Sodium Intake for Athletes – Plus 10 Natural In your diet

 

Top 10 Sources of Sodium in the American Diet (700 Calorie Meals) DiTuro Productions

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Sodium and Bodybuilding Sodium and Performance (HIGH SODIUM INTAKE or LOW SODIUM INTAKE?)

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Where do we get most of our sodium?

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15 Foods High In Sodium And What You Should Eat Instead

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Sodium Restriction

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High Salt Diets & Athletic Performance w/ Dr. James Dinicolantonio

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BJC Med Talks The top 10 high-sodium foods

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Sodium and Bodybuilding Sodium and Performance (HIGH SODIUM INTAKE or LOW SODIUM INTAKE?)

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Top 10 Sources of Sodium in the American Diet (700 Calorie Meals) DiTuro Productions

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Where do we get most of our sodium?

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Sodium Restriction

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High Salt Diets & Athletic Performance w/ Dr. James Dinicolantonio

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BJC Med Talks The top 10 high-sodium foods

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Dr. Stephen Phinney ‘Achieving and Maintaining Nutritional Ketosis’

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Sodium (Salt) Intake for Athletes Every person in the Western world consumes more than sufficient quantities of salt through their diet to satisfy their bodily needs for sodium, one of the two elements that form salt; 90% of all dietary salt consumed is excreted through the urine as excess. Sodium is particularly important surrounding exercise to prevent hyponatremia, or low blood sodium. Sodium Recommendations. These are the general guidelines for sodium surrounding endurance exercise lasting longer 90 minutes.

300-500 mg sodium pre-exercise; 500-1000 mg sodium per hour during exercise; 500-700 mg sodium post-exercise. A 2015 study found that athletes who adequately replaced the sodium lost in their sweat finished a middle distance triathlon an average of 26 minutes faster than those who didn’t. Whilst that sort of performance gain isn’t going to be possible for everyone, it does highlight the potential impact of getting your hydration strategy right. A high sodium intake may not be feasible, healthy, or safe for everybody. What Is Sodium, Anyway?

Salt is an electrolyte, putting it in the same. Consumption of 12,000 mg (12 grams) or more of sodium per day is regarded as toxic. The average western diet contains 2.3-20 grams of Sodium per day.

In 70 diets computer-analyzed from actual food-intake lists of athletes and non-athletes 1996-2006, endurance athlete consumed between 6000-8000 mg sodium per day. Sodium Adds Up Quickly. Here is a sample diet of 3 meals and 3 small snacks, providing a total sodium content of more than 3,200 mg.

That’s much higher than the levels recommended in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans External. 2. Reference. Sources of Sodium in Your Diet All across the United States, high sodium intake is a major problem. On average, American adults eat more than 3,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day, which is significantly higher than the recommended limit.

The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans consume less than 2,300 mg of. Those last additions only account for about 11 percent of our total sodium intake, so even if you never use the salt shaker, you’re probably getting too much sodium. Our Salty Six infographic shows the top six sodium sources in the U.S. diet. Drinks to Increase Sodium Intake.

It’s a rare individual that needs to increase his sodium intake after all, most Americans consume way more than the 1,500to 2,300-milligram maximum a day. However, certain people such as athletes who sweat a lot might experience a condition known as hyponatremia, or low. From performing individual dietary analysis of foods and drinks consumed by endurance athletes, I observed that an average dietary sodium intake ranged between 6000-8000 mg daily.

There is a considerable sodium store volume due to dietary excess and around 57,000 mg sodium available in the extracellular spaces.

List of related literature:

Dietary guidelines published by various international organizations recommend reducing dietary intake sodium chloride to around 65 mmol/day (corresponding to 1.5 g/day of sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride), while increasing potassium intake to 120 mmol/day (4.7 g/day) for healthy adults.

“Guyton & Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology E-Book: A South Asian Edition” by Mario Dr Vaz, Tony Dr Raj, Kurpad Dr Anura
from Guyton & Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology E-Book: A South Asian Edition
by Mario Dr Vaz, Tony Dr Raj, Kurpad Dr Anura
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

The 2005 American College of Sports Medicine recommends consuming snacks and fluids containing sodium to help reduce the risk of EAH and to treat muscle cramping (beverages containing 50–100 mmol/L sodium chloride salt) (American College of Sports Medicine et al., 2007).

“Sports, Exercise, and Nutritional Genomics: Current Status and Future Directions” by Debmalya Barh, Ildus I. Ahmetov
from Sports, Exercise, and Nutritional Genomics: Current Status and Future Directions
by Debmalya Barh, Ildus I. Ahmetov
Elsevier Science, 2019

As caloric intake increases, sodium levels rise, so even an athlete who is careful about avoiding highsodium foods (for example, soy sauce, fast foods, saltytasting snacks) may find that sodium intake is above 3,000 mg (3 g) daily.

“Nutrition for Sport and Exercise” by Marie Dunford, J. Andrew Doyle
from Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
by Marie Dunford, J. Andrew Doyle
Cengage Learning, 2011

Americans consume high amounts of sodium, in part because of the amounts used in processed foods.15,23 Average sodium intake for Americans ranges between 3000 and 4500 mg/day (130–195 mEq Na or 8–10 g of sodium chloride).

“Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology” by Marcia Nelms, Kathryn P. Sucher, Karen Lacey, Sara Long Roth
from Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology
by Marcia Nelms, Kathryn P. Sucher, et. al.
Cengage Learning, 2010

One of the reasons our diet is high in salt (sodium chloride) and low in potassium is that we eat many processed foods, which are high in sodium and chloride, and too few fresh unprocessed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, which are high in potassium.

“Visualizing Nutrition: Everyday Choices” by Mary B. Grosvenor, Lori A. Smolin
from Visualizing Nutrition: Everyday Choices
by Mary B. Grosvenor, Lori A. Smolin
Wiley, 2017

For a person (for example, a 25-year-old male) who requires 1,500 mg (1.5 g) of sodium daily, this would represent approximately 67% of the AI and 44% of the maximum sodium intake recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2,300 mg/day).

