Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review on "Salt Kills"

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I received this Youtube video (click here) and was asked about the interview.

My take /comment on this book "Salt Kills"is as follow.

This Dr.Surender Reddy Neravetla , author of "Salt Kills" is using 'Solid Paradigm' to explain the symptoms of the body for high blood pressure. Once you shift to 'Solute Paradigm' , then you understand better that it's first cause of water deficit in the body which in turn caused the body to retain more sodium inside, which will kick in more cholesterol to be produced to protect the cells from further dehydration. And hypertension is now an essential pressure to service the cells surrounded by cholesterol. There is no 'bad' cholesterol, but only misconceptions by mainstream health institutions which still hold to the "Solid Paradigm". I recommend you use sea salt or Himalayan Pink Rock Salt. Do not use bleached white table salt . Perhaps this doctor is referring to white table salt, which can kill one's taste buds. And the naive users continue to add more white table salt not knowing the difference between sea salt/rock salt and white table salt.

 Hope this explanation helps you, 👌🏽

The etiology or root causes and major contributor to cardiovascular diseases, asthma, obesity, stomach cancer, osteoporosis, dementia and Alzheimer's disease is cellular prolonged dehydration.

Never go on salt free diet. Drooling when you are asleep, or night time leg cramp (Charlie horse) are signs the body is salt deficits.

What's your body weight in kg now? You see, I use your present body weight as the reference for your water and salt intake, daily. 

Your body weight will determine how much water is needed per day, in turn determine how much salt the body need to conduct nerve impulses, contract and relax muscles, and maintain the proper balance of water and minerals inside and outside the cells. Lack of potassium and sodium can lead to cardiac arrest.

The Real Public Enemy #1

There’s a silent killer in your kitchen. And you’re the one who let it in.

Maybe that’s because it looks so harmless. Or maybe because after all these years you’ve gotten so used
to its taste you can’t imagine going without.

But the next time you pick up that salt shaker, be aware that salt kills. And that’s if you’re lucky. Eating salt
could also lead to a future compromised by:

  • Dementia
  • Asthma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • Stomach cancer
  • Type 2 Diabetes

More than 56 million Americans suffer from conditions either caused or aggravated by salt intake.
And that’s not even counting the 130 million Americans who are overweight or obese.
Those statistics prompted Dr. Neravetla—Director of Cardiac Surgery at Springfield Regional Medical
Center—to write the first and only book to unveil the dangers of salt consumption.
In 'Salt Kills' you’ll learn:
  • How salt damages the heart and other bodily organs and systems
  • Why salt is especially dangerous for specific segments of the population
  • What you can do to protect yourself

Do we all need to be on dozens of medications and supplements by the time we are nearing retirement age?

Do we all need to go through expensive and painful procedures and surgeries?

What are we doing to ourselves?

Who is next?

Is this how we are going to spend our golden years?

The human body needs a very small amount of sodium – the primary element we get from salt – to conduct nerve impulses, contract and relax muscles, and maintain the proper balance of water and minerals. But too much sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

What salt is most healthy?

Himalayan Pink Salt has a rich mineral content that includes over 84 minerals and trace elements such as: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. This salt is recognized for its beautiful pink color, high mineral content, and its therapeutic properties.

Is salt bad for you when trying to lose weight?

You probably know that eating salty foods causes an increase in “water weight,” or will make you feel bloated. “Eating salt does not directly increase body fat, but it can increase water retention, which would show up on the scale,” says Moscovitz. ... “Salt itself is not an unhealthy substance," says Moscovitz.

How bad is salt for your body?

If you eat too much salt, the extra water stored in your body raises your blood pressure. So, the more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure, the greater the strain on your heart, arteries, kidneys and brain. This can lead to heart attacks, strokes, dementia and kidney disease.

What does salt do to a human body?

The body uses sodium to maintain fluid levels. A balance of fluid and sodium is necessary for the health of the heart, liver, and kidneys. It regulates blood fluids and prevents low blood pressure.

Is salt bad for thyroid?

In those with iodine deficiency, eating more iodized salt may shift thyroid cancer subtypes toward less malignant forms. Considering that low-salt diets can increase the risk of iodine deficiency, they may also be increasing the risk of hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer.
9 Different Kinds of Salt: Which Is the Healthiest?

Salts have exploded with popularity. What once was a simple decision between iodized table salt or sea salt has become a sensory overload. Walk into Whole Foods to restock on salt and you'll be confronted with a dazzling array of colors, textures and price points. But, what really differentiates specialty salts? Are expensive salts actually worth the money?

What once was a simple decision between iodized table salt or sea salt has become a sensory overload. Walk into Whole Foods to restock on salt and you'll be confronted with a dazzling array of colors, textures and price points.
Here is a guide to nine different culinary salts that will help you decide what salt is best for your needs.

