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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Why is it ok to have salt while on a Paleo diet? I even see questions like "which salt should I have? Himalayan, Black or Sea?" Did stone age people really collect and use salt? Which cultures? I'd love to know that a hunter gatherer culture... (more)

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Selicar 0 · June 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

I'd definitely still be paleo. There are so many other spices to chose from, and as a kid my grandmother, who did all the cooking, barely put a pinch of salt in most foods. As for its health benefits, we actually have absolutely no idea. I... (more)

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by 598 · about 9 hours ago

Here's a flurry of questions, comments, and concerns... Feel free to pick any bit to answer from. I hate to intimidate people with so many pointed questions so just speak your mind on any point. Looking for opinions as much as facts, but prefer... (more)

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glib 0 · May 03, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Paleo principles suggest that moderni diets have low K, including some paleo diets themselves. We possibly have high Na, since Weston Price's book suggests good health in tropical populations with intakes of 100 mg Na/day. Modern research also... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I had about 3/4 tsp of sole this morning before my workout. I felt fine for the next few hours. I did have a rather salty lunch (broccoli with tamari), but it's common for me to eat a lot of salt. I've stayed very hydrated and had nearly 100 oz... (more)

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thhq 0 · February 03, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Broccoli and tamari? Take two steaks and call me in the morning.

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

When I'm strict paleo, not eating prepared foods, I get very little salt. Though I though I ruled out salt as being relevant for my tension headaches and muscle cramps, I'm revisiting the subject now. I was surprised how hard it is to... (more)

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Lazza 0 · January 29, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Mike, glad I am not alone. I did fine on Paleo for quite some time but then developed muscle cramps. When I started to add salt to my drinking water the cramping went away. I only add maybe 1/2 teaspoon of salt throughout the day. I also... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I've found that I'm making 3 or 4 trips to the toilet at night, despite not or barely topping up on water at night. I know water loss is common on any low carb diet, but how long does it go on for? Any other related factors I could consider? (more)

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RonBurgundy 0 · January 21, 2014 at 7:26 AM

@Asclepius by low carb I meant low in grains and sugar...I'll have to watch my terms on here as I tend to throw the word carb around as a catch all term! Blood pressure wise, mine has always been low. (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hey Guys! So I follow a 5-6 day low carb paleo diet pretty high in fat, high in protein, and stick pretty much with green leafy veggies. 1 day a week I do carb refeed. VERY high in carbs. I eat a lot of white rice, sweet potatoes, fruit,... (more)

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by 3979 · about 9 hours ago

I haven't had the chance to measure out my daily salt intake, but it always shocks people when they see how much I put on, even after I warn them about it. I'm literally pouring salt all over my food. You can see the piles. I seriously can't put... (more)

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Milfy 0 · December 04, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Are you a low carber? If you're lower carb you need more salt.

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hi. I'm rather new to paleo, though I've been moving toward eating this way for a while. I've got a couple questions, though. 1 - By eating this way, I seem to go into ketosis without much effort. Prior to doing this full-bore, I had cut... (more)

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samc 0 · October 10, 2013 at 3:04 PM

My wife's side of the family has Celiac issues and she has to a lesser degree issues with grains. Could be she has Celiac but was never tested. I got her to eliminate grains and after six months all is well. I don't think you recover from it,... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

Hi, My thyroid levels are a bit low, I want to get more iodine. I don't have access to iodine-rich foods and I don't intend using iodized salts: are there high-minerals salts that are known to be particularly rich in iodine? Thanks! (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I am not away of a salt like that. But I don't think salt is a good source for iodine/iodide anyway (besides, iodized salt contains iodide, not iodine). The way I see it, you basically have two options for increasing your iodine intake: Eat... (more)

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by 121 · about 9 hours ago

Hi! Due to leg cramping at night, I added Morton's Lite Salt to my diet at the suggestion of a question here on Paleohacks. It contains potassium and magnesium. However, that's not all it contains: it also includes some other additives... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 20, 2013 at 4:04 PM

LOL, dextrose. Dextrose is just another name for glucose, plain and simple. For where it is in the list, it's probably a miniscule amount per serving, even if you have to watch your sugar intake. However, why, why, why do we need to sweeten our... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hello Paleo's I am a 23 year old male who has been about 80% paleo since 2010. In the past two years I noticed itchy dandruff followed by hair loss in the past year or so. I had a thick head of hair up until I was about 22. Its super depressing... (more)

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outriggercanoer 0 · August 07, 2013 at 8:58 AM

I started a very similar paleo diet a few years ago and went completely cold turkey, and found myself after a month with a rather interesting bald spot at the hairdressers, (she was shit scared to show me, thinking I was going to blame her, and... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

I feel like everyone always just recites what they've been told or read about the stomach acid problem. I've spoken to multiple GIs and I have yet to see one of them say anything about this. I've seen multiple GIs at Stanford, UCSF and some... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · June 28, 2013 at 7:01 AM

http://chriskresser.com/heartburn Have you given this series a read? It's pretty in depth and quite well explained. And i think there's a lot more to it than salt intake. A lot of the salt that americans are consuming is being consumed with tons... (more)