“Nutritional Sciences: From Fundamentals to Food” by Michelle McGuire, Kathy A. Beerman
from Nutritional Sciences: From Fundamentals to Food
by Michelle McGuire, Kathy A. Beerman
Cengage Learning, 2012

On average, American adults consume 3,400 mg of sodium daily, generally attributable to processed foods, including canned and prepackaged foods, and food ordered in restaurants (Bibbins-Domingo, 2014; Eckel et al., 2013; Pearson et al., 2013).

“The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician” by Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP
from The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician
by Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP
Springer Publishing Company, 2015

In this way, a person eating 2000 calories per day would not consume more than 2000 mg of sodium (2 grams of sodium or 5.2 gram of salt, about 4/5 of a teaspoon) so that even if processed foods comprised the whole of their diet, they would remain within the general WHO guidance (World Health Organization 2013).

“Nutrition and Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians” by Aruna Bakhru
from Nutrition and Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians
by Aruna Bakhru
CRC Press, 2018

There are various methods to raise the sodium intake, such as increased use of table salt on foods, eating salty snacks, adding salt to sports drinks, and the use of salt tablets.

“Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine” by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
from Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
SAGE Publications, 2010

Table salt accounts for only 15% of sodium intake; the remainder comes from water and highly processed foods that are infused with sodium to enhance flavor (salty snack foods, processed cheeses, pickles, breads and bakery products, smoked meats/sausages, and many fast food and convenience foods).

“Personal Health: Perspectives and Lifestyles” by Patricia A. Floyd, Sandra E. Mimms, Caroline Yelding
from Personal Health: Perspectives and Lifestyles
by Patricia A. Floyd, Sandra E. Mimms, Caroline Yelding
Cengage Learning, 2007

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  • Idea: I carry Redmonds salt with me everywhere in repurposed mini Tobasco glass bottles. Keep in the truck or in your pocket, easy. Also keep Ghee in the center console but haven’t found a stealthy way of carrying. Also, eating shashimi will not use soy but mix lemon juice, salt & wasabi for sauce & I like it better!

  • Too bat the graph at 7:26 does not have avocado oil on it. And how old is the graph? I heard Lard has way more PUFA than this shows because they feed pigs an unhealthy feed that changes the fat profile.

  • I haven’t heard Dr. Phinney mentioning eggs as part of a low carb/ketogenic diet.
    I eat a 4 egg omelette each morning with butter, perhaps I should replace it with meat?

  • THIS IS SO NECESSARY. I find it always baffling how most keto communities advise on a high protein ketogenic diet for people coming from metabolic damage and diabetes without considering that both Carbs and Protein are glucogenic macronutrients. I try every day to explain the science behind keto in layman terms, this video has been invaluable to link to my viewers, thank you!

  • Sorry to be an editor, Dr. Phinney, but near the end of your lecture that should be “eat FEWER carbs”. Otherwise, this was an excellent lecture.

  • The best for a Fatty Liver ; take 1000 mg. of Chloline with Inositol with each meal you eat. Also take 2000 mg of “stinging nettle” every day to bring down bad estrogen and lose weight. Also Take 800 mg. 2×400 of “Lipoic acid” a day.
    Sleep 10 hour every night sleep helps lose weight control your hormones and release HGH try to be in bed by 9:00 pm and wake up early and exercise for 40 minutes before you eat breakfast…..eat a low low fat and low carb diet, don’t fry, don’t eat any type of oils,no salad dressings, NO OILS!! NO FATS! no sugar, no coffee, no chocolate, no stimulants of any kind, go in the sun 40 minutes a day, Eat no dairy, no bread,no junk food and drink lots of apple cider vinegar with water.. Eats two lemons a day for vitamin C and detox your liver and kidneys.

    Eat daikon radish every day for healthy thyroid you can buy it at any Korean grocery store. The intermittent fasting diet also helps…. I lost 96 pounds and I no longer have a fatty liver, no sleep apnea, and no more diabetic, took me 5 yrs I am a vegan..nothing is easy.
    one of my favorite books that will help you lose weight ;
    The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss Paperback – March 1, 2016
    by Dr. Jason Fung ; http://www.amazon.com/Obesity-Code-Unlocking-Secrets-Weight/dp/1771641258

    Choline supplementation improves liver function and improves cholesterol
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24368431

    The liver is our largest internal organ (the skin is technically the largest organ) in our bodies. The importance of a healthy liver cannot be overemphasized. Americans have very unhealthy livers, with epidemic rates of liver disease, including cancer, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fatty liver (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) among other conditions. It is vital to maintain the health of your liver throughout life.

    The liver has two enemies: 1) fats, and that includes vegetable oils, and 2) alcohol and drugs. Americans eat a 42% fat calorie diet, and most all of these fats are saturated animal fats. Saturated fats harm our bodies the most.The real road to healthy liver function is to eat a low-fat, high-fiber, low-calorie, low-protein diet.Stop eating, or limit, red meat, poultry, and eggs. Take dairy of any kind completely out of your life, including low-fat and no-fat dairy products. Keep your fat intake under 20%, and from vegetable, not animal, sources. Under 20% is the magic number. 10% is the ideal.

    At the famous Mayo Clinic (Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy) people with non-alcoholic fatty liver were given TMG with impressive results. This is intimately related to the epidemic of diabetes and other blood sugar problems we now suffer from. Many people have fatty liver disease, but simply don’t know it. The same results were found at the famous Stanford University (Review of Gastrological Disorders). Later at the Mayo Clinic (Best Practices in Research in Clinical Gastroenterology) doctors successfully treated non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Anyone with hepatitis should do this program for two years. Please read the article on hepatitis in our library Hepatitis-C.

    Doctors at the University of Virginia (Current Treatments in Gastroenterology) gave TMG to people with non-alcoholic fatty livers. They suggested this as a superior treatment to drugs, along with better food choices. Fatty liver leads to far more serious conditions including early death. The same results were found at Loyola University (Nutrition Reviews).

  • My grandparents ate lard sandwiches during the great depression. My mother would always tell me to be thankful that we had butter instead of lard like her parents. Turns out lard is ok!

