Medical MYTHS: What you need to know about SALT – Health Ranger

Posted on Oct 07, 2017

EZ Diet Note:  I agree with everything in this Health Ranger infomercial for his Pink Himalayan Sea Salt .  This information lines up with what I believe and practice myself.  I use Himalayan Pink and Real brand sea salt only from ancient, deep underground mines free from modern pollution. I add it sparingly to food and filtered water. Himalayan Pink sea salt has 84 trace minerals. Real brand sea salt only has 62 trace minerals. For this reason I use more Himalayan sea salt.

I have to keep my sodium intake under 2,000 mg a day to control blood pressure and fluid retention.  2,000 mg may be way too low for you. Consult with your doctor before changing your sodium intake. Everyone is different. But if you can gain 2 or 3 pounds the morning after a Big Mac, fries, and a Diet Coke you probably have issues with fluid retention too.

Naturally occurring sodium in meat, eggs, and vegetables can easily run 500 to 1,000 mg a day even in diet mode. For me, adding any low sodium condiments (that I have to search out diligently because they’re hard to find) can very easily add another 1,000+ mg; and that’s only if you have total control of sodium in your diet. The only way for me to keep sodium under 2,000 mg a day to control fluid retention and high blood pressure is to carefully watch sodium content in everything I eat or drink. You have to learn how to estimate sodium in your head just like you do calories.  Today I can look at a plate of food and do a quick estimate in my head of calories and possible sodium. That takes time and experience and a lot of label reading. Everything I consume outside my kitchen is mystery food, probably contaminated and has to be limited.

Eat out at just about any restaurant (fast food are the worst) and you’ll lose complete control of sodium. You can easily consume an extra 5,000 to 20,000 mg at most restaurants and Italian and Mexican are the worst. I can have an extra two pound camel water hump on my waist for a few days from each restaurant visit.

It’s also been my experience that restaurant food and most processed food has become so polluted with  excessive sodium that I can add water retention bloat, on top of bloat for dozens of extra pounds if not kept in check. Salt sells food and beverages.  Breakfast out with a vegetable omelette and side of fruit or lunch out and salads (depending on the dressing used) cause the least sodium damage. Ask for no salt to be added to sides like sweet potato fries.

Extra potassium also helps balance too much sodium, see:  Top 10 Potassium-Rich Foods + Potassium Benefits + Infographic by Dr. Axe

The Health Ranger explains why you NEED healthy, full-spectrum salt in your diet (and why processed white salt can be bad for you).

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