expectancy decreases dramatically.

Adequate sodium is crucial for biological processes including nerve conduction, muscle contraction, and sustaining the fluid balance necessary to assure blood flow and deliver nutrients and oxygen to every cell in the body. As recently reviewed in the New England Journal of Medicine, human physiology has evolved a complex process, mediated by the brain, to maintain sodium balance precisely. If we consume too little sodium, our kidneys will go to extremes to conserve it. If we consume too much, it is eliminated through our skin, intestines, and kidneys. You’re far likelier to die from failure to maintain this precise control than from the modest impact salt may have on your blood pressure.


People listen to their bodies. Despite vigorous efforts by government and advocacy groups, average U.S. sodium intake has remained constant at 3,600 to 3,700 milligrams a day. In 2005 the British government undertook a determined effort to reduce sodium content in processed food, as the FDA is now being urged to do. Britons adjusted their eating habits. In 2014 the government reported that the reductions in sodium content had led to no significant change in sodium intake.

Understanding the stark contrast between the National Academy of Medicine’s recommendation and what science has identified as sodium’s healthy range is critical to the nation’s health. Minimal decreases in serum sodium predict increased mortality in healthy people. Although this is not fully understood, we know that risk increases when sodium intake breeches the lower limits of the brain’s ability to maintain serum sodium within its narrow range—especially in healthy middle-aged men, for whom it nearly doubles the risks. Comparable increases in risk exist for the ill and the elderly. Low serum sodium at hospital admission is associated with increased length of stay, in-hospital death, and discharge to a care facility. If, contrary to the British experience, the prospective FDA restrictions on sodium in food prove successful in reducing intake, that could magnify the risk for Americans.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Health and Human Services Department are currently deliberating their quinquennial federal dietary guidelines, with release slated for next year. The government should address and incorporate all available evidence into its dietary guidance. Fortunately, no government policy can override our craving for salt.

Dr. Alderman is an emeritus professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. McCarron is a physician in private practice in Portland, Ore.
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The places that DO keep salt intake low - hospitals and nursing homes - are probably responsible for the high numbers of falls and nerve problems.
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Old Tue, Jun-04-19, 09:39
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The places that DO keep salt intake low - hospitals and nursing homes - are probably responsible for the high numbers of falls and nerve problems.


Exactly my thoughts.
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