  • as i tried many diets before im gonna give it a try and see if how my performance goes with it.however i dont trust people who drink coffe and use apple products

  • Salt, like oils, is not all the same. Instead of over-processed table salt which usually contains harmful flow agents, and is heated to over 1,200 F get natural, unprocessed salt. The high temperature changes the salt, making it less beneficial. Himalayan salt is a well known unprocessed salt with high trace mineral content but Redmond’s Natural Trace Mineral salt from Utah is also excellent. It has fewer food miles, and is more affordable, too. Both Himalayan and Redmond’s salt taste great, too!

  • Plastics, especially flexible types like in freezer bags, transfer a number of harmful synthetic chemicals to whatever food or beverages are in contact with them. Instead, try freezing in glass. We’ve been freezing food in glass, including canning jars, for decades, and only had a couple crack. KEY: do not fill completely, especially when filling with liquids. Flour, nuts, etc keep better when frozen but do not expand like liquids do.

  • Love his videos. But I can’t find answer to this question in them: If ketones test consistently between 3 and 5, what’s the proper course of action? More calories keeping the proper ratios, or more carbs?

  • how long does it take, on average, to get back into ketosis, if you are keto adapted but eat more carbs than you should and are thrown out of it?

  • Ketosis does nothing more than curb your appetite, you eat less and thus lose weight. I did it strict for 7 months, less than 20 grams a day carbs, bought a ketone and blood glucose meter. Hit the gym 6 days a week. I lost 40 pounds in 5 months and then stalled. Sometimes you would go 5 weeks without loosing a pound. I started tracking my calories and i had to consume roughly 1500 a day to lose any weight. If i ate 1500 kcals a day on a healthy diet with carbs i would have lost the same amount of weight. I did like the stable energy levels, you never get hungry or crave foods so it’s easy to consume less food. I weigh 210 pounds and pretty fit. This is not a quick fast fix, requires alot of pre planning, meal preps and dedication, the diet is difficult to stick to as you end up eating the same few meals every day. I went months lifting my ass off at the gym and wasn’t getting any stronger because the muscle needs insulin to grow, plain and simple. I started eating cabs again and immediately noticed strength and muscle gains in the gym.

  • Wow this talk has so much useful information that I am gonna take screenshots of the slides for future reference. Maybe I’ll even print them off and stick them on my wall. I have been doing keto for a couple of weeks, but have hardly lost any weight and am feeling tired. I think I have done a pretty good job of cutting carbs, but I am probably still eating too much protein and not enough fat. I think I also have a bit of keto flu, so I will buy that vegetable juice in the stores that I have been avoiding cos they put 0.5g of salt in every 100ml.

  • I read the book and I did the ketogenic diet. I felt great for the first couple weeks or something. I felt high energy and euphoria after maybe a week into it, but I remember a while after that I felt like crap and low energy and couldn’t train at all. I was getting enough calories, though I know better sources now. I did it for 6 months and was not feeling well or having any benefit. I saw no fat loss and couldn’t train. I was doing something wrong. I had very high ketones up to 7mg/dl sometimes. I recently learned about intermittent fasting and carb cycling and suspect one or both of those things are the missing part of the puzzle.

  • And this is the biggest problem with the people who are pro ketosis, depending on which advocate you talk to you get told a completely different story. This Dr talks about eating cheese and drinking coffee and some nuts. Another very popular hyper woman on YouTube says NEVER EVER EVER eat cheese, nuts or coffee if you want to get into ketosis, then there’s the fraud who sells his own brand of coffee. No wonder the ketosis movement doesn’t get the respect it deserves, the top players in the movement agree on so little, and I’m saying this as someone who believes in the principles but am confused by the “experts” contradicting each other.

  • I once blended olive oil and butter and out it in the fridge till it became a spread. Upon eating some, my brain had some kind of rush, and it was as if I had taken a strange drug. I never felt like that with any other food.

  • This guy predicted soybean oil might be bad for you years before studies just started saying the same…  Impressed!  Bonus for the sodium and magnesium supplementation.  Nice job Doc.

  • 18:00 “50% increase in CVD and 50% increase in all-cause mortality when you go from 4 grams [of sodium] to 2.3”
    Source? Maybe I’ve missed something, but after a nontrivial amount of time spent searching for it, including in the referenced NEJM study, I haven’t seen any such numbers mentioned anywhere. Some suggested a reevaluation of the 2.3 g/day recommendation, but all of the conclusions were alluding to more research being needed to establish more appropriate values. Other studies point out an association of low sodium intake to the diseases dr. Phinney suggests an association to in this video, but those are made somewhat controversial by a review from 2014. An association between sodium and blood pressure also remains relevant.

    2011.05 Fatal and nonfatal outcomes, incidence of hypertension, and blood pressure changes in relation to urinary sodium excretion (PMID: 21540421)
     “CONCLUSIONS: In this population-based cohort, systolic blood pressure, but not diastolic pressure, changes over time aligned with change in sodium excretion, but this association did not translate into a higher risk of hypertension or CVD complications. Lower sodium excretion was associated with higher CVD mortality.”

    2006.03 Sodium intake and mortality in the NHANES II follow-up study (PMID: 16490476)
    “The inverse association of sodium to CVD mortality seen here raises questions regarding the likelihood of a survival advantage accompanying a lower sodium diet. These findings highlight the need for further study of the relation of dietary sodium to mortality outcomes.”
    “Adjusted HR of CVD mortality for sodium <2300 mg was 1.37 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.03-1.81, P =.033), and 1.28 (95% CI: 1.10-1.50, P =.003) for all-cause mortality."
    (he only study that seems to be suggestive of the values dr. Phinney is talking about, perhaps it is the source of his numbers?).

    But:

    2014.06 Dietary Salt Intake and Hypertension (PMCID: PMC4105387)
    “A single RCT showed an increase in the risk of all-cause death in those with congestive heart failure receiving a low-sodium diet. In contrast, He et al. (52) simultaneously analyzed normotensive individuals and hypertensive patients from the same studies including Taylor’s meta-analysis. They reported that salt reduction at 2.0 to 2.3 g per day significantly decreased the risk of cardiovascular diseases (20% of decrease). However, in most studies supporting the fact that salt reduction increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, methodological problems have been indicated (47,49), or study subjects were high-risk patients (46,51).”
    (references 47 and 49 are to the two studies cited above, hence the highlighting).

    And this is just one example, I suggest going over the whole paragraph goo.gl/y81ZA9.

