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While sedentary adults can maintain their health at 200-500mg of sodium daily, as you can see, athletes need much, much more! It is preposterous that the government expects us all to use the same amount of sodium as the mainstream sedentary folks. The issue isn’t sodium intake; it is balancing it with other minerals. Also, in extreme cases athletes can even die from hyponatremia (low blood. “We should be aware that too much salt is really bad, but don’t eliminate it completely from your diet.” Despite recent studies arguing the potential dangers of a low salt diet, and individual.

Though health authorities continue to push for lower sodium intakes, reducing sodium too much — below 3 grams per day — may negatively impact health. Studies show that people who consume less than. Consuming too much salt can have serious negative effects on your health.

It increases your blood pressure and some studies suggest that it is linked to cognitive decline as well. Research shows. Ninety percent of Americans take in more salt than they need each day, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Your current recommendation is not to exceed 2.4 grams of sodium. People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may feel the effects of salt even more. Corticosteroids, commonly used to treat RA, cause the body to hold more sodium. Kaul’s advice: Keep salt to less than 1,500 mg daily. Easy Ways to Lower Your Salt Intake Even if you aren’t a “salt shaker,” you may get too much.

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day and moving toward an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day for most adults. Because the average American eats so much excess sodium, even cutting back by 1,000 milligrams a day can significantly improve blood pressure and heart health. In addition to making you very thirsty, eating too much refined salt can also leave you feeling bloated, as excess sodium results in a build-up of fluid in the body.

This can make you feel uncomfortable and also increase your blood volume, causing your heart to work harder. Though salty foods tastes good, too much salt has a challenging effect on the body. Its presence in the body system forces the body to retain water to deal with it.

Furthermore, too much salt in your diet can raise blood pressure, swell ankles and affect the health of some of your major organs-primarily the heart, stomach and intestines. While your body needs sodium to survive, you typically get enough in your daily diet without adding extra salt. If you experience sodium-related eye puffiness, you may need to cut back on foods known to contribute to fluid retention.

This includes pre-packaged foods like frozen and canned foods.

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Daily salt requirements are quite low, and most of us exceed this by many orders of magnitude.

“The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting” by Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
from The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
by Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
Victory Belt Publishing, 2016

Unfortunately, Americans on average have the highest daily salt intake in the world.

“Chinese Health Care Secrets: A Natural Lifestyle Approach” by Henry B. Lin
from Chinese Health Care Secrets: A Natural Lifestyle Approach
by Henry B. Lin
Llewellyn Publications, 2000

Yet, studies reveal that the average American consumes about 10 g of salt per day-ten times more than the recommended allowance.

“Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set” by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
from Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set
by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
Taylor & Francis, 1993

If this is true, then it is inadvisable to recommend that everyone should reduce their salt intake.

“Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat” by David Julian McClements
from Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat
by David Julian McClements
Springer International Publishing, 2019

As a nation we eat about 10 g of salt per day; this should be at least halved.

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by Mike Walsh, Alison Crumbie, et. al.
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It has been estimated that salt intake is about 8-10 g per day in most industrialized countries and 10-12 g in Colombia, Japan, and Korea.

“Asian Foods: Science and Technology” by Catharina Y.W. Ang, Keshun Liu, Yao-Wen Huang
from Asian Foods: Science and Technology
by Catharina Y.W. Ang, Keshun Liu, Yao-Wen Huang
Taylor & Francis, 1999

But most salt is added during food processing-up to 4,000 milligrams of sodium a day.

“Linda Page's Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone” by Linda Page
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by Linda Page
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The average salt intake, however, is about 20 times higher than 10 mmol/day, so the retention of an efficient salt appetite becomes biologically irrelevant, though occasionally seen in certain diseased conditions leading to severe Na+ depletion.

“Handbook of Nutrition and Diet” by Desai
from Handbook of Nutrition and Diet
by Desai
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Often when a doctor recommends cutting down on salt because of a heart problem or some other condition, what he or she is implying is that regular table salt will add to your present problem because it is chemically imbalanced, and this is correct.

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by Mantak Chia, Johnathon Dao
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Those of us who seem to want more salt than others do were especially relieved to be told recently that salt is not really as dangerous as we had been led to believe.