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by 1925 · about 9 hours ago

I have been using Celtic Salt because I bought a bag of it some time back and have finally use it up so I'm considering what I should buy next. I'm curious to try out Himilayan Pink Salt as it seems to be abundant in minerals and more easily... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · June 15, 2013 at 12:24 AM

I'm a big fan of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt. It's been the only thing we've used for a long time. Matt PhysiqueRescue.com

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

How many of you use salt during your 30 day challenge? I read some saying only sea salt while a few people say eliminate it all together. I'm aware that alot of the food eating on Paleo is not processed thus there's is a definite lack of salt.... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 05, 2013 at 2:45 PM

In my humble opinion, salt is AOK on paleo. Sea salt is great, but at the frequency you find that you'll use salt, I think any type is OK. In the world of processed foods, all "added salt" quickly adds up and becomes a negative thing. Also, when... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

Soo......this is getting to me.....it feels like I can't complete this 30 day challenge since I'm traveling.....I went to Texas Roadhouse....ordered a fillet mignon, steamed veggies and baked potato...no seasoning, butter, etc. Veggies and potato... (more)

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scilla 0 · June 05, 2013 at 2:47 AM

I felt like Texas Roadhouse was one of the more enjoyable restaurant experiences I've had since going gluten free/paleo. I ordered a grilled steak, a baked potato and another baked sweet potato. The waitress was attentive when I explained my dairy... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

How much Epsom Salts should I use in the bath ?

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ivymcivy 0 · May 07, 2013 at 10:43 PM

It depends on how much magnesium you are supplementing with in other ways. If you are taking magnesium orally, like in a capsule or in a drink like Calm or ConcenTrace, and also using magnesium oil as a foot rub or deodorant, then I would use a... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

If last night, you consumed too much salt, and not enough water, and awoke uncharacteristically thirsty, feeling dehydrated, and with a pounding "tension" type headache (muscles in scalp contracting like a rubber band around your head), should... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · March 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I've found that the best way to alleviate dehydration headaches is by drinking pure water (no salt or electrolytes added) and eating some potassium-rich foods. Potassium balances out sodium in the body.

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by 2302 · about 9 hours ago

OK so pretty simple questions...sometimes when I do a 24 hour fast I get kind of light headed (and have to break it as I am "listening to my body"). I know from back when I was in ketosis that this was due to low sodium levels, however ketosis... (more)

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August 0 · March 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I just add salt to my coffee on general principles. I had some weird symptoms after being paleo for a while and I figured out I needed more salt. I'm pretty sure paleolithic people were digging to stuff out of the ground and harvesting dried... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

As I bumble around trying to combine paleo with selecting foods which agree with me, I'm left wondering if salt makes what I think is a possible histamine reaction worse. The reaction for me is bloodshot painful eyes, tension headache, scalp... (more)

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jj_2 0 · March 08, 2013 at 5:21 PM

First of all... go ahead and try an elimination diet that reduces sodium (preferably in conjunction with eating enough potassium). Some people will grumble at you with factoids that paleo diets should be higher in sodium, but I have a health... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

Hi there, I have been eating paleo for over a year. Many of the recipes call for salt. What is your take after this new study? http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-74696263/ Thanks, Richard (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · March 07, 2013 at 7:59 AM

"What is your take after this new study?" shrugs Paleo by design stops me from consuming anywhere near the amounts of salt I was taking in previously and now, I'm finding it much harder to get in my salt needs for the day, but it's a challenge... (more)

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by 726 · about 9 hours ago

Evidently salt causes a proliferation of TH17 cells that overproduce interleukin-17, which has been linked to some autoimmune diseases. http://www.nature.com/news/salt-linked-to-autoimmune-diseases-1.12555 I do love salt, but my immune system is... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · March 06, 2013 at 11:15 PM

The phrase you need to focus on is "high salt conditions." If you are no longer eating processed foods, which contain large amounts of sodium, and are not eating a box of salt at every meal, you are not putting yourself into a high salt... (more)

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by 726 · about 9 hours ago

This week's issue of Science has a review of 'The World Until Yesterday What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?' by Jared Diamond, wherein it is written: "Different readers will have different opinions about both the originality (or, some... (more)

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by 2407 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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Monte 0 · February 01, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Coconut water. A cup contains about 500mg of potassium. Way easier than getting it from pills.

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by 259 · about 9 hours ago

Out of curiosity- has anyone noticed changes they can link to electrolyte imbalances? I binged on bacon not long ago, (the bad, processed, only 83% actual pig kind, don't judge me, it was a dark time), and I think I sent my body into some kind... (more)

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CD 0 · December 21, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Sodium, Potassium, and Magnesium are typically the worst offenders with an electrolyte imbalance. For those who shun dairy, calcium can be a problem too. Hyperkalemia is the worst since it can be hard to self-diagnose and ultimately could lead... (more)

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by 120 · about 9 hours ago

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)

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scottts 0 · December 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I don't know about the science but I used to have low level sinus headaches nearly everyday. Then I saw a comment on here about salt water in the morning aleviating this and I tried it. Now I have 1/2 a teaspoon of salt dissolved in water in the... (more)

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