    Should be mentioned as well:
    2012 WHO meta-analysis ( goo.gl/B4fy6d, pdf)
    p.13: “The effect of reduced sodium intake compared with usual sodium intake on all-cause mortality was not statistically significant (RR 0.70, 95%CI: 0.44, 1.14).”

    Anyhow, I agree that the 2.3g/day sodium value is probably too low, especially on keto, but based on what I’ve seen I don’t see any basis for making any concrete recommendations/conclusions. Once again, if I’m missing something feel free to enlighten me.

    Edit: to be perfectly fair, here is the referenced NEJM and Mcmaster data, respectively:
    goo.gl/v4O0Kt
    “an estimated sodium excretion that was below 3.00 g per day was also associated with an increased risk of the composite outcome (odds ratio, 1.27; 95% CI, 1.12 to 1.44).”
    goo.gl/Ypz3W8
    “lower sodium excretion (8.6%; [HR, 1.19; 95% CI, 1.02-1.39] for 2-2.99 g/d, 10.6%; [HR, 1.37; 95% CI, 1.09-1.73] for <2 g/d) were associated with an increased risk of CV death."
    Figure 1 forces me to conclude that dr. Phinney’s right, to the extent that 50% increase in risk are indeed gained. At which value they are gained is an entirely different question though. #TIL.

  • On the subject of sodium you say 2 grams and 2 grams added to a lightly salted diet.  A total of 2 grams? and what about potassium?  I  use “light” salt (half sodium, half potassium) which is the cheapest way to buy potassium at the grocery store.  Any advise?  Is it 2 grams of sodium plus? grams of potassium?

  • Great job by the interviewer, extremely knowledgeable and well prepared. Amazing info in this video, I’ve already texted it to some ppl. Crazy how many ppl demonize salt

  • It’s important to get enough potassium when sodium is increased, especially if a person is consuming a lot of calcium too. Potassium is very hard to come by too, unless you’re getting a lot of green leafy veges like kale every day.

  • What is this doctors specialty? BC if he is an MD or DO, he must be a hated man in his profession for spreading the truth. Good for him.

  • I got hit hard by not replacing enough sodium everyday. For about two weeks anytime I did strength training I would get massive headaches. It too me a while to figure it out but I need roughly 5g of sodium+ per day for me to be able to strength train (anaerobic exercise) headache free.

  • Brilliant commentary, Mike. The most poignant video I have watched of yours so far. I suffered from overtraining syndrome roughly one year ago and discovered increasing my salt intake was a key pillar toward my recovery. Thank you so much for the broad spectrum of information you provide. I have religiously applied the concepts and have nearly fully restored my health 100% naturally.

  • I had to stop going to the gym. Despite doing my best I was slowly losing strength. I’d feel so exhausted between each set that I’d have to sit down or risk fainting. After the workout I’d crash hard, occasionally giving me severe depressive symptoms. Tried a bunch of supplements, nothing worked. Tried getting help from doctors, but they were fucking useless as usual.

    Fast forward a few years, and I get the brilliant idea to greatly increase my salt intake. In just one or two days everything changed. I’m now able to go to the gym and instead of feeling like shit between the sets, I instead feel energized. By the time I’m done and have taken a walk home, I’ve already recovered and could easily do another hour at the gym or go running or something. Really turned my life around.

  • this conversation about salt is a GEM……………it goes into my permanent records. I learned about the importance of salt a couple of years ago from Barbara O’Neill, Nd from New Zealand. also a fantastic talk about water/salt/hydration. It takes a bit different approach, but her lecture and this conversation about salt SHOULD BE A “MUST LISTEN TO” for EVERY SINGLE ADULT AND CHILD………….JUST BRILLIANT. here is the link to barbara’s lecture: https://youtu.be/Fa3nJpX5QFs

  • Doctors HATE salt, but if you are stuffing yourself with sugar, not a prob. The same way they hate fats/oils. In other words, ignore doctors. They are indoctrinated into gov lies regarding what is healthy and what is not. Get nutrition advice from anyone vs a doctor.

  • this is very interesting, though he loses credibility when he pushes a low carb diet and says sugar causes insulin insensitivity (not an accurate statement) it is intramuscular lipids which block insulin (from high fat diets) and we can see evidence of this by clinical trials where low fat diets are used to reverse insulin sensitivity (curing type 2 diabetics), even whilst eating very high carb.

  • Mike! I cannot thank you enough for the work you put into your channel and your company. You help more people suffer less, than any doctor. Back on track, thanks to all the information, that you drop on people by having these extraordinary guests and sharing this priceless knowledge.

  • great video thank you for your work Dr Phinney was the final piece of the puzzle I was missing for years. Currently living in the nutritional ketosis and will need look back.

  • Doctors oath….”first do no harm…” Let’s dissect this. Do no harm to whom? The revenues of hospitals and doctors? Because the media and government need to keep people sick to profit. Low sodium diets are a one way ticket to the doctor. No red meat? No animal fats? Yep, more false information and propaganda.

  • gzzz… i have been avoiding salt lately, ugh. Come to find out i may need more of it. Bravo info… giving me more to think about it. I think we found the Linus Pauling of salt.

  • I had to stop going to the gym. Despite doing my best I was slowly losing strength. I’d feel so exhausted between each set that I’d have to sit down or risk fainting. After the workout I’d crash hard, occasionally giving me severe depressive symptoms. Tried a bunch of supplements, nothing worked. Tried getting help from doctors, but they were fucking useless as usual.

    Fast forward a few years, and I get the brilliant idea to greatly increase my salt intake. In just one or two days everything changed. I’m now able to go to the gym and instead of feeling like shit between the sets, I instead feel energized. By the time I’m done and have taken a walk home, I’ve already recovered and could easily do another hour at the gym or go running or something. Really turned my life around.

  • I am confused why Dr. James DiNicolantonio recommends Redmond’s Real salt for iodine because it has only a minuscule amount. Redmond’s even says on their website: “Redmond’s Real Salt does contain naturally-occurring iodine, but not enough to satisfy the recommended daily allowance of 150 micrograms.”

