Salt

Salt

Salt Questions

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
9
Views
706
by 0 · about 4 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)

best answer

C869271e1563c0c3cf4b27448b3acbc4
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)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
1.4K
by 598 · about 4 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)

B82f2515ba5a800bed018c9536f9108d
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)

3e0e57c7428e1fa0b2fcada9fc1659b0
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
176
by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I just recovered from a horrible stomach bug, where I threw up 50-60 times in the span of about 12 hours. As a part of my recovery, I tried some things from my pre-primal days, namely Powerade and Coca-Cola. As much as I don't advocate them for... (more)

79dad7e640ac2c52761edb7f620feb80
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
782
by 0 · about 4 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)

Medium avatar
thhq 0 · February 03, 2014 at 8:45 PM

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

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150
0
Votes
0
Answers
13
Views
1.8K
by 3280 · about 4 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)

75d65450b6ff0be7b969fb321f1200ac
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)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
1.5K
by 0 · about 4 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)

Medium avatar
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)

Ef398c239d5119c613ca25fabe66b6ed
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
505
by 0 · about 4 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)

A6651a2b6886cd35d161412587f504c2
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
373
by 0 · about 4 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)

Medium avatar
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)

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7
0
Votes
0
Answers
12
Views
1.9K
by 3979 · about 4 hours ago

I mean, VERY high. I'll eat 2 ounces of anchovies along with some other fish and avocado and veggies with another heaping teaspoon of salt. Meal after meal. I just feel great when I have a lot of salt, especially mentally. If I don't, I feel... (more)

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb
daz 0 · July 31, 2014 at 4:17 AM

"I am anemic and most likely magnesium deficient..."My money's on a Magnesium deficiency as the primary culprit.esp as you wrote previously; "I also did Dead Sea salt baths, which definitely replenish magnesium, and that temporarily reduced salt... (more)

7dbf0acd443e198eab88e442114c19ff
1
Votes
1
Answers
6
Views
7.6K
by 5 · about 4 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)

0f44d81f247518d6fc2de0403ff9a68a
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)

D5b274d930e89f73b29eb43a09638601
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
771
by 3 · about 4 hours ago

Can I eat my boiled eggs with a little bit of sea salt on top?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84
raydawg 0 · August 25, 2013 at 5:10 PM

No, absolutely not! You must first crack the shells and peel them off before adding sea salt. The easiest way is to put the egg in your palm, and hit it down on a flat surface, such as a cutting board, then gently apply pressure and roll up... (more)

682e0486c634ea47ac13a662722a6f95
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
1.3K
by 0 · about 4 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)

59b1fb3c808957039f9ddf6fb341c05c
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)

Bac6097dbe19b79b40b1defc0d8d815b
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
1.4K
by 15 · about 4 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)

C16e2e3642960bfaabee1c1c7fbf9df1
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)

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a
1
Votes
1
Answers
9
Views
1K
by 1925 · about 4 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)

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6
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

0e02f3ed504d2ba33530df54937defc6
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
855
by 15 · about 4 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)

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106
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)

6e76619208b945beecb1b0061f8bea5c
1
Votes
1
Answers
7
Views
1.2K
by 5 · about 4 hours ago

How much Epsom Salts should I use in the bath ?

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f
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)

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150
2
Votes
2
Answers
4
Views
1.9K
by 3280 · about 4 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)

best answer

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb
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)

F36be6d2fdbdbabfca973a66377443af
3
Votes
3
Answers
4
Views
1K
by 15 · about 4 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)

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d
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)

6864d23c49952605b2a97d6256af804d
2
Votes
2
Answers
7
Views
966
by 726 · about 4 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)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23
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)

6864d23c49952605b2a97d6256af804d
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
382
by 726 · about 4 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)

F4d991ae6bcc8c23851369ad86fbef7d
2
Votes
2
Answers
8
Views
2K
by 2407 · about 4 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)

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964
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.

5e22ee3adb04e430e2e45f3273f634e5
0
Votes
0
Answers
10
Views
1.3K
by 30 · about 4 hours ago

I'm a 21 year old male. I've been trying to go from 10% body fat to ~8% lately. I've been following this protocol: -Intermittent fasting -2,000 Calories per day -Low carb: ~60 grams of carbs a day -High protein, moderate fat -Coffee in the... (more)

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106
greymouser 0 · January 16, 2013 at 2:46 PM

The binging doesn't sound healthy at all, but the general idea "eat carbs, feel better" is pretty typical. I'm often suspect of people thinking they are full in ketosis when they are not. If ketones production doesn't match the glucose being... (more)

F54a16e4caf4dc8da9ef1369f46a95cd
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
313
by 571 · about 4 hours ago

I've had this issue for as long as I could remember. If I stand up too quickly, sometimes my sight will go black and I'll feel dizzy for a few seconds. Crouching has always been problematic. I guess I'm restricting blood flow while my knees are... (more)

A19808eb723793b6c0dc40c773d8e9bb
Sayeds 0 · December 19, 2012 at 11:56 PM

3 weeks isn't tons of time to let your body work its self out especially if your cheating still.. some people need a full month of 100% commitment before they really feel the benefits. Salt could be your issue, if you don't get enough but make... (more)

A83576a9f44259787cb153bc17436580
4
Votes
4
Answers
4
Views
1.2K
by 120 · about 4 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)

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0
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)

74ef55a03c93a5227a79aae794290f23
2
Votes
2
Answers
1
Views
691
by 10 · about 4 hours ago

what is the composition of black salt,specially quote the percentage of sodium in black salt?

A089b683ee0498f2b21b7edfa300e405
Resurgent 0 · December 16, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Here is some useful info for you http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kala_Namak

Get Free Paleo Recipes