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Low Salt Intake
June 24, 2016

Is a low salt diet harming your heart? This was the title of an article I read recently.

After years of being told by health authorities that we need to lower our salt intake, this may not have been the best advice according to the article.

Like so much other health information these days, this is confusing isn't it?

Although I sent out a salt health tip a couple of months ago I want to re-emphasize a few things:

1. You need salt as it provides much needed minerals. The key is to use the right kind in the right amount and to avoid processed foods as they often have a lot of salt added to them.

2. To control your salt intake you really need to cook your own meals using natural, fresh produce.

3. There is a difference between ordinary, refined table salt (which most people use and which processed foods, restaurant meals and fast foods tend to contain) and unrefined, natural sea salt.

You can read more about salt here including:

Healthy/unhealthy types

Suggested daily amount

Salt and high blood pressure

The danger of salt cleanses and detoxes

Two unrefined sea salts I have tried

Any questions let me know,


About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in private practice offering acupuncture, herbal supplements and nutritional advice, Matthew went to China to further his studies. He has been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide how to get healthier.


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