  • I have tried to increase my salt intake and I get headaches and I feel like I’m going to have my head explode, so bad I need to visit the emergency room

  • Doctors oath….”first do no harm…” Let’s dissect this. Do no harm to whom? The revenues of hospitals and doctors? Because the media and government need to keep people sick to profit. Low sodium diets are a one way ticket to the doctor. No red meat? No animal fats? Yep, more false information and propaganda.

  • incredible… salt has been on my mind lately and I’ve only recently increased my consumption of it…like in the last couple of days… and then this video pops up in my feed like magic…. and within the first couple of minutes I’m totally blown away…just wow….. amazing info.. thank you for this..

  • “nobody is consuming any copper”… I am rather sure there is another talk, possibly with this same person, where he states that copper (and I think iron too) plays role in development of neurodegenerative disease and nobody can avoid exposure to those elements because they are coming to our drinking water from the plumbing pipes.

  • Been on fasting and keto/carnivore for a while now and just finding out about the importance of quality salt intake my mind is blown.

  • When I took Himalayan salt in my water and coffee my blood pressure went to 160 over 110 taking lisinoprol didn’t get it down low enough what can I do to take salt and keep BP low?

  • For anyone interested, we as muslims taught by ahlul bayt to take a bit of salt in one hand and dip your fingers in it and eat it before any meal.

  • Grass fed beef liver is loaded with copper. You’ve got to be careful. Eating large amounts of it long term is a good way to get copper overload.

  • When I was young I removed all sodium out of my diet because I was lead to believe salt was bad.
    After 5 years of doing that I started passing out during exercise, and experiencing prolonged nausea and vomiting.
    After a few weeks of passing out I gave up exercising cause it was too dangerous.
    Years later I found out I had extremely low blood pressure, due to low sodium intake.

  • It is so good to hear this talked about as this is another area the medical community has gotten ut completely wrong. Sometimes I wonder if its not by design. While he is correct about the benefits of salt I was disappointed to hear how uninformed this doctor is in regards to Iodine and several other minerals and elements the body needs. He is also extremely misinformed in thinking no other books on salt have been written prior to his. He is by no means the leader in this field. Dr Brownstein has him beat by at least 10 years and there are others as well. That said the more info out there the better.

  • Great job by the interviewer, extremely knowledgeable and well prepared. Amazing info in this video, I’ve already texted it to some ppl. Crazy how many ppl demonize salt

  • Look up the over 200 papers Dr. Dincolantonio wrote. You’ll discover not one of them is a piece of original research. They are all without exception opinion articles. The man’s degree is in pharmacy not someone who is a legit research scientist. Salt is the deadliest addition to the human diet since history began. We’ve only been using this stuff for the last 5,000 years when we started mining this poison, and we’ve been farming for 10,000 years. Paleo man did not use salt. The Intersalt study showed us that the 22 small populations on this planet that used little or no salt had no heart disease, no strokes, no type 2, no high blood pressure and no dementia. Do your body and brain a favor and minimize salt in your diet. Think about why diets like Paleo, low carb, Mediterranean, Omnivore, Fruitarian, high carb vegan, raw vegan etc all show health benefits. How is this possible when these diets are all so different from each other? The answer is simple. They all eliminate processed food where we get 85% of our sodium. They are all low sodium diets. And that is why they all show health benefits. Let’s face it, if it ain’t in the food naturally your body doesn’t need it.

  • THIS IS why is NOT A GOOD IDEA CUTTING CARBS, carbs hold on to water and salt. And when you cut carbs no matter how much salt you take it just doesn’t work..

  • Thanks for making these videos. I find it fascinating that when I was a kid I would do a lot of these things intuitively. I would never eat breakfast and I loved butter, salt, fish, and stake. I got a lot less healthy when I was growing up and started follow other peoples eating habits.

  • My blood pressure was 162/108, even with medication. Now I eat less than 2000mg of sodium per day and my BP is 128/78 with no medicine.

  • Copper in foods: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-high-in-copper liver is full of it, so not true what he is talking about animal foods not having copper! We are animals, we need copper so do animals, so logical that animal bodies have everything our bodies need! Also, you need less of some nutrients on the animal diet because you are not taking in other things that deplete it, like carbohydrates!

  • GOOGLE
    “Health authorities recommend between 1.5 and 2.3 grams of sodium per day. Yet, increasing evidence suggests that these guidelines may be too low. People with high blood pressure should not exceed 7 grams per day, but if you’re healthy, the amount of saltyou’re currently consuming is likely safe.”

  • GOOGLE
    “Over time, the extra work and pressure can stiffen blood vessels, leading to high blood pressure, heart attack, andstroke. It can also lead to heart failure. There is also some evidence that too much salt can damage the heart, aorta, and kidneys without increasing blood pressure, and that it may be bad for bones, too.”

  • GOOGLE
    “But too much sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. It can also cause calcium losses, some of which may be pulled from bone. Most Americans consume at least 1.5 teaspoons of salt per day, or about 3400 mg of sodium, which contains far more than our bodies need.”

  • Salt holds water in the body. I put 1 tsp of salt in 1L of water and didn’t pee all day. Is that bad? The next day my pee burned. I was fasting on salt water that day

  • Look up the over 200 papers Dr. Dincolantonio wrote. You’ll discover not one of them is a piece of original research. They are all without exception opinion articles. The man’s degree is in pharmacy not someone who is a legit research scientist. Salt is the deadliest addition to the human diet since history began. We’ve only been using this stuff for the last 5,000 years when we started mining this poison, and we’ve been farming for 10,000 years. Paleo man did not use salt. The Intersalt study showed us that the 22 small populations on this planet that used little or no salt had no heart disease, no strokes, no type 2, no high blood pressure and no dementia. Do your body and brain a favor and minimize salt in your diet. Think about why diets like Paleo, low carb, Mediterranean, Omnivore, Fruitarian, high carb vegan, raw vegan etc all show health benefits. How is this possible when these diets are all so different from each other? The answer is simple. They all eliminate processed food where we get 85% of our sodium. They are all low sodium diets. And that is why they all show health benefits. Let’s face it, if it ain’t in the food naturally your body doesn’t need it.

  • I just bought a bottle of salt tablets, 1 gm per tab. I am starting with one per day and measure my blood pressure several times a day. So far no increase in BP. I’ll increase to 2 tablets a day next week and continue to check pressure. Lowest all-cause mortality is at 4 gm a day.

