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Monday, August 01, 2011

Low Salt Diet Found to Increase Mortality

by Jeffrey Dach MD

The Low Salt Diet Revisited

A recent study on the effect of a low salt diet made headlines, finding that a low salt diet increases mortality for patients with congestive heart failure.(1-6)  The study concluded there was not enough evidence to advise a low-salt diet for the rest of us.  They doubted a low salt diet would benefit the population.(6)  In this article we will re-examine the low salt diet, clear away the confusion, and make recommendations about salt intake, hypertension, and health.
Thanks you Dr Dach for such a comprehensive review of the evidence and for backing up what I have been saying for several years now - salt is good for you! (So long as it is the right kind).

I have more than quadrupled my intake of salt over recent years, after a decade or two of trying to restrict intake. This increase has been principally through the use of Himalayan Sea Salt which most closely replicates the mineral makeup found in the healthy human being.  Despite this big increase in salt intake my blood pressure is a healthy 100/70 and I feel great.

Here is what I have written most recently on the subject of water consumption and salt.

And here about low salt diets.

And about reversing cardiovascular disease.

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