Although conventional medicine may recommend a low-sodium diet, is this really the best for us? Low salt consumption has been linked to metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, poor digestion, parasites, and even depression. Salt is critical for proper brain and body functionality.
In today’s episode, Sally Fallon Morrell presents Principle #9 of the Wise Traditions diet: that all traditional diets contain some salt. She dives deep into the subject and addresses the following and more:
- what kinds of salts we should be consuming
- salt’s ability to improve satiety
- salt’s role in hormone function, brain development & sleep
- the concerns about plastic in sea salt
- the problem with refined salt
- You will gain a new appreciation for the role of salt in your diet and how it protects your health.
Does this mean we should grab a bag of potato chips?
Sally also covers:
- how and why conventional medicine is against salt consumption
- WAPF’s recommended amount of daily consumption: one and one half teaspoons of salt per day (double what conventional medicine recommends)
- how refined salt lacks beneficial trace minerals and contains aluminum
- the importance of choosing unrefined salt–grey, pink or beige
- how salt is critical for brain development, digestion, and has been linked to longevity
- how salt is also important for our adrenal hormones, and can help you sleep better
- how low salt consumption has been linked to metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, poor digestion, parasites, and depression
- how low-sodium foods contain additives to taste like salt, but the body knows that it is not salt and will therefore crave more food
- how eating more nutrient-dense food (which includes fats and salt), will lead to less cravings and therefore less food consumption
- how it’s a better choice to eat unrefined salt (and cut out processed junk foods)
Article: Salt and our health by Morton Satin