  • hey bro, i like this talk. because i approval of salt. and also i like meat. i don’t care much for cocaine, but i hear that good to.

  • Could I just put equal parts Pink, Celtic, and Redmond salts into a grinder and use that to cover all bases?

    My mind is being blown by this news. ��

  • I’ll stick with Aajonus on this one. Salt is crystallised rock. We’re aren’t supposed to eat rocks. It acts as an explosive destroying red and white blood cells.

  • It can’t be coincidence or honest mistake on the part of huge organisations who are in charge of dietary guidelines.
    Doing exact opposite of every fucking point of theirs is the way to a healthy life, it seems.

  • This was awesome, answers alot of questions regarding why you get a crazy pump after smashing some Mc Donalds in my teenage years����������

  • High blood pressure is due to the sodium-to-potassium ratio, not the absolute sodium intake. People need to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, especially starchy foods like potatoes and bananas which contain a lot of potassium.

  • My blood pressure was 162/108, even with medication. Now I eat less than 2000mg of sodium per day and my BP is 128/78 with no medicine.

  • I have something really good to say about this, i have experimented with sodium alot when doing Fasting for fat loss. The comparison is really straight forward.
    I experimented doing this: On the days that i eat, i eat whatever i want but it is very low sodium. On the days i fast, i drink alot of Salt Water.
    On the days i eat i feel sluggish and flat, and if i would go to the gym i can feel it beforehand that the workout would be shit.
    On the days i water fast, my muscles feel full and strong as if im walking around with a mini-pump, i feel energetic and if i would go to the gym i know that my workout would be awesome.

    My take on this is that its not only for athletes, non athlete people would benefit alot aswell as they would feel much more energetic when they are living their daily life

  • 15 Foods That are Hogh in Sodium::Processed Lunchmeat,,Processed ��,Chips,Soup,Ham,Salad Dressing, ������,Canned ��������,Frozen Diet Foods,Fast Foods,Breakfast Ceral,Dill Pickels,Smoked,Fish and Seafood,Imitation Meat,Beef Jerky,…….

  • Salt everything! Interesting story, when dieting down to make weight for a powerlifting meet we calorie cut a little and water cut a lot. In the morning before weighins i feel sluggish and maybe some lactic acid buildup…once we weigh in we eat as many sweet potatoes as we can salted to the max w as much water as we can..w some simple carbs.. I can feel the lactic acid leaving my muscles and my body waking up again. Sodium is absolutely neccesary for muscles to perform. Most under-rated “supplement” out there!!

  • I recently picked up some military mre’s thinking it would be a fun thing to eat. Well after eating multiple meals/ portions of this food over a days time I got sick and puked up blood. My stomach felt like was on fire. I calculated I ate about 8,200 mg of sodium within like 24 hours… Would this much sodium do damage to the stomach to cause bleeding? After reading the labels this mre food is full of preservatives too so I’m not sure what caused this, but feel like I have a ulcer or gastritis now. Waiting to see a doctor now

  • For a non body builder, I find that I load up on Sea Salt mainly because it helps me to NOT have cramps in my legs and feet while I sleep. Maybe you know something about this. But, I don’t worry at all about how much I will take. I feel it’s loaded with good stuff and can’t hurt me. What’s your take?

  • When I was hiking in Arizona, I was putting tons of salt on my dinnerso much that someone tried to stop me lol pretty sure I needed it! I also craved pickle juice so my body was definitely trying to tell me something! Fun video, great info!

  • I would be scared of all that sodium. I try to limit my salt and never salt my food. Only pepper lots of pepper. I use to salt everything, until I learned what I was putting into my body. Plus the fact most places seem to have enough salt in their foods already.

  • i need sodium whether I move or not! I know, I’m a bit different! LOL… I need more sodium than the average person! This was great! Thanks! Love talking Salt!!!! Elizabeth

  • Fascinating! I can’t say I’ve ever heard this info before. I’m with Christina, I’ve heard a lot about Himalayan Salt, sea salt, etc, but never explained this way for body building. Thanks for the education!

  • Brilliant commentary, Mike. The most poignant video I have watched of yours so far. I suffered from overtraining syndrome roughly one year ago and discovered increasing my salt intake was a key pillar toward my recovery. Thank you so much for the broad spectrum of information you provide. I have religiously applied the concepts and have nearly fully restored my health 100% naturally.

  • On the question of one exercise you can do, ‘pushups’ would not be the answer.

    Squats would be better, because people tend to be deficient in this range of motion as they age, which leads to hip and knee problems.

  • this conversation about salt is a GEM……………it goes into my permanent records. I learned about the importance of salt a couple of years ago from Barbara O’Neill, Nd from New Zealand. also a fantastic talk about water/salt/hydration. It takes a bit different approach, but her lecture and this conversation about salt SHOULD BE A “MUST LISTEN TO” for EVERY SINGLE ADULT AND CHILD………….JUST BRILLIANT. here is the link to barbara’s lecture: https://youtu.be/Fa3nJpX5QFs

  • Doctors HATE salt, but if you are stuffing yourself with sugar, not a prob. The same way they hate fats/oils. In other words, ignore doctors. They are indoctrinated into gov lies regarding what is healthy and what is not. Get nutrition advice from anyone vs a doctor.

  • this is very interesting, though he loses credibility when he pushes a low carb diet and says sugar causes insulin insensitivity (not an accurate statement) it is intramuscular lipids which block insulin (from high fat diets) and we can see evidence of this by clinical trials where low fat diets are used to reverse insulin sensitivity (curing type 2 diabetics), even whilst eating very high carb.

  • It is so good to hear this talked about as this is another area the medical community has gotten ut completely wrong. Sometimes I wonder if its not by design. While he is correct about the benefits of salt I was disappointed to hear how uninformed this doctor is in regards to Iodine and several other minerals and elements the body needs. He is also extremely misinformed in thinking no other books on salt have been written prior to his. He is by no means the leader in this field. Dr Brownstein has him beat by at least 10 years and there are others as well. That said the more info out there the better.

  • What is this doctors specialty? BC if he is an MD or DO, he must be a hated man in his profession for spreading the truth. Good for him.

