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No Seen Benefit To Low Salt Diet: Choose A Good Quality Salt!


"There are physiological consequences of consuming little sodium, said Dr. Michael H. Alderman, a dietary sodium expert at Albert Einstein College of Medicine who was not a member of the committee. As sodium levels plunge, triglyceride levels increase, insulin resistance increases, and the activity of the sympathetic nervous system increases. Each of these factors can increase the risk of heart disease."

This quote was taken from an article from the New York Times/May 2013. Read the entire article to learn more about the studies supporting this new perspective on salt and opposing views. This will no doubt stir up a lot of debate since this is such a long standing nutritional guideline!

Sodium is a necessary mineral for the body - especially when your physically active. But not all salts are created equally. Use a salt with COLOR! It should look - well, a little dirty! Choose a salt that comes from a pristine and unpolluted source like Redmond salts from the mines of Utah. Check out this video to learn a bit about the differences between regular ol' table salt and a rich and healthy mineral salt. 

Calcium Deposits: How we get them, How we get RID of them.

I recently had a friend reach out to me and ask what he could do for a calcium deposit in his shoulder.  I recommended that he started getting a very mineral rich diet intake, juicing vegetables rich in sodium. Celery, for example is high in sodium, which is a necessary nutrient for the body. Not the type of sodium that your french fries are coated in; This is the sodium found in abundance in vegetables such as celery and even in fruits.  I also mentioned to begin avoiding when possible "enriched with Calcium" products such as Orange Juice, Soy Milk, Rice milk or any type of enriched processed foods.  
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