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  • Interesting. Would be great to see a video discussing the differences between different salt i.e. sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, table salt etc

  • Can you give me tips on stomach lining repair? I need to get rid of this gastritis that ive had for almost 2 years. Bone broth, manuka honey. Anything?

  • Read this book Your eyes will be open that Salt is a Poison and not required for Human Body.
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1011950

  • Body weight is really the driving factor of so many of the ailments and illnesses people end up with…if you’re an athlete, though, I don’t think keeping sodium low is a great idea.

  • What if your a person who drinks strictly water mostly and half gallon a day before eating foods? Does that mean my water has too much salt in it?

  • My mom is a salt addict she puts extra salt on nearly everything because she thinks it doesn’t taste of anything otherwise. She continues to do this even though she knows it just removes her ability to taste things in more.

  • Lets not Forget West Africa History Ghana set up the rules of trade. Trade was even an ounce of gold for an ounce of salt. The kingdom of Ghana did not have gold mines or salt mines, but Ghana got rich handling the trade of gold for salt. After a while, word reached the east coast of Africa about the riches to the west.

  • What about too little sodium? I’ve been to the doctor twice and foud that my sodium level was too low but now it’s been increasing hte pat two times I was there. I understood that hte sodium level was sapposed to be 140 nad mine was 120 or 130 something, but still a good bit below 140 ro 142 or whateer it was supposed to be. It was supposed to be alittle over 140-at least 140.

  • What causes high blood pressure is a lack of minerals, mainly magnesium, zinc and potassium. Leg cramps are caused by a lack of potassium. The arteries attached to the heart have muscles that contract and release to open for proper blood flow. A lack of these minerals causes the arteries to contract but spasm out they will not relax and open completely so the blood flow is pumping against pressure. Like leg cramps the arteries work the same way.

  • I have always had perfect blood pressure and I am grateful for that. New nurses at my doctor’s office often take my blood pressure twice because they do not believe the readings for a 55 year-old-man.
    And I recently have tried a new diet for a short period that had me eating a lot of salt, even though I already ate more salt than the average person. But I have had an odd side effect and I believe it is from the excessive salt consumption: I have a small pot belly all of sudden out of nowhere. My liver was recently tested via sonogram and I’ve had extensive blood tests that indicate my liver is healthy and fine. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t eat sugar. I eat a low amount of carbs. But I have this swollen belly now. I have done some looking and researching and found that there are a few other people who have had a similar symptom and they believed it was caused by excessive salt. Tomorrow I am cutting my daily salt consumption to 1/4 of my normal daily consumption and will try to remember to report back here in 6 weeks with my results. Wish me luck.

  • Good quality salt helped reduce my high blood pressure…I was always told to stay away from it. I use real salt not Morton’s salt that’s full of chemicals. That’s the salt that causes issues. Salt in it’s real untreated, unprocessed state is much healthier.

  • FUCK IT, I’M GONNA COOK SOME BACON AND FRY MY BREAD IN THE LARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMMIT! and have a bacon sandwich.. sound good??? anyone.

  • If salt was bad then Deer, Sheep, and goats wouldn’t be risking their lives on a daily basis searching for salt to lick. Salt is apparently very important for them why not for us?

  • Salt will make blood pressure go up but then it goes back down again koreans eat those noodles full of salt & yet they live longer then us?

  • In my opion, white foods are bad for you… Sugar flower salt patatoes cheese milk bread and so on. I try to avoid foods that are made with those ingredants yess i eat it some times but not alot.

  • been eating salt for over 84 years. I salt everything, but only sea salt and pink salt. I never had high blood pressure or any heart problems. load of bs.

  • Every day for the past month i’ve been waking up in the middle of the night. Even when I wake up I feel tired and drowsy. I can’t focus. I gotta stop eating out.

  • Hey Max, how does this tie in with Keto? On one of your videos you mentioned it’s best to salt your foods more since you have less minerals. Thanks in advance!

  • Tem minutes of very bad medical advice. Most people do not get enough salt because they have been told that it is bad. Go a week without salt and see if you are still alive.

  • We need ORGANIC Sodium from Fruits and Vegetables. We need Organic Chlorine from Fruits and Vegetables. Which fruit or vegetable do we get INORGANIC SODIUM CHLORIDE from? Rocks?? Our body does not use Sodium Chloride in any shape or form. It is expelled out of the body in its entirety.