  • Excellent video!! Huge question. I had my entire colon removed in 2014. I’m doing pretty well. I’m very active. I workout a few times per week, mountain bike and jog in the summer, and also bartend (depletes a lot of hydration when it’s busy). I very much recognize the importance of enough salt intake. I over salt my food with pink salt and actually put salt, potassium, and magnesium into my water daily. So the question is, since I don’t have a colon and am physically active, how much salt do you think I really need? I know it’s probably difficult to even gauge how much. I do notice my veins aren’t as vascular as they should be/ used to be. I feel I probably need way more salt. Any thoughts appreciated!!!

  • gzzz… i have been avoiding salt lately, ugh. Come to find out i may need more of it. Bravo info… giving me more to think about it. I think we found the Linus Pauling of salt.

  • On the question of one exercise you can do, ‘pushups’ would not be the answer.

    Squats would be better, because people tend to be deficient in this range of motion as they age, which leads to hip and knee problems.

  • I am confused why Dr. James DiNicolantonio recommends Redmond’s Real salt for iodine because it has only a minuscule amount. Redmond’s even says on their website: “Redmond’s Real Salt does contain naturally-occurring iodine, but not enough to satisfy the recommended daily allowance of 150 micrograms.”

  • I have tried to increase my salt intake and I get headaches and I feel like I’m going to have my head explode, so bad I need to visit the emergency room

  • Excellent video!! Huge question. I had my entire colon removed in 2014. I’m doing pretty well. I’m very active. I workout a few times per week, mountain bike and jog in the summer, and also bartend (depletes a lot of hydration when it’s busy). I very much recognize the importance of enough salt intake. I over salt my food with pink salt and actually put salt, potassium, and magnesium into my water daily. So the question is, since I don’t have a colon and am physically active, how much salt do you think I really need? I know it’s probably difficult to even gauge how much. I do notice my veins aren’t as vascular as they should be/ used to be. I feel I probably need way more salt. Any thoughts appreciated!!!

  • incredible… salt has been on my mind lately and I’ve only recently increased my consumption of it…like in the last couple of days… and then this video pops up in my feed like magic…. and within the first couple of minutes I’m totally blown away…just wow….. amazing info.. thank you for this..

  • “nobody is consuming any copper”… I am rather sure there is another talk, possibly with this same person, where he states that copper (and I think iron too) plays role in development of neurodegenerative disease and nobody can avoid exposure to those elements because they are coming to our drinking water from the plumbing pipes.

  • Been on fasting and keto/carnivore for a while now and just finding out about the importance of quality salt intake my mind is blown.

  • When I took Himalayan salt in my water and coffee my blood pressure went to 160 over 110 taking lisinoprol didn’t get it down low enough what can I do to take salt and keep BP low?

  • For anyone interested, we as muslims taught by ahlul bayt to take a bit of salt in one hand and dip your fingers in it and eat it before any meal.

  • Grass fed beef liver is loaded with copper. You’ve got to be careful. Eating large amounts of it long term is a good way to get copper overload.

  • When I was young I removed all sodium out of my diet because I was lead to believe salt was bad.
    After 5 years of doing that I started passing out during exercise, and experiencing prolonged nausea and vomiting.
    After a few weeks of passing out I gave up exercising cause it was too dangerous.
    Years later I found out I had extremely low blood pressure, due to low sodium intake.

  • Mike! I cannot thank you enough for the work you put into your channel and your company. You help more people suffer less, than any doctor. Back on track, thanks to all the information, that you drop on people by having these extraordinary guests and sharing this priceless knowledge.

  • Holy shit I was having throbbing headaches(which i never do) as I was watching this video. I hadn’t eaten a lot of salt, or rather I haven’t since I started keto a couple of days ago. I would get sodium mostly from chips lol, and then he talked about sodium. I ran down to the kitchen got a glass of water, squeezed some lime juice and 2 teaspoons of salt. And it was gone literally 2 mins after I finished that glass. Mind fucking blown or it could placebo.

  • I have cottage cheese almost daily and it’s a great protein source whether you’re gaining mass or on a cut. Yes it has sodium in it but if your workouts are hard, fast and moderate to high in volume you’ll be sweating a lot so you need the salt. Many top bodybuilders like Park, Reeves, Arnold etc consumed salt in their foods like cottage cheese. Didn’t do them any harm.

  • THIS IS why is NOT A GOOD IDEA CUTTING CARBS, carbs hold on to water and salt. And when you cut carbs no matter how much salt you take it just doesn’t work..

  • Well then Susan m Holloway baby aka ANGEL. You do my grocery shopping for me Cody Bryson of Irving TEXAS because I bought some ham today at Walmart. I can not eat tuna I’m so sick of these stomach problems Susan m Holloway baby I do not know what to eat and I always feel like there is a rock between my tits but that rock shoots lil sharp pains to each side of my chest and down my whole left side goes numb I love deli meat and cheese and soup I love samiches Susan m Holloway baby aka ANGEL I’m so sick of chicken Steve brought me some vitamin B12 and told me that I need to take a low dose of asprin then I drink a bottle of dark red wine a day Susan m Holloway baby aka ANGEL aka CUPY CAKES AH shit I’m sick of changing up my diet I can not eat anything that does not fuck up my stomach anymore

  • im starting to think this video is bullshit, I started taking 2 teaspoons of salt a day after seeing this video and my bloodpressure jumped from normal to 135/90, im going to try to cut the salt i take in hhalf and see if it normalizes

  • Copper in foods: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-high-in-copper liver is full of it, so not true what he is talking about animal foods not having copper! We are animals, we need copper so do animals, so logical that animal bodies have everything our bodies need! Also, you need less of some nutrients on the animal diet because you are not taking in other things that deplete it, like carbohydrates!

  • GOOGLE
    “Health authorities recommend between 1.5 and 2.3 grams of sodium per day. Yet, increasing evidence suggests that these guidelines may be too low. People with high blood pressure should not exceed 7 grams per day, but if you’re healthy, the amount of saltyou’re currently consuming is likely safe.”

  • GOOGLE
    “Over time, the extra work and pressure can stiffen blood vessels, leading to high blood pressure, heart attack, andstroke. It can also lead to heart failure. There is also some evidence that too much salt can damage the heart, aorta, and kidneys without increasing blood pressure, and that it may be bad for bones, too.”

