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The Salt Fix

Why Experts Got It All Wrong - and How Eating More Might Save Your Life
Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

We all know the dangers of sugar and salt: but the danger attributed to the second white crystal has more to do with getting too little of it, not too much. Too little salt can shift the body into semi-starvation mode, causing insulin resistance, and may even cause twice as much fat to be absorbed for every gram that's consumed.

Too little salt in certain populations can also actually increase blood pressure as well as resting heart rate. In order to hydrate and nourish our cells, transmit nerve signals, contract our muscles, ensure proper digestion and breathing, and maintain proper heart function, we need salt.

In this book, a leading cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy overturns conventional thinking about salt and explores the little-understood importance of it, the health dangers of having too little, and how salt can actually help you improve sports performance, crush sugar cravings, and stave off common chronic illnesses.

©2017 Dr. James DiNicolantonio (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Brilliant insight re. salt in our diets

So many great bits of knowledge and practical advice on every single aspect of how to best incorporate salt in our diets.

This book dispels so much bad advice that has been foisted on an unsuspecting public over the past few decades, with such tragic results.

This is a one of a kind book and I would sincerely say of critical importance to people dealing with illnesses and vague lethargy, and athletes seeking superior performance.

Very highly recommended. It's already noticeably improved my life in a few short days.

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Eat your salt people!

Love the content, made me rethink my salt intake and how it is not as bad as what people say it is!

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Fabulous

I wish I could get my entire family to read this book. It explains the history of why we believe “low-salt”diets to be healthy.

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Relearn the benefits of salt.

Eye opening book on how our body needs salt and the harmful effects of false education for sugar.

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Eye Opener

This book is an eye opener. it is put out in a logical way though i need to discuss and debate with a nephrologists and family physician about the truth behind these. you can live without sugar (which is the real culprit for all heart diseases) for your lifetime. but you cannot live without kidney for more than few days. your kidney processes many pounds of salt every day. 2 gram of salt per day is not huge for it. one drawback of this book is it is very repetitive

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Changed my way of thinking about eating

The most valuable self-help book I have read in the last 5 years-and I read a lot of them. It provided excellent technical information in a format a moderately-informed layperson can understand. From the beginning it felt intuitively correct and the scientific references only confirmed the message. My only criticism is that there was a lot of repetition, but I liked the narrator's voice and listened to the end.

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  • Brian Corbin
  • 2017-09-22

Super informative

Lots of good information presented in a logical way. I'm beginning to question ALL of my previous dietary knowledge!

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  • Maya
  • 2017-08-16

Good history of dietary guidelines for salt.

Why salt is very important and why we are told to eat too little of it. The most important part is the dangers of too l little salt and when we deplete the most salt and how to become in tune of how much our body needs. Worth a read.

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  • Wilton D. Alston
  • 2017-12-07

Eye-Opening & Important

Somehow, the obvious reasons for my intense cramps after going HFLC were lost on me. No longer. Already enjoying the benefits of reaffirming this ancient knowledge. And, in more ways that just during exercise.

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  • Troy
  • 2017-08-11

Informative, surprising and backed by sciencw

"The Salt Fix" is as important to nutrition sanity as the top sellers of the genre, like Nina Teicholtz's "The Big Fat Surprise" and Gary Taube's "The Case Against Sugar", to name a couple. The author of "The Salt Fix" not only gives us a history lesson as to how we ended up with such low recommendations for salt intake, but also goes into exceptional detail regarding why we need salt to live, and live well. I've only just finished this book but I can already tell I'll be reading it many times over in the coming months and years, in the hopes of "absorbing" and integrating all the information and details into my daily life as well as the lives of my loved ones.

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  • Jeremy
  • 2017-07-28

Changing my life!!!

Everything you have ever heard or read about salt could be wrong. What if eating more salt that helps keep us thin and be the answer to rather than the problem of our nations health problems. This book is like the answer to so many questions I've had about salt. Frankly YOU NEED MORE SALT!!! I watched as my grandma eat a perfect low salt low fat diet and was miserable so her last day. I'm huge about how bad we need FAT now we can welcome salt back to the table and embrace it. It may be the cure for all the things you think cutting it out should have been.

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  • Joe
  • 2017-07-21

Fantastic & Important

Life changing book - very important topic with excellent coverage. Never knew salt not only is harmless but incredibly important

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  • Zach Zimniewicz
  • 2017-06-26

Great book upending dogma

This book makes a great case that low sodium diets are unattainable and likely damaging to health. Backed with good evidence and a strong message.

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  • Steve N
  • 2017-06-21

Worth a listen if you want to be healthy

Good book, I'm pro salt and haven't listened to the RDA of salt in years but still learned a lot from it. Wish the reader could pronounce satiety correctly for the amount of times it was said. Would recommend to anybody looking to ignore the propaganda and start getting healthy.

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  • Perla M. Jensen
  • 2019-09-20

Very informative

The facts in this book are life changing. Very well presented and well read. I recommend this book to everyone.

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  • Sherry Schied
  • 2019-08-15

Good Book

I liked this book however it did get a little repetitive listening to what types of foods were high in salt. Most people know what these are already. I also didn't like that they pointed out high salt foods to eat that are clearly not healthy. Overall good info though.