    During the times of the Samurai, when caught by the enemy they would ingest a mere 30g of salt, thus committing suicide??

    “Now sprinkle some more on your salad” says the Doctor.

    aquariusthewaterbearer (google -Sub section Salt Crime Files)

  • The RDA numbers for sodium are junk science from the last century, don’t promote it instead of asking how they came up with that recommendation in the first place.

  • Wow I put salt on my fruits, salad, pizza, veggies even in my milk sometimes. Including cereal. I even add salt the my Fry’s at McDonald’s this video definitely woke me up

  • Well I always want to go to the bathroom but i think it is because I drink a lot of water but I m not thirsty but I drink because me mother says me to drink it

  • Ok this is exactly what I needed, i got some pink Himalayan salt & have been using it way more often. I have headaches and fatigue like crazy now �� super thirsty & bloated from salt and water retention

  • hey man i have to bend my arms down to my feet and i still have cramps and i dont eat salt or sugar (im allergic) please find something to help me 1 like=1 help him

  • I love his content, but is anyone else kind of distracted by the way he says “water”. To me it doesn’t really fit with the rest of his accent.

  • Oh wow I’m nowhere near even the high blood pressure salt intake. I found once I started using herbs and cayenne in my cooking I need way less salt, but I was curious how much you are supposed to use.

  • The problem is that your current guidelines dont make any difference either. Where is the science showing reduced salt reduces blood pressure. And there is also plenty of science showing that increased blood sugars from lots of fruits and vegetables in the diet will raise blood pressure

  • Another thing is that I heard is, too much salt can cause sebaceous cysts in your ear lobe and I have a couple:/ it’s annoying and hurts sometimes. Also I can’t wear earrings anymore! It hurts to poke it.

  • We use a lot of canned soups and I’ve stopped drinking water as much because we moved and the water tastes horrid. I don’t add salt to any food usually, but I have all these symptoms so I’ll try to watch what my family eats

  • There’s absolutely no scientific evidence that salt is bad for you…..name the research if you can so we can read it. Research is different from articles and opinions. Name the research. Salt is good for you, we need salt, when you’ve had enough of it you won’t eat any more of it……you can learn a lot from a cow licking on a salt block, they will travel forever to get salt and when they’ve had enough……they stop licking it ✅

  • Salt is literally the least of your concerns In most of the food we eat today, your body is made to process it you just piss out excess

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  • Sodium only Raises Blood Pressure if sugar or refined carbohydrates are present…..when those are removed and restricted to complex carbs with low glycemic index no blood pressure rise.

    I am currently monitoring 3 women with high blood pressure on a Ketogenic diet and after starting just 3-4 weeks in normal blood pressure and no meds now and dropped on average 15-20lbs

    What im seeing is this

    sodium 3000mg
    lost weight
    blood psi down to normal
    appetite under control
    Bowel movements more frequent
    more energy through the day
    better sleep
    More alert
    cramping gone

    ** so I’ve been studying a low-carb ketogenic diet and I’ve been on a low carb ketogenic diet for 8 years and the more I see people pull away from sugar and refined carbohydrates and increase their sodium almost all health conditions clear out and they don’t have problems anymore, it’s just nobody wants to believe this because they are stuck on a vegan agenda or a medical agenda and they lie so I promote the use of all diets in a proper fashion restricting sugar and refined carbohydrates increasing sodium typically leads to a healthier person **

  • 7:42 Mine is 100/60 average while laying down, 110/70 while doing sports, It’s rarely above 120/80 and I consume probably around 5-10 gramms of salt everyday

  • Do better research the right sources of sodium are good and our bodies are better equipped to deal with an excess than deficiency we just piss out excess.

  • I eat no processed food and am also dieting. When I added up all the sodium I was getting per day it only around 500 mg-mostly what I added. For anyone doing the same the easiest way to increase your intake is to take salt tablets. The ones I use are 1000mg/ salt or 394mg sodium. I take two a day. I check my blood pressure frequently and it’s always less than 120/80 no change from before taking the tablets.