  • GOOGLE
    “But too much sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. It can also cause calcium losses, some of which may be pulled from bone. Most Americans consume at least 1.5 teaspoons of salt per day, or about 3400 mg of sodium, which contains far more than our bodies need.”

  • Salt holds water in the body. I put 1 tsp of salt in 1L of water and didn’t pee all day. Is that bad? The next day my pee burned. I was fasting on salt water that day

  • I’ll stick with Aajonus on this one. Salt is crystallised rock. We’re aren’t supposed to eat rocks. It acts as an explosive destroying red and white blood cells.

  • I just bought a bottle of salt tablets, 1 gm per tab. I am starting with one per day and measure my blood pressure several times a day. So far no increase in BP. I’ll increase to 2 tablets a day next week and continue to check pressure. Lowest all-cause mortality is at 4 gm a day.

  • hey bro, i like this talk. because i approval of salt. and also i like meat. i don’t care much for cocaine, but i hear that good to.

  • Could I just put equal parts Pink, Celtic, and Redmond salts into a grinder and use that to cover all bases?

    My mind is being blown by this news. ��

  • I have cottage cheese almost daily and it’s a great protein source whether you’re gaining mass or on a cut. Yes it has sodium in it but if your workouts are hard, fast and moderate to high in volume you’ll be sweating a lot so you need the salt. Many top bodybuilders like Park, Reeves, Arnold etc consumed salt in their foods like cottage cheese. Didn’t do them any harm.

  • It can’t be coincidence or honest mistake on the part of huge organisations who are in charge of dietary guidelines.
    Doing exact opposite of every fucking point of theirs is the way to a healthy life, it seems.

  • This was awesome, answers alot of questions regarding why you get a crazy pump after smashing some Mc Donalds in my teenage years����������

  • WATCH ��: 9 Of The Most Nutrient Dense Foods On The Planet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqbX6aIb4m4&list=PL_fl96m7OLQWTg82q3ImUs2xVqdBNsjwL&index=20

  • Good and informative however 2.5 minutes of random bs before u start breaking the topic down on a 8 minute video doesn’t get u any new subs that’s for sure

  • 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!

  • Name the foods that Contain high amounts of HISTAMINES, please? Explain what FOODS & beverages & SNACKS & Cereals that will NEUTRALIZE HISTAMINES.
    PLEASE? Greater insight to daily HISTAMINES CONSUMPTION. HOW to RESTRUCTURIZE OUR Breakfast FOODS & DINNER MEALS: TEACH all ages need to be familiar: KNOWLEDGEABLE about for better ability to CHOOSE better HEALTH ��������������������������������

  • The manufacturer should not add so much sodium. They didn’t have all of this sodium when I was a child. I blame the manufacturer for all of it.

  • I recently picked up some military mre’s thinking it would be a fun thing to eat. Well after eating multiple meals/ portions of this food over a days time I got sick and puked up blood. My stomach felt like was on fire. I calculated I ate about 8,200 mg of sodium within like 24 hours… Would this much sodium do damage to the stomach to cause bleeding? After reading the labels this mre food is full of preservatives too so I’m not sure what caused this, but feel like I have a ulcer or gastritis now. Waiting to see a doctor now

  • Are any of the foods on the list a part of your regular diet? Would you give up any of them? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! ��

  • High blood pressure is due to the sodium-to-potassium ratio, not the absolute sodium intake. People need to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, especially starchy foods like potatoes and bananas which contain a lot of potassium.

  • im starting to think this video is bullshit, I started taking 2 teaspoons of salt a day after seeing this video and my bloodpressure jumped from normal to 135/90, im going to try to cut the salt i take in hhalf and see if it normalizes

  • I have something really good to say about this, i have experimented with sodium alot when doing Fasting for fat loss. The comparison is really straight forward.
    I experimented doing this: On the days that i eat, i eat whatever i want but it is very low sodium. On the days i fast, i drink alot of Salt Water.
    On the days i eat i feel sluggish and flat, and if i would go to the gym i can feel it beforehand that the workout would be shit.
    On the days i water fast, my muscles feel full and strong as if im walking around with a mini-pump, i feel energetic and if i would go to the gym i know that my workout would be awesome.

    My take on this is that its not only for athletes, non athlete people would benefit alot aswell as they would feel much more energetic when they are living their daily life

  • Good and informative however 2.5 minutes of random bs before u start breaking the topic down on a 8 minute video doesn’t get u any new subs that’s for sure

  • Salt everything! Interesting story, when dieting down to make weight for a powerlifting meet we calorie cut a little and water cut a lot. In the morning before weighins i feel sluggish and maybe some lactic acid buildup…once we weigh in we eat as many sweet potatoes as we can salted to the max w as much water as we can..w some simple carbs.. I can feel the lactic acid leaving my muscles and my body waking up again. Sodium is absolutely neccesary for muscles to perform. Most under-rated “supplement” out there!!

  • Thanks for making these videos. I find it fascinating that when I was a kid I would do a lot of these things intuitively. I would never eat breakfast and I loved butter, salt, fish, and stake. I got a lot less healthy when I was growing up and started follow other peoples eating habits.

  • For a non body builder, I find that I load up on Sea Salt mainly because it helps me to NOT have cramps in my legs and feet while I sleep. Maybe you know something about this. But, I don’t worry at all about how much I will take. I feel it’s loaded with good stuff and can’t hurt me. What’s your take?

  • When I was hiking in Arizona, I was putting tons of salt on my dinnerso much that someone tried to stop me lol pretty sure I needed it! I also craved pickle juice so my body was definitely trying to tell me something! Fun video, great info!

  • I would be scared of all that sodium. I try to limit my salt and never salt my food. Only pepper lots of pepper. I use to salt everything, until I learned what I was putting into my body. Plus the fact most places seem to have enough salt in their foods already.

  • i need sodium whether I move or not! I know, I’m a bit different! LOL… I need more sodium than the average person! This was great! Thanks! Love talking Salt!!!! Elizabeth

  • Fascinating! I can’t say I’ve ever heard this info before. I’m with Christina, I’ve heard a lot about Himalayan Salt, sea salt, etc, but never explained this way for body building. Thanks for the education!