The Salt Fix
The Salt Fix
We all know the dangers of sugar and salt: but the danger attributed to the second white crystal has more to do with getting too little of it, not too much. A leading cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy overturns conventional thinking about salt and explores instead the little-understood importance of it, the health dangers of having too little, and how salt can actually help you improve sports performance, crush sugar cravings, and stave off common chronic illnesses.
Too little salt in the diet can shift the body into semi-starvation mode and cause insulin resistance, and may even cause you to absorb twice as much fat for every gram you consume. Too little salt in certain populations can actually increase blood pressure, as well as resting heart rate. We need salt in order to hydrate and nourish our cells, transmit nerve signals, contract our muscles, ensure proper digestion and breathing, and maintain proper heart function. The Salt Fix will show how we wrongly demonized this essential micronutrient as well as explain what the current science really says about this misunderstood mineral and how to maximize its effect so you can enjoy ideal health and longevity.
Dr.James DiNicolantonio's new book The Salt Fix represents the long-awaited scientific study about salt in domains of nutrition and medicine, incorporating an easy to understand integrative approach for lay readers. Salt is food seasoning containing NaCl, sodium chloride, enriched with other minerals such as iodine, potassium and more minerals often. In the course of the past century and along with the development of medical sciences and pharmaceutical industry we as consumers have estranged ourselves from natural remedies; many have forgotten "the salt of the earth" relates to the finest among us. Salt has become demonized for a good reason and that was the discovery salt raise the blood pressure. However, we all need salt in our diet to stay alive. Dr.James DiNicolantonio's book shows us how to use salt qualitatively and quantitatively in our diet to maximize its benefits. The book straightforwardly debunks the myth salt is dangerous for our health. Both salt and sugar have a great impact on the tissues of human heart, blood vessels, other organs such as the brain, metabolism. We need salt and sugar in order to maintain an optimum level of bodily organ function. However, salt is a part of our physical constitution. The essential fact science seems to have forgotten. Dr. DiNicolantonio's book explains how too little salt in the diet can potentially cause illness. The best part of the book is that it teaches us to read scientific letters with a grain of salt.