1. Table salt

Table salt is created by superheating natural salt to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which destroys most beneficial compounds. Fortified with essential iodine, table salt is also bleached and devoid of trace elements, so it's certainly not the healthiest salt you can shake. This type of salt can often contains additives to slow moisture absorption so it is easy to sprinkle in your salt shaker.

Some experts claim that this highly refined version of salt is responsible for many sodium-related health issues, whereas unrefined salts heal the body instead of harming it.

2. Sea salt

Most people are very familiar with sea salt. This salt comes from—you guessed it—the ocean and undergoes an evaporation process to separate the salt from the water. Sea salt contains a small amount of natural iodine, although not nearly as much as iodized salt. It is typically much less refined than table salt and comes in both fine and coarse varieties.
While sea salts are a great unrefined choice, unfortunately, pollution is steadily becoming a concern. Whereas ancient seas were once clean, we have sullied our ocean coastlines with pollutants like microplastics. While this is no means a reason to give up sea salt—microplastics have infiltrated nearly everything—it's good to keep yourself in the know and balance your sea salt consumption with other, earth-bound salts.

3. Himalayan Pink Rock Salt

These salts come from ancient seabeds in the Himalayan mountains. Their pink color comes from their rich iron content. This salt is, in fact, quite rich in minerals, containing all 84 essential trace elements required by your body. Pink salt can assist in many bodily functions, such as reducing muscle cramps, promoting blood sugar health and promoting healthy pH in your cells.

Many experts recommend pink salt as one of the healthiest salts you can consume. Its popularity has made it more affordable than other more exotic salts on the market.

4. Grey salt
Colored by the clay from where it's harvested, grey salt is often called Celtic Sea Salt. It is hand-raked in Brittany, France, where the natural clay and sand create moist, mineral-rich crystals. This salt generally retains its moistness.

Grey salt can help to restore electrolyte balance, has alkalizing properties and can prevent muscle cramps, much like pink salt. However, this salt is a bit more expensive, due to the labor intensive process of hand-raking.

5. Fleur de sel salt
Meant to be used as a finishing salt, this “flower of the salt" usually has a hefty price tag. It is hand-harvested along the French coastline in the same pools as grey salt.

However, for every 40 kilograms of grey salt produced, only 1 1/2 kilograms of delicate fleur de sel is harvested. This light and flaky salt is highly prized and generally used for finishing foods. In terms of health, it's simply a pricey mineral-rich sea salt with a delicate flavor and texture.

6. Black salt
Originating from Hawaii, black lava salt is unrefined and volcanic. Its black color is due to its content of activated charcoal, which is great for digestion and removing impurities in the body.

The contrast of color can also make dishes more visually interesting. There is also another black salt, kala namak, which originates from India and is actually pink once it's ground. It is highly sulphuric in taste and content. For this reason, it is thought to be a beneficial digestive aid. Both black salts are highly prized and can be healthful when used on occasion.

7. Red salt
Another Hawaiian salt, red salt gets its color from the volcanic Hawaiian clay called alaea. As water evaporates, this salt gets trapped in tidal pools, where it mixes with the alaea.

It is estimated to contain the highest concentration of essential trace minerals of any salt and is especially iron rich. If you have a tendency to be low in iron, this salt may be a good addition to your balanced diet.

8. Persian Blue salt
This unique salt harvested from an ancient salt lake in Iran is extremely mineral rich and slightly sweet. Its blue color comes not from mineral content, but from the natural compression of the salt's structure over the millennia. The same beautiful effect is seen in blue glacial ice, where the molecular structure has been compressed to the point that it begins to refract light differently.
While aesthetically exciting, as one of the rarest salts in the world, this salt may not be worth the price tag if you're just shopping for health benefits.

9. Smoked salt
Smoked salts have no significant nutritional benefits over normal sea salt. In fact, they are simply sea salts smoked at low temperatures over a bed of coals, which lends a lovely smokey flavor to the crystals and a grey or tan color. The smokey flavor lends dimension to certain dishes, but they have no health benefits beyond those associated with regular sea salt.

When it comes to choosing a healthy salt, don't get confused by price. In general, it's better to consume unrefined salt over table salt, since it's generally lower in sodium and high in essential minerals. Other than that, you don't need to spend a fortune to consume healthy salt. Exotic salts can make for a lovely culinary experience, but in terms of health, no single unrefined salt is undeniably better than another. Choose a salt that suits your needs and enjoy it in combination with a smart, healthy lifestyle.

From the Water Secrets

This is the Water Cure Protocol Formula.

Step 1. Your latest body weight in kg, eg. 70 kg.
70 x 32.53* = 2,277 ml water intake, per day, daily.

*32.53 ml water needed for servicing every 1 kg of your body--cells-- weight, daily.

Step 2. Every 90 minutes, just drink 10% of your personal daily quota, which will be 227 ml per dose. Round it up to 230ml per dose. Your body can handle slight flood management better than drought (dehydration) management, when you drink slightly more. Each day you will drink at least 10 doses of water.

Step 3. Guideline ; For every 1250 ml water intake, use 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, per day. You can  put pinch of sea /rock salt on your tongue, let it melt before you drink your water per dose, and also use the sea/rock salt in your meal preparation .

Summary : Melt a pinch of sea/rock salt on the tongue, and then drink 10% ml water per dose for every 90-minutes interval.

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Salt: Some Of Its Hidden Miracles.

 Salt has many functions other than just regulating the water content of the human body. Here are some of salt's additional important functions in the human body:

1. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine. It can be used to relieve asthma: Put some salt on your tongue after drinking a glass or two of water. It is as effective as an inhaler, without the toxicity. You should drink one or two glasses of water before putting salt on the tongue.

2. Salt is a strong anti-stress element for the human body.

3. Salt is vital for extracting excess acidity from inside the cells, particularly brain cells. If you don't want Alzheimer's disease, don't go salt-free diet, and don't let them put you on diuretic medications for long!

4. Salt is vital for the kidneys to clear excess acidity, passing it into the urine. Without sufficient salt in the human body, the body will become more and more acidic.

5. Salt is essential in the treatment of emotional and affective disorders. Lithium is a salt substitute used in the treatment of depression. To prevent suffering from depression, make sure you take enough salt daily for your body weight.

6. Salt is essential for preserving the serotonin and melatonin levels in the brain. When water and salt perform their natural antioxidant duties and clear toxic waste from the body, essential amino acids such as tryptophan and tyrosine, will not be sacrificed as chemical antioxidants. In a well-hydrated body, tryptophan is spared and gets into the brain tissue, where it is used to manufacture serotonin, melatonin, indolamine, and tryptamine -- essential antidepressant neurotransmitters.

7. Salt is vital for the prevention and treatment of cancer. Cancer cells are killed by oxygen; they are anaerobic organisms. They must live in a low-oxygen and acidic environment. When the human body is well hydrated and salt expands the volume of blood circulation to reach all parts, the oxygen and the active and "motivated" immune cells in the blood reach the cancerous tissue and destroy it. As explained, dehydration -- shortage of water and salt in the body -- suppresses the immune system of the body and the activity of its disease-fighting immune cells.

8. Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeat, and -- contrary to the misconception that salt causes high blood pressure -- it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure, in conjunction with water. It is water deficit in the body which trigger the development of the essential hypertension, not salt.  Naturally the proportions are critical. Guideline, use 1/4 teaspoon of salt for every 1250 ml water intake per day.  A low-salt diet with high water intake will, in some people, cause blood pressure to rise. The reason is simple. The essential intracellular minerals that are natural components of unrefined salt are vital to keep blood pressure normal. Do not use bleached white table salt. Use either sea salt or Himalayan rock salt.

 As a secondary complication, a low-salt diet can also cause asthma-like shortness of breath. If you drink water and do not take salt, the water will not stay in the blood circulation adequately to completely fill all the blood vessels. In some people, this will cause fainting, and in others, tightening of the arteries -- and eventually constrictions of bronchioles in the lungs -- to the point of registering a rise in blood pressure, complicated by breathlessness. One or two glasses of water and some salt-- a little of it on the tongue -- will quickly and efficiently quiet a racing and thumping heart, and in the long run will reduce and normalize the blood pressure and cure breathlessness.

9. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic. If you drink a full glass of water, then put a few grains of salt on your tongue and let it stay there,  you will fall into natural, deep sleep. Don't use salt on your tongue unless you also drink water. Repeated use of salt by itself without water might cause nose bleeds.

Here is the different.

1.  Before drinking water: When you put a pinch of natural sea salt on the tongue and let it melt first, the salt minerals will go straight to the blood stream. And when you follow it with drinking water, the sodium outside the cells (extracellular fluid) will attract the water and get the water direct into the cells. 

2. After drinking water: then put a pinch of salt on the tongue. This method is used to trick the brain, when you are about to sleep. The salt will calm the nervous system.

Hope this helps you to understand the difference between putting the SALT on the tongue BEFORE and AFTER DRINKING THE WATER.

Salt Hidden Miracles 

10. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetics. It helps balance the sugar levels in the blood and reduces the need for insulin in those who have to inject a chemical to regulate their blood sugar levels. Water and salt reduce the extent of secondary damage associated with diabetes.

11. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in all of the cells in the human body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy needed by the cells.

12. Salt is vital to the communication and information-processing of nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work -- from the moment of conception to death.

13. Salt is vital for the absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract.

14. Salt is vital for clearing the lungs of mucous plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis sufferers. Salt makes mucus fluid and loose --ready to "disconnect" -- by changing the physical state of its structure (the process is called charge- shielding).

15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs; water will enhance this effect.

16. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and sinus congestion.

17. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis.

18. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps. If you suffer leg cramps at night, increase salt intake.

19. Salt is vital to preventing excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. If you drool in your sleep, then increase salt intake.  Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates a salt shortage.

20. Major osteoporosis is the result of salt and water shortages in the human body. More than 20% of the salt reserves of the human body are stored in the shaft of the long bones, giving them their strength. When the diet is short of salt, the stored salt in the bones is released to osmotically  balance the content of salt in the blood.  It is salt deficit which causes bone brittle. Calcium supplements for bone is just another gimmick. You can guess the rest.

21. Salt is vital for maintaining self-confidence and a positive self-image -- a serotonin-controlled and melatonin-controlled "personality output."

22. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.

23. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the human body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with the water it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the saliva glands increases, and the blood vessels become "leaky" in order to supply the glands with more water to manufacture saliva. This leakiness spills to areas beyond the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks, and into the neck. 

24. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.

25. Sea salt and unrefined salt from salt mines, example, Himalayan Rock salt, contain about 80 mineral elements that the human body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than under refine table salt on the market. Ordinary bleached white table salt sold in supermarkets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element to the nervous system and until recently was used as an anti-caking agent in the preparation of table salt. Aluminum is implicated as one of the primary cause of Alzheimer's disease. If you see aluminum mentioned on the label of a salt container in the supermarket, don't buy it, and ask the manager to remove it from the shelf.

26. Unrefined sea salt is now proving to be a pain and anticancer medication in animals -- see the section on cancer.

27. Salt is vital for maintaining muscle tone and strength. Involuntary leakage of urine could be a consequence of low salt intake that has resulted in the weakness of the bladder neck. 

People also ask, How many grams are in 1/4 of a teaspoon?

This important bit of information is your key to converting grams into teaspoons. Four grams of sugar is equal to one teaspoon. To be precise, 4.2 grams equals a teaspoon, but the nutrition facts rounds this number down to four grams. 

How many teaspoons is a pinch of salt?

In the early 2000s some companies began selling measuring spoons that defined (or redefined) a tad as ​1⁄4 teaspoon, a dash as ​1⁄8 teaspoon, a pinch as ​1⁄16 teaspoon, and a smidgen as ​1⁄32 teaspoon. Based on these spoons, there are two pinches in a dash and two smidgens in a pinch.

How many milligrams are in a 1/4 teaspoon?

Solution: Given to find 1/4 Teaspoon = ? milligrams A teaspoon can hold about 5 grams. This is equal to 500 milligrams. So, if there are 500 mg in 1 teaspoon, 1/4 teaspoon would contain one fourth of this value; 1/4 x 500 = 125 Hence, there are 125 milligrams in one fourth of a teaspoon.

How do I measure a pinch?

A pinch of an ingredient (usually a powdery or finely ground substance like salt , spices, or dried herbs) is the tiny bit your pick up between the tip of your index finger and thumb. If you were to measure a pinch, it would be between 1/16 and 1/8 of a teaspoon.

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Is salt bad for our health?  Should we follow a low salt diet?  An in-depth analysis of available data and the surprising conclusion. Click here to listen to Dr. Jason Fung on Youtube.

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This book will show you why salt is the most misunderstood nutrient. See how adding the right kind of salt to your diet can help:

Adrenal Disorders
Immune System Function
Thyroid Disorders
Cholesterol Levels
Blood Pressure

For years, we have heard the following: A low-salt diet is healthy. There is no difference between table salt and sea salt. Low-salt products are better for you. These are the myths of salt. Dr. Brownstein will present the research on salt that will change the way you look at this vital substance.

All of these comments are believed to be true, both by physicians and lay people. Dr. Brownstein will show you what are the myths of salt and why adding the correct form of salt to your diet can markedly improve your health. Salt Your Way to Health, 2nd Edition will challenge each of the above statements and give you a healthier alternative to regular table salt.

This book will show you:

The Difference Between Unrefined and Refined Salt
The Toxicity of Refined Salt
The Mineral Content in Unrefined Salt < Low-Salt of Fallacy>
The Relationship Between Salt Deficiency and Hormonal Imbalances
Balance and Replenish Minerals

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