  • After taking in more salt I lowered my blood pressure to baseline normal BP, more energy during workouts, less urination! I am fasting 20hrs a day and working out 1hr/day. I believe I need the additional salt due to my daily routine and the amount of salt in my food intake, which isn’t high. ������

  • all symptoms you mentioned are not SALT’s culprit. this is not about the SALT, it’s about inflammation in your liver and/or kidney. SALT does not cause these inflammation/symptoms. You are attributing these symptoms with SALT when the kidney and/or liver were already damaged due to inflammation caused by too much sugar and carbohydrates in the diet. Salt is essential. You can’t overdose on SALT, provided you have a healthy liver and kidney, otherwise you should take salt with caution. Taking low levels of SALT is DANGEROUS to your health. Hope this makes sense

  • 1 can of Campbells chicken soup = your daily recommended amount of sodium…
    Campbells really isn’t any better for you than Phillip-Morris are they?

  • Salt is the deadliest addition to the human diet in all of history. We’ve only been consuming this poison for the last 5,000 years when we started mining the stuff. And we’ve been farming for 10,000 years. Paleo man did not consume salt and therefore salt is not Paleo. The common sense approach is to think that if it isn’t in the food naturally your body doesn’t need it for good health. The reality is that we only need about 50 mg of sodium floating around the body. And a natural diet without salt gives us about 200 mg of sodium a day. Anything more than 50 mg and the kidneys pee out the stuff recognizing it as a poison in the body. The Intersalt study showed us that the 22 small populations on this planet that consume little or no salt don’t have chronic diseases. They don’t suffer from heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2, or dementia. Ever wonder why diets like Paleo, Mediterranean, low carb, high carb vegan, raw vegan, fruitarian, and Carnivore diets all show health benefits? How is it possible that these wildly different diets all show health benefits? Think about what they all have in common. They all eliminate processed food where we get 85% of our sodium. The real benefit comes because they are all relatively low in sodium. Do your body and brain a big favor and minimize your salt intake.

  • uhhh im addicted to ketchup and is this bad im saying aaaaadddiiiiicccctttteeeedddd i use on salad i even use on cake���������� but i dont oofed so

  • I have been subscribed to this channel for about 4-6 weeks (just randomly on my own). I am not a part of the programs or anything… I just received information from my doctor and I needed to take better care of myself. Since March 12, I’ve lost 37 pounds, and I feel great! A lot (if not all) of these videos that I’ve watched have helped me, in so many ways. I just wanted to say thank you for putting out all of this information! I’m not sure how often you receive thanks from your followers, so I wanted to give you some appreciation!:-D

  • I agree on a good amount of videos. But I will disagree on this one. Because of Stan Efferding’s viewpoint. I believe in salting your foods well.

  • the type of ‘salt’ is very important as well. Celtic sea salt and Himalayan rock salt all have co factors to help you break down and correctly absorb the sodium at the natural rate! anything in a box typically has table salt which has been stripped of its nutrients and trace minerals

  • We need 4-5 grams of Sodium or 10 grams of salt!

    It is the carbohydrates DUH! Skip the toxic carbohydrates this includes fruits and vegetables.

    Everything we know about salt may be wrong

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/health/salt-health-effects.html

    Salt:Are you getting enough?

    https://youtu.be/amJ-ev8Ial8

    Dietary VilliansPart 2 salt scare-Dr Jason Fung
    https://youtu.be/sAGrUwE8zpY

    Assoc Prof Andrew Mente-Dietary consumption cardiovascular disease and mortality (references within the slides)

    https://youtu.be/AWzaT5wJ20M

    Salt studies ( intersalt and Scottish heart study) weak at 3:13

    Cochran 2011 review of 71 RCTs at 6:58

    World wide average is 4.9 grams of Na per day at 14:21

    Key J plot at 15:00 best at 5 g Na /per. More plots at 17:20

    New England Journal Commentary at 19:00

    Loss of seasonality and overconsumption of plants: Risk with oxalate toxicity by Sally Norton

    https://youtu.be/i7ArmIYGH0s

  • Eating ANYTHING will raise blood pressure. Basically, living is the leading cause of dying.

    Btw, Im almost 30 and my sodium intake is over 10k mg per day and my blood pressure is 117/76 on average (I take it 3 times a day and record it).

  • 2:43 I did this and ended up with hyponatremia (low blood sodium) which is JUST as dangerous as high blood pressure. Just enjoy your food and pray.

