The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong--And How Eating More Might Save Your Life

The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong--And How Eating More Might Save Your Life

What if everything you know about salt is wrong? A leading cardiovascular research scientist explains how this vital crystal got a negative reputation, and shows how to lower blood pressure and experience weight loss using salt. The Salt Fix is essential reading for everyone on the keto diet!

We've all heard the recommendation: eat no more than a teaspoon of salt a day for a healthy heart. Health-conscious Americans have hewn to the conventional wisdom that your salt shaker can put you on the fast track to a heart attack, and have suffered through bland but "heart-healthy" dinners as a result.

What if the low-salt dogma is wrong?

Dr. James DiNicolantonio has reviewed more than five hundred publications to unravel the impact of salt on blood pressure and heart disease. He's reached a startling conclusion: The vast majority of us don't need to watch our salt intake. In fact, for most of us, more salt would be advantageous to our nutrition--especially for those of us on the keto diet, as keto depletes this important mineral from our bodies. The Salt Fix tells the remarkable story of how salt became unfairly demonized--a never-before-told drama of competing egos and interests--and took the fall for another white crystal: sugar.

According to The Salt Fix, too little salt can:
- Make you crave sugar and refined carbs
- Send the body into semistarvation mode
- Lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and increased blood pressure and heart rate

But eating the salt you desire can improve everything, from your sleep, energy, and mental focus to your fitness, fertility, and sexual performance. It can even stave off common chronic illnesses, including heart disease.

The Salt Fix shows the best ways to add salt back into your diet, offering his transformative five-step program for recalibrating your salt thermostat to achieve your unique, ideal salt intake. Science has moved on from the low-salt dogma, and so should you--your life may depend on it.

Title:The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong--And How Eating More Might Save Your Life
ISBN:9780451496966
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    The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong--And How Eating More Might Save Your Life Reviews

  • Kari

    I've decided to emulate the author and repeat important information by re-wording it slightly. One Nine of his sources are from Wikipedia.He cites articles he's written at least 17 times throughout th...

  • Gard

    Good science. A bit repetitive. Recap: "Eat salt when you crave it. Sugar is bad. Never eat sugar. The end."...

  • Max

    To me, this book belongs on the shelf with others like The Case Against Sugar and The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet - books that look at the history behind the...

  • Maurcio Linhares

    Just like fat, salt has also been demonized as a harmful and mostly useless ingredient in our diets, worst, it's just a "condiment" so you should be fully able to live without it. Thing is, just like ...

  • Peter Herrmann

    His advice might be dangerous for some people. Although he correctly categorizes people as salt-resistant or salt-sensitive, he glosses over the impact of salt on the later group. He mentions (only br...

  • Carol Bakker

    Here's another book worth reading if you are a bit skeptical about what we've been told about sugar, fat, and salt in the last forty years. What is true? Some things to consider:Salt is vital to repro...

  • Sergio

    3 StarsYeah, I get it. Salt good.Sugar Bad.Repeat ad infinitum.The book made some good points, had thorough research and information, and generally did an okay job.It seemed to me like the book could ...

  • Agnes

    Salt does NOT raise blood pressure. It's a myth created by sugar companies and government. Why? Read the book....

  • Monika

    A more detailed review resides inside my head (and in the many many scribbles I left in my copy of this book) but essentially:- Once again sugar shown to be bad- Once again people using something as a...

  • Aline

    I only read ~ 30% of it in total. After about 27% it got soo repetitive and I skimmed through the rest. Mostly just read the headlines of the chapters and that was sufficient.But it did convince me to...