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<a href="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article1680380.ece" target="_blank">http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle1680380.ece</a><br><br>
This is an interesting article. I wonder, though, about the differences between regular salt and sea salt. They don't really address it. I am pretty generous with salt (sea) in cooking, but because we rarely eat processed foods, I am pretty sure that even if I were using "regular" salt, I would be consuming less than those relying on prepared foods from the grocery store.<br><br>
Also, I have always craved salty foods over sweets. My previous love for pretzels and the like are now replaced with popcorn a few times a week (one of our healthy-ish "vices") and I love pickles, cheeses, etc... However, I have always had blood pressure on the low side. Never dangerous (usually 106/65-70, I think), so, I have always thought I craved that because my body "needed" it *because* it raised blood pressure.<br><br>
Any thoughts?
 

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It looks like the low-salt group was eating wholesome foods they prepared themselves and the "control" group was eating a lot of processed foods.<br><br>
How the heck can they be sure that sodium was the only variable? I'll bet that the low-salt group also ate lower quantities of MSG, chemical preservatives, synthetic colors and flavors, and hydrogenated oils. The low-salt group probably also took in more vitamins and minerals from eating fresher foods, since salt is often used to cover the blandness of "un fresh" foods.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Also, I have always craved salty foods over sweets. My previous love for pretzels and the like are now replaced with popcorn a few times a week (one of our healthy-ish "vices") and I love pickles, cheeses, etc... However, I have always had blood pressure on the low side. Never dangerous (usually 106/65-70, I think), so, I have always thought I craved that because my body "needed" it *because* it raised blood pressure.<br><br>
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I've always had low blood pressure - and I was just dx'd with Adrenal Fatigue. One of the diagnostic tools is to have the patient lay down, relax for 5 minutes, while laying down, take the patients blood pressure. Then have the patient stand up & take the blood pressure reading again, if it drops upon standing, that's a sign that you're adrenals aren't working to their fullest capacity & it should be addressed.<br>
My doctor (90% of his patients are adrenal fatigue patients) told me to heavily salt everything & upon waking in the morning, to drink a glass of salt water. I tried the morning salt water & nearly hurled. I think I'll try filling gelatin caps instead. The bonus: he's totally into WAPF!
 

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From what I understand regular table salt contains aluminum and is poison to our systems. Those finding don't really surprise me.<br><br>
The type of salt we should be using is something coarse and off white like Celtic Sea Salt. Sea salt is healthy and contains up to 80 different minerals that we need.
 

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I just wanted to clarify though - the processed, bleached "Sea Salt" you can buy at your grocery store is probably not very nutritious. I wouldn't put it in the same nutritional category as Celtic Sea Salt or RealSalt (which is mined, but does contain 50+ trace minerals).
 
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