  • the table salt is the killer its fake, you should use pink salt or sea salt 100% natural with all the minerals that your body needs

  • Everything is bad for humans wtf why they make sugar and sweets and all kind of shit and not telling us I will sue food companies soon

  • Its not all that simple & sodium is a critical electrolyte. Metabolic requirement for salt (sodium) is particularly affected by carbohydrate load/insulin level. High carbs = high insulin levels = sodium retention. Low carb = low insulin levels = sodium excretion. Increase exercise = increase sodium utilization/excretion. Eat high carb/modest activity = sodium retention & less need for salt (ie 2000-3000mg). Eat low carb/ketogenic/LCHF + exercise = increase need for salt, easily up to 5000 mg or more. Simple test muscle cramps, spasms & restless legs = you probably need more sodium/salt.

  • I eat a lot of salt and that doesn’t apply to me at all. Always remember to eat plenty of potassium which is found in literally all fruits and veggies to varying degrees. It’s more about the sodium/ potassium balance than just the sodium intake.

  • You should NOT RESTRICT your salt intake. In fact you might even have to to increase it. Over centuries people have been eating loads of salt because fridges weren’t invented and people relied on salt-based fermented foods to preserve their food. Naturally their salt intake could easily have been 3 times or more than what it is Today, and high blood pressure wasn’t as prevalent as it is today. So what’s contributing to high blood pressure if it’s not salt? Well, it could be various factors such as high cortisol, high intracellular calcium, low intracellular Magnesium, Vit D deficiency and many others…. Another important factor is Potassium. The sodium potassium pump is dependant on a ratio of low sodium outside the cell, to high potassium within the Cells. This balance ensure proper water balance and mineral transportation. Potassium levels have deffinately dropped over the last century because of a decline in Fruits and vegetables in the diet. Thanks to refined foods, sugars and Junk foods. So with the decreased potassium levels, the sodium potassuim pump is ineffective and causes ‘Cellular Swelling’. Water pushes into the cells. In order to restore the functionality of the pump, doctors said ‘You must reduce your salt intake!’. Now your pump is working! But unfortunately now you’re also deficient in both sodium AND Potassium, placing extra stress on your kidneys. What doctors should be telling most patients today, is to increase their POTASSIUM levels by eating MORE fruits and vegetables! The latter also contains high levels of vit C, Mg, Calcium which is essential for maintaining blood pressure levels. Adequate Vit D ensures that your calcium gets absorbed into the bones and prevents calcium from accumulating and blocking your arteries. ‘If you’re interested you can Read the scientific book ‘The Salt Fix’, by a leading Cardio Scientist and Researcher. Don’t be Scared of salt. Be scared of low potassium levels. Additional or unused sodium is easily excreted by the kidneys into the urine. We sweat salt, we cry salt and all our cells are bathing in a solution high in salt. Too much salt doesn’t hurt our kidneys as much as a high protein diet with that’s not digested properly. This causes high uric acid and places much more stress on the kidneys. The kidneys has to neutralize all this acid…..

  • I love salty snacks. Chips, crackers, etc but I’v seen how bad my uncles health is, especially his BP, he puts salt on EVERYTHING. No matter how salty it already is. Seriously folks, keep that in check. Frozen foods have a TON of it.

  • I went from less than 2300mg of sodium to 4000mg. BP stayed the
    same. AND I am more alert, and can think better. Overall, I just “feel”
    healthier. Try cutting out sugar.

  • Contrary to yours and many others salt is absolutely essential in our diet…not enough in our stomach we wouldn’t have enough acid to digest our food which In-turn causes acid reflux and the un-digested food travels to our intestines not being able to be absorbed which turns into fat causing obesity in most people, and all sorts of intestinal problems that relate to malnutrition and allergic reactions. Our problem is with sugar. Everything practically has sugar and everything practically is low in sodium. Have you noticed that?

  • There talking about processed salt not good Himalayan salt, which has about 76 minerals in it and a good source of electrolytes!

  • 11min you talked about salt and you didnt say nothing about WHAT TYPE OF SALT WE SHOULD USE!
    theres a huuuuuuge difference between white table salt and eg. Himalayan pink salt
    Do your research on this and stop confusing people that salt is bad. We need salt. But the proper one. The same with our teeth. We need fluoride but not that fluoride amount that is in the toothpaste. Its too much! Lets be sensible

  • The one thing I’ve learned over the years is that when you see a video of some idiot wearing a white lab coat, he is first and foremost an ignoramus, and at worst a damned liar. These doctors aren’t smart. They’ve been spoon fed by the AMA and Big Pharma. The US is the sickest nation in the history of the world because of these irresponsible buffoons. DUH, put on a lab coat and let morons think you know what you’re talking about. You bastards have killed more people than all the wars and religions put together.

  • You just contradicted yourself. You said to drink lots of cold water ��. Btw, I’ve been eating tons of salt since I was 6 years old. Tons. I’m 70 now, and in good health. Might want to reflect on some of the things you so exuberantly share and don’t try to be funny. If one has to try to be funny, they aren’t funny. Hope this helps. ��

  • Salt intake has dropped considerably since we used it as a preservative. Yet the problems got worse. It’s almost like salt was a scapegoat. Plenty of science has dismissed this idea. Salt is not bad for you. And with a proper diet it’s hard to believe any of those people get too much. Saying cut the salt is pointless, cut out the McDonald’s. The excess carbs with the sugar is more than enough.

  • Thank God I stopped putting salt on my food over thirty year’s ago.
    Practically every thing we eat or sauces we put on our food contains salt.
    The word Salarie, comes from the Latin word for salt as the Roman soldiers were paid for their services with salt.

  • Thank you for this. It helps explain some things for all of your viewers, especially those battling high blood pressure but never having anywhere near a high salt intake. There’s got to be something else causing this, maybe even genetics, that is the culprit. However, in the meantime, reducing sodium to a healthy level is probably the safest bet in the short term.

  • I work for Retina Doctor and we get patients come in to get shots in their eye because they have Edema that effected their vision.

  • I did enjoy these tips!! I went right away take a small spoon (1 teaspoon) fill it up, and I place it on my microwave, and this ALL THAT I WILL USE FOR TODAY. If I’m bowling water, eating veggies etc….I will only use that teaspoon until the next day. My HEALTH IS SO IMPORTANT, I will not compromise on it! Tks again handsome!

  • But whats the least amount of sodium that i need?

    Im only eating vegetables, so my daily sodium intake is less than 200mgs and i have been feeling dizziness and lightheadedness.

    Ive see in others YouTube videos that too little sodium is also dangerous, so what is the truth?

  • I agree with most posters here, Max’s videos are great! I enjoy watching and he delivers awesome content. There has been a lot of recent research done regarding sodium, which goes against what has been taught for a long time. Those wondering about salt should watch Dr. James DiNicolantonio on YouTube. He is a cardiovascular researcher who has written a book, “The Salt Fix”. I encourage anyone with questions about salt to watch both sides of this contested subject, experiment and see what works best for you. For me, it was adding more salt, not reducing it and I wasn’t salt deficient according to the current RDA. Max, keep up creating the amazing content!

  • I literally salt everything and I thought my blood pressure would be high,but maybe it’s the fact that I only eat whole foods that my bp came out perfect

  • All we have to ask ourselves is what makes fast food so unhealthy? The answer is excessive salt, sugar, white flour and industrially extracted oils. 75 to 80 percent of our sodium comes from fast food and restaurant food. Minimizing those two sources will go a long way to staying healthy. Minizining the other three components would certainly help.

  • Very true! I can PROVE that constant thirst and needing to go to the bathroom A LOT even if you didn’t drink anything after the last time you went are 2 of the MOST NOTICEABLE signs of DIABETES! Not just type 2. Type 1 also. Weird, salt has no carbs. But trust me. I know.

  • Do not restrict your salt intake unless youre really eating too much sodium. Salt is needed by the body. Not having enough sodium in the body can be dangerous for your health. Just always drink plenty of water whenever you eat salty foods.

  • I think it should be noted that salt needs depend on what your doing and what kind of diet you prescribe to.

    If you exercise heavily, you need more salt. If you are on a LCHF or Ketogenic diet, you need more salt. Also the quality of the salt matters.

    I like the channel but this video I feel oversimplified this issue.

  • I LOVE gravity transformation, it’s great for information about the body and as a science major I can relate! This channel has inspired me create my own channel to address the mental aspect of fitness and give insight on that, I love the Creator/YouTube family!

  • 1High blood pressure
    2Bloating and Inflammation
    3Frequent Headaches
    4Constant feeling of thirst.
    5Frequent Urination
    6Kidney Pain
    7Brain Fog (confusion, anxiety)