I agree we should try and get our nutrients from food. But our soil is depleted, and getting 4-10g of potassium per day as paleo humans got is pretty hard. Potassium is pretty important for many things, especially nitrogen retention and lean... (more)
i have read that a histamine response is a result of dehydration in the body and the histamine production is a result of a lack of salt....so if i am getting an inflammatory response from the histamine response, should i be supplementing with salt... (more)
Maybe a bit silly of a question, but im starting to become alot more strict on my paleo diet again (go me!), so im just wondering how much Salt do you put on your food and how much Pepper? Ive just gotten some Himalayan Salt but not sure how much... (more)
I am just starting out on a low carb high fat diet (ala Volek and Phinney) and they repeatedly stress the importance of sodium supplementation. A popular means of this supplementation is bouillon cubes. I have been searching high and low for a... (more)
Hello Everyone, Earlier this week I felt a bit ill, and ultimately ended up craving foods with high salt content (soups, the dreaded Ramen Noodles, chips, etc.). As far back as I can remember, this seems to be a recurring craving whenever I am... (more)
Many electrolytes have a salty taste. Plus salt has a lot of trace minerals in it. Same thing as craving sugar when low energy -- body want cheap bioavailable resources I can use quickly.
So my kids aren't 100% Paleo all the time, but they're pretty close. I pack lunches for my first grade son on a daily basis and usually pack him things like jerky, good quality salami, ham roll ups, etc. For breakfast the kids usually have... (more)
I upped the level of magnesium in my diet (in supplements) to 1200 mg. a day. I also eat avocado. Upping the magnesium was recommended online for weight loss and muscle cramping. I also have bone spurs in my neck so take calcium with strontium to... (more)
I take natural calm at night, but can't use it every night because I get a cumulative effect. More than 3 nights in a row and I'm really sleepy during the day. Maybe try alternating nights??
Is it ok to give a 20 month old toddler bacon? I am a little worried about the salt content in bacon and other deli meats. She just loves it and I see on alot of the paleo sites that alot of mums give their children bacon.She drinks alot of water... (more)
I've had on and off symptoms of thyroid problems in the past...wondering if table salt might help.
The amount of iodine in iodised salt is VERY low, only enough to stop goitre. If you're having thyroid problems and want to increase iodine go for Lugol's Solution or iodoral.
I significantly decreased my water consumption a few months ago, trusting my thirst instead. The thing is that I also consume a lot of salt, which I believe is due to some degree of adrenal fatigue. Recently, I read that salt causes water... (more)
With many in the US experiencing 100 degree + days, what do you do to keep hydrated? Is there a paleo-friendly Gatorade type drink (besides coconut water)? I've been drinking a lot of of water (with a pinch of Himalayan salt sometimes),... (more)
My wife has had an odd feeling while eating Paleo. She has muscle cramps in her stomach after eating Paleo. I have already done some diagnosis and it sounds to me like she needs to eat more fiber. Although she is reporting no problems in the... (more)
We don't need a lot of fiber, contrary to popular belief. It could be too much fat at once. A lot of fat in one meal (especially coconut oil) can cause digestive issues until she gets used to it. Also, Google FODMAPS.
For some strange reason I have craved potato chips for my whole life. The first year I was away from my family and was able to decide what to eat, I spent a whole year eating nothing but potato chips (and some other salty snacks), beer, coke and... (more)
Me- After growing up borderline obese as a kid (235lbs in 7th grade), I trained myself into a pretty athletic 23 yr old male, working 4days a week at crossfit and doing ~20 miles per week running. I have experimented with Intermittent fasting... (more)
I haven't really been paying too much attention to my salt intake in thinking that I know I'm not taking in too much, but after reading that, I might actually be taking in too... (more)
I'm in the home stretch of narrowing down headache/eye-hurting reaction, and I don't think it likely caused by the Morton's Lite Salt, but just figured I'd ask. Thanks Mike (more)
I don't use salt for much, but my husband was a salt-fiend before paleo/primal. So I researched a bit and learned about Himalayan pink salt. It is supposedly very old (250 million years old??) and also supposedly contains about 84 trace minerals... (more)
It occurred to me that since I stopped taking my multi-vitamin, and since I've been using sea salt for years, I might not be getting enough iodine. Right now, I'm dairy free, but do eat salmon once/week. (no sea veggies). So, I decided to... (more)
My situation: I live in the cool Pacific Northwest (and at sea level). Once a year or so, however, I spend a week at one mile above sea level exercising vigorously about six hours per day in 100-degree weather (no air conditioning). Pre-paleo, I... (more)
Personally my husband and I have had on the lower end of blood pressure (as low as 100/50) so we never watched salt intake. We love Himalayan salt. See the nice little U-shaped curve for sodium excretion in urine vs. hazard ratio. "A 2011 study... (more)
I would hope that my body would let me know if I was low on salt via cravings for salty foods but I guess I can't really be sure, can i? It's interesting for sure though. Also, 4-5.99 grams of salt? Seems like a lot...
Question first: Should activity level, size/LBM, and water consumption affect salt intake? I'm 6'2", 200lb, and row 1-1.5 hours per day, 5 days a week in 70?? or greater. Needless to say, I perspire fairly heavily during workouts. I drink at... (more)
I'm trying to hack my tension headache / foot cramps & some muscle twitching. From my previous post, I got lots of good suggestions that it could likely be a an electrolyte issue. Since I take magnesium & calcium supplements, and I just... (more)
I have been reading Chris Kresser's series on salt. In part one he talks about the history of our use of and obsession with salt. In part two he discusses how our bodies use salt and the consequences of consuming too much or too little. Over all a... (more)
Blood consumption has been practiced by several HG groups (most famously by the Masai, which I suppose would be classified more as pastoralists) and coastal populations would have had sufficient quantities of sea-food (sea weeds, shellfish, etc.)... (more)
I have never met anyone else who does but if there is try Himalayan Pink salt and you'll be so pleased you did if you have any of the effects I did with refined salts. I'd love to hear of other fixes similar people may have found.