Let there be people and make them salt free to have them happy heart! YES!! Beautiful and dead. Makeup anyone? This will be a fiery post so buckle your seat belt!
By some medical professionals in the media–who shall remain nameless since we all know whom we are talking about–salt has become the black sheep of our nation–as well as other nations since they copy us. Salt is said to be bad for us. Reduce salt! Eat salt substitutes! For healthy and happy heart stop eating salt!
Guess what? Without salt your heart will not work, your brain will not work, your lungs will not work. You actually will be dead. You may have a gorgeous heart when they open your cadaver and they can frame it! But not eating salt will kill you. Furthermore, you may have a perfectly healthy heart that you may destroy by not eating enough salt!
Remember when you were born? No? You have heard of the amniotic fluid filled sac that bursts as the baby is born right? Well it is not water. Nope. It is salt water and some other minerals. Have you tasted your blood lately? Hopefully not but if you will, it is salt water that is red with some other stuff in it. Our bodies are made up of 70% water it is said; no, our body is actually 70% salty water with other minerals that form electrolytes.
If you end up in the ER, the transparent liquid they pump into your blood via IV is not water; it is either saline (salt water) or electrolytes (salt, potassium, water, magnesium, and some other elements). So when I hear the statement on TV “salt is bad” for us, I would like to yell and tell everyone that
NO! It is too much salt that is bad for us!
What is too much salt? If you have developed hypertension (high blood pressure), that means you may have eaten too much salt relative to water and potassium (may have since it can also be genetic). You can prevent a non-genetic hypertension by eating balanced ratio of salt with water and potassium. You may even revert non-genetic hypertension by eating the right amount of salt with the right amount of water and the right amount of potassium!
Please! Enough of this no salt nonsense! We now have mothers who feed no salt to their developing children as young as age 3, who then end up with underdeveloped brain, migraine, or worse! Why do we need salt? Salt creates a voltage differential between inside and outside of the brain cells to allow the sodium-potassium pumps to work. No salt, not enough voltage, no pumping, no cell alive. Is that what we want?
So stop this nonsense of not eating salt! Eat salt! And if you already have migraines or want to know more why we need salt, read my book Fighting the Migraine Epidemic (digital) (paperback).
Contact me if you have any questions.
About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.
Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--physiology, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention, and treatment without the use of medicine. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage dependent channels, gates, and pumps (chanelopathy) that modulate electrolyte mineral density and voltage in the brain. In addition, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other variants, such as MTHFR variants of B vitamin methylation process and many others are different in the case of a migraineur from the general population.
Migraineurs are glucose sensitive (carbohydrate intolerant) and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on her hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease.
As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her helping over 5000 migraineurs successfully prevent their migraines world wide, all ages and both genders, and all types of migraines, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to make it easy to follow up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017.
Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in Economics with dissertation in neuroscience (culminating in Neuroeconomics) at Claremont Graduate University, fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, certification in LCHF/ketogenic diet from NN (Nutrition Network), certification in physiology (UPEN via Coursea), Nutrition (Harvard Shool of Public Health) and functional medicine studies. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently power weight lifting and kickboxing. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day), she paints and photographs and loves to spend time with her family of husband of 45 years, 2 sons and their wives, and 2 granddaughters.
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