Salt and Iodine Mar 13, 2012 6:34:10 GMT -8
Post by mightyspuds on Mar 13, 2012 6:34:10 GMT -8
And studies are showing low salt diet folks die earlier than those not on salt restricted diets(and thats 1st world,99.9% sodium/chloride,not the 98% found in natural salt and 2% other minerals),another it sounds good until put into practice dietary 'fact' that doesnt have the study to back it up,but sounds good on paper.The studies,NOW being done,are finding salt restrictions are detrimental to health and longevity,not helpful at all.
YUP,studies are showing that for years lived,its SHORTER for those on salt restricted diets.And thats not a healthfood agenda,just cold hard numbers.
How did this advice become mainstream without any proof to back it up?? It did.
Im getting real leery of dietary advice from the mainstream 'experts' who put us on these diets without having any backup other than it should make sense in a chemical equation on paper when in practice it doesnt.More of the soccor Mom,nanny staters who KNOW whats best,even if they dont,but have a sheepskin that says they do??? And we should blindly follow because they are 'educated'?
Not me,I can do my own research and make my own decisions based on FACTS that I can find for myself,much like I do financially on staying away from the 'experts' that say buy stocks,hold and make 8% a year when THEY trade their stocks,on average every 22 SECONDS,hold their stocks 22 SECONDS!!!!......do you still trust these guys? They have Harvard degrees for crying out loud!
Just like your body makes cholesterol,your body is .9% salt.Its essential for life,as is cholesterol.Statins,NOT proven to extend overall life years at all.
IF you are overloaded on salt or cholesterol (or alcohol for that matter) then fine,you need treatment (intake adjustment to something REASONABLE),otherwise your body has a remarkable ability to maintain homeostasis on its own accord.
WHY is salt iodized?Because people arent getting it in their diets (Was the answer to a poverty caused illness from malnutrition in this Country),that is what needs to be addressed,....just as why do we take vitamins,because our diet is lacking?Yet all these vitamins and minerals ARE available in a balanced diet of wholesome food,we have adapted as an organism for this very reason to get the ALL the nutrition we need from God given sources.
Did you see the latest headlines, RED MEAT can cause early death,when the story is red meat with NITRATES is harmful? How many people are being fed now that red meat will kill you?
Bad science and worse reporting.......let the consumer be very aware.