Low Salt for Heart Health? Look Again!

Salt is not the enemy! Sugar is!

Those of you still blaming salt for your high blood pressure, cholesterol deposits and heart problems, look again and empty your fridge! Read this article and start eating and drinking right and yes: increase your salt to normal levels too while at it!!! This is not the first article of this kind. I know you have seen many! But the goal is to drill the routine deeper and deeper until you actually get it and start acting upon it!

Dump Sugar!

Why sugar? Sugar (table sugar, raw sugar, organic sugar, honey, maple syrup, sugar candy at the fair) of any kind breaks down into two parts (simplified here): fructose and sucrose. Sucrose is also of parts (also simplified): fructose and glucose among other things.

Glucose heads straight to your head and makes kids pop off the walls, after which they have a sugar crash and they slump down on the sofa playing games.

Don’t blame them! Blame the sugar!

Fructose is the one that causes problems for your heart. Fructose is not recognized by our body as sugar so it does not spike insulin. Great you think? Think again! The metabolism of fructose is the one that

  1. causes your heart to fail,
  2. causes high cholesterol,
  3. causes metabolic syndrome followed by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,
  4. causes high blood pressure … and many more bad things

Fructose first converts to ethanol (yep, the stuff mixed with your gasoline for your car) which is an alcohol. Thus though you may never ever drink alcohol, your liver is full of it… so much for having an alcohol free life… lol… all you need is sugar!

The liver then has the job of converting this alcohol into fat. The fat it converts it into is the bad cholesterol, the sticky type LDL that is called triglycerides. The cholesterol buildup in arteries then narrow making the passage of blood hard. This causes blockage that leads to heart attacks. This is all from the sugar caused build-up by triglycerides!

To avoid heart problems and to lower your BP, it is not salt you need to reduce but sugar. So stop eating and drinking sugar in any shape or form.

Sugar substitutes lead to diabetes 2. Your best bet is simply learn to not have something sweet in your mouth at all times!

Also, show this to your doctor on your next visit since he/she will call you a bluff otherwise! MDs have little time to read anything and they still go by the art of medicine they learned in med school however that long ago that was! Teach them what they need to know since this information is new! Chances of them knowing this is pretty slim! So help them!

Comments are welcome as always!


Founder of Stanton Migraine Protocol® and Author of Fighting the Migraine Epidemic and many other books.


About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, 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 mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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10 Responses to Low Salt for Heart Health? Look Again!

  1. You know I don’t have the knowledge you do but I have felt that way for some time now. I wish the mainstream medical profession new more about this type of information than they seem to. Thanks

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  2. Roald Michel says:

    I had some beans from a jar tonight. The label told me…….0.4 g of sugar per 100 g of beans. 😦

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    • How much is 100 gram beans? I never eat them… 4 grams of sugar is 1 teaspoon


      • Roald Michel says:

        You never eat beans? Why?

        Not 4 grams. I wrote 0.4. That’s ten times less.

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        • I thought you were talking jelly beans. I eat real beans but not jelly beans. 🙂 Suuuuuuuuggggggggggggaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrr… I don’t eat any sugar or sugar substitutes at all. I do not have any at home either (only for guests a little) and I do not buy processed food. So I do not eat anything with sugar. So far it reversed cataract (also for my diabetic friend who is under my care–her eyes also reverted to normal). I am also getting back my old eye color (amber). Amazing energy, never hungry, no aches and pains, doing Zumba Extreme everyday… Hey… I rather have fun at my age than eat a jelly bean! ❤ Off to sleep now… past midnight and dental cleaning tomorrow! Long drive…


          • Roald Michel says:

            Jelly beans? Wtf? Yuck, yuck, yuck!

            How come you need dental cleaning when your sugarless?

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            • I actually don’t… it is for “decoration”… he never finds anything to clean. But twice a year check and cleaning is normal for us in the US. 🙂 He spends like 5 minutes on me just checking and poking… but we have a good chat. 🙂 I have known him for over 30 years and he has been my dentist all that time. He takes good care and is awesome if anything ever needs help. I am very loyal. He also has client fly in for a cleaning from other states he is just that good. 😀


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