"The researchers from McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences have discovered that having low-salt diets may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and death likened to average salt consumption."
Once again, the Weston Price Foundation has emphasized correctly the importance of getting salt into the diet, especially non-refined sea salt.
Recommended are the various sea salts from around the world, including Dead Sea, Himalayan, Celtic or Real Salt from Utah (my personal favorite as it is inexpensive).
Good sea salt contains many trace minerals, but is primarily sodium and chloride. Sodium and chloride are two of the top seven minerals we need each day (along with calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and sulphur, plus other trace minerals. See Mineral Primer).
While there is debate about the best kind of salt, WAPF recommends sea salt with trace minerals. Also, sea salt may not be a good source of iodine, so you may need to supplement, take cod liver oil, eat plenty of sea food and sea weed to get your iodine. I use Dr. Lugol's solution with potassium iodine and potassium iodide on occasion. However, be very careful when supplementing with Dr